There’s so much to say…and I hope this blog post will give you just a taste of how full and good our life is here…walking in the way God has for us is um, um….goooooooood!
Today we celebrate my Mom’s victory in winning the race to Heaven before the rest of her immediate family…six years of glory and while we are not in that glorious state, we all continue the race for Christ and the added joy of seeing her and being together again. In the meantime, down here on Earth, some pretty cool stuff has been happening….
In an amazing relay race, our dear friends in Okinawa teamed up to love the kids at the orphanage down in Cambodia in a very tangible way. Our friends, Julie and Andy who live and serve in our military in Okinawa were able to fly some additional cargo (aka 10 bicycles) on a military transport that was headed to Phnom Penh, that our sweet friends Jason and Laura had been able to get through our dear brothers and sisters at Calvary Chapel Okinawa! So basically, the love of God just flowed through a lot of people in Okinawa and arrived in the form of bikes that 10 orphans can use to go to Christian school in Siem Reap, Cambodia. And it went off without a hitch!
My friend Jen reminded me that my Mom is most likely in Heaven chuckling at this…if you knew her, you knew that she was all about extravagant gifts…she would love knowing that 10 orphans were suddenly bike riders! More than anything, we found such wonderful pleasure in seeing what Cadence International is all about: Transformed military people who have a heart for the nations. Wow…God alone brings about the plans of man and He is doing it!
We are wrapping up our 8th week of the lecture portion of DTS – only two more to go. We were planning on joining the YWAM DTS here next week for a lecture series on “The Father Heart of God” but it ended up not working out. However….as God’s sovereignty would have it, Buddy is now in down town Chiang Mai looking for ways that our team can help with the flooding that is happening right here in our neck of Thailand. He and Clark are looking for ways that we can help the victims of the flooding that continues to affect much of Southeast Asia. Please pray that God would make a way for us to help in a way that will not only bless physical needs, but spiritual ones as well.
And there you have it…things going on around here in Thailand. We are so blessed to have you as a part of our lives and we are blessed to be your hands and feet where you can’t reach because your arms aren’t that long! We love you guys!