I’m pretty disappointed in myself, I have no updated this thing in a long time! At least it seems so. And that is not cool.. so here I am. Even though I am sick at home, I decided the least I can do is update my beloved word press.
The last two months I have gone to Cambodia twice. The first was for interim in which I spent a week helping build a sand volleyball court, I had a great time. The second was the mission trip we had this past weekend.
As many of you know, it had been very frustrating weeks before this trip. Lots of confusion, change of plans and frustrations for both the Hong Kong side and the Cambodia side of things. In the end, we had 18 people on this trip and it worked out great!
I really don’t know how to explain this mission trip. It was different than the others, to be honest I was a little worried in the beginning because of the different people in our group. Many of us didn’t know each other, never hung out at school, and some of us didn’t have a very good impression on others.
We went for three nights and three days. We arrived around noon time on Saturday and left Tuesday just before noon time. During that time we were there, we were extremely busy, every minute we had something to do but it was all worth it. The places we went to, the people that we saw and interacted with. Embarrassing ourselves at the Youth Gatherings on Sunday, making the Cambodian people laugh. From laughing to being serious. Giving our testimonies and something that’s straight from our heart.
Many of us would agree that this trip have been more surprising and unexpected that ever. Many of us have come home a different person. We have learned about each other and all our God given gift, grown to enjoy each others company, grown in our spiritual walk and relationship with God.
God has really set Cambodia in my heart. That is one of my favorite places in the whole world now. The people there are amazing, though I am sure If I am there long enough, it will change, but nonetheless, it is such a beautiful place. God is amazing, God has gotten through to many people, opened many people’s heart and built a relationship. Over and over again, we learn to trust him. and yet, so many times we want to do things our own way and push Him away.
My mind is all over the place right now. Thinking about so many things about the trip, about everything. So my writing is also kind of all over the place, but that’s okay. Just know this: Cambodia is amazing and God is great. I miss the place and the people so much.
Loving in Christ, Joanne.