Thank you for your dear prayers for Kelli. At my school prayer group, we prayed for her, too. She has lots of love and concern coming her way. I remember what life was like when our kids were little. I felt a little jumbled and even though I tried so hard not to lose things, I'm sure I did. I received a call last night from a man who found Kelli's cell phone in his mother in law's back yard. In her rush to preschool, Kelli left her phone on the roof of her car and it flew off. Poor girl. She'll get it back today even though she's already fixed the phone problem. One time my dad was getting ready to go back to the capital for a week of lawmaking and he drove off with a basket of clean clothes and shoes on the top of his car. I think he drove QUITE a ways before he realized it and all was lost. When we had very little money, I went to a pizza parlor to buy a pizza for the kids and left it on top of the car and it flew off on my way home. I cried. Mom's get frazzled.
Bill is winding up his visit to Cambodia, but I thought you'd like to see a few pictures. A lot of people have asked me what Bill does and why he flies all over the globe. Real quick, I'll tell you. He started this ministry so that he could go abroad and encourage Christian workers who love kids. He raises all the money here and travels to many countries to consult and train, love and serve. He goes to Africa, Asia, South America and New Zealand and Australia. Occasionally he travels to Europe, too. He does get a bit jet lagged and he isn't trying to build a big organization (we've worked with many fine BIG organizations and love them) but he is thrilled to serve in this simple way. I hope that explains his job a bit.
Some sweet Cambodian kids had a fun barbecue. Cool lanterns, huh?
Everywhere he goes, he rides on the back of a "moto" and all the kids who can, drive one. Some ride regular bikes. The roads are so crowded with bikes. When I was there, I was a little nervous about traveling around this way (even back and forth from the airport!) but I soon relaxed. I DID sing praise songs to myself the entire time though! Once I looked over at a moto beside me and saw a mother with a baby on her lap, calm as could be. I figured all would be okay.
Here is "How Great Thou Art" in Khmer. I bet you'll be singing this hymn all day now. "Then sings my soul! My Savior God to Thee . . . "
I love this sign. I am using this picture at school because this old lady needs a bit more quiet than the teenagers do! But, today I wish YOU some quiet, too. May you sit and ponder. Feel the love coming your way. Know that you are not in charge and feel the relief of it.