In four weeks, I'll be headed back to Asia with my family. As usual, we're scrambling to get everything finished. We'll start out in Thailand, then India, and we'll end up in Cambodia.
Each of these places holds dear family and friends and a very special place in my heart. I'm especially excited this year to return to Cambodia to see what God has done in just about a year.
On June 27, 2012, I stood in a large and unremarkable field just outside of Phnom Penh with members of our staff and a group of visionary men and women led by Pastor Tim Armstrong of Crossroads Church in Mansfield, Ohio, and we prayed that God would give us the land, and would give us the money needed to build five new homes, a church and a school.
In faith, we kicked of the "Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow" campaign.
Less than one year later, that piece of land has been transformed, and is well on its way to becoming a beautiful, neighborhood-style campus, home to 125 orphaned children now in our care and countless more over future generations!
By August 2013, we expect to have completed the church, the school and four of the five homes. We pray that God will provide the funding for the fifth before we cut the ribbon for the campus on August 3!
Will you join me in this journey? Bookmark this blog. Join us on Facebook or Twitter. Share these links with your friends! I promise lots of great pictures and stories and exciting reports of God's faithfulness.
And perhaps most importantly, will you prayerfully consider making a generous contribution to this campaign or to one of our other initiatives?
We still need to raise more than $100,000 to complete construction and outfit this campus. We need you to participate with us.
This is going to be one of the most exciting journeys we've ever taken. Join us!