I came home from Cambodia today…it was an exhausting, fulfilling, life-giving, encouraging, and humbling time all wrapped up in 10 days.
The Lord woke me up one morning to watch the sunrise in Siem Reap. I love how sweet his presence is when everything is still quiet. I couldn’t help but cry as I thought of how faithful my God is and how good his promises are.
Below are some pictures from my time in Cambodia. I spent about a week in Siem Reap, debriefing and teaching a World Race squad.
While I was there, I got to spend time with a good friend of mine who lives there. She took me to a children’s home where she helps young Khmer girls make jewelry to pay for their school. I bought a necklace that was made by Srei Mom, she is 13 years old and has the best childlike spirit!
Then I traveled about 8 hours south to the capital city of Phnom Penh with one of the squad leaders and my co-‘Squadinators’ (it’s what we like to call ourselves…much easier than Squad Coordinator). It rained every single day in the afternoon, to the point where the streets were flooded. But it brought a temporary relief from the scorching heat of the day.
We ate good food, rested, shopped at the markets, rode bikes through the city, and went to New Life Christian Fellowship-a church I worked with over 2 years ago.
And I was able to see a friend from my last visit, which made for a perfect ending to my trip.
SO, I got back to my apartment around 3pm. I then made the mistake of crashing for about 5 hours only making it impossible for me to sleep RIGHT NOW (all night)…
I have done many things while trying to fall asleep…I’ve gone pee several times, made some Bedtime tea, drank it while reading my Bible, made to-do lists, went on facebook, read blogs and commented…
and when I lay my head on the pillow, my mind doesn’t turn off. The only thing left to do is write. So you can thank Jet Lag for this post.
MY WHOLE POINT to this blog was going to be about how I wish that I could be in 5 places at one time. Georgia, Cambodia, San Francisco, Arizona, Honduras…I will take them all, please.
I want to be in Georgia because I love my job and my community. I also love being obedient, and Georgia is where God wants me to be for now. And you can probably see from my time in Cambodia, that I love it there, so why not?!
I want to be in San Francisco because of this amazing lady…
beautiful Lindsay Nelson.
And I want to be in Arizona for many reasons, but especially because of this cutie…
my obsession, also known as my niece Taryn Kate
And then the reason a big part of my heart is still in Honduras is because of this guy…
Cristofer, now 17 years old and living back on the streets.
It’s hard only being able to be in one place…to really settle somewhere, when there are so many people I love in places that are not close at all. I’m thankful that one day, for all of eternity, we will be together…and then 50 or so years apart won’t seem so bad.
If anyone discovers a way to be in several places at once, please remember me and share!
Now that I did not get ONE hour of sleep last night, at least one more blog is posted.