In 1995 Mae came to Cambodia. After her language study she worked in Kratie and Snoul, teaching English in the local schools and church planting. She also ministered to factory workers in Phnom Penh for a year.
When she returned to Scotland for a home assignment in 2007 she knew it was God’s will for her to stay home to take care of her mother. She went back to teaching, God confirming this step by giving her a permanent contract at a time when the local authority was closing schools.
After her mother died in 2014 God challenged her through His Word and different people to return to Cambodia. Mae came back to a changed country in November 2015. For six months she has been working in central Cambodia, alongside Seong Bok and Eun Mi Lee. She is building friendships with mostly adults, as the church mainly consists of young people. She has a burden to connect with and reach out to the teachers in this district. Therefore she hopes to work again in a secondary school to build relationships with teachers, government employees, and also with the students. While still waiting for definite answers, she trusts that God will work it out.
The biggest challenge is to go beyond being an acquaintance. She prays for opportunities to share about Christ and for meeting people who really want to know who God is. Mae’s hope is to see a church with all different age groups worshiping God together – “worship as a family, that there would be the closeness, not just individuals worshiping God.” Pray for God’s guidance and opportunities to share the gospel. Also that the church will continue to grow and God will be glorified through all the Christians in there.