Ken and Ruth Taylor made the move to become missionaries relatively late in life. Although they both had a heart for missions most of their lives, they did not actually leave the shores of the U.S. until 2010.

Ken, having had a career as a psychotherapist, is working as a counselor at Living Well, a Member Care organization dedicated to improving the mental health of missionaries and their families. He works with individuals, marriages, and families. Additionally, he is engaged in speaking and teaching on various issues, including sexual purity. He started a support group for men struggling with pornography and other sexual temptations.

We have come to fall in love with the people of Cambodia. The difficulties with language, culture, lower standard of living, being away from family and friends, etc., are far outweighed by the privilege of witnessing to a people who have never had a real opportunity to know of the love and saving nature of Jesus Christ.

In a completely different vein, Ken has also been engaged in training Cambodian men in the craft of woodworking. He has opened up a workshop and now has 4 students. He also volunteers for another shop in the province of Kampong Speu, as well as with Bong Paoun Project, which provides vocational education for young people in the slums.

Ruth, a retired business teacher, is a volunteer at Hope International School.  The school was specifically started to aid missionary families in Cambodia. She does cover for teachers, has taught several classes long term, as well as other office type work. She also visits prisoners through the ministry of Prison Fellowship.

What you can do

Our heart at The Edge is to support and empower men and women in the mission field—to help enable them to do all that God has called them to do. There are several ways you can specifically support Ken + Ruth:

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