We’ve arrived in San Francisco on Friday and have hit the ground running. We’ve already attended two Sunday services, a friend’s installation service, and have slept at a different home every night. We love the fresh air of Northern California and its natural surroundings; peaceful walks at the park, biking on a bike path free of cars, cows and potholes, and jogs around a bay-inlet. We have reunited with long-time friends and former short-term teams and even made some new friends. We have been showered with prayer and generous hospitality and kindness through hospitality, thoughtful gifts, and delicious meals. It hasn’t even been a week…
Although our HMA (Home Mission Assignment) is a special gift to rest in one’s own culture and reunite with loved ones, the packed schedule and living out of a suitcase can be challenging. We relish every moment here in the States while half our hearts are on our friends and ministries left behind back on the field. Whether on the field or on our HMA, we need your prayer.
PLEASE PRAY for us:
* Health and Strength – Although most of our time is spent with loving friends and supporting churches, our schedule is packed and requires a lot traveling. Please pray for our overall health and a quick recovery from jet lag. Please ask that God would give us daily strength to be faithful for what He has planned for that day. Pray that we can be gracious and patient when we are tired and stretched. Pray that we can enjoy and savor in the midst of a hectic schedule.
* To Bless & Be Blessed – Please pray for Paul. He will be preaching almost every Sunday that we’re in the States. Pray for all of us that we may wisely and share the things God would have us share about our time in Cambodia. May He use us to build up His Kingdom and encourage His people wherever we go. May we in turn also be ready to be encouraged and blessed, returning to Cambodia refreshed and renewed.
* MTW Cambodia – Please pray for our teammates in Cambodia who continue to persevere and be faithful to their daily living and their usual ministries in Cambodia but also the extra load of short-term teams and summer interns. Pray for the church plant sites where we are directly involved with (KCC, RCC and AKJ) and the friendships we left behind. That we would know and acknowledge God’s faithfulness and goodness. That we’d be filled with comfort and joy despite being separated.
March 20 – April 1 Northern California
April 1 – April 20 Southern California
April 20 – May 3 New York/New Jersey
May 3 – May 10 Pennsylvania
May 10 – May 18 New York/New Jersey
May 18 – May 22 Chicago
May 22 – June 18 New York/New Jersey
June 18 – June 26 Boston; Washington D.C./Northern Virginia
June 26 – July 8 New York/New Jersey
July 8 – July 12 Atlanta; Brevard, N.C.
July 12 – July 21 New York/New Jersey
July 21 Departure Date
Last City: Foster City, CA
Current City: Davis, CA
Next City: Alameda, CA
# Cities Visited: 3
# Housing: 4