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.

something to cheer for

Now that the Superbowl is over, we get to look forward to March Madness and the NCAA tournament, with MLB right on the heels of March Madness.  For me, I totally love March Madness – I even got engaged during half time of one of the games during the tournie.  So when this time of year rolls around, I get a little excited.

What is getting me more excited, lately, is something that I’m feeling in my heart with God.  To me, it feels like God is working on something behind the scenes and is displaying smatterings of His glory in various locations and at various times.  While I can get semi-excited about sports, I get CRAZY EXCITED about God and what He’s doing in our world!!  If you watch and listen for God, I think that you can find Him moving all around us & even in our lives!! 😀

Ethiopia update

We’re 1 week away from leaving and while we’re excited, we are also experiencing some resistance.  From what I understand, there has been a change in the political leadership for the city we’re going to & it seems like they might not be as receptive to everything we have been planning.  Additionally, it seems like there’s some tension between the Orthodox church & the Evangelical churches – this has been going on for quite some time.  Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible to benefit the majority of the people of the city where we’re ministering.  I’m not interested in accentuating any tension, but rather how we can make the improvements for the people. 

Please pray that our time in Ethiopia is fruitful: 

  1. that we are peacemakers,
  2. that we have wisdom,
  3. that we have tremendous team unity
  4. great display of God’s power
  5. that Jesus is glorified

Most of all, please pray that we please God – 2 Cor 5:9 & 1 Thess 2:4