Life-long learning is a strong value
for us. We are always looking for opportunities to sharpen our skills
and stimulate our minds and spirits. This can take the form of a good
book, a seminar that is available here in Cambodia, or even the
sharpening that comes from a good discussion with friends.
Sensing God’s leading to an expanded
role in ministry, the time is right for Tom to pursue some more formal
education. He has been accepted at Wheaton College in the Master of
Arts in Intercultural Studies program. This is a 40 credit course which
he will be able to finish in two summers and two semesters. This study
should enable Tom to build on his past experience in order to be more
effective as a Strategy Catalyst and in helping to raise up
missionaries to the Kuy and other unreached people groups.
We are excited
about this year of studies at Wheaton. God has confirmed this plan by
some specific provisions. We have been accepted for a place in the
Missionary Furlough Homes in Wheaton. These apartments are fully
furnished and provided at a very reasonable rent for missionaries. They
are just a few blocks from campus. Tom has also been honored with the
Billy Graham Center Scholarship which covers the considerable cost of
tuition. We are trusting God that our ministry partners will continue
to give faithfully and generously to provide for our living expenses.
As Tom pursues
graduate studies, Nate and Nikki will have the challenge of new schools
in Wheaton. It is an opportunity for them to become familiar with life
in America and be more prepared for the day when they will be back in
the US on their own.
Coming to the US
June 2011-Jackson, MI
Aug. 2011-Wheaton, IL
Aug. 2012 –Cambodia
We hope to visit with many of you while we are in the US!
You can call us even now at 610 788-2101
(we are 11 hours ahead of EST)
Please pray for our transitions
• Back to school for Tom
• To new schools for Nate and Nikki (Pray for friends. This is a tough change for them as Phnom Penh is home.)
• To a much cooler climate!
Also, continue to ask the Lord of the Harvest for
• Churches in every Kuy village,
• Harvest workers for the Kuy of Thailand and Laos.
Tom and Lynn Newhouse
Strategy Catalysts for the Kuy People
P.O. Box 860548,
Plano, TX 75086-0548