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GRIFFITH GLEANINGS JULY 2020

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-1

GRIFFITH GLEANINGS JULY 2020

During this past month we have had some rest and adventure that has taken us from bicycle tracks and rock art in the Flinders Ranges, walking trails in the Lincoln National Park and whale watching at the head of the Great Australian Bight. What a great privilege we have had these past six months to visit such amazing places as well as eat bread together with so many of our Aussie family and friends in the places where they call home. We are ready within ourselves to return to Cambodia for the next three years. As we write these words we do not know if our return to Cambodia is weeks or months away, but we do experience peace as we seek to make the most of each day we are given, whether or not we remain here in South Australia longer than expected.

To return to Cambodia we require the Australian Government to agree to an exemption to travel, additionally in Cambodia we need to satisfy the Cambodian Government that we do not carry COVID -19 virus infection, that we have medical insurance to a minimum of $50,000 USD and provide a deposit of $3000 each for our potential virus testing and quarantine expenses. And of course our agency seeks to make a wise and careful decision that now is a safe and responsible time to return.

This quick update comes with an invitation:
Are you interested in God’s mission?

If you are passionate about helping other people to find wholeness, completeness and wellbeing in your situation or elsewhere… then click here to consider joining with others to grow in understanding at Global Interactions ‘Strategic Mission Week’. This is a course that Rob and Deb participated in during January and it is available for anyone.

ANSWERED REQUESTS

  • Our four children in their different situations are thriving despite some challenges in this unusual COVID season.
  • The generosity of our supporters blessing us in more than just financial ways.
  • For opportunity for us to take rest and leave recently.

ONGOING REQUESTS

  • For wisdom for our leadership and the board of Global Interaction making many decisions in this challenging, changing season.
  • For a smooth transition to re-engaged with language learning online back with our language nurturers from the Khmer village where we live.
  • For continued patience and creativity around remaining in Australia longer than planned.
  • For doors to open for the unknown length of time of accommodation and connect within the Khmer community of Adelaide.