Phnom Penh, Cambodia
J.P. and Aimee, along with their children (Celeste, 14; Bella, 11; and Isaac, 4), have served in southeast Asia for more than 13 years, currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. J.P. serves the Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC), a growing collection of Lutheran congregations. J.P. travels throughout Cambodia to equip and empower the leaders of the CLC with informal mentorship and formal theological education, that they might boldly announce and demonstrate the Gospel to the people of Cambodia.
Aimee serves as the Mercy Manager for the Asia region. She supports the other personnel serving in this region and works with local church partners to coordinate mercy work. The rest of J.P. and Aimee’s time is spent learning Khmer language, whizzing around on motorbikes with their daughters, and chasing their toddler son up and down the house.
J.P. was born and raised in Richmond, Va., and received his undergraduate degree in theology from Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where he is now enrolled as a Doctor of Philosophy student. Aimee (Crawford) was born in Tulsa, Okla., and raised in Richmond, Va. She has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in dietetics from James Madison University in Virginia.
J.P. and Aimee are humbled to play a small part in the big mission that God is accomplishing. The scope of His mission is wonderfully global even as its force is as local as an individual person’s heart. Jesus came for all of us and He came for each of us ... even you.
LCMS Link to Cima family.