And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kampuchea!

I'm back in New Zealand. It truly is a blessing to be back at the YWAM base for some R&R before heading back home. When I arrive back in Flint I will have been on 22 flights, traveled through 8 countries, and learned a little bit of four different languages (Mauri, Arabic, Hebrew, and Khmer). This post isn't to reflect on my entire time overseas because I'm not sure I can truly reflect until I am back at home. This post is about what God did in Cambodia. God does crazy things everyday. Miracles in fact. I was so blessed by my time in Kampuchea. So here's the quick overview:
Hot.
Prayer filled.
Eye opening.
Strangely familiar.
Lots of card games. (which i lost at)
Humid.
Ant bites.
Moto rides.
Confirmation.
God ordained.
At first, I wasn't quite sure what I was doing there. As I look back now, I can see that God definitely anointed the path for me to go there and He had a clear purpose for my time there.
It was a time for me to pray.
For Daughters of Cambodia. For the lovely girls I lived with. For the people of Cambodia. For the women, children, and lady boys involved in the sex trade. And even for the path God is leading me down next.
It was a time for me to encourage and serve.
Painting walls. Creating a compilation of organizations in Cambodia. Writing cards. Passing out Bible verses. Baking cookies. Helping select quotes for a book. Cleaning bathrooms. And other random activities.
It was a time to thank God.
For bringing me back to Asia-to the continent and people I love. For peace and confirmation about heading to grad school in the fall. For giving me a season of rest before starting grad school. For all that He has graciously and miraculously provided in the past seven months. For loving me beyond my understanding. For being the God of justice even when I don't understand everything that takes place in this world.
It was a time of that I was incredibly blessed by. And my prayer is that God blessed others through me as well.
Peace and love.
See you in 3 days America :)
Katie

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