Hello Prayer Team...
Thank you for praying for us and the team that ministered in the new village last week. Wow! They were an incredible group of people who worked hard, played hard, processed well, asked great questions, and saw the Lord work in some pretty big ways in their hearts! Such a great group! The Lord used them to help begin tilling the soil in this new village for the work of the Gospel. What joy to see His tilling happening as He advances His Kingdom...and we have the privilege to be a part of it! Really so grateful!
We were able to send the team back to Okinawa on Jan 2 and then the four Tillapaugh's traveled from Cambodia to Chiang Mai so we could have some time with dear Cadence missionaries here (two birds with one stone kinda deal). We've so enjoyed reconnecting with these folks and Todd has had some good time with the staff he oversees here. It's also been good to have time together as the Tillapaugh's (minus Caleb) before Todd and Jojo head back to the USA tomorrow night. Would appreciate your prayers for safety in their long travel back.
Zach and I will remain on this side of the ocean to meet some of my LightBridge staff and next team coming this week. We will spend a couple of days in Bangkok before the team arrives, gathering jewelry supplies for our job creation program, LandMine Design. We're a bit nervous about this as we've never sourced from here, but have instead brought all supplies from the states up until this point. We've got a lot of work to do in a very short two days. Would you please pray for divine connections with wholesalers who have just what we need for this next round of jewelry production...and for incredible pricing too. Spring 2016 is knocking at the door and we will need these supplies to carry to Cambodia on Jan 8 to work with the ladies in the program for this next round.
If you haven't already checked out the winter collection, please take a gander at our site: landminedesign.org. The pieces are lovely...and I think the spring collection will be just as beautiful! As you probably know, God is using this program to feed families in the MineField Village and also providing an education for the sweet ladies in our program. We are so grateful for how He has continued to provide through sales and gifts from many (including many of you...so, thank you!).
And thanks for continuing to pray over us as we move forward with the next team this week. Your prayers are such an encouragement and really are impacting this work. I just can't express how grateful I am for you!