Dear Praying Friends and Family,
As I begin this new adventure in Cambodia, as well as begin my first week here, I wanted to quickly send you a note to let you know I arrived safely in the country.
I will add a few details, for those of you who might be interested, otherwise, suffice it to say that the Lord clearly paved the trip and my first hours in the country.
My flight from Chicago was due to leave around 6:15 in the evening, but due to complications, we ended up leaving a little later than planned. However, due to the wonderful weather, we arrived earlier into Los Angeles than planned. The Lord also gave me the full row of seats to myself and I was able to get some rest in anticipation of the hours ahead.
My Los Angeles flight was also delayed, however most of this delay (1+ hours) was spent in the plane. I am grateful for two seatmates who were very patient and did not mind the delay. They were both Vietnamese. The gentleman directly next to me has been in the States for years, so he is very acclimated to the culture here. However, the lady on the aisle couldn't speak any English, so we simply smiled back and forth at each other. I did have the opportunity to share with the gentleman a little about what the Lord is calling me to do in Cambodia. He is a Roman Catholic, but I told him about my desire to share the Gospel with people in Cambodia and to see churches established.
As a result of the delay, I was a little worried in regards to being on time to Taiwan for my next flight to Cambodia. Thankfully, although we arrived an hour and a half late, I still had about an hour until my next flight was supposed to leave. Once I got to my gate, I realized this flight was also delayed. Thankfully it did not take too long for us to get on the plane.
Once into Cambodia, on Friday, the lines moved fairly quickly, I got my visa, went through passport control, then the baggage carousels, into customs. Then, I got to see my family and all of my friends from the Bible college. It was such a joy to be reunited with them all again!
Saturday, I had the opportunity to begin working at the music school. It was a neat opportunity to meet the kids I will be interacting with, as well as the teachers. Please pray that the Lord would work in hearts and that He would open up doors of opportunity!
Today is Sunday for us and I look forward to an exciting time of ministry at church with my family and those attending. Please be in prayer!
I will be sending out a regular prayer letter soon, but wanted to get this out the door so you could know I made it safely to Cambodia. Thank you for all your prayers! I know the Lord heard them and I appreciate your requests on my behalf!
Reaching forth to Cambodia,