I'm sitting in the Toronto airport, in a bit of a fog, waiting out our 6 hour layover. 3am wakeup times will do that to you. Faith and I met the rest of the team at Port Columbus at 3:45, ready to roll! The weather is great for air travel and our first flight was smooth. Praying that is the case for the remainder of the trip.
Despite this being my fourth trip in five years to visit our friends and family in Cambodia, I'm trying to see this trip with fresh eyes. It's easy to fall into a "been there, done that" mindset. I really enjoy leading these trips and one of the the best parts is watching my team mates experience Cambodia for the first time. It's a magical place with kind people and even the most mundane things are eye candy to the visiting westerner.
God, help me to experience this trip with a fresh perspective. To not worry about the schedule or reservations, but to really engage with those I meet. Help me to step outside my comfort zone to a new level of relationship. Thank you for a fourth time to experience what many would consider a "once in a lifetime" opportunity.
I can't wait to see the smiling faces of my friends at Asias' Hope Prek Eng Campus and the hugs and laughter that come along with them. It's a little piece of heaven.
See you all soon!