Written by Tiffany Okerman – 18 year old missionary kid from Japan
God is so good! His goodness, love, grace, strength and mighty awesomeness were slathered on every moment of my very first mission trip. I spent a total of 25 days in Cambodia from February 12 to March 7 and have now been back for a week. It is nice to rest, eat good food, and process all that happened in those busy 3 ½ weeks.
Another time we went to a shelter for sexually abused girls. It was very sobering. To sit across from a girl around my same age and look into her eyes. To see all the hurt and the pain. I couldn’t help but think, “What did I do to be born into a family that adores and protects me? I did nothing to deserve to be where I am in life now! I did nothing to deserve to be born as an American citizen. Why should I be so privileged?” Oh how undeservedly rich I am!
Secondly there were so many times where God did something sweet just to say I love you. The trip itself was a gift from God. But one thing that made my day was when the electricity went out just before I was going to take a shower. Because the weather is hot, I wasn’t too concerned about the fact that I now had to take a cold shower but still I was a little bummed. But then just as I was closing the bathroom door, the lights came back on and I got to enjoy a nice hot shower. God loves me so much!! =D