Friday, January 9, 2009

Video of Trip

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Anyu's Surgery

(These are e-mails from Jane, the missionary in Cambodia)

November 24th
Hey Saints--It is time to pray.  As I write this, the wheels are in motion for Anyu's surgery.  A team is here from France and they are performing the surgery on Weds. for Anyu.  We have blood donors who are donating blood this afternoon.  We have (what I have been told) the best facility in Cambodia--which is a hospital in Phnom Penh.  We will be bringing his mother tomorrow to Phnom Penh.  I have been told by medical professionals that these surgeons are qualified and experienced.  Pray.  Pray.  Pray.  This operation is not a sure thing.  There is risk involved.  May we -- in the name of Jesus-- have one more thing to be thankful for on Thursday.

November 26th
God is answering our prayers! Praise Him!
Anyu successfully made it through 9 hours of surgery!!! The medical team had to reconstruct his face, but his tumor is completely removed. He has not yet woken up, and will stay at the hospital for the next 10 days. The next step, which will be a long one, is recovery. His doctor wants to return in 6 months to help with reconstructive surgery. Anyu's jaw is eroded and in need of serious dental care. He will not be able to eat solid food for several months. Anyu will return to Seim Reap when released from the hospital, but will not be able to return to his village until his risk of infection is very minimal. His village is descent hike from town, and not opperated on electricity or running water. Continue to keep Anyu lifted up in prayer to God. Pray for no infection and a quick and complete recovery, in the name of our Jesus!
Matt contacted Julie before Anyu went into surgery this morning. He said that Anyu understood that his tumor would be gone today, whether it be through entering eternity without it or physically waking up in the hospital bed with a head that weighed half as much as it did hours before! You know, to the vision of the world, Anyu was a miss-fit of society. He'd been made fun of, stared at, and even left out in his own village because of his appearance. Our world, including us, could use insight from our Creator. Anyu's value is not about what people think, but rather about the way he was designed and wired dynamically by his Creator to know Him. God has placed Anyu in Takam Village at this time in history for such a time as this! God sees right through the skin and bone to the heart. He takes that of little value to the world and makes it beautiful. I am excited to see how God works through this young man to share His love and grace with his village. I am praying that the Truth of God's Word be fertile in Anyu's heart and be rooted deep in the soil of the hearts of every villager there! What a miracle. Too often our gaze misses the miracles happening every day about and even in us. The miraculous becomes empty ritual of routine we see day to day. May our eyes be refocused and our hearts aware.
May all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as you give thanks for all the Lord is, has done, and is doing. I'm thankful this evening for the family support you all are...the Body of Christ! It's obvious that many of you have taken action in agreement on Anyu's behalf. Thank you and praise, praise God for hearing and being directly invloved in His creation!
Y'all rock!!!
love & much thanks,

November 26th
Give thanks for His love endureth forever!
As I write Anyu is recovering from surgery.  He was in surgery for 9 hours.  They have removed his tumor and had to reconstruct his face.  He has not awoken yet.  He will be in the hospital for the next 10 days.  He is at risk for infection.  So pray against that.  The doctor that performed the operation wants to return in six months and do some reconstructive surgery.  His jaw is eroded.  He also needs major dental care--but all of that one step at a time.  He will be in the hospital and then we will return him to Siem Reap.  He cannot return to his village immediately because of the dire conditions that exist out there.  He cannot eat solid food nor will he be able to for several months. 
Pray for his complete and speedy healing.  Pray for us as we care for him.  Pray that God will use this to open doors and that Takam -- his village will come to know Jesus as a result.  Saints--just pray!  We need it.  Anyu needs it.  His village needs it.  Cambodia needs it.
Give thanks to a great and mighty God who reaches out to the least of these and changes his life forever.  Give thanks that there was a day when He reached out to each of us.  Give thanks that God works daily in our lives.
My heart is full, because He has filled it.

If you would like to make a donation to help pay for Anyu's surgery, you can donate here at People for Care and

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Siem Rap, the last day

The team is touring a Silk Farm today.

The team is getting fitted for their outfits.  
We will have to wait to see them when they return home.

They have to boil the cocoons to get the silk.

The ladies are spinning the silk.  These outfits are going to be beautiful!

This is the children's home. They had an ice cream party.

Those do not look like ice cream cones to me.  
It kinda looks like a pastry.  YUM!

Pastor wanted to have a special service with the staff at the children's home.

These are the last of the photos to be sent from Cambodia.  Keep checking back in.  I'll keep you posted when they return home.  I'm sure mom and the team will have lots of stories to tell. They'll be posting them here as soon as they can.  Let's pray for safety as they return to the US.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Takam Village

The team at Angkor Wat

The kids saw the bus coming, they started running after them!

200 boys and girls packed into this small room.

Doesn't she look beautiful?

They loved the cars!

Anyu has a facial tumor, we were able to pray for him.  
They have found a surgeon to remove the tumor for him.

This is Anyu's sister. 
 Pastor is praying for her, she hasn't been able to walk for a year.

Cambodia Light Children's Orphanage is in very poor conditions.

The children were very happy after the program.

We purchased school supplies for the new boat school.  
We were able to get two marker boards 
and two 5'6 table tables for the classroom.

Wheres Waldo?
 ( Bri-An from across BIG water will explain later)

The new praise team.  They call themselves, "Pickin-N-Grinnin" 

Pictures are here!

I received photos this morning.  Sorry but I'm on my way out the door, no time to post.  As soon as I get home.  I'm sure you all excited!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Email from Mom

Got this email from my mom this morning before I left for work.  
I'm sure there will be photos today but I won't be able to get to them until 8:00 tonight.  
Autumn has conferences this evening.  

Looks good!  We went to a village today and another orphanage today 
right now we are eating lunch.  They only bring 1 dish at a time so 
it takes so long.  Were all on a different time there is 12 hours 
difference so we are still waking up at 3 and 4 in the morning. 
love Mom & Dad

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sien Reap, Tuesday

This is the PCL Children's Home, in Sien Reap. 
  They welcomed the team with scarf's and did a program for them.

The girls room.

The children sold bracelets, they were 2 for $1.00.  Looks like Shirley Loaded up.
(Maybe she's bring back one for all of us!)

This is my mom (Denice) coming of the boat to witness to a lady who had 6 children and no husband.  She never heard of this Jesus we talk of.  
Can you imagine that!  
Something we all take for granted. 

The team did a children's program for 100 children and took gifts.

Srei, Vonna and Vassica, are the keepers of this boat.  
Thanks for the baby teddy bear Sarah Czuba.

Here they are carrying care packages to take on the boat to the Vietnam Refugees. 
 It consisted of basin, sugar, dishes, cleaning supplies, etc.

Getting ready to go.

Brian, Debbie and Jennifer are sharing Jesus on the boats.

By the faces in the photos, it looks to me like there having a wonder time.  I can't wait to hear all of the stories.  I'm sure this was a life changing event for all of them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I'm anxious just like you!  Mom told me that they had a 6 hr. bus ride and that she would not get to her computer until Monday.  I know it's Monday evening,  I'm still waiting...

As soon as I get something I'll have it up!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream for Ice Cream!

We took a Tuk Tuk to get ice cream.

Pastor's Sunday Afternoon ice cream was shared with Sis D.

They finished the whole thing, 7 scoops. 
(Which does not surprise me, my dad can pack away the ice-cream!)
And look he's smiling again.  Must be that he loves children in other countries & ice cream!

Sis. Davis giving Pastor the look!
Pastors getting in trouble for not staying with the group.  This was his third and final warning

Youth Service in Phnom Penh

The Youth Service in Phnom Penh has 30 high school and college students.  There was a great presence of the Lord there.  We also brought gifts to them, bracelets, candy, hygiene products and they loved the coloring books too.

The team taught them their song:  I'm gonna clap my hands and Praise the Lord!  It's a kids song, but by their faces it looks like they love it!  Were all kids at heart!

Cambodian youth lead worship.

Cambodia Team praying for the youth. 
(Dad is sweating up a storm.  They say it's hot and humid.)

Brian is sharing the story of the Good Samaritan with the youth.

Mom says you are all loving the updates back at church!  I'm so glad to do it for you.  As you can see from the photos that your time, resources and donations have help change the lives of the people in Cambodia!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Village of Water-KadenKow

The KadenKow Village that was flooded stay's under water most of the time.  These families were moved from the dump by the government to where they are now.  There are 1800 families of 5-6 in each family.  

The team is crossing the bridge to the village of KadenKow.

  The village is flooded with rain most days but families still live here. 
 Can you imagine having prune feet all day?  Where would you rather live? In the dump or a village that is flooded?

The team trying not to fall in the mud.

Pastor handing out coloring books!  
(It's funny, You rarely see this smile on my dad)

Because of your  donations, children have been feed a meal today.  Thank you! 
The 200 children come from this village for the children's program.  We gave them coloring books and crayons and a meal.
Children's program

Drying Rice

I'd say that time change is finally catching up with them...Jet lag!