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Ministry Groups!

Thank you for praying for Antioch’s ministry groups. Three of our five students are now involved in a ministry group at least once a week. Because Covid cases are again on the rise here, the groups are being kept quite small. It’s exciting to us teachers that two of our three students in ministry groups are being led by Antioch graduates. What a joy it is to see ones we have taught now teaching and mentoring others! One of our students and her ministry leader are building a relationship with a neighboring family who sells snack goods. They are visiting […]

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God at Work in Hearts

Wow! I can’t believe that we are three weeks into this school year already. It’s been a very busy couple of weeks. At the beginning of our 2nd week of classes one of our students confessed to a sin that had been eating him up inside for a couple of months. We, teachers, suspected something was wrong, but before we even asked him about it, he told us. God’s Spirit has been working in him since the start of school and he bravely confessed and repented – even taking the difficult step of confessing to all the students as well. […]

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School is Starting!!!

We have three new students and two returning students for this new school year – for which we are grateful. All five of them are now on campus – four of them in quarantine in their rooms for a few days which means the teachers are doing a lot of cooking (me, I’m just washing dishes . . . they don’t trust me cooking.) Thankfully, Poch, one of our students who was not able to go home during break because of Covid and so doesn’t have to quarantine, has also graciously been lending a hand with the shopping, cooking and […]

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Covid & Antioch

At the beginning of last week, one of our mission office workers who had been having mild cold symptoms and stayed home a few days, came in to be tested for Covid. He tested positive, so we quickly tested the rest of the office and Family Home staff and discovered that one other staff person was also positive. It was a stressful and emotionally draining couple of days as we tried to figure out what was best for the office and our staff. We are grateful that the two who are positive seem to have mild cases, but please be […]

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A New Home

Praise God for His kindness through the hands of His people! Even before I started to move into my apartment, my field director (with some help) had set up my wifi connection. And thanks to many hands, moving my things from storage into the apartment took very little time (of course it helps that the storage is right next door at the Family Home). A couple of the guys even put my beds together and fixed a problem with one of them in the process! Now the hard work of unpacking and setting up. I hope to meet with the […]

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Freedom and New Ministries

Yay! I’m out of quarantine and I have a house! It didn’t look like I’d be able to get an apartment on the Antioch Bible Institute campus, but they rearranged the housing so that I could move back into my old apartment. I’ll have to wait another two weeks to move in though, but I’m happy to have a place I love at the school I love. In the meantime, I’m learning the ropes of managing the C&MA Family Home.  After several days of cleaning and loads and loads of laundry, I have a new appreciation for the work the […]

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Countdown to Freedom . . .

Day 12 of quarantine and I’m doing well but anxious for the time to be up! If all goes well, my teammates and I will be released this Tuesday or Wednesday. Yippee for freedom! Thank you for your prayers for the Covid situation at the C&MA Family Home. No other cases have occurred and those who were sick are recovering nicely. The Family Home remains closed until next Sunday, however, those of us coming out of quarantine will be able to move into the top floor a few days before the official re-opening. As the staff have been kept away […]

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Greetings from Phnom Penh, Cambodia!

Despite a few bumps in the road when my teammates and I were “processed” on arrival, we all made it through and safely into quarantine at a hotel in the city. At day five of quarantine, I’m doing well. The hotel I’m staying at is very nice and the room spacious. The Chinese food we are fed (it’s a Chinese run hotel) is both tasty and abundant. (Although my stomach is still trying to adjust. :)) And even though the days are rather monotonous, I am finding things to keep me occupied. Only nine more days to go! Please be […]

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Changes… God’s in Charge

It seems your sympathy for my spending Independence Day in quarantine and your prayers for my travels, moved the hand of God to change things up a bit! Early Friday morning, I found out that my flights to Cambodia had been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, July 5th. After a flurry of emails back and forth from Cambodia and elsewhere, my teammates and I were able to get a new COVID test and make arrangements for the updated documents we need to enter the country. So we are ready once again to return . . . if things don’t change […]

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Back to Cambodia

On July 2nd I’ll be headed back to Cambodia. As your 4th of July holiday begins, I’ll be arriving in Phnom Penh and moving into a hotel room for two weeks of quarantine. So much for having freedom on Independence Day! 🙂 Pray for my teammates and I as we finish packing, say goodbye to family and friends and ‘jump through all the hoops’ to get the documents we need to enter Cambodia. I’d also appreciate your prayers for my jaw – which has been giving problems for the last month. It’s getting better, but I still don’t have normal […]

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