Starting a New Chapter

Titus and Jewel Romdenh are missionaries on homeland ministry assignment working to raise funds to go to Cambodia. Recently, Jewel posted on Facebook about a big life change that many missionaries go through. Read on to find out how they are learning to lean even more on God’s provision.

“Five years ago, I started a new chapter of my life working at Indiana Wesleyan University. Nearly fresh out of college, I was invited to interview for a position that I was neither mature enough nor professional enough to handle. The Lord helped the search committee see something that wasn’t even there. I was hired to replace a woman who was moving with her husband to serve as a missionary in Ghana, Africa. I believed this was God telling me that the job was mine for a time until it was our turn to go [to Cambodia]. By God’s grace I learned, stretched, developed.

“Three weeks ago, Titus and I stepped out in faith and I submitted my resignation. A resignation to the place that has supported my family for five years. The institution has supported my family with a paycheck, but the people have supported my family with so much more. As Administrative Assistant to the Doctorate in Organization Leadership program, God allowed me to serve my faculty and students only to find that many of my students and faculty invested more in me than I could have invested in them. In many ways, my colleagues became my family as I shared with them stories and in exchange they grew to care for my family – offering prayers, gifts, encouragement, and love.

“My time at Indiana Wesleyan University has been marked by personal and professional learning and growth and I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity to have been a member of the SBL, DOL, and SSL teams. I am going to Cambodia a better person because of the contributions that have been made to my personal and spiritual development while at IWU.

“Tomorrow is my last day at IWU. Starting Monday morning, I will be a full-time missionary – raising awareness for the Great Commission and raising support for our ministry in Cambodia.”

This is a big change for the Romdenhs. Will you take some time today to pray for them in this time of transition and increased dependence on God’s leading in their lives? If you are feeling the Holy Spirit’s nudging, will you also consider giving to their ministry to help them finish raising their funds so they can go to Cambodia?

Get Involved Today

So much good content is going out on our missionaries’s different ministry blogs. There are many more good blogs than the ones highlighted here, so check them out at missioncentral.wordpress.com. These posts focus on praises, requests, ministry updates, and how you can get involved. Are you ready to go make a difference on a work team? Read what God’s doing in the world, and then find a way to join the cause.

Ganeys at Tenwek-

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“About a week ago, we celebrated the fourth class of residents to graduate from the Surgical Training Program at Tenwek. It was so exciting to see four very qualified, godly residents finish their training well. What an encouraging highlight in the midst of some very hard weeks. Please keep praying about the doctors’ strike in Kenya. We haven’t seen any movement toward a resolution. The patients are suffering and those still working are growing weary.”

Romdenhs in Cambodia-

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“On February 4th, Sophear turned two-years-old and on March 16th, she had surgery to close a hole in her heart. It was a very scary time for us, but we felt so supported! There were people all around the world praying for Sophear and for us! During the days and weeks leading up to and following Sophear’s surgery, we were reminded in a very real way of two important truths: 1) God is a big God and 2) He loves our precious daughter, His precious daughter. I’m reminded of the lyrical line ‘I’m no longer a slave to fear, for I am a child of God!!’ It is with confidence in this truth that I am able to go to Cambodia.”

Adventures in Chaos- Solheims

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“I’m not the only parent who has ever had to say goodbye to an only son, but today it sure feels like it. Tonight when I hug Nick goodbye, it will hurt more than any other time before. I know it’s part of being a parent to let your kids go. But what about when you’re the one going? Sending him off somehow seems easier.”

Beyond Rivers- Hidugs

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“At the end of this month (December 2016) I will mark 10 years since I left home, Eritrea. Helen will have a few more months to go after me to complete 10 years. We lived most of that period as refugees.”

Life Between the Trees- WGM Compassion

“Linda Spriegel, a WGM missionary in Kenya at Tenwek Hospital, shares in this post about the Tenwek Orphan ministry and some of the challenges they faced this past year. What should the response of the Church be to orphans and impoverished families?  There is more and more discussion on the global front about doing away with orphanages and empowering families to adopt. We’d love to hear your thoughts as you read and process Linda’s story in regard to the care of orphans.”

New Year’s Race to Double Gifts

Titus and Jewel Romdenh need your help to take advantage of a time-sensitive opportunity to raise funds for their ministry. In recognition of a special Cambodian holiday, Khmer New Year, a donor has promised to match all new financial gifts that Titus and Jewel receive April 14–30!

Cambodian people jump in bags to play game during the 3days Villages Festival at Prek Thloeng villages, outskirt of Phnom Penh on April 6, 2014. Village Festival is a Cambodian old way of celebrating festival by villager at pagoda to welcome the Khmer New Year from April 14 to 16 and praying for the happiness and luck for their villages.

“Cambodian people jump in bags to play game during the 3 days Villages Festival at Prek Thloeng villages, outskirt of Phnom Penh on April 6, 2014. Village Festival is a Cambodian old way of celebrating festival by villager at pagoda to welcome the Khmer New Year from April 14 to 16 and praying for the happiness and luck for their villages.”

“Visit www.wgm.org/romdenh to make a monthly commitment or give a one-time gift. Every dollar up to $2,500 will be matched! Would you consider supporting our ministry to bring Hope, Life, and Good News to the Cambodian people?

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Cambodian people play another game during the 3 days Villages Festival.

“Pledging is a commitment that a supporter makes to give a certain amount of money to our ministry on a regular basis. Some of you are already giving — thank you for being obedient to the call God has laid on your hearts to be a part of our ministry!! If you are interested in becoming a financial partner, here are the easiest ways to join our team:

1. Go to www.wgm.org/romdenh and fill out the form for a recurring donation.
2. Request a prayer card from us, fill out the detachable post card, and mail it back to World Gospel Mission.

“You can start your donations today, or you can indicate when you would like to begin your contributions. Since our goal is to be back in Cambodia by March 2017, you could pledge today to begin your regular support at the beginning of the New Year. Regardless of when you can begin your financial support, or how large or small your pledge is, the pledge is a blessing! We cannot return to Cambodia until 100% of our monthly support is pledged.

“If you have any questions, call us, text us, Facebook us, or e-mail us at titus.romdenh@wgm.org.”

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