Welcome to Day 15 of our 40 Days of Birthday Gifts!
(There’s still time to donate $10 toward books for some kiddos in Cambodia–and you get a free bracelet!)
I bought the necklaces from my friend, Jewel, whom I have actually never met in real life, but I will meet her in 2 weeks, because she and her husband and their little girl are coming to Cambodia!
(and the $ from the necklaces is going to help pay for an extra suitcase full of supplies they’re bringing with them)
Just this minute I asked Jewel to remind me how we met online (sometime it feels like I’ve just known people forever, and I can’t remember our first connection), and she told me that our mutual friend, Tiffany (who was in our Community Group that met at our house a few years ago) introduced her to my blog. I had no idea! So fun!
Jewel met her husband, Titus, a few years ago when she was on a missions trip in Cambodia. He was a pastor at a church she visited and a teacher at World Hope School where she was teaching. He was also her translator (he’s Cambodian) and they got to know each other really well. “I came back again.. and again..” she says, “and then we got engaged.. and then he came to America and married me.”
I asked Jewel to share a little bit more about what they’ll be doing during their month in Cambodia.
Our ministry will be pretty broad this trip. Because Titus was a pastor in Cambodia, we have a heart for the pastors there. We are doing a pastors’ retreat at the beach for more than 20 pastors and their families for a large denomination called Khmer Community Church.
We are also going to visit rural primary schools to pass out school supplies, dental hygiene products, candy, little toys, etc. and do a gospel presentation.
We are going to do some prayer walks in busier parts of the city, like the riverside, with the intention to interact with beggars.
We’re also preparing bags for beggars with sandals, soap, dental products, etc. These bags will also have Bible verses (Romans road), and we want to pray with each beggar.
We will also spend some time at a “girls dorm” sponsored by KCC (Khmer Community Church) for Bible study, testimonies, games, etc. We will visit eight churches to encourage the pastors and community there.
We will also be joined by two couples (at the end of our trip) who are the President and field director of a missions organization in America. Titus and I hope to be Pioneer missionaries to Cambodia (aka first missionaries to Cambodia with this organization) and they desire to see the country before sending us.
Thanks, Jewel!! It’s soooooo exciting when people move to CAMBODIA. (and our fam is going to help them put together these little care packages for beggars–so excited!)
And the reason for all these other necklaces (that I’ve posted upside down because I don’t know how to flip them and don’t really care)?
They’re available for YOU to buy. The necklaces are $12 each (including shipping in the U.S.) and the bracelets are $8 each (including shipping in the U.S.). If you see one you’d like, let me know! (first come, first served)
1.) Leave a comment telling me which one is your favorite.
And, if you’d like to buy one of the other ones, let me know in the comments! I’ll put you in touch with Jewel (and I’ll try to delete photos as people buy the jewelry. I have a few more pics of similar pieces I can post as these sell.)
See you tomorrow, friends!