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Southeast Asia

The West Ohio Conference partners with three countries in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, & Vietnam. West Ohio helps support pastors, churches, seminaries, orphanages, schools, and other ministries of the United Methodist Church in Southeast Asia. The Methodist Mission in Cambodia has more than 5,000 members and seeks to become autonomous by 2016; United Methodism in Laos is not officially recognized by the government, yet more than 75 congregations have been started, most in people’s homes; in Vietnam, over 200 congregations have been started with over 12,000 members, and the United Methodist Church is close to becoming legally recognized.