Our tentative plan is to return to Cambodia six days from now. The plans are tentative because they are dependent on a few things. First, we have to get our birth certificate by this coming Tuesday because we have an appointment at the U.S. embassy on Wednesday to get Emily's passport. If the birth certificate is late, the appointment will have to be pushed back, as will our departure date. If we do get the birth certificate by Tuesday, we are praying that the U.S. embassy will grant us an emergency passport, which would be issued on Thursday or Friday. As long as we can get the passport by Friday no later than 2:00 p.m., we will be good to return on Friday evening. If they will not issue the emergency passport, we will have to wait another week.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Emily Faith Phillips
Praise the Lord, on August 17, 2011, at 6:51 a.m., Emily Faith Phillips was born into the Phillips family. She is our third child, and we thank God for another precious one on whom we can pour out our love, and whom we can bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20.5 inches in length. Praise God, it was, according to Linda, the smoothest delivery of the three she has experienced. Thank you for praying for us.