Sunday, March 30, 2014

March Update 2014

Over the last few months we have been praying for more classroom space for Rahab's House School. This month we have seen God faithfully answer this prayer. Check out our March update for more information!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Making Cambodian Wedding Clothes

February through April in Cambodia is dry season--the seasonal monsoons stop, the rice harvest is complete and Cambodians wait until May to plan the next year's crop.  Thus this season is the perfect time to have a wedding.  With no rain, relatively cooler weather and no field work to do, everyone seems to get married during these three months!

As we begin our fourth year in Cambodia, we decided that it was time to finally buckle down and get proper Cambodian wedding clothes.  It is quite the involved process so we want to walk you through it step by step.  

An outfit like this was our end goal

First we had to go to the market and sort through loads of sparkly fabric

We finally found the fabric that we liked

This is the vendor who we bought our fabric from

The material had to be enough to make a skirt, a lacy silk top and an inner lining layer

Then we went to the tailor and picked our designs

Three weeks later we returned and tried on our outfits

We even got to see the tailor doing the intricate beading by hand

We are so happy with our outfits and we have already worn them three times!

Friday, February 14, 2014

February Newsletter

In this edition we look at what's ahead in 2014.

Please click here to read our latest newsletter.

Grace and peace,

Rachel, Kimberly and Becki

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Random pictures

Here are some random pictures from the last few months:

Staff pizza party
Svay Pak church Christmas celebration

The Independence Monument lit up at night

The view from our dentist's office

Relaxing with friends

Hamming it up at a local Mexican restaurant

Nothing says "Happy Thanksgiving" like a neon turkey

The mountains in Kampot

Sunset after grocery shopping

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Baby Christna

We are happy to announce the birth of baby Christna.  He was born into the Sek family on Tuesday afternoon, December 3rd at 1.10pm weighing almost 6 pounds/2.7 kilograms.  He joins big sister Sanya, his mom, Chanthou, and his dad, Saroeun, Rahab's House School's enrollment manager.  Although he was born four weeks early, he is healthy and oh so cute.  Please pray for the whole family as they adjust to one another. We are very proud aunties!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Newsletter

We are so thankful for God's provision in our lives!

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Just to give you a visual of the healthcare needs, here are some pictures of our staff receiving their typhoid vaccines.

Friday, October 18, 2013

October Fun

It’s hard to believe that we are in the middle of October already! The last few weeks have been both busy and fun. In late September, Rachel’s parents made the long trip to Cambodia. They spent eight days with us exploring the country, meeting our friends, visiting Svay Pak and seeing Angkor Wat.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate Rachel’s 30th birthday and Becki and Kimberly's 10 year anniversary in Asia while her parents were here. We had a big bash with tons of delicious Khmer food, games and lots of friends. It was so wonderful to have all of our favorite friends in one place for the evening!

Last weekend we went on an AIM (Agape International Missions) staff retreat in the mountains of Cambodia. It was beautiful and a great time to connect with other members on our team.

The roads in Cambodia, especially the roads leading to the mountains, leave a lot to be desired!  We made sure to get our car serviced before this trip so we didn't get stranded in the middle of nowhere.