Here are a few of the updates we have gotten so far...
Greetings from Cambodia! Today was a wonderful day! Most of the day, we ministered by washing the hair of 72 children, many whom had lice. This was a main concern of the missionary asking if we would do this. I am so proud of our young men on the team. They stepped up washing and combing many heads and didn't hesitate because of the conditions. They were troopers all day. After the washings, the young woman on the team fixed their hair and placed tiaras on the girls' heads and painted fingernails. While the boys received purple capes-emphasizing the fact that they are children of the King! They each received a wellness bag to take home as well that included personal hygiene items.
Wow! What an amazing day we had today! Thank you all for your continued prayers. We so do appreciate and covet them. We had over 150 children today joining us for VBS. It was a little chaotic at first, because so many children kept coming in and it was hard to keep track. But with God's help, we quickly devised a plan! We opened the service with songs in Khemer and English then had a short skit, which displayed how Jesus is always with us and that He loves us. We found out from the missionary at dinner, that this skit was perfect for these children because in the Buddhism faith there is a lot of fear with spirits. After the skit, Daniella shared a word that further emphasized the love of Jesus. She then gave an alter call; where many first timers received. We then broke up into smaller groups - one group did crafts and the other two groups did a smaller one on one lesson with the kids; emphasizing God's love for them. We had some very good conversations with some very deep questions concerning their walk with Jesus. It was a very special time reemphasizing the love that Jesus has for us. Please continue to pray as tomorrow we are expecting a lot more children as the word is getting out! Our goal is to reach this whole village so that they can reach their surrounding villages and impact this nation for the Kingdom!
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