We arrived safely in Siem Reap, Cambodia with our 21 bags intact and ready to start our adventure after flying 22 hours and losing February 1st forever.
Our bags contain the supplies we need to meet physical needs in local villages while opening doors to hopefully meet spiritual needs as well. Our final destination is Poipet Cambodia, home to 160,000 of the poorest of the poor.
Poipet is full of women and children who struggle daily to survive by whatever means possible. In fact, many adults travel across the Thai border for days at a time to find work, leaving their children alone and vulnerable. This is why our friends Steve and Noit Hyde have dedicated their lives to protecting and caring for these children.
Over the next two weeks our focus will be playing games with the children and loving the people in the village. We brought sports equipment for the orphans at Imparting Smiles, baby quilts, and prenatal vitamins for the women. Included in our supplies — simple over-the-counter items like Tylenol and Advil. These medications are the primary means of treating illness and are otherwise unavailable in Cambodia.
Along with 21 bags full of supplies, we are bringing days of love and a message of hope that can only be found in Christ.
And this is our hope — to live out the ancient words of Micah 6:8, “to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.”
Great post Kara! Y’all have many prayers from many people back home! Be safe and do great work!! May God bless all of you as you do his good work.
Wow! That’s a lotta luggage! The King’s Quilters are so grateful for your willingness to add our offerings to those stuffed bags. Praying for open doors and that all of those supplies you carried will help you continue to reach these beautiful people for Christ. I know the quilts were prayed over and each one was stitched with many prayers for the recipient, that they would bring comfort and warmth and be a tangible reminder of God’s love and care for each one. Praying for all of you as you go beyond!
Praying for your guys trip and I know you will do great things! Love you guys and miss being there.
Praying for you guys and I know you will do great things. Miss you! Kiss those sweet kids for me.
So glad you made it safely. Prayers being sent for a safe journey throughout your journey. How lucky those children are to have you & your grace & giving.
I am proud of you and the team. The kids and I are praying for you every day. We miss you. Bless as many as you can. God’s speed.