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Cambodia Trip Itinerary

Greeting, RCC! Here’s a rough schedule of how we will spend our time in Cambodia. FYI: Cambodia is 12 hours ahead of Chicago; Seoul is 14 hrs ahead. For the Kids Camp, we have been told to expect 200-250 kids, who speak Khmer. There will be 15 of us, who don’t speak Khmer! Haha. Prayers appreciated and needed! Monday, Sept 9 12:25 p.m. Depart Chicago.   Korean Air…

Cambodia Prayer Points

As we get ready to embark on our Cambodian adventure, we covet your prayers for the following: – That God would speak and shine through our teachings We will be teaching 200+ kids along with the staff of teachers at the school. – Seeds planted among the youth and teachers – Smooth and effective translation We will have translators but we need God’s…

Learn More about Cambodia and Jumpah

Redeemer Community, To learn more about Cambodia and Jumpah specifically, please see the links below! Main website   jumpah.org Facebook page   facebook.com/adventurecambodia Videos from Jumpah Welcome to the Jumpah School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gvij9oQ100 VBS video — More Kids in School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rozw5tvrLzU&t=7s School video with…

The Need for a Church

Written by Travis Pyykkonen Gathered together in the Poel’s living room, we had just finished planning all the activities for the Cambodia kids camp and I was filled with excitement. I was starting to imagine the joy of creating real relationships with these kids through fun songs, games, and storytelling. Confident in the good news of Jesus, I anticipated the…

Why Cambodia?

Written by Tim Tatum Dear Redeemer Community, Why are we sending a team to Cambodia? Chai lived in and was saved at the Jumpah orphanage/school. He is now crying out to God for a church! Redeemer Community, we might be God’s answer! Jodi and I met Chai more than 10 years ago (see picture) on our visit to Jumpah. Chai came to live at the Jumpah orphanage when he was…

2 Samuel Sermon Series: Broken & Beloved

This autumn, we’ll follow the epic story of King David in 2 Samuel. As you probably know, David is a Beloved King. Actually, his name literally means “beloved.” God’s people love him. More importantly, God loves him. But what about his relationship with Bathsheba? What about all of the violence? What about all of the chaos that surrounds his life,…

Kickoff Sunday 2019

Can you believe summer is drawing to a close and the new school year is here!? This Sunday, Aug. 25, we will celebrate the new school year with a few special events. Come bright and early at 9:30 to enjoy some donuts and coffee and mingle with familiar faces and new ones. We will be launching our Redeemer Kids classes during the church service for all kids up to 5th…

Acts 29 Global Gathering 2019

Two weeks ago, Katie and I were at the Acts 29 Global Gathering in Orlando, along with Josh & Kimberly Anderson and Kyle & Coleen Gennicks. We came home much more excited to be involved in this church-planting network. Here are a few of the things I found energizing: 1) We saw more clearly than ever that Acts 29 truly is a diverse and global church-planting…

Youth Camp 2019

Thank you to all who prayed for our Youth Camp at the beginning of June. It was a success! God’s Word was delivered through His faithful servants, relationships were deepened, hearts were softened by God’s Word through His Spirit, deep theological questions were asked, weary leaders were strengthened for the week, marshmallows were toasted, kiddie pools were…

8 Ways to Pray for Summer Camp This Week

In less than 24 hours, a bunch of middle schoolers, high schoolers, and youth leaders are heading down to our church’s annual youth camp. We’ll spend three and a half days together with bonfires and a frog-filled pond and lots of sweat. When Redeemer started doing summer camps six years ago, I was skeptical. Was a noisy, sweaty, goofy week really that helpful? But when we…

Youth Camp

Youth Camp- possibly the highlight of the summer- is just around the corner! Youth who are entering the 7th grade in the fall up to 12th grade are invited to join us June 3-6 at Dickson Valley Camp for singing, bonfires, games, other splendid camp activities, and most importantly, hearing from God’s Word. We will wrap up our study of the Sermon on the Mount, which we have…