Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

Cambodia Bound

Wow.

It seems like only last week…yet this journey began last year.

This week I will be traveling with a few friends…on a mission….

Our mission is to minister in every way we possibly can to the lives and hearts of children across–way– way— way— across the water.

Many of these little children live on the water.  In housing like we’ve never seen.  Some, I’ve been told may sleep in a small boat at night with a tarp stretched over the top.  (This breaks a mama’s heart)

I will be one of two official bloggers for the trip!  I will get the link of the other one and you can keep up REALLY well with the happenings over there. (Way over there.)

The flight is (I think) 12 hours or more–and they are 12 hours (or more) ahead of our time zone.

Am I nervous you asked?  Not especially.

This trip has been on God’s calendar for so long…and yet the day I thought I was signing up for another trip–(the one that got cancelled), He knew in advance.  He also knows me by heart–and knows that I might have shied away from this particular trip….but this trip…even more than any other—is an ordained trip for “this messenger”.

We will work with Mission of Mercy at the Dream Center, as well as the Mission of Mercy School in the village 🙂

I will upload a picture of the Dream Center later–with a special project that many of the ladies of the West Florida District Assemblies of God-took to heart and sewing machine! 

A wonderful sewing day making curtains for the Dream Center dorm rooms–where we sewed “seams” and sowed “seeds” into lives most of those will not see this side of heaven…but that didn’t matter. 

What really mattered was the lives we could share Christ with…here and there. 

Toothbrushes have been donated-(Thanks to Savanah’s mom!)-gifts bought and readied for the trip.  Some have asked if they can donate and send….the answer?  Yes.  Make it small–no liquids–no guns or anything resembling war toys.  Coloring books, crayons, fun stickers, balloons, flat puzzles, etc.  You can drop off at the District office no later than Monday, March 5, 2012–or call me and let me know you are coming and I will meet you there!

And Pray. Pray. Pray.  This is the longest (so far) trip I’ve been on.  Pray for the families of all that are going–that all stay healthy and safe–so that we can focus on what we are sent to do.

Give them Jesus.

© The Knightly News 2012


Sweet Times-Mother-Daughter’s Retreat

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As we gathered in the condo unit provided to us by dear friends, the worries and stress began to melt away.  (Okay, if I’m going to be REAL honest, it took several hours, a few tears, and a “mother” talk.)

I believe, with all my heart—we are the most blessed daughters (and 1 son, Jeff) on the planet.  Our mother is a treasure—beyond all treasures.

On Saturday we did the unthinkable with Pier Park less than 5 minutes away…we stayed in our jammies until 3 o’clock in the afternoon!  We drank coffee, chia tea, and relaxed.  This was a retreat focused on Him.  The Giver of Life.

As we each poured out some “life issues” we each took turns pouring in to the other one.  And finally, we laid it all down at the foot of the cross.  We prayed—each in turn—for the others in the family.  Every single name was called.  Every single need was mentioned.  Every tear was caught by the Hand that holds us all…..His.

We finally left that afternoon and headed to Pier Park—not necessarily to “shop”, but instead to look (and eat).  Red Robin offered us up some tasty burgers…and of course the “Towering Onion”.   This was such a different retreat—shopping was really not on our minds….we relished time spent together.  The couch—with the glass door facing the gulf was the place to burrow down and rest.  Reflecting as twice a beautiful bird joined us…and y’all….this little bird had a purple necklace on.  Purple feathers laced it’s pretty neck….we noticed.

If you don’t notice things that God puts in your path—shame on you. 

Psalms 37:23-24 says, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall for the LORD holds them by the hand.”  (NLT, emphasis mine)

What an incredibly sweet God we serve.

I know many have noticed the lack of blogs…the reason?  Busy.  Much of my time is spent “writing” things out in my prayer journal, rather than putting them here….it is a time of seasoning—and testing that I’m in right now.  The seasoning is where He is adding things to my heart and spirit—that I pray is bringing Him glory.

Changes are taking place…

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Following Jesus,

Angie

© Angie Knight-The Knightly News 2012.  All rights reserved.