In 2002-2003, Cara served as a student missionary with Marc and Cathy Coleman on the Susu project while she was in college. After meeting and marrying Daniel, they and their son Andrew started serving as AFM missionaries in 2007 in Guinea, West Africa. After only 9 months, God opened the doors for them to serve in Cambodia on the Great River Project. They transitioned to the Great River project for the next year and four months. During their language learning time, Autumn was born. As they were preparing to move to the Great River Project, God redirected them up to the Pnong Project. They picked up where Braden and Johanna Pewitt left off. Shortly after this, Alex was born into the family.
By God’s leading and blessing, they have a thriving K-6 elementary school. There is a small group of baptized Pnong in a local village who meet each Sabbath. Most Sabbath afternoons they travel out to help share a Bible study with a Pnong family 40 minutes out of town. They look forward to how God will bless in the future. This is His work, His project, and He is the one growing and guiding the work in people’s hearts and lives.
Another amazing way that God blessed was in the fall of 2017, the Nicholaides and the Timmins families joined the project. Daniel and Cara had been working without teammates for 10 years. This change took place at exactly the right time as the project was ripe to open up and blossom.