Jonathan & Veronica Nicholaides

Career Missionaries since 2013, serving the Pnong people of Cambodia.

Six years ago, God called the Nicholaides family to work for Him in the Asian country of Cambodia. After God provided the funding they needed, Jonathan and Veronica boarded an airplane with their four children, Hannah, Bethany, Enoch and Josiah. Currently they are living in the province of Mondulkiri, a lovely mountainous area on the eastern side of Cambodia. They work with two other missionary families to reach the indigenous Pnong people. John is currently serving as the principal of the Pnong Project’s school.

The Pnong people are animists who live in fear of spirits and worship them. At weddings, funerals, planting time, harvest time, or any other momentous occasion, Pnong people perform rituals in an effort to appease the spirits and avoid calamity. It is sad to see people living in fear. Those who have accepted Jesus don’t suddenly become rich and have easy lives, but their newfound joy and peace are a powerful witness to their communities.

Our whole family is involved in friendship evangelism, connecting with school staff, neighbors, and villagers to develop relationships that give local people opportunities to see Christ’s love. The local school staff are a wonderful group of dedicated Christians who want to share Jesus in the community, too. We are privileged to witness the love and freedom that people, who once lived in darkness, experience through faith in Jesus.

Speaking Appointments

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Frontier Stories

The Cleansing

I smiled as I realized that God would also use Ryan to help shed light on the path of these precious people, so young in their understanding and faith.

By: Veronica Nicholaides
February 01 2020, 2:28 pm | Comments 0

Conflict

Ministering at the school allows me to encourage our staff in their relationships with Jesus and each other.

By: Jonathan Nicholaides
December 01 2019, 2:09 pm | Comments 0

Life Witness

My missionary heart glowed to know that our lives are being seen as a positive example of Christianity.

By: Veronica Nicholaides
November 01 2019, 2:13 pm | Comments 0

God Provides

Not only did God provide for our need, He did it in a way that built our faith and our new teacher’s faith as well. What a wonderful God we serve!

By: Veronica Nicholaides
September 01 2019, 1:36 pm | Comments 0

Let Your Light Shine

No SM is perfect, but their witness can have a powerful effect on missionary kids. If you are an SM or want to be one, please remember that when you let Jesus shine through you, it will affect more than just the people group you go to serve.

By: Hannah Nicholaides
March 01 2019, 3:27 pm | Comments 0

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