Hey everybody, we wanted to introduce ourselves as members of the Cambodia team. We are the Davises: Elloa and Mike. We enjoy long walks on the beach and talking at length about how in love we are. 🙂 Just kiddin;, we are definitely in love, but we’re not that nauseating about it. We are, however, crazy excited about this trip, about being a part of this team, and about experiencing this together. What Elloa is most looking forward to is spending quality time with and loving on some amazing kids. What Mike is most looking forward to is teaching kids about how they fit into God’s big story of creation.
Thank you guys so much for keeping up with us and praying for us. We are truly blessed. Here are some updated prayer points.
Children at the Orphanage:
*Please pray that the Christmas message that we are bringing them will stick and makes a lasting impact on these children.
*That their hearts become softer so that they will continuously be open to the gospel. Whether they have already accepted Jesus or are just learning about Him. Please pray that their hearts are filled with God’s love constantly.
*Pray that they understand that they are fearfully and wonderfully made(Ps 139:14). That they were not mistakes and that each one has a purpose. That they are lovable and belong to their heavenly Father.
*For healing of any wounds they may have gotten from losing their parents or their parents giving them up. Breaking any chains of bondage or any lies that the enemy has planted into them. Please pray that they can overcome any obstacles while developing into a loving adult, including any traumatic experiences that haunt they have been through.
*Pray for their futures. For these children to develop into young adults who pursue Jesus with all their hearts. That they can be successful in all their endeavors whether it be college, training, or work. Give them wisdom and talent beyond their imagination. Plant dreams that are God sized. That they have amazing success in whatever field they go into. That they can glorify God in everything that they do. That they can give back and serve, whether it be with other orphans or whatever God puts on their hearts.
*Pray that they can raise families with unconditional love, even though they didn’t have this love from their own families. That they can break the cycle of broken families.
*Healing over any physical ailments they may have.
*For the older children who are reaching the age limit to stay in the orphanage. Life is usually very tough for these children once they are left to fend for themselves at a young age.
Prayer for the team
*Please pray that our hearts become prepared for the trip. That they become soft and that we start to feel more love and compassion for the children we will be serving.
*Please pray for team unity. That our relationship gets closer and that we can encourage, rely, comfort, and pray for each other.
*For flexibility as the unexpected comes up during the trip. That we are joyful in whatever situation we face.
*That our dependence on God grows more and more as the trip comes to a near.
*That we start to see more of God’s vision for this trip.
*Pray against any spiritual attacks that will come, because the enemy wants to impede whenever people are trying to advance the gospel or pursue God more. Pray for anything whether it be hurts or sin that may be coming between us and God which would hinder the trip.
*That we grow spiritually through quiet times and times spent preparing for and on the trip. And that we are stretched and refined during this process. Please pray for more and more desire to seek God.
* More trust and patience in God to meet our fundraising. God will provide. May we believe that we will be provided with even more so that we can give to the orphanage.
*Pray for each team to have fun, work well together, and glorify God. Curriculum: Mike, Elloa, Lisa Arts/Crafts: Kristie, Anna, Saegye Sports: Stuart, Dominique, Zach.
*Pray for our leaders to have wisdom and discernment. And be able to handle any pressure.
*And most importantly, pray that the reason for us to be on this trip is to glorify our Father and to worship Him.
Prayer for New Life Church:
*Please pray that the staff and volunteers at New Life Church can shine the light into their hearts of these children everyday, even when it gets tough.
*That they have the energy and strength to take care of these children. Pray for the health of the members of the church who are involved in this ministry. That they get adequate rest and healing from sickness.
*That they are fed spiritually and that they are constantly refreshed so that they can provide and love on these children. That someone is discipling them and are growing spiritually.
*That they are blessed financially so that they can continue to bless others with their resources.
*That when they are running to God when they are spiritually attacked and that nothing gets a hold on them.
*That their families are blessed.
*That revival happens at this church and spreads like fire through their community and throughout the nation.
So turns out Lil King David is a she. She has been renamed Autumn. In the adoption description it says she’s a American Staffordshire Terrier [Mix]. She seems to be doing well and I hope to visit her soon. Hopefully Autumn gets adopted by a loving owner who will raise her and take good care of her. All of the children we will be serving yearn so deeply for loving parents to do the same. Can’t imagine what feels like being abandoned and getting your hopes up every time someone comes by because it might be your day but leaving without you.
Here’s some adoption information for Autumn
Autumn, pictured here at 4 wks. DOB 10/3 with her foster nursing mama Chikira and 4 step-brothers DOB 10/6. She was found in a box with umbilical cord still attached at a gas station downtown ATL. Bottle fed for a week or so and found Chikira to help socialize and nurse from… She will be available after December 3rd sometime for pre-adopt – email for application. Foster mom: Julie – 770-329-4742 and email: email@example.com
If you or someone you know wants to adopt her:
During our trip we will be doing arts/crafts with the kids at the orphanage. We are in need of some general supplies that don’t need to be specifically picked out by us. As far as arts/crafts, we need markers, scissors, glue sticks, crayons, white chinese take out boxes, sidewalk chalk. All items must be new. There are about 30 or so children at the orphanage that we will be at. The pastor of New Life Church also said that the children could use other items such as toothbrushes, barrettes for the girls, etc. If there is anything else you can think of please contact me first so that we can see if it’s needed and if we can carry it. If you want to donate supplies, please contact Saegye @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-513-4190.