"What are we all living for, if nothing is worth dying for tonight" - Thrice, Lulluby
This is a place where I post information about social justice issues, primarily focusing on human trafficking. I am passionate about people and I want to spend my life helping others fully experience freedom, both on this earth and with God. Read about my anti-trafficking mission trip to Cambodia here (more info in my archives):
May 25, 2010
This was the longest day of my life; literally. Right when the 25th was almost over, we crossed the International Date Line and started it over again. Between sleeping on the plane and our layover in Seoul, South Korea, I just tried to remember and fully absorb everything that we just did on our trip. Crazy. I feel so blessed that God enabled me to go on this mission trip. Not only six months ago, I couldn’t deal with my own issues, and now I want to take on the world. I love how He transforms me. In the months when I was preparing to leave for Cambodia, I couldn’t understand why God kept forcing me to deal with one issue after another, but now I realize that without dealing with my own issues first, there is no way I could have handled seeing all of Cambodia’s issues. I would have been still so caught up with my own crap, and I could have missed the whole point, but I see now that God wanted me to see His people through His eyes, and have my heart broken like His for everyone who is suffering in the world. I didn’t really have culture shock…if I did, then I really fail at realizing it. Even in South Korea, it was no big deal to me that I didn’t understand the language or know what anything said. I will say, it is pretty funny that titles of things are printed in English, but there isn’t a word of it after that. Deanna and I went to the Royal palace, and a business man in a nice suit guided us through the subway so we could find it. It was really nice of him. Then a funny guy in the park took our picture for us all crazy, and it was hilarious. On the way back, I watched a soap opera in Korean, and on the plane I had this adorable Korean couple sitting next to me that thought it was fun to try to tell me how to eat my food. Then they would laugh histerically. I was so tired it didn’t matter. I was so happy to land in Charlotte and see my wonderful Ryan, and he brought me flowers. :D Now to process everything.