My heart hurts. I’m reeeeeally missing some sweet kiddos in Cambodia. And a pair of teenage boys. And a bunch of amazing grown-ups (both American and Cambodian) who are serving Jesus with everything in them.
Thank you, Jesus, for the internet. There’s a team of people in Cambodia right now from a church in Columbus. And several team members have been blogging about their week. John McCollum, the Director of Asia’s Hope, is also over there right now with his wife and 3 kiddos.
This post of his nearly did me in. And then he posted pics of the kiddos in our orphanage. Sigh. I don’t think I can wait until December.
The girls and I each wrote a note to all 22 kiddos, added a washer necklace, and this photo of our family. (I want them to recognize us when we come. Every time I see pics of them, they’ve grown so much!) My friend Sharon leaves TODAY for Cambodia and is delivering all the goodies for us. My friend Kim (who led the team Gabe and I went with) goes tomorrow. I’m a hundred kinds of jealous.
This morning I chatted with our friends Panha and Veasna (teenage brothers serving Jesus by loving on kiddos and using their mad English skillz) on Facebook. I sent two sticks of deodorant with Sharon for P and V. That’s what they asked for when I told them I wanted to give them a little something.
Man alive, I just want to be there. Bouncing up and down in a tuk-tuk and fighting my way through crowds and riding on a muddy river with 22 laughing children and holding 10 kids on my lap at once and putting my hands on either side of their faces and telling them how beautiful they are. I can’t wait for our girls to meet these kids they’ve been talking about and praying about for well over a year now.
Can. Not. Wait.
I have a really, really good feeling about God using this e-book to get us to Cambodia. I’m already thanking him for what he’s about to do.