So, the excitement of Mark and I going to NI has rubbed off on the staff. Only one staff member has ever been on an aeroplane so of course I get the questions, can you open the windows, how does the aeroplane stay up in the air? Some questions I can answer, some I cannot.
We are so looking forward to catching up with family and friends and attending the New Wine Conference in Sligo.
Day care has been a bit up and down this month, we started five new children, the baby who is under one year has been very sick and only attended two days. Her grandma decided to keep her at home for now, so we have been looking for a replacement child for her. We have looked at twins who are under one year whose mother really needs help. Please pray for discernment around whether these are the right children to offer a place to.
The children have been learning about looking after God’s creations, so each child has been given a plant to look after. Every day when the go to the roof to play they water their plant and watch it grow. The tomato plants they planted a while ago, have produced small tomatoes which taste wonderful. They are also growing chillies amongst other vegetables.
One of the flowers they are growing is called “The 10 O’clock flower” why? Because it opens at 10am.
The villagers have planted their rice crop for this year, it looks so green, I love the colour in a land where everything looks so dry and dusty.
I was driving into work the other day and saw this on the back of someone’s car, unfortunate surname lol.
As most of you know, I crochet mostly blankets for babies but occasionally I do hats. The children here all love the crochet hats with the pigtails, so I made six hats for our girls, oh and one for a staff member who really wanted one.
Some good news is that Sokheng our Khmer Director and I are coming over to NI, Scotland, and Germany in September to give her testimony and talk about her work. Her German Visa is already through, and we are just waiting now for her UK Visa.
Her speaking itinerary so far is:
- Sunday 10th September. Penninghame Parish Church, Scotland, 8pm
- Tuesday 12th September. St Columbas, Knock Road, Belfast 2.30pm
- Wednesday 13th September. Gilnahirk Presbyterian, 8.00pm
- Saturday 16th September. Women’s Breakfast, Dungannon 9.30am
- Sunday 17th September. St Clements Parish Church, Templemore Ave, 11.30am
- Sunday 17th September. Willowfield Parish Church, My Lady’s Road, 7pm
- Monday 18th September until Monday 25th September. Talks and interviews in Germany.
Please pray for Sokheng as she prepares. Sokheng has never been to the West or on a long plane journey before.
Mark will be holding the fort at day care while we are away – please pray for him! 😂 .
Pray that we have a smooth journey, and that God will use us to raise awareness of what we do and to raise some much-needed funds. I know the weather has been fabulous and warm over in UK but for us 24 degrees is cold, Sokheng has prepared for this buy buying a warm winter coat!
I will leave it there for this month, August will probably be a shorter newsletter as Mark, and I will be traveling.
God bless you all until next time.
Liz and Mark…