The following is a overview of the morning with the Immanuel Lutheran Crystal Lake congregation. The group of individuals standing with us is our Sunday community group that has so embraced us and loved us while we have been here. We will miss them and these are the persons standing in photo two being recognized with us during the last service.
‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9
Our grateful hearts are overwhelmed by the offering of this cross on Sunday by the congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake, IL as they gathered around us to pray for our departure back to Cambodia.
Thank you so very much!
PS The Kids of the Kingdom shared two dozen of gorgeous red roses that were the altar flowers for the morning. Wow!
A few days ago I posted a pic of a huge poster carefully created and signed by the Kids of the Kingdom at Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake, IL. Along with these great kids, our /an Immanuel community group showered us with their special talents as well. I am sure we did not see all of these great loving acts of kindness showered on us throughout the morning, but they provided a warm environment from which God’s ministry in Cambodia could be presented. Handling not only the weekly coffee and light brunch table, they also posed for and were active in capturing so many moments throughout that morning and then allowing us to recognize them for their partnership to the congregation.
In the middle of the table just below the poster I put out here a few days ago was this gorgeous cake. I’m told it had a match to it that appeared upon the scene at just the right moment. Perfect!
Thank you to you, our community group, who has loved us, prayed for us, and welcomed us into their group, and are now sending us forward in love.
Last Sunday the youth of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Palatine under the loving encouragement of the Roe and Lazarri parents and Pastor Donald, held a fundraiser for God’s work in Cambodia. Thru the talented planning of the two families listed here, the youth offered homemade pocket crosses, cross necklaces, and prayer packs during their services to raise funds for Cambodia. Our grateful hearts are overjoyed with their partnership to share forward the gospel message and to pray for us. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful project. The crosses were perfectly made. Well done faithful servants!!
A heartfelt thank you to the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Palatine IL community and the short term team coming to Cambodia for praying for us upon our soon departure and return to Pastor Chut Samuel in Siem Reap, Cambodia.