At the Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. (Lou Huesmann, pastor), yesterday the church prayed for Julie Schumacher as she heads to Cambodia to serve with Daughters of Cambodia, a ministry that helps victims of trafficking. (Until recently, Julie as served as director of communications for the Long Beach church.)
Today, Julie’s newsletter made it’s way to in-boxes of her supporters. She wrote:
No one is more surprised than I am that it’s already March.
I have a ticket to leave March 27, which is just a little over two weeks away! One week left of work, sorting, packing, visits to the doctor and the DMV (the DMV was far more painful than going to the doctor for shots), and sweet time with good friends. Some days I feel very overwhelmed and other days I think I’m loosing my mind, trying to keep track of so many details. Then I am confronted afresh with stories like Sophea’s, and all the other hurting girls who need the same opportunity to know they have value, that people genuinely care about them, and that there’s hope, and it’s just the motivation I need! Please pray for my sanity, stamina, and sleep over these next few weeks. All three are lacking a bit.
Here are a few prayer requests she included:
1. Time management! Too much to do and too little time left. Lot’s of people are wanting to connect before I go…I need wisdom for how best to order my days.
2. Pray that I will finish well at work. Just one week to go! My last day is March 14.
3. Please begin praying for my living situation in Cambodia. I want to be within a fairly short walk of the guest house, in a safe neighborhood, at a good rental price. Pray for a trust-worthy and honest landlord.
4. Pray that I will experience God’s presence and assurance in very real and tangible ways over the next two+ weeks. By his mercy, I’ve had no fear or anxiety and I don’t want to start that now!
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