Meanwhile, back in Texas…

As a child, I loved reading a book called “Meanwhile Back at the Ranch” by Trinka Hakes Noble. As I sat down to write this post, that book title came to mind. Many of you may not have known, but in the middle of March we were informed by the Department of Homeland Security via email if we wanted to fly into the US from another country, now was the time to do it or plan on staying indefinitely. We knew we wanted to be in the US for the summertime to reconnect and refresh, so John and Luke went to the travel office and changed our tickets to fly out the next day. The next 24 hours were a whirlwind, but by God’s grace, we were able to get on the flight we wanted and off we went.

After a flight cancellation in Seattle, we arrived in Texas to a much different Texas than we remembered two years ago. So here we are in Texas, rotating every two weeks between the Phifer’s house and the Rice’s house. It’s been a big adjustment for us. Luke is doing remote learning through Google Classroom and daily emails sent home by the wonderful Mrs. Stanley. Ashley is teaching remotely through video recordings, live Zooms at night (morning in Cambodia) and daily emails with the listed assignments. We are thankful for the time with our family even though some times we are a little antsy to get out and do things we miss.

We don’t know what the future holds. Our plan is to return to Cambodia mid-July if we are allowed to return, currently the border is closed to Americans.  Please be in prayer with us. We would love to meet with all of you while we are here so we can share with you the good work the Lord is doing in Cambodia but it may not be possible… but we do know this, God is not done with us. So meanwhile, back in Texas, we wait…

3 thoughts on “Meanwhile, back in Texas…

  1. Good morning Phifers family, welcome back home. Sometimes when Jesus was on earth we read He would encounter with His family while doing the ministry. Take this moment as God prepared for you to be with your entire family. Yes still Jesus will continue His ministry when the family were present. My prayer is that God may use you here in Texas as He used you over seas for His Name sake. Keep the faith and remember He says He has plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11. And His plan is perfect for you at this time like these. 🙏🙏🙏. I love you 3 and will keep praying for your ministry. Blessings. Mary

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  2. Hope we will get to see you sometime, even from a distance! I know your parents are so happy you are home. Happy Mother’s Day a little early! Cora

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