Missionaries Roger and Deb De Pedro
Roger and Deb plant home churches and train and equip pastors to plant and lead churches in the villages of Cambodia. They currently oversee three pastors who minister in nine villages. Roger and Deb also disciple new believers through Bible teaching, home Bible studies, and modeling Christ-like living through friendships and fellowship with the villagers.
They also have a dormitory ministry through which they grow young Christian leaders in skills and education and develop their Christian faith and character. These young people from nearby villages are given an opportunity to continue their education while being established in Christ and learning valuable life skills.
In Roger and Deb’s own words, “We believe that true community development happens when the seed of Christ’s love is sown into the heart, that spiritual transformation will transform communities on all levels. Our mission is to demonstrate and share the love of Christ through word and deed. Our vision is to see churches planted in every village, established on a strong foundation of the Word of God, empowering and equipping each one to share the good news with neighboring villages.”
More About Roger and Deb
Roger and Deb are from the Philippines where Roger pastored for several years before being called to Cambodia. Deb is a teacher and has been serving in Cambodia since 2008. Roger and Deb have been serving together as a missionary couple since 2009.
Cambodia is a fertile, forest-covered state of southwest Indochina on the Mekong River, but is among the poorest countries in the world, due to years of terrorism and civil war. Cambodia is less than 2% Christian, and it is commonly said that to be Cambodian is to be Buddhist.
- Fear and superstition
- Idol worship
- More laborers to multiply the work of church planting
- Open doors to minister to teachers in young professionals
- Courage for believers to share the Gospel
- Start of a Bible school to equip Cambodian church planters