Unexpected Journey part 2

It’s August 2020, and I realized I never shared what happened with our family trip to Cambodia. So many things happened that were unexpected and pretty heartbreaking to me. However, God had a plan that involved more than just what I wanted to do and what I was sure he was opening doors for. God instead showed me that He is in control of all things. He showed me MORE than what I expected AND showed us the heart of my husband for those who have much less than we do. This spoke to the deep desire in my heart that my family would see what I saw when I was there. One day I’ll spell it out completely, but for now I’ll just share here in one place the posts I made throughout that time on social media.

This was my first blog post about this trip to Cambodia. It was my third time going but my families’ very first time. The only reason why we went was because I kept talking about Cambodia so much – really it was the people there – that when it came time to think through final trips before our move back to the United States, because of our children being out of school, my husband suggested we go to Cambodia. I was beyond thrilled. But to set the scene for our trip, you can read (or listen) to this blog post where I received some surprising, heartbreaking news. Posted December 25, 2019 – Unexpected Journey blog post.

Headed out December 26, 2019

Posted on December 27, 2019

“Discussing our stay in Cambodia. From the airport we stayed at the Community School of Hope in Siem Reap and talk about our experience. Read more about this school here https://www.facebook.com/theschoolofhopehomestay/ or book a room here https://abnb.me/AGS0LzMbL2 We don’t receive any benefit from sharing this… Just glad to see this man give back to his community in such a huge way without any government support. Read for yourself and maybe consider staying here if you plan to visit.”

Posted December 27, 2019

Posted December 29, 2019

Posted December 30, 2019

Posted December 31, 2019

Posted January 3, 2020

Posted January 17, 2020

“I applied for my first paid position today! The last time I applied for a paid job was back in 1995 when I applied in High School to join the US Army!!! 😳😳😳 #tefl #englishteacher #firsts www.sejanashines.com Okay…. so my husband corrected me by reminding me about that very short stint of a time coding ads online for a work at home position. I didn’t work there long at all. Maybe 2 weeks? That was definately not for me. 😳. And then there was our short time doing foster care but that is definitely NOT a job. Well it is but it’s more like a ministry. Is raising kids a job? Yes but no. …

So today I applied for my first paid OUT OF THE HOUSE position! Yay!! We will see how it goes. I’d love to be able to help others get a leg up on having more options for their future. I believe knowing and understanding English can open more doors for those that I hope to serve in foreign lands- wherever that might be! 😍 🌏🌎🌍” (Jan 17, 2020)

Read other posts about Cambodia here: https://sejanashines.com/category/service/missions/cambodia/.

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