Author Archives: Kara Potts

Finding Hope in Cambodia

Cambodia holds a special place in my heart. Ten years ago, I fell in love with the people of Poipet and the beautiful children at Imparting smiles. When we first started going, Cambodia was only about 1% Christian. Over the … Continue reading

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Polite Prayers

Americans are very polite pray-ers.  We say a cursory prayer before meals and at the appropriate times in Sunday services.  We pray at the beginning of football games, at least in Texas, and we pray when our lives are spinning out of … Continue reading

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Hope & a Future

Phalla Chak grew up in one of Steve & Noit Hyde’s Imparting Smiles children’s centers located in the jungle of Cambodia in the providence of Kracheh where there is no electricity, running water or dreams of a better tomorrow. Phalla’s … Continue reading

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Poipet

Monday we left the beautiful resort town of Siem Reap and headed west to the Cambodian border town of Poipet which is located on the Thai border.  The 3 hour drive takes us quickly past luxurious hotels & dumps us … Continue reading

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Blog by Keith Caldwell

Keith’s wife Janet has been to Cambodia 7 times and has been a faithful, core member of our Cambodia missions team as well as very involved in local mission initiatives.  Keith recently retired as a Murphy Oil Executive and has … Continue reading

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Blog by Charlene Herman

It is so hard to find words to describe my experience in Cambodia. It was absolutely incredible! This was my first mission trip outside of the United States.  I’ve heard Steve Hyde speak at Kingsland about his mission work in … Continue reading

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The A Team

Year after year God assembles a team to go on the annual Kingsland Cambodia mission trip.  Each year we have those that have been year after year and have fallen in love with the Khmer people along with new teammates … Continue reading

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My Village

Yesterday we started our day with a time of team devotions in the sunny coffee shop in our hotel. Over iced lattes one of our team dentists, Joe Estes, shared an encouraging word with our team. He read an excerpt … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Heaven

I think a lot about heaven. Before September 2 I only thought about heaven once in while. It seemed really far away and really exciting, but it did not consume my thoughts. In the aftermath of my son’s death, I … Continue reading

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First Impressions

By guest blogger Keith Caldwell As we moved amongst the people In the villages, the Church service and the Hope Center a number of things became clear to me on my first opportunity to serve with the Cambodian mission team … Continue reading

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