Today in the United States we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is often seen as one of those obscure holidays that many people know as just another day when their kids are out of school, retailers offer some great deals, and they can’t go to the bank. However, it is popularly recognized as the day we honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, since their birthdays are both in February (Feb 22 and 12, respectively). The day is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.
We thought we would take aContinue Reading
In the spirit of this Thursday’s famous holiday, Valentine’s Day, today the focus of our corporate prayer time is all about LOVE. Yesterday, Joel Thomas, the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, spoke about how God IS love.
1 John 4:7-9
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world thatContinue Reading
Today’s post is a guest post by one of our globalX trip members, Amanda:
I grew up in a Christian home, with loving parents, Buster and Ruth, and my younger brother and friend, David. We lived just a street over from our church, and would walk there on nice weather days. We attended Sunday School, “Big Church,” and even Wednesday nights. I participated in every play that was put on (“Bible Tells Me So” Show, anyone?). I attended church camps and Vacation Bible School. I accepted Christ in 6th grade during Confirmation. I knew God, but I never had aContinue Reading
My name is Rachael Walkup and I have just returned from an 11-day mission in Battambang, Cambodia. I am 29 years old, married, and have an almost 2-year-old son. I have been to Cambodia once before, three years ago. I knew this trip would be different, but I was blown away with all God taught me.
Just to give you a brief overview of Cambodia—the country is predominantly Buddhist, with a growing percentage of Christians. The most recent figures show the country as 2 percent Christian. It is a very poor, third-world country; 30 percent of the people thereContinue Reading
We have a team heading to Cambodia this fall. Below is an entry from their blog. It gives a great picture of how they are preparing for the trip and receiving encouragement, even from one of the kids that they will see shortly.
Your love is extravagant …
What an amazing team God has blessed us with! In just over a month, we are to step foot in Battambang, Cambodia. For three of us, we will be returning to where we’ve left a piece of our hearts and where we’ve seen the face and love of God. I’m so excitedContinue Reading
We send multiple teams to Cambodia every year. Our teams work with orphanages in several locations within the country. Our Cambodia trips often have the most returning applicants year after year, which shows that team members’ hearts are forever connected with this country and these children.
Check out this link to a news outlet in Illinois where one of our current team members (Bill Hall) grew up. It’s a great story about what our teams do in Cambodia and how it impacts the lives of our team members. http://tinyurl.com/ya7mby3
Most of our teams create their own blogs to keep theirContinue Reading