February 20, 2020

Isaiah 41:10 (BBE) - Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support. 

Our God is a God of detail and it's clear He has been involved in every step to launch this retreat.  Through long layovers, cancelled flights, and shifting shuttle schedules, he safely brought three waves of volunteers to Sihanoukville on Tuesday to begin the preparations for the Cambodia Haven Retreat.  The travel began the process of bonding and connection that will empower all of the women in attendance to continue working in their various fields. Those that arrived earlier were able to enjoy some of the delicious local cuisine and see how God is already working in this country.  Praise Him for equipping workers to reach all of His children. 
Beth, our motivational speaker, kicked off the training by reminding us of the story of Jericho and how God...

February 19, 2020

John 8:12 - Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."

With the morning's light, Debi, our worship leader, reminded us all that we are the daughters of a King and as royalty we are called to be bold, be strong, and use our voice to live in righteousness and serve where we are called. Like Esther, we are called to humble ourselves in order to share God's love and fulfill His kingdom assignments. We cannot simply bask in comfort, but must sacrifice self to find our true identity in Him. We then spent time praying for the participants and one another. The prayers of those reading this are just as critical for the success of this retreat and we appreciate the sacrifice of your time. Know that we are one big team working together to shine God's love in Cambodia.
For lunch, we visited a local restaurant owned by a Korean Christian. She is trying to bring light and comfort...

February 13, 2020

The retreat starts today! As Thailand is about 12 hours ahead of the US (give or take a few hours depending on the time zone), please pray that the women who are attending will feel welcomed and wanted the moment they set foot in the hotel and are greeted by the Azmera team. Pray for good rooming assignments where the women will connect with their roommate and feel as though they have met a long-lost friend. Pray for the initial session as the women get to know one another and share parts of the stories. Pray for the extended time of worship and prayer, that the Holy Spirit will move mightily in the lives and hearts of the women, that hearts will be softened and truth can be vocally spoken where it is needed to be heard.

K - Pray for their transition with organizations they’re with, as they move from one that left them feeling uncared for and unsupported that they would find community and support within the new organization. Ask for wisdom as they continue to walk the mission field, tha...

February 12, 2020

Pray for the Hair Stylists and Massage Therapists - Anna, Sandra, Janie and Robin as they work with their hands to bring refreshment over the bodies of the women they will be serving; ask for the spaces they are working in to be set apart as holy and protected and that their physical acts be seen as tangible love and worship.

Pray for the pedicure and prayer team - Karla, Barb and Beth, as they love on the women through tangible acts of service, that each pair of feet they minister to will feel loved and beautiful. Pray for the conversations and prayer that take place in this room to be filled with the goodness of God, to be encouraging and for hope to be given where it is needed the most.

MA - Pray that the time she has away from ministry and life to attend this Haven Retreat would be lifegiving and refreshing. As she comes to this place to be restored, pray that her heart would be softened towards the things God wants to speak to her, that her ears would be open to what He has to say,...

February 11, 2020

Pray for the counseling team - Charlene, Alicia and Tori as they prepare to meet with women; pray they would lean into God and allow Him to lead the conversations as they speak truth in kindness and love. Pray God would guard their mouths against any word that is not from Him.

Pray for Dawn, Heather and Tary as they lead the Create stations and Breakaway Sessions. Ask that they would yield their expectations and desire to Jesus and allow Him to lead as they share what He has given them. Pray that the Create stations would be fun and filled with a light spirit and that the love of God would be refreshing and breathtaking to all who step into the space.

V - Pray for her as she just feels tired and is recognizing some areas from her childhood that affect life today. Pray that she would look to Jesus to be the place where she finds rest for her soul and would be eager to meet with Him and allow Him to give peace and restoration. Ask for a hedge of protection around her heart and mind as she...