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Khmer New Year

by Karen

Cambodian New Year (Khmer: បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី) or Choul Chnam Thmey in the khmer language literally means “Enter New Year.” It is the name of the Khmer holiday that celebrates the traditional Lunar New Year.  The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, which usually falls on April 13th or 14th, and is the […]

How Do You Know God’s Will for Your Life?

by Karen

How do you know….What is God’s will for your life? Pray for His will and surrender to it. God often steers us toward specific directions by opening doors and closing doors of opportunity—which we can recognize if we are prayerfully following him and watching for them. (Rev.3:8) So how do you know?  One answer is […]

He is Risen! Have a Blessed Easter

by Karen

Luke 24:6-7 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”

Haze Over Phnom Penh…

by Karen

Early Tuesday morning, the sky over Phnom Penh became covered with a haze and the air was filled  with a putrid smell that permeated the inside of our apartment. It looked  like a very foggy day.What we thought was due to the smoke stacks of the garment factories across the street was actually a local […]

Kampot Pepper is So Yummy!

by Karen

A few weeks ago we attended the wedding of our precious friends Butt Pech and Sok Ny. While in Kampot, we couldn’t resist visiting the Sothy Kampot Pepper Plantation to purchase “Kampot Pepper.” We use it at every meal! It is delicious–“cngang” (khmer for delicious)!                     […]

Headed Back to Cambodia….

by Karen

We have finally stuffed our last bag (and I do mean stuffed!) and headed to the hotel. First, we had an unscheduled stop at the Verizon store for a phone issue. But praising God for our wonderful time spent here with family, friends and churches. So sorry if we were not able to see you, […]

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, […]