Cambodia

Go BIG!!!

This is part of the skyline for Phnom Penh & it has grown immensely over the last few years!  I’m here because God put a vision in my heart to open nightcare centers in Cambodia. Nightcare is my work w Saving Moses where we look after the babies & toddlers of sex workers while they work.  At our centers, each baby : toddler receives a warm welcome, bath, clean clothes, dinner, some basic education & a safe place to sleep through the night, all in the atmosphere of genuine love. Without nightcare they would be at severe risk to experience horrific trauma. 

We’ve been working here for many years & I LOVE what we do, so much that I want MORE!!  

Dream big with God. Let Holy Spirit show you vistas & impossibilities that quicken your pulse. Then take a step in that direction!  Of course there are hardships & setbacks, but don’t let these hinder you before you even take a step!  GO BIG!!!

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Try Something New

It’s easy to get in a rut & mindlessly do the same thing. And it seems to me like we crave routine at the expense of adventure & novelty!

So here’s a fun challenge: try something new!!  I say this as I’m catching a bus to the airport to join our team flying to Cambodia for nightcare w Saving Moses!  Here are some ideas for trying new things:

  • Go on a missions trip,
  • join a new club, small group or workout class,
  • eat some food from a different culture,
  • stretch into Holy Spirit for more involvement in your life,
  • give yourself to more worship,
  • read a book of the Bible that isn’t to your normal preference. 

If you’re feeling dull & lifeless, give yourself some fresh experiences & endeavor to walk w Holy Spirit today!!

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Mix It Up!

What are you planning for your vacation this year? Are you going to do the regular stuff: pools, driving, sunburns, etc? Why not try something new?
Here’s a cool idea: come with me to Cambodia & make a vacation that you’ll never FORGET! I’m taking a small group with Saving Moses to help with our nightcare work in Phnom Penh. The cool stuff you’ll get to do includes:

  • experiencing a new & incredible culture,
  • meet babies & toddlers who will steal you heart,
  • do some cleaning, painting & renovating with our centers,
  • meet Jesus in the faces of desperate people

Let’s make your vacation this year something fresh, unique & possibly life changing!!

Here’s how to get started: LETS GO!!

Space is really limited, so apply fast before we fill up!

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Dream Team

I’ve had the opportunity to travel all around the world with all kinds of teams but never like this team. I’m in Cambodia right now with our nightcare work here, one of the privileges we do with Saving Moses & I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!! Here are just a few things I love about this team: they’re flexible, they don’t complain, they’re eager, kind, patient & they love the people here! I also love that this team is all about reaching people with Jesus’ love. They aren’t put off by how someone looks, the smells or the poverty. This team is totally centered into connecting people with Jesus’ love & I couldn’t be happier to be among such a fine group who follow Jesus so passionately!  

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homesick

  
I have the absolutely AWESOME honor of getting to travel & have incredible experiences, for which I’m seriously GRATEFUL, to be certain. However, I also get homesick. At present, I’m in Cambodia with our Saving Moses team trip & seeing God do some phenomenal stuff – all of which I totally LOVE! But I’m still homesick. Truth be known, I’ve always been a homebody & being away from home makes that all the more intense. I like all of the fun new experiences, love the crazy food, enjoy fun cultures & meeting amazing people, absolute legends, who motivate me in expressing Jesus more & better. But I’m still homesick.
Sometimes our human living can make us homesick for our eternal home. But while we’re here, let’s shine light, spread genuine love, heal the hurting, repair the broken & live out redemption everyday through genuine love. And remember that heaven is our home 🙂
  

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Celebrate!!

I’m happy to announce that we opened our third nightcare center in Cambodia this week!! It was extremely exciting to have our team here with this opening so they could see the infancy of a center opening (no pun intended). Our first night we were ready & eager to welcome babies & toddlers & there were a few interested moms but because nightcare is such a new idea, we only had curious moms – which was a really good start because any mom worth her salt is going to check out the place & people who might look after her baby / toddler.
The second night, we had I think like 8 babies!!!!!!!! That was totally AMAZING!!!!! The rest of the week, we’ve continued to visit the neighborhood for this center & the moms are continuing to bring their babies – YAHOOO!!!
During my last night in Cambodia, I visited this neighborhood & invited the moms to come to our nightcare centre, loving on them & I even got to snuggle a newborn, 15 day old little girl. Such hope, life & potential, eager to drink in genuine love, like you & me.

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Wowzers!!

I’m leading our first Saving Moses team trip & we are in Cambodia working with our nightcare work & it’s awesome!! I was reflecting in my heart this morning as we were flying into Cambodia how God had placed the dream of nightcare into my heart, made it become a reality & now I get to introduce our team to God’s amazing work & love demonstrated 6nights a week to the least of the least – babies & toddlers of sex workers. Tonight was our first night & I think everyone had an amazing time albeit jet lagged & hazy. As we go to sleep tonight, I’m thanking God for being the tangible & continuous expression of Genuine Love. Thanks for reading this & I pray that you think of Gods astounding love for you as you go through your day 🙂

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totally exciting!!!!!

I’m really pumped because today is the launch of something new & uber cool with Saving Moses!!  We are taking our first ever Saving Moses Team Adventure where we get to join our nightcare work in Cambodia!  We have 15 people joining this adventure for the next week & we’ll be doing all kinds of cool stuff!  Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome updates, pictures, fresh & new points of view (POV) & possibly an occassional short video.  Our team is from various places in the US but we’re united in heart to join in to help with our nightcare work in Cambodia.  If you’re into the hashtag thing, you can follow along with #nightcare 🙂

We are SO EXCITED!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

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Hello from Cambodia

!We just finished around 24 hours of travel, plus or minus so I’m a little hazy around the edges 🙂
We are here for a week, combining our church mission trip & some Saving Moses work I need to do with our nightcare efforts, so this will be a really cool trip! My family is with me, so that’s a HUGE bonus!
Here are some helpful travel trips when you going for long hours &/or multiple time zones:
*drink lots of water – airplanes can be very dehydrating
*be flexible – dont expect things to be like they are at home
*stay positive – nothing ruins a trip faster than complaining
*look for opportunities to meet new people & be a blessing, within the framework of your travel host / sched

Be sure to check back with me lots this week as I’m planning to do lots of updates with our Saving Moses work!

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come with me :)

This upcoming week, I’m WAY EXCITED because I get to visit our first nightcare facility in Cambodia with Saving Moses!!  We’ve been running our nightcare program now for a little over a year & I’m so excited about our growth and our future opportunities – WAY EXCITED!!  If you’re not familiar with nightcare with Saving Moses, this is where we provide care during the evening & night for the babies of prostitutes while their moms work.  Nightcare for these babies meets a very urgent need for because there’s no viable care available for them while their moms are working.  Over the past year, we’ve grown and matured so I’m crazy excited to return to Cambodia next week, visit our babies and look into the possibilities of even expanding and opening a new facility.  So follow me on this really cool journey and let’s see what genuine love looks like for Saving Moses in the form of nightcare 🙂

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