Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Another Trip to Cambodia

One year later and our oldest son returns to another city in Cambodia to build Dreamers Park Playground.  You see him here in his trademark glasses and cap...that have been his trademark since high school.   Behind him in the background is the man (in orange) who organizes the trip and takes the team...he has known Kenny since Kenny was eight months old.  He also was the Pastor who married Kenny and his wife.

One year later...........last year he left behind his wife to finish her year of teaching.  Last year they were still praying the Lord would bless her womb.  Last year they were praying for a family.

One year later he leaves behind a son who is two and a pregnant wife.  WOW!!! what a year!  This year she finishes up teaching, while he builds... halfway around the world.
My First Born with the drill.   God is so faithful.

Both are ministering in the way God has called them.  My son is using the gifts God has given him to bless children who haven't had an easy life.  My daughter-in-law is ministering to their adopted son.  She and my grandson are bonding as Daddy is halfway around the world.................both are fulfilling God's calling in their lives at this time.  She chases a two-year-old, while nourishing a baby in her womb, fulfilling her calling.

We are each called to different mission fields.  Sometimes that mission field calls us to another country, but for most of us that mission field is in our own back yard.  Both are callings of God.

Tonight I pray for my son and the team in Cambodia, while also praying for my courageous daughter-in-law who is back here being faithful to her calling.  She faithfully serves her son, her students, her unborn child and keeps the house running while her husband serves for over two weeks in Cambodia.

Also praying here in the United States, for the victims of the recent tornadoes here in Texas and the even more deadly ones in Oklahoma.

18 Joining in with more words:

Sharon said...

Beautiful, Janette. Yes, each to one's calling - serving the Lord and each other in a myriad of ways.


Pom Pom said...

How wonderful!
You are a lovely mother-in-law, Janette.

Debbie Petras said...

Wow; so many changes in just one year. God is faithful. This is a powerful reminder to me. Thank you Janette.


Debbie said...

Has it been a year? Yes, I guess it has. If I recall correctly, you had two sons on that trip, didn't you?

When I think of the way God is filling your "grandquiver" this year, I am nothing short of amazed.

Providential that you should mention both missions and the back yard. One of my favorite missionaries was a guest in my SS class on Sunday to tell us about her mission adventures and all the wonderful things that God is doing. I'm still high on the mountain about it, and just like you I am thinking that I can serve in my back yard or across the world, but I really WANT to serve.

I also just happened to read comments on my most recent post and saw that you mentioned our sand pail lists last year. Great minds must really think alike because I have been pondering mine for this year. I thought about "unveiling and committing" around the end of May. Are you in?

I wish there would be a sand pail blog party, but I am NOT confident enough to host one. Are you? I think it would be fun to see what other folks come up with.

We need fun right now.

Sorry this is so long, but my email sender is on the fritz. (What else?).

Debbie said...

I am excited for your son as he travels back to Cambodia for this purpose. And I agree, your wonderful dil is just as faithful as she keeps the home fires burning and does what she has been called to do as well. Working, mothering a two year old, pregnant, and all while her hubby is gone for two weeks, is A LOT to have on her plate. I know God will bless them both for their selfless work. Thank you for your recent prayers Janette, I appreciate it so. HUGS

Rebecca said...

How proud your mother-heart must be! (And what a great reminder for me to brighten the corner WHERE I AM.)

Lisa said...

It's so beautiful to see all that God has accomplished in their lives in just one year! Truly amazing!

Christine said...

I'm excited to hear about the rewards that God will bless upon your son and daughter-in-law.
One of your rewards for being so diligent and faithful to God, is coming, GRANDMA.

Farm Girl said...

Just lovely and what a blessing. I am praying for you all.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I pray for your son, that God keep him safe, give him fruit for his labors, and keep his wife and babies healthy.

And for the victims in TX and OK. So sad.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Playing catch-up here ... and praying for your family. It's wonderful that your son had a chance to return to Cambodia, although I'm sure he misses his wife and new son! What a year it has been. :-) I wonder what your world will look like next year at this time...

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So many blessings in your sons life as he and his wife are a blessing to others. Praying with you :)

Sally said...

Praying for our neighbors in OK as well. All the weather was east of us, we got a few drops but nothing to measure.

Hope the summer is starting out in a good place for you.

Denise said...

What a blessing they are; love this tribute for their gifts of love and charity! We are all full of special gifts to share and must give those gifts away each and every day.

Blessings and prayers for your son and daughter-in-law!

podso said...

Wonderful post, Janette! How sacrificing of your son to leave his little family for this trip! Blessings will flow.

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Never know what will happen one day to the next, and you certainly have some blessings mixed in with some of the harder things. God will repay sacrifices made with love, and your family is certainly storing up a truck load, no make that at least a train full!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

As I read all I could think...WOW. Very cool...your son...his wife....your life....all shining Lights. It's so encouraging to me b/c sometimes life for many is so dark. You guys rock...totally rock.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

How wonderful, uplifting, and inspiring :)

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