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Baker Memorial UMC has been in a covenant relationship with Clara Biswas, a missionary in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for several years. This means we offer monetary support every year to Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. We go a step further and support Clara’s Street Children Ministry, which serves the poorest of the poor children in Cambodia.

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This year, when no one can travel on a mission trip, we have decided to go virtual and open it up to all ages with a Cambodian Adventure. Be ready for a hands-on experience with lots of activity (not your typical Zoom). We invite the youngest to our oldest in the congregation and everyone in between, as well as friends, family and neighbors. So, let’s all experience something new together and invite those who may have always wanted to go on a Mission trip but couldn’t due to time, money, or availability. This is a perfect way to do missions far away, yet right here. The amazing thing of this Virtual Mission Trip is that many more people get to be part of it.

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Every year we support Clara’s ministry through a fundraiser. This year, the fundraiser will be through our Virtual Mission Trip. Will you join us in this mission, and either be part of the Virtual Mission Trip or donate toward it?

If we were to go on a mission trip physically to Cambodia, it would be approximately $3000 per person. Imagine how much we can give by staying here this year and how we can bless this ministry. Therefore, we are giving people an opportunity to sponsor in tangible ways such as:

  • $7 to feed a child for the day or $35 for week      
  • $16 to provide a uniform/sandals
  • $50 to pay utilities for a month
  • $99.95 to feed a family for the week
  • $192 to cover a month’s salary or any amount you feel led!

In order to get the word out about Clara’s mission work in Cambodia, we are also encouraging people to send Mission letters to friends, family and neighbors or do a Facebook post about your Virtual Mission Trip that you are going on.

During the Virtual mission trip, we will experience God’s desire for us to be in service Here, Near and Far Away. We will learn about the history and culture of Cambodia, play Cambodian games, cook the foods enjoyed by families in Cambodia and much more. Each day has a different theme with a fun activity.


The Mission Trip Action Pack will help navigate the Cambodian Adventure and can be picked up at the church prior to our “trip”. The cost is $10 and includes your own “Passport”, stickers, recipes, a game, etc. (Those out of state will get an electronic copy of items). Packet pick-up days are:

  • Sunday, June 20: 9-11 am
  • Monday, June 21: 9 am-7 pm
  • Tuesday, June 22: 9 am-4 pm
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We have some amazing shirts to signify our trip that will be an extra cost per person and not part of the fundraiser. However, you will get them at cost. Think of it as your memento or souvenir from your Virtual Mission Trip.


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Mark your calendars for June 22, 24, and 25 via Zoom from 7-8:15 pm and a Celebration Day June 26 with food, pictures, games, and pure Cambodian fun from 5:30-7 pm. This night is open to the whole congregation and friends. Let us know you are coming.

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Register for your Virtual Mission Trip today and invite your friends and family!

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If you would like to donate to Clara's Mission, use the link below.

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  • June 22, 24, & 25 via Zoom from 7-8:15 pm
  • June 26 Celebration Day Join us for food, pictures, games, and pure Cambodian fun from 5:30-7 pm. This night is open to the whole congregation and friends.
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