Author Archives: Kara Potts

Planting Trees & Planting Seeds

By guest blogger Lindsay Osborne Today, our team had the wonderful opportunity to help our Cambodian partners plant a mango tree orchard. Together, we were able to plant 110 mango trees on the Imparting Smiles property. The vision is for … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 Trip | 2 Comments

Left Alone

The tiny girl in red caught our eye. We were in a church service with 750 people and about 650 were village children, but this little one caught our attention. She looked so small, so malnourished, so unkept & all … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 Trip | Leave a comment

Encounters With Strangers

Have you ever been in just the right place at just the right time for a chance meeting? I know I have. In fact they happen quite often. One such encounter happened in the airport in Doha, Qatar as we … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 Trip | 2 Comments

Not Home Yet

At the Hope Center, we sang songs, danced, prayed, read the bible in multiple languages, shared bible stories, and shared personal stories of how the Lord has molded the hearts of each and every one of us.  After two days … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip | 3 Comments

The Joy of the Lord

There is something about being with other women that is just fun. And then add Jesus in the mix and you have the perfect recipe for joy! Yesterday our team, along with the staff at the Hope Center hosted a … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip | 3 Comments

A Real Life Superhero

Children love to watch movies about superheroes and dream of imitating their courage, bravery, their sense of adventure and their determination for good to always triumph over evil. While Batman, Spider-Man, and Ironman are fun to watch in movies, we … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip, January 2017 Trip | 4 Comments

Village Life

While our teams are in Cambodia, we often write about Imparting Smiles and take pictures of the children there to share with you.  We also learn and write about the work of the Hope Center, but yesterday, we got to … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip | Leave a comment

Offering Hope

The Thai Cambodian border is full of those who are eager to exploit vulnerable women and children. Today we started our day at a small cafe next to our hotel that serves breakfast while also offering hope to those in … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip | 1 Comment

Follow the Leader

Like children in school play follow the leader through the halls, so we adults follow leaders in our lives. We have people we emulate and want to be more like. We have people we admire and closely watch how they … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip | 6 Comments

21 Bags & 2 Days

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 … Continue reading

Posted in February 2016 Trip | 6 Comments