Merry Christmas, friends! It's hard to believe that this is our 4th Christmas in Cambodia. It is always a strange time of year for us -- the weather is warm, the music is still karaoke, and the only Christmas decorations we see are fake trees covered with shiny pink ornaments. Yet somehow it does bring our focus more clearly to the heart of Christmas and the hope of Jesus which is the reason we are over here in the first place.
We are also thankful for you and your friendship and support. As we prepare to move into a short season of furlough, we feel aware of our desire to maximize this time of debriefing and preparation for the future. Your prayers and continued support are very much appreciated. Our desire to remain in Cambodia as full-time missionaries is unchanged. Though we don't know the exact details of what our steps post-furlough will be, we do feel a sense of expectancy and a desire to embrace a deeper faith in the face of the unknown. And we are very excited to share this journey with you!
Did you miss it?
A few weeks ago, we sent out an important email communication about some transitions that are happening for us at the end of the month. If you missed it, please click here to read the email.
We have been on the field nearly 5 years now and have been blessed by so many generous people. As our family grows and Phnom Penh continues to develop, we are seeing the need to both replace lost support and increase our support. See our donate page for additional details.
- Cost of living increases
We also anticipate several larger one-time items coming up this year and we are setting aside funds to prepare for these events.
- Debriefing Costs
US Family Trip/Aaron's Adoption
We are grateful for all you are doing and have done. If you feel led to do more, that would be great. Either way, we welcome your prayers as we make these decisions and take next steps. To make a secure, tax-deductible donation, visit New Life's website here or if you want to give specifically to one of these areas, you can do so by visiting our donate page here.
End of Year Report
Instead of making this email extra long, we thought it would be best to attach a pdf so you can see what happened in 2014! Enjoy our end of year report by clicking the link below.