Miranda Lundby is a twenty-one year old from Montana. She is currently working on her Master’s in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction at AIIAS (Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies) while at the same time serving as a missionary in Cambodia.
Since she was a small girl Miranda has had a passion for spreading the Gospel to the unreached through education.
Cambodia is in need of quality higher education in their own native language. At present there is only one Adventist academy that teaches in Khmer, and it is at full capacity. All other Adventist academies teach in English. There are several “Read and Feed” schools in place in Cambodia through ASAP (Adventist Southeast Asia Project) that teach elementary students about Jesus, but after about sixth or seventh grade they are lost again to the world because there is no Adventist academy to send them to where they can be taught in their own language.
We are told in the book Education p. 16 that “Redemption…is the object of education.” It is stated in Ms 103b, 1899, “If the ensign of truth can be lifted in educational institutions and in sanitariums for the sick, in the islands of the sea and in many countries, more would be accomplished in bringing
souls to the truth than can be accomplished by all other methods that can be devised.”
Cambodia is a poor and war torn country that is in need of the hope that only the Gospel of Christ can give. The most effective way to reach the millions in need is to educate and disciple the Cambodians themselves to spread the Gospel. This education needs to be carried out in their own language!
Education is a beautiful and effective tool in which to influence the hearts and minds of people for eternity!
Miranda has spent much time learning the Khmer language and is currently teaching english in a remote village along the MeKong River and living with a native family. She is also spearheading the establishment of an Adventist boarding academy in the area of Battambang for the Cambodian Adventist Mission and is fundraising through Jesus For Asia. This academy will teach in Khmer, the language of Cambodia.
We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with God to fulfill the dream that He has put on the heart of this young missionary girl as well as the hearts of those at the Cambodia Adventist Mission–that of bringing souls to the truth through education.