September 2018 Update

Dear family and friends across the world,

Thank you for taking the time to read our update. We are so blessed by our family and community across the globe and wanted to fill you in on what’s been happening in our lives!

2018 Highlights Thus Far:

Truck Rides with our beloved Papa!

-We took a break in the States over the summer and it was an abundant time of rest and “reset”. Thank you to all our friends and family that made this time so special and memorable, you know who you are!

-Lyla just started 2nd grade at Cornerstone Learning Centre, which she attends in the morning and the curriculum is in English. In the afternoons, she attends a local Cambodian school, in which she learns all her subjects in the Khmer language. Lyla loves reading, drawing, and going on the ‘monkey bars’ on the playground.

Gunner just started Kindergarten at Cornerstone Learning Centre. Gunner loves dogs, riding his bike, and collecting coins from different countries.

-Getting connected and given opportunities to preach and share about Cambodia to larger church congregations in Asia, including churches in China and Malaysia!

Spent a weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, serving and preaching at DUMC and igniting the church on a missions movement within Malaysia.

Garth preaching on Easter Sunday at ICF Siem Reap, a church we have developed a mutual love and respect relationship with in the last few years.

-We hosted many events on our campus including a police training seminar, cultural exchange program as well as a camp for Sunday School teachers from all over Cambodia. Our newer facilities are getting utilized well for functions and events that are helping the greater body of Christ in Cambodia as well as for our community of Battambang! It also fosters a natural environment for community, with people from our community gathering here to play sports, learn English and hang out with their friends.

Nations2Nations cultural exchange, facilitated by our ministry by doing cultural presentations at a local school in Battambang.

Campus Development:

Our first family housing building, which comprises of 6 apartments, each with 3 or 4 bedrooms in them each. Almost complete!

Our newest set of 3 dorms being built. We are running out of space of the current 3 dorm buildings we have, which is a good problem to have!

Since moving onto the campus Christmas of 2016, we have seen remarkable change happen right before our eyes as well. As we continue to see hundreds of people come through our front gates each day, we continue to build and the need for facilities to gather people are very obvious. We are currently running out of housing, thus building 3 more dorm buildings now. Currently, we are almost complete with one family housing building, which will house our long-term staff. We are very excited to see God bring the people to us, as we faithfully steward those lives that He has bonded us with.

 

 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for wisdom and discernment for both of us, as we parent Gunner and Lyla, trusting in His guidance to help them to thrive and know Him.
  • Pray for our ministry, for a spirit of humility and urgency for the Gospel to be shared to those we are all connected with each day.
  • Pray for wisdom as we continue to lead and minister to our staff, students and those in the local community. We need full commitment and dependence solely on Jesus to lead us.

 

We are ever grateful for the way that the Lord has provided “our daily bread” for our family year after year- He uses faithful people like you! Thank you to all of our faithful and sacrificial financial supporters and prayer warriors. It is our privilege to partner with you to serve Jesus in Cambodia and around the world. We could not do this without your partnership and love for our family!

 

 

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