Author Archives: Kara Potts

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

Posted in January 2019 Trip | 1 Comment

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

Posted in January 2019 Trip | 2 Comments

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

Posted in January 2019 Trip | 3 Comments

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

Posted in January 2018 Trip | 1 Comment

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

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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