- About 12,000 Mormons practice their faith in Cambodia
- Mormons believe that families can be eternally connected through the practice of posthumous baptism
- Cambodia's history of civil war and genocide make tracing family genealogy challenging
Matthew D. LaPlante is an assistant professor of journalism at Utah State University.
(Special to CNN)When Eng Bunhuoch joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the late 1990s, there were just a handful of families practicing Mormonism in Cambodia.