WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Greg needs help making new church appointments and quick!  Find out more about what's happening and how you can support Crossing Cambodia.
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Before getting to the news about Crossing Cambodia I need to ask for your help.  In another week I will be heading back to the US on a solo fundraising trip.  Originally I was planning to spend several weeks in Texas but because of Tropical Storm Harvey I've had to cancel several appointments and as a result I've only got 2 confirmed church visits out of 5 Sundays in the US.

With short notice and Hurricane Irma dominating national attention right now it's proving very difficult to get new appointments lined up.  If ANYONE is willing to have me come visit their church, share, and seek support for our ministry I will make a definite effort to get out to where you are!

This is perhaps a big opportunity to help us without committing a large sum financially!  If you are a pastor would you be willing to let me share on a Sunday morning at your church and take a door offering?  If you are not a pastor what I need is a personal introduction from you to your pastor or mission committee.  Its incredibly difficult to get my foot in the door with new churches and even more so on short notice so it really does take the help of someone already a part of that church.

If I can't line up a couple more churches for visits I will likely have to cut my trip short in order to avoid this trip posing a loss to our ministry, even then I'll need to pay a penalty to change my plane tickets.  So any leads or contacts are greatly appreciated.

September 24 - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
                           Centennial, CO
October 8 - ACTS Church Leander
                    Austin, TX

Please prayerfully consider having me as a missionary guest at your church to help support Crossing Cambodia!

Back to School

Has it already been 4 years?  In August of 2013 we enrolled a handful of street children in school.  Now over 4 years later we have 25 children that we care for in preschool all the way up through grade 5!  It is a huge testament to God's provision that we've made it this far and get to see how these children are growing up and how He continues to work in their lives and the lives of their families.  Sponsoring children to attend school has become the cornerstone of our ministry as it enables us to care for these children and seek out personal opportunities to share the Love of Christ with them daily.  It is through these close relationships that we hope that one day they will come to know who Christ really is.

We ask your prayers as we embark on another year of school.  That the children we work with will continue to see the benefits of going to school and that our staff will have many opportunities to share the Love of Christ with these kids.



So every year that we have been serving these children we've taken them on a trip as a reward when they successfully pass their grade levels.  It originally started as desperate attempt to bribe kids into staying in school, its turned into a tradition that our staff and children look forward to every year now.

This year we went to the beach in Sihanoukville for 3 days.  For many of the kids it was their first time to see the sea and they gleefully ate seafood and played on the sand.  This trip is lots of fun, but it also is part of our ongoing mission to care for and love these children like a family.  Because it is through the loving relationships and joyful memories that we have opportunities to share the Gospel message with these children!

4 years together.  Hoping for many more!
When you get the first glimpse in your life of the sea!

Working Towards a Farm

At present we are hard at work trying to develop a farm ministry.  Over the next several years we are hoping to raise $30k for development of the farm and an additional $60k to possibly make the farm into a permanent home for Crossing Cambodia!

Want to know more?  Download our 2017 Project and Vision Report for all the details!


A special thanks to everyone who took care of our family while we were travelling together in the US this past July.  It was a good trip and a good time with our family as we brought Elena to meet her grandmother and grandfather.  On July 10th we had Elena baptized with our family present and my sister Adrienne and her husband Ryan becoming Elena's Godparents.

Now back in Cambodia, Richard and Julianne have also started school.  This year Richard is starting 1st Grade while Julianne continues on in preschool.  Sinuon and I also got to celebrate our 9th anniversary together on September 12th.  When I first left for Cambodia some 11 years ago I could not have imagined I'd still be here with a beautiful wife and family!

I've been busy trying to make sure Sokly and the staff at Crossing Cambodia have everything they need for the new school year and have been working on developing the farm project.  We've worked out all the lease details for the farm property with the landowner and I am now getting everything in order to start growing our first vegetable by the end of the year.  Please pray that God will continue to put the resources necessary in place for us as we pursue this awesome ministry opportunity!

Sinuon has also been very busy as she's finding herself mentoring many younger Cambodian women who are becoming new mothers.  It was a bit of a surprise at first but many young women around us are becoming distrustful of the old wives' tales and questionable medical and coming to Sinuon for advice about raising children and what to do when they are sick.  I've found myself researching lots of basic medical advice for her as she tries to explain why children don't always need antibiotics for colds and how to dose our Tylenol and Ibuprofen when they have a fever.  Please pray for Sinuon as this could be a way in which we can minister to the community around our home.

  • For Greg to be able to salvage his fundraising trip.
  • God's blessings on all the kids as they go back to school!
  • Guidance for the staff at Crossing Cambodia as they serve the street children.
  • Thanksgiving that we were able to take the street children to the beach and have fun!
  • God's guidance as we look towards developing a farm to help kids and take our first steps toward making the ministry self-sustaining.
  • Thanksgiving for a safe return to Cambodia
  • Sufficient financial support for all our long-term volunteers: the Brooks Family, the Lobato Family, and the Holz Family


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Supports Greg Holz and his family with their costs of living as missionaries here.
Do you want to join our team in Cambodia?

Are you good at using email, Twitter, and Facebook?

We are looking for someone to help with communications!
We are seeking an intern (6 months or more) or a long-term volunteer who can help us manage our ministry communication.

This will include...
- Managing social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

- Working to compile and get newsletters sent out in a timely fashion

- Creating regular child sponsorship reports for donors

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