I’m happy to announce that we opened our third nightcare center in Cambodia this week!! It was extremely exciting to have our team here with this opening so they could see the infancy of a center opening (no pun intended). Our first night we were ready & eager to welcome babies & toddlers & there were a few interested moms but because nightcare is such a new idea, we only had curious moms – which was a really good start because any mom worth her salt is going to check out the place & people who might look after her baby / toddler.
The second night, we had I think like 8 babies!!!!!!!! That was totally AMAZING!!!!! The rest of the week, we’ve continued to visit the neighborhood for this center & the moms are continuing to bring their babies – YAHOOO!!!
During my last night in Cambodia, I visited this neighborhood & invited the moms to come to our nightcare centre, loving on them & I even got to snuggle a newborn, 15 day old little girl. Such hope, life & potential, eager to drink in genuine love, like you & me.
I’m leading our first Saving Moses team trip & we are in Cambodia working with our nightcare work & it’s awesome!! I was reflecting in my heart this morning as we were flying into Cambodia how God had placed the dream of nightcare into my heart, made it become a reality & now I get to introduce our team to God’s amazing work & love demonstrated 6nights a week to the least of the least – babies & toddlers of sex workers. Tonight was our first night & I think everyone had an amazing time albeit jet lagged & hazy. As we go to sleep tonight, I’m thanking God for being the tangible & continuous expression of Genuine Love. Thanks for reading this & I pray that you think of Gods astounding love for you as you go through your day 🙂
I’m really pumped because today is the launch of something new & uber cool with Saving Moses!! We are taking our first ever Saving Moses Team Adventure where we get to join our nightcare work in Cambodia! We have 15 people joining this adventure for the next week & we’ll be doing all kinds of cool stuff! Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome updates, pictures, fresh & new points of view (POV) & possibly an occassional short video. Our team is from various places in the US but we’re united in heart to join in to help with our nightcare work in Cambodia. If you’re into the hashtag thing, you can follow along with #nightcare 🙂
!We just finished around 24 hours of travel, plus or minus so I’m a little hazy around the edges 🙂
We are here for a week, combining our church mission trip & some Saving Moses work I need to do with our nightcare efforts, so this will be a really cool trip! My family is with me, so that’s a HUGE bonus!
Here are some helpful travel trips when you going for long hours &/or multiple time zones:
*drink lots of water – airplanes can be very dehydrating
*be flexible – dont expect things to be like they are at home
*stay positive – nothing ruins a trip faster than complaining
*look for opportunities to meet new people & be a blessing, within the framework of your travel host / sched
Be sure to check back with me lots this week as I’m planning to do lots of updates with our Saving Moses work!
This upcoming week, I’m WAY EXCITED because I get to visit our first nightcare facility in Cambodia with Saving Moses!! We’ve been running our nightcare program now for a little over a year & I’m so excited about our growth and our future opportunities – WAY EXCITED!! If you’re not familiar with nightcare with Saving Moses, this is where we provide care during the evening & night for the babies of prostitutes while their moms work. Nightcare for these babies meets a very urgent need for because there’s no viable care available for them while their moms are working. Over the past year, we’ve grown and matured so I’m crazy excited to return to Cambodia next week, visit our babies and look into the possibilities of even expanding and opening a new facility. So follow me on this really cool journey and let’s see what genuine love looks like for Saving Moses in the form of nightcare 🙂
I’ve traveled quite a bit in my life & when I go overseas, it feels pretty seamless to me. So when I get to travel with people who have never been out of the country, it’s always interesting to get to watch their reactions & observations. What I’ve found to be super powerful is to watch my various friends who go with me on Saving Moses trips to see how God opens their eyes & changes them. With this in mind, please check out this link of one of our video guys to get his insights on our trip to Cambodia last month: Lance Goes to Cambodia
We are finishing our time in Cambodia & this has been a really amazing trip. It is absolutely fantastic to watch God’s hands move, organize, facilitate & connect. I’ve met some very incredible people, being used by God in many different, life-changing ways. I have to say that whenever I leave this country, I’m always captivated by the people here – such grace, poise, warmth, care & love.
In relation to saving Moses, it looks like we have some really good relationships with whom we can move forward over the course of the next few months to begin implementing the plans for nightcare. I’m leaving here feeling very encouraged about the future of nightcare w saving Moses in Cambodia. I’ll keep you posted on our progress here as I anticipate to seeing nightcare getting launched possibly by the end of this year 🙂
God takes the definition of “good” and puts His “infinite & extreme” stamp on the human expression of “good”.