Mission to Cambodia 2012
from Susan Taplin & Emily Morse
Greetings from Cambodia. Emily and I want to extend a special thank you to all of the parents, families, boyfriends, etc who have entrusted your young women and one man into our care. These young people are incredible. Their hearts and minds are beautiful, growing, and giving to each other as well as Cambodia. Every day we are impressed with the depth of thought and emotion that is evident in all. We feel very blessed to be able to share in their lives. The trip is going very well with very few hiccups along the way. We have been having morning devotionals almost every day and I believe the presence of God is alive and well within this group...protecting, teaching and guiding with the holy spirit. Two of the students have led the devotionals to date and we love to learn from them and see their perspectives of God.
You all have made sacrifices for them to be here and we can assure you those sacrifices have not been in vain. Much fruit will come from this trip. When they return, there will be a lot of emotions, struggles with re-entry, stories, pictures, stories, pictures, jetlag, stories, emotions, pictures and stories. Did we mention, there would be a lot of stories and pictures? Please be there for them (as we are sure you will). Friends...listen to them and look interested even if you have no idea what they are talking about. They are going to be bursting with excitement. Again, thank you for sharing your precious children with us. Every year I am amazed at how God uses these students to teach us about ourselves, life and the love of God.
And to Tyler's parents, family and friends....he is holding up great under the circumstances. Being the only male on the trip is a daunting task. He is security, music director, brother, friend, sanity and last but not least.....trickster We are so blessed to have such a fine young man among a sea of amazing young women treating them with respect and watching out for them always.
Next week, we will all be back in your loving arms with hearts forever changed.