Posts from Cambodia: Monday February 17

We departed for the Angkor temples from our hotel at 8:30am. Our guide was a young man named Khim who led us thru these 1,000 year temples. He said they considered these as the Cambodian Cultural Center. The early people thought they were built by the Gods, but it took

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Posts from Cambodia: Sunday February 16

Sunday – God’s holy day! Breakfast and then took our faithful bus to the Holy Mountain Methodist Church for a Sunday service. There was a small band playing as we arrived. The service began at 8:50 with songs of praise. Linda gave a short sermon on Ruth, which was followed

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Posts from Cambodia: Thursday February 13

Today was a real change of pace for the team.  Instead of working with hundreds of children, as we have for the past four days, we had the pleasure of meeting with 35 or so women at the Horeb Methodist Church, not far from Kampong Spue. The women were gathered

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Posts from Cambodia: Wednesday February 12

When our yellow bus pulled up to the Phnom Dey Methodist Church, it was immediately inundated with children. We’d been told to expect about 100 children for this, our final day of VBS in Kampong Spue province, but at least twice that number was waiting for us – eager to

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Olive Oil Profits donated for 2013!

FUMC recently sent $600 in profits from the sale of Palestinian olive oil to support the work of the Four Homes of Mercy, a project in Palestine which is supported by the United Methodist Church.   Four Homes works with severely disabled children and adults in a residential setting. Members of

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Olive Oil Sale: February 23 in Collins Hall

Global Missions Committee will be selling Palestinian olive oil and other products on February 23 in Collins.  The olive oil is produced by the Canaan Fair Trade Association cooperative and is organic, cold-pressed, and extra virgin.  Profits from the sales are given to United Methodist projects in Palestine.  FUMC recently

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Posts from Cambodia: Tuesday February 11

Tuesday – VBS at Horab Methodist Church, Kampong Speu, Cambodia. Our day began at 9:30 am with approximately 50 lovely children, full of energy and big smiles.  The afternoon count was 80+ kids.  Both sessions were used to tell of God’s love for all his creation.  The children learned how

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Posts from Cambodia: Monday February 10

We started the day with a nourishing breakfast at the White Elephant Restaurant, and then continued on to the Tree of Life Methodist Church, a beautiful, spacious building in the middle of a grove of trees.  There is an adjacent building whi!h houses a Welfare Cultural Center, run by a

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Posts from Cambodia: Sunday February 9

Another beautiful, warm and sunny day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  After a lovely breakfast buffet, we departed our Golden Gate hotel to drive to Kampong Chhnang to visit our assigned Methodist Church. Upon our arrival, our gracious host minister was introduced to us as well as meeting 185 children, of

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