28 days today, the first Cambodia team leaves for Phnom Penh. Four of us (David Hanke, Liz Gray, Matthew and Kelley Spainhour) will be leading a retreat for Khmer Anglican pastors in Sihanoukville, Cambodia … and our dear friends Jesse Blaine and Gregory Whitaker will be there too! The theme of the retreat is ‘Listening to God’ and we will be spending time praying for each pastor as well as teaching, thinking and listening… please pray for our time there that we will be a blessing and encouragement to them.
When we get back to Phnom Penh we will be joined on July 6 by the rest of the team (Mike and Jen Dodson, Brent Jones, Matt Lowery, Caitlin Staples, Bev Westergren, Christine and Regan Wilson) ready to do an intensive 4-day VBS for the kids of church of Christ Our Peace and their friends. This is going to be such fun – it’s based around the theme of ‘the water of life’ – we thought that might be suitable given it’s the monsoon season 🙂
In-between, we will be prayer walking and visiting a number of projects, spending time with the Blaines and learning and listening to the community we are coming to love so dearly.
We would love you to journey with us – by praying (e-mail me if you want to join our prayer team), donating goods for the VBS, perhaps supporting the team financially or sending small gifts with us to the Blaines and their girls. We can squeeze cards, letters and small gifts into our suitcases … so let me know!
Perhaps next year, you will join the team? Be praying … time flies around here and you may want to start planning!