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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Romdenh House Jewelry

If interested in purchasing anything below, please e-mail jewelincambodia (at) or leave a comment in the comments section below. Thanks!

The funds raised from the sale of these Cambodian souvenirs will help us continue to support 1 of our pastors in Cambodia with a monthly income, as well Titus' family and other special ministry projects in Cambodia, such as:
♥$30 will buy approximately a month's supply of rice for a small family
♥Quarterly training seminars for the pastors (averaging $500 to cover the entire event, including transportation and food)
♥A bicycle for Titus' brother so he doesn't need to pay for a ride to/from work
♥Tuition and uniforms for our nephews, Chamroat (age 7) and Reaksmey (age 5), to start school for the first time

55lbs bags of rice purchased for 6 families during our January 2013 trip

There will be a couple of opportunities within the next few weeks-months to get more items from Cambodia, so if you are interested in something that has already been sold and you are willing to wait [until perhaps April,] let me know and I'll get one for you. ♥

Thank you for your support! Your dollars go a long way in Cambodia! ♥

Chunky stone bracelets $9/each ~ Still available in Yellow, White, Red, and Lime Green

Long chain of wooden beads $8/each ~ Available in pink, purple, blue, multi-colored, orange, and green

Unique dangle earrings $7/each
Bottom left pair sold; all other pairs still available

Stone elephant necklaces $6/each ~ Available in turquoise, yellow, and purple
The length of the necklace is adjustable.

Elegant stone bracelets $6(thin) and $7(thick)/each

Colorful anklets $3/each

If interested in purchasing anything below, please e-mail jewelincambodia (at) or leave a comment in the comments section below. Thanks!

With a passion to see
Christ glorified in Cambodia,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Hope you feel the love today!

Little man Spencer's one-month portraits

"No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." 1 John 4:12

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame." Song of Solomon 8:6

"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

"Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7

"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:14

And for a special treat:
Little Man Spencer with the mustache binky that Aunt Jewel made him:
Love, Love, Love,

Monday, February 11, 2013

White Robes and Heavenly Culture

February is Missions Month at Brookhaven. As long as I can remember, February has always been Missions Month! I love it! During high school especially, February was a very formative month in affirming my call to missions, and in expanding my heart for all nations and cultures. This year, our theme verse has been Revelation 7:9
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language [my favorite part!,] standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

Yesterday morning, as our congregation was reading the verse collectively and aloud, a beautiful illustration developed in my mind. It was a picture of a small gathering – friends from Mexico, Ecuador, Cambodia, Mozambique, Uganda, etc. – dressed colorfully in their appropriate cultural attire, worship Him. It was a beautiful depiction of not only God’s creativity, but of how God is Savior and Father of all mankind!

Then, as our reading continued, we reached this:
They were wearing white robes
and I paused. White robes? We’ll ALL be in WHITE ROBES?? And I realized… it won’t be about who we are and where we’ve come from, but about HIM! Our culture will be Heavenly when we are united in His return! I can’t even imagine what a day of rejoicing it will be!

With a passion to see
Christ glorified in Cambodia,

Thursday, February 07, 2013


A newsletter from Cambodia is in the works, but this is not it.

We have been home now two weeks and life in America has already moved us onward.  It's a good thing... but hard to accept!  When an experience - such as a mission trip (even if it's your 12th trip!) - changes you emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, it's... simply put: HARD to transition back to "life as normal."

So while I am still trying to piece together my stories, reflections, and emotions from our recent three week trip to Cambodia, here's a few pieces of what has happened since:

Tuesday evening, following a fun-beautiful-moving concert of the Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir, Titus and I hosted these two fun-beautiful-moving girls from Uganda - Teopista and Amina. Though our time together was short, it was special! Lots of laughter and even prayers!

The Ugandan Thunder African Children’s Choir is touring the United States to raise money money for and awareness of orphans in Uganda. The choir is composed of 22 singers, dancers, and drummers ages 10-14. They are students from the Royal School and Orphanage in Mityana, Uganda. Donations are collected during the choir concerts as love offerings, and the money covers fuel expenses and buys posho (the staple food in Uganda) for 14 orphanages throughout Uganda. If you would like to learn more about this incredible ministry visit: (I'm hoping my church will decide to donate our VBS offering to Pennies for Posho in Summer 2013!) Here's my unsolicited plug: child sponsorship through Pennies for Posho is only $9/month! $9! (The organization has chosen not to buy TV time, saving them lots of dollars!

On Tuesday morning, my beautiful friend Jenny died in a car accident on her way to a job interview. I couldn't believe the news! Shocked. Incredibly shocked. Jenny was always happy, always smiling (such a beautiful smile!) and always laughing (such a memorable laugh!) WHY!?!? is DEATH our best reminder that... life is fragile. Life is precious. Life is short. Friends are special. Memories to be cherished.

Tuesday morning on K-Love radio, hours before I heard this news, I heard "Slip On By" for the first time and I HATE that it's so true in this moment.

We're only here for a little while,
And God give us only so much precious time.
So don't let it slip on..
Don't let it slip on..
Don't let it slip on by!

Friends, hold your loved-ones close! You never know... I don't think I would want to know!

On January 6th, while sweet husband and I were in Cambodia, my older sister had a beautiful baby BOY!
Don't these pictures of baby Spencer with Uncle Titus give you BABY FEVER?!? (OK, probably just me.) He looks so good holding a baby, doesn't he?!

More to come... life is always happening around here!
Love, Love, Love,