Church Planter Samuel Nuon and his wife, Chamroeun, fled from their home in Cambodia in the mid-seventies. They lived in a refugee camp under difficult conditions and small quantities of food but it was there that they heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, where they gave their lives to Him and were baptized. What Satan intended to be harmful, like Joseph in the Bible, "...God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."
Samuel Nuon pastors First Cambodian Baptist Church of Maryland, a house church in Frederick where about 15 to 20 people gather monthly to sing pray and hear Nuon's message.
The Nuons are featured as part of Gather 2 Scatter, the 2013 State Missions Offering of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
Ninth-grader Sam Downs is perfectly poised as he took turns holding up a Bible and cups of dirt. He and his fellow youth group member, Ella Silvera, were teaching Jesus' "Parable of the Sower" to around 50 kids and their families, crowded into the Frederick Rescue Mission's largest room.
A member of Summit Trace Baptist Church's youth group, Downs had given his day to minister in downtown Frederick, Md., at the Frederick Rescue Mission, which offers a range of services, from emergency services to transitional shelters, to those in need in the community.
Downs is featured as part of Gather 2 Scatter, the 2013 State Missions Offering of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.