Posts made in August, 2013

Helpless

»Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Thailand Mission Trip | Comments Off

Helpless

While we were on the border with Lana, Before the rescue, we were able to observe the children playing in between the two countries. While they were playing a small boy, who was the first child to approach our group, got hurt. I watched as his playmates stood and walked somewhere else. However, he did not go with them. He sat in the grass crying. Eventually he slowly stood, composed himself and went along. The Little Boy Left Alone While I watched the little boy sitting in the grass and crying, my entire being wanted to run to him, scoop him up, and give him a hug. But I couldn’t, he was on the other side of the fence. If I had gone to him, I would have been in major trouble with border patrol. Taking care of children is what I do, I kiss the boo boos and I...

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Life Impact International

»Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Answer the Call | Comments Off

Life Impact International

Life impact international is truly living up to its name. It is impacting lives. It is changing lives. And it is saving lives! I was granted a wonderful blessing to see them at work fora weekend. If you haven’t already read about what I saw Lana do on the border, I encourage you to do so. I witnessed her rescue a four year old boy from trafficking. I saw her rescue a child who would have died if she hadn’t stepped in. To read more about Life Impact and to get involved in helping these children, click here. Besides watching a little boy be rescued, I was able to play with him and other children who have been rescued. After just five minutes with these children I wanted to take them all home with me. They are so sweet and so amazing. I did a devotion...

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Rescued

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Rescued

My third weekend in Thailand we left the big city and headed to the Burma/Myanmar border. As we walked along the border line I was quite disturbed by what I saw. Below is an excerpt of the email I sent out at the end of the day. “Hi everybody, Our travels to Mae sot this weekend started with us visiting the actual border. A lady, Lana, who owns an orphanage, met us there to show us around and tell us about the children who are being trafficked. When we were walking along the border we were met by a small boy, possibly the age of five. He was filthy. When we handed him crackers four more children came over. The oldest in the group looked about ten or eleven. Lana explained to us that these children are a small handful of many children who are sold. After...

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Up on the Mountain

»Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Thailand Mission Trip | Comments Off

Up on the Mountain

One of the most touching experiences during this trip was when we went up on the mountain not far from the Burma/Myanmar Border. The drive up was twisty and turny to say the least. It probably didn’t help that we past our turn and drove an extra hour and a half before turning around and heading back to try again. Although, that extra three hours did provide such unimaginably beautiful scenery that I doubt the best camera could fully capture. When we finally did arrive, what followed was filling our arms with bags of food and toys for the children on the mountain and hiking down the slippery hill to get to the children’s camp. There we played games with them, handed out snacks and toys, and sang songs. After finishing the well known song “Father...

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Speechless

»Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in How it Started | Comments Off

A little over a year ago a mission trip wasn’t even in my sights. Yes, I wanted to be a missionary, but, I felt, I was nowhere near getting on a plane and taking off. Obviously, God had lightly different plans. One week, orphans were on my mind. I was reading about different organizations and different ways to help. I was thinking about how great it would be if my church got involved in supporting an orphan over seas. There are many organizations that have you send only thirty dollars a month. In fact, I thought, I go to a huge church with many, many Sunday school classes, what if each class adopted a child? What a difference that would make! On Sunday I collected all my courage and talked to not one, but  two classes about my idea. Speaking in front of...

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