It’s been a ridiculous amount of time since we’ve updated this blog. Life happens and sometimes it’s just difficult to put things into words. I’ll take this opportunity to update everyone on recent life and ministry happenings, then maybe I will write another blog soon 🙂
February- traveled to the US to visit family and speak about Cambodia.
March- returned to Cambodia, Cambodian medical team hosted their 1st and 2nd medical clinics without a US team! They did AWESOME.
April- moved from Phnom Penh to Poipet to help at one of our partner ministry’s site while they visited family in the Phillippines. Traveled to Thailand for a CHE (Community Health Evangelism) Training. So much goodness, so much information overload! Two of our Cambodian friends also attended this training…so many great things springing forth from our time there!
May- continued living in Poipet. Hosted a team that built a playground at one of our partner schools (Thomas absolutely loved his time alongside this team–I did too, I was often the only woman in the group and it was like having 7 dads around for the week). Hosted a medical team from Belmont that did an awesome job at several medical clinics! Moved back to Phnom Penh!
June- Our Executive Director and dear friend, Tiffany, along with her family, spent much of June with us in Cambodia; it was an incredible time of fellowship and strategic planning. Hosted a small team and traveled to partner ministries. Spent time with teachers and students at a partner school in Phnom Penh while the Directors were away for a trip; Thomas and I were both given the opportunity to preach on different Sundays :). Hosted two teacher trainings about lesson planning and am excited to see how this continues to develop within these educational opportunities!
July- Moved to Siem Reap! We are so, so thankful we made this decision. We are currently trying to find a home church and small group in order to get plugged into the community in Siem Reap. Cambodia in general is very transitional so we would love prayers for this! I was given the opportunity to share about Freedom’s Promise at the Chab Dai provincial meeting. If you aren’t familiar with Chab Dai, look into it because it’s really great! It is an organization that is all about collaboration for the sake of the Kingdom and I’m a fan! Thomas is working at the Overflow Guesthouse and finding his place within the ministry team that’s currently in place; he’s also meeting with different ministries in the area in order to identify ministry opportunities for teams that arrive in Siem Reap. Thomas is currently training for the BCS Marathon and I’ve started training for the BCS Half-Marathon (my first official one and I’m kind of a terrible runner–hope I don’t die in this Cambodian heat!)
We have had our ups and downs of loving Cambodia and being frustrated with living cross-culturally, but overall we continue to be thankful for the opportunity to be His hands and feet here. That is all for now 🙂
xoxo The Wensils