by Adam on January 8, 2013 in Mission Trips
I wanted to see a new country, far from where I currently live, but not just as any old tourist, I wanted to see how the people really lived. As I began investigating various options the doors clearly opened for Cambodia. The purpose in mind was not only to live with the locals but offer my support to the local missionaries in any way possible. Rapidly, doors continued to open up and before long, a great idea turned into reality. Looking back on the trip, it’s easy to wonder if I really accomplished what God desired me to. Why did I go six thousand miles simply to live with the people and construct a building and hang out with the locals? Perhaps I will not know the full extent of the trip, but I’m reminded of the prophet Jeremiah. He worked extremely hard his entire life, while seeing very little, if any fruits of his labor, yet he was used by God in a powerful way.
One thing I know for sure: God has many people in Cambodia. Many of them may not understand the plan of Salvation, but seeing the faithfulness of the local Adventists and joy on the children’s faces shows that the Holy Spirit is working on the hearts of the Cambodian people. There is still a huge amount of work to be done, but the Light is slowly growing brighter.
Here is just a small sample of the beauty of Cambodia and those living there.