Max Torkelsen, president of Upper Columbia Conference, recently went on a unique mission trip to Cambodia. His purpose was to assist in the training of pastors in Southeast Asia, including many from Viet Nam. The communist system in Viet Nam has resulted in many networks of Christian churches losing contact with their supporting denominations in the United States. As a result many of these churches and pastors have been studying the Bible more intensively rather than relying on their denominational teachings. Adventist World Radio (AWR) beams Bibles studies into Viet Nam in their language and as a result dozens of pastors and churches are embracing the Bible truths as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Many of the pastors leave the country for training in neighboring countries as the risk of not being able to return to their families or even possible death. Thanks, Max, for your commitment to the world mission of the Adventist church. And thanks to the communist leaders who have done more to advance the Adventist message than they ever imagined!