Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good News!!!

Jesus is Lord of all the Earth!    Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord!! Amen!!  
Avin and myself are so excited to play a small part in what God is doing in SE Asia!! After our fundraiser on June 24th, we feel really supported by so many people who love the Lord and care about what He is doing all over the world!! 
Tim Lindberg and Crystal Asplend blessed us with some great folk music, the Thai and Khmer food was amazing, but more importantly, we just loved seeing many of you and being able to thank you face to face for getting behind us as a couple.   Thank you as well to many of you who gave so generously at the fundraiser! 2300 dollars was raised for the work in Cambodia, praise God!!
Avin and myself will be quitting our restaurant jobs in the next week and a half, and focusing entirely on writing courses for our teaching stints at ‘Impact School of Missions’ in Bangkok ,Thailand, as well as continuing to fundraise and share at different churches. 
In July we will be sharing at Vernon Full Gospel Tabernacle,  Coquitlam Community Church and Osoyoos Pentecostal, as well as a fundraiser in Kelowna and 3 Hills, Alberta.  
We are still believing God for 25 percent ( 1,300 dollars) to come in, in the form of monthly support.   Please be believing God with us for this last amount to be raised.
We would love to see many of you this summer so don’t be shy!! Email us or give us a call. Would be great to get together!!
Joel and Avin

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Can you taste it?!

We have updated our blog,, and wanted to post it here for you all as well!

We are so close!! We can taste the Thai food and feel the heat on our skin! Praise God!

Traveling to Victoria
To be honest, for Joel and I, nothing much has changed over the last few months. You have heard it all before, working, fundraising, etc…BUT all of this working, fundraising, etc. has paid off and things are getting ready to change. Joel and I will officially be finishing our jobs at the Vault and the Washington Ave Grill at the end of June. We have been so blessed to have been a part of such an amazing “family” and have been able to work through all the changes God has brought in our lives over the last 2 years! Now we are at 70% of our budget needs and, with the next few commitments that have been promised, we will hit that 75% and will be ready to book our flights back to SEA!

God has heard all of our, and your, prayers for an August departure date, and it looks like that is what is going to happen. We are planning for the end of August, allowing us time to land in Bangkok, teach at the ‘Impact School of Missions’ for the month of September and head to Cambodia in October to start our new life there! That means we will celebrate our one year anniversary in our new home!!!

We want to thank all of you who have heard our hearts, heard from God and have chosen to be a part of this journey – really, our hearts cannot say thank you enough. We hope to see you all at the June 24th Fundraiser to celebrate and share together.

So stay tuned as details unfold, this is only the beginning…your prayers and love are so needed and appreciated!