Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When we were all dismissed I was humbled to get to talk with one of many but a very SPECIAL woman named "_". This is their home property where her husband, she and her children make a significant difference in their Islamic saturated area to share the LOVE of Jesus Christ! I was imploring and inquiring her to find out of the precious girl on my right side's name. She melted my heart. From the moment she came over to me when we first arrived until we left late that night. I knew that the Lord, through the Holy Spirit was prompting to take a huge step of faith to sponsor and older child.
Not until later and having someone (the girl in the white) go and find her and bring her back so that we could take pictures together. I found out that she was NOT sponsored. She Was the First one I knew and I prayed for the Lord to lead to just one more to sponsor and it was the girl from with in my random pictures that is pictured in first photo. This sponsor ship means, meals, a uniform to go to school, and the ability to come to Kids Club and not be at a very huge risk to be trafficked and exploited! The smile of the girl when she realized the reason for "finding" her was to let her know that she was now a sponsored child. Her literal sister happened to be the one who went to find her and bring her back. They both hung around calling me "Mum" and telling me I LOVE YOU - repeatedly holding my arms, hands, and hugging me until we literally left that night!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more that all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, " -NIV or "God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your WILDEST DREAMS! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us." The Message : Ephesians 3:20
NWMO FCA "information without inspiration provides direction without motivation, inspiration without information provides motivation without direction" - Unknown
I do not know what your ear is telling you, or even your heart for that matter. I have so much on my mind it just blows me away. Like a child who earnestly and incessantly says, "why?" "But WHY?" How about the moments that the silence is so very quiet that it SCREAMS OUT TO your soul? Yes and what about the moments of the earth's creation unable to cease from what the bowls desire to exclaim?
Do You and Can you hear it? Oh listen to that. It is AWEmazing. The child (NOT FETUS) in the womb who is so eager to share the wonders of the creator from the
moment of conception. Or the parents so thrilled to finally get to see what HE, the I AM already knows from before time. Or the cries of a baby to convey the vocabulary of the heart. The wonder of the ear to hear as He created us to hear.
Are we, are YOU, am I really lending a very attentive ear to give way to the voice of the whisper? Can you clearly hear? Are we LISTENING?! Really listening?
When I was in preschool, I remember going to my first Christmas Musical put on by the Senior High School just on the next block and the song, "Do You hear what I
Hear?" was sung with an amazing vocals! It still gives me goosebumps. I was in AWE, for it allowed me to revisit that wonder and smile. I was in utter amazement of the thought of listening? Then recently one of my favorite films: August Rush and the amazing dipictions through sound barriers and of being allowed to hear. To have ears that could and can still distinguish the thoughts that are going on while listening to the stupendous thrills surrounding us.
I began to listen. Sounds such as the giggle from a baby, the gurgle of mouth wash, the sound of a tear falling from one needing tender care, or the voice from a bubbling Brook flowing down a stream in the Rockies, the song sung from one with all their enriched being, the voice of a preacher, the buzz of the bee, the conversation of the insects with the season of Spring. How about the birds chirping their own melodious tunes, the rapid speed of the wings of the humming bird, the bark of a loyal dog, the meow of a cat. the song of a girl across the world asking you if she can call you "MUM" and consider you to be one who will advocate for her as a
mother soothing her child, the laughter of a daddy while giving advise.
Do You hear with the wonder of "what" I am hearing?
I am so thankful for the ability to still hear, even though it is rapidly diminishing - I sing praise and Glorify the Lord for the ability to still listen and hear.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I am amazed at so many things. Last night I had a wonderful guest stop by our home. One that wanted to share, ask questions about Cambodia, the "whys?" and watch Baht.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is one me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, . . . and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, . . . They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." Isaiah 61:1 & 3
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Meeting thirteen individuals in Texas. In route for over thirty hours. The heart has forever been changed. Now I may understand what David Livingston meant!!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
When thinking about how to put it all into mere words, it seems unfathomable. However, when one writes from the heart how can the flow of emotion not be shared by the wonders lived in a different but very real culture.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
As I sit with these girls I am amazed and sit in awe wonder. Wonder because I will not ask any questions yet I know with out a shadow or doubt that they have heard, have seen and have experienced no little girl or young lady should ever experience. EVER! Explotation is wickedly evil. And the demand seems to me to be even more evil. If there were no perversion then these sweet flower fragrented girls would not be ones who would have been abused in this way. The sweetness of their new home is wonderful. The girls are smiling again.
The moment of Today is a reflection of how big our God is! God is Amazing in how he has granted great provisions. However what is AWFUL is the people here no not of our AMAZING God! How great He is and how lost they are! When riding the "Tuk-Tuk" today I sit in wonder of how the " Men are like Gold and the women are like cloth." Let me explain that phrase,
Gold when it is dirty can be cleaned up, polished and still have it's worth. Material when it is dirty it is forever stain and considered worthless. Women and children here are considered property. Little girls, young girls are seen as the ones to take care of their family however, they are "sold as property" with no value.
My five girls are the MOST VALUABLE assets that we have been humbly privileged to have as PRINCESSES! I Praise my Lord and Savior for giving them to us in the USA. I look into these most wonderful eyes of every girl and my heart aches for them. Aches to want to show them they are wonderful!!! Psalm 139! They are so BEAUTIFUL! Yet they are so hurt from what their culture handed to them. Rapha is a wonderful HOPE for them. Hope because this morning sit next to "_ _ _" she smiled and said, "I am a Rapha girl and I FREE for FOUR YEARS!" with the most wonderful smile in her eyes and across her face as she shined for Jesus! WOW!!!! She brought her sister for the very first time from a "far away province"because she is excited to share her JESUS with her people. May there continue to be more "_ _ _ 's" and someday there will be no more need for RAPHA TO EXIST!!!!! That is my PRAYER - the safe house that is NO LONGER NECESSARY!!! It will Happen!
In Jesus most wonderful name AMEN AND AMEN!!! God Keep Blessing the Family you already have been working with. For their safety I will keep them anonomous.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Ana Salas, is so right in how it was today! We went to Women's' Island, and to Kids Club in Phenom Penh. Oh how do I try and convey that? One can not put it into words correctly. Rapha House is a wonderful mission based out of Joplin, Mo.
One that makes a difference due One Christian meeting another Native Christian man who had a passion and a vision. One that led to a wonderful program to save the Heart and the awful atrocities of Human Trafficking or call it what it is . . . . sex trafficking. Girls as young as 4-6 years of age to the late twenties. In a country that had the killing fields of Karon Rouge in the seventies both heart breaking.
Yes today was exhausting but very REWARDING! Praise the Lord!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We are almost there. Been in route for about 48 hours! GOD SPEED!!! Have to run it is time to catch the NEXT and last flight before on the right "SOIL"!
I Love YOU ABBA!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SAFETY!!!!
I met my Brothers and SISTAS and they are AWEMAZING to be with!!! I sing to the Heavens rejoicing. Movie preview: While on one of our very long flights I recommend to watch. However be Ready. Oranges and Sunshine. Let me know what you think. IT MADE ME THINK!!!!
I forgot to mention that I am thirteen hours ahead and on a different day then my family back HOME. It is October 12, for me and for them it is October 11. WOW!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Titus 2:3 Ladies, speak up and be set apart. "Teach older women to be reverant in the way that they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to too much wine, but to teach what is good."