Simon and Popia Sim are church planters in Lynn, Massachusetts, a community where there is a growing Cambodian population. In the 1980s, many Cambodian families settled in the Boston area after fleeing genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.
Popia, a native of Boston, helped plant the seed of starting a church among the Cambodians in Boston, and so God led the Sims to start Above the Hills Church on Easter Sunday of 2021.
God had been preparing the Sims to plant this church as Simon had previously served as a co-pastor at a Cambodian church in Connecticut where his focus had been helping the church reach second-generation Cambodians.
THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support through the Cooperative Program helps church planters like the Sims as they reach the nations with the Gospel of Jesus by planting churches in North America.
PRAY for the Sims as they continue to serve the Greater Boston community and that God would soften the hearts of the Cambodians the church is attempting to reach.