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I Am No Longer a Slave to Fear….I Am….A Child of God!

by Karen

Sometimes you just feel broken and need to kneel before our heavenly father….and listen for His voice. I am not going to lie, these past  weeks have been some of the hardest for me. What are you struggling with today, precious friends and family? What fears are you struggling with? The fear of losing friends, […]

You’ve Got Mail…..

by Karen

You’ve got mail, he said! Really? We have mail sent to us from the USA? Yes , you do.  This is so exciting! This is the first piece of mail (letter or packages included) that Steve or I have received since coming to Cambodia last year. Thank you Alan and Lisa for the mail! I […]

The Dog Ate My Homework…and Then He Threw it Up

by Karen

Yes, that is what I said to my Khmer language teacher today! “Neakru (teacher), chikeye (dog) ate my homework!” Isn’t that what you are supposed to say when you either can’t find or didn’t do your homework? So, last week we were with our team on a retreat in Viet Nam. Before we departed, I […]

Why We Celebrate July 4th

by Karen

On July 4, 1776, our nation was no longer under British rule and therefore declared itself as an independent nation. The Declaration of Independence was signed which announced that the 13 American colonies now regarded themselves as 13 independent sovereign states forming a new nation–the United States of America. This is not a religious holiday […]

Chamroeun…Your Light will Continue to Shine in this Community

by Karen

The Christian community here in Phnom Penh is grieving the loss of one of their brightest stars this week. Ngoun Chamroeun, just 24 years old, was just commissioned as the leader of a young adult church here in Phnom Penh and drowned  on Monday, June 19, through an accident at a waterfall. He was a […]

How We Spent Father’s Day 2017

by Karen

Yesterday, Steve preached in my friend, Srey Pov’s, church in Siem Reap Province to give her father-in-law, the pastor, a rest on Father’s Day.  We traveled there with our friend Donna and her children from Phnom Penh and we  were all truly blessed by the love and hospitality of the church members! And yes, Father’s […]

God Raises Up the Weak to Overcome the Strong

by Karen

Yesterday, we heard a profound message during our team worship from Pastor Tim (pictured here on the left during his trip to Myanmar).  His message was from Judges 3:12-30. When the Israelites cried out for help, God sent Ehud to serve as a judge. Ehud was described as “a left-handed man, the son of a […]

Happy Mother’s Day

by Karen

              The blessing of being a mother has been one of the greatest joy’s of my life! Today, I thank God for my mother  (oh how I miss her!) and my precious children.                     Hugs to all the mothers who […]

Ministry in Angke Jeay Village

by Karen

Steve was asked to preach at “Eternal Life in Christ Church” in Angke Jeay Village, Kampot Province last weekend by Pastor Luke Smith so he and his family could attend the wedding of former interns, Becca RN and Pastor Brennan. (A total love story..began in the USA…rooted in Cambodia….will expand on this in another post..I […]