Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Yangon, Bangkok, Hong Kong

Yikes!  I'm heading back to Cambodia in the morning (photo from our family visit there in January).  I'm really looking forward to it, and especially to visiting Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) alumni and seeing them at their ministries.  But I'm a wee bit nervous, too!

Kirany (one of our graduates) has promised me a ride on her motorbike... and I get to preach at her small church on Sunday!

Another graduate, Joseph, works with orphans and students (Wayne visited him two years ago) and a third set of students, Sarah and Sarin (a Hong Kong-Cambodian couple) also work in Christian outreach and training programs with young adult students. Education is so vital for the future of this nation, I can't wait to see some of the programs, and to share them with you on the blog. 

THEN, I go to Yangon for the annual meeting of the full MMF (Mekong Mission Forum) -- for which I've been slaving over financial reports, current budgets, and projected project expenses.  For all of you in the parish who have church council members and trustees who are accountants and business people who look over your expenses and projections... be thankful, be very thankful.

And then, just to help me remember what some of our projects here CAN be all about, here's an interview with Bill Hybels (at Willow Creek) and Nicholas Kristof.  If the link doesn't work, search for it at the Willow Creek site using the info below.  Okay, see you sometime after May 22 when I get back! Watch for photos and more!!!

We Give
Sunday, May 06, 2012 |  Senior Pastor Bill Hybels
Senior Pastor Bill Hybels concludes Week Three of Celebration of Hope.
Nicholas Kristof, author of Half the Sky, shares insights about turning oppression into opportunity for women across the globe.

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