Dear Friends and Family,
It’s hard to believe that another year is rapidly coming to a close. Thanksgiving is almost here and Christmas is just a little over a month away. We are thankful for you!
We wanted to share in this update about some transitions that are coming up for us in the new year. Over the last six months, we have been dialoguing with our sending church, New Life, about our time overseas thus far. They feel it would be valuable – and we agree – for us to take a period of time to debrief our first five years overseas and re-balance some areas of our family life.
At the same time, we also feel that our season of serving full-time with In His Steps International and Sak Saum is coming to a close. As you know, Jacob has been pursuing language study already. And part of the decision to re-balance our family has resulted in Noelle focusing her energy full-time at home for a season.
This was not an easy decision for us to make. We are so thankful for our time with IHSI and Sak Saum. They are doing incredible, Cambodian-empowering, God-centered missions work with integrity, faithfulness and vision. We have learned much from Eric and Ginny Hanson and the rest of the staff. We encourage you to stay tuned in to what God is doing in and through this Cambodian community.
We are not yet sure of what our specific steps will be after this furlough period. Our desire is to remain in Cambodia as missionaries long-term. We will be praying and seeking wise counsel during this time and appreciate your prayers as well. We will keep you updated throughout the process. If you have specific questions, you are welcome to contact us directly.
Thanks so much for your continued friendship and interest in our family. We appreciate you!
Jacob and Noelle
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