Wild World

Hello! It’s been a while since I have blogged! Here I will attempt to give you a bit of insight into my life here, and some of the things that make this place unique. Enjoy!

  • COMMON SIGHTS:
  • People walking arm-in-arm down the sidewalk. Sometimes this is two women, but also not uncommon to be two men. Nothing is assumed other than a high level of comradery. I love it!
  • Old men riding bikes.
  • Small tractors driving through town, or sometimes even horse-drawn platforms from the villages piled with wood to be delivered.
  • Cows wandering through town. This one is my favorite! Sometimes they are around my house, or found in traffic circles, or waltzing down the street. They all belong to someone but have the freedom to roam!
  • MOUNTAINS. All around this city. A different view from each part of the city. I never cease to be awe-struck by our God’s incredible creation!
  • Stray dogs/cats picking through garbage or strutting the streets.
  • Food labels with 3 or more languages on them- sometimes up to 8, or more! Welcome to Europe! πŸ™‚
  • Beggars in the marketplace, usually women or children.
  • Unfinished buildings with bare bricks exposed.

 

  • COMMON SOUNDS:
  • The neighbor’s chickens- cooing, clucking, and cock-a-doodle-dooing sporadically throughout the day and early morning.
  • The Call to Worship from all the Mosques in the city at their appointed times through the day. One will start, and then all others follow, chiming in and combining together in chorus. (Sometimes the dogs join in, too!)
  • Occasionally I can hear the church bells from the one Catholic Church across town.
  • “Ku-ku!” A common expression of disbelief, frustration, or surprise. I’ve been quick to use it as well! (It’s so fun!)
  • Lots of Albanian, though some English, too. Many youth and students will know at least some English, and some are very fluent!

 

  • COMMON TASTES/FOOD:
  • Pizza, pasta, rice, bread at every restaurant. Embrace the carbs!
  • A rice/bread/chicken meal costing only $3-5!
  • BREAD- a staple here. And when the bakeries sell it for only $0.50, how can it not be? And it’s delicious! Every restaurant will give bread with their meal, and each place is different. So good.
  • Shelf-milk. You learn to love it!
  • So much coffee. So much tea. Every third shop is a coffee shop and they are full all day long. Macchiatos are the thing to get here, though I don’t drink coffee so I default to tea. At people’s homes, they serve a special coffee and tea, and sometimes we will have 3 or more glasses. It’s intense, but so good!
  • Peppers- another staple! Pickled, preserved with cheese, made into a paste, you name it!

 

  • COMMON FEELINGS/TOUCHES? πŸ™‚ :
  • Burns on my hands and fingers from my stove/fire.
  • Kisses/cheek taps for greetings, especially between women. To men we usually just shake hands.
  • Contrast between the heated room in my apartment and all the other un-heated rooms, especially in the winter! There’s no idling in the bathroom! πŸ˜›

 

  • COMMON SMELLS:
  • Smoke. From fires, or from cigarettes. Wood fires are used to heat most buildings here, and with fire comes smoke! (The amount of times I’ve thought to myself “Good thing they don’t have fire alarms here”. πŸ˜› ) Also smoking is incredibly common, and basically everywhere. In homes, restaurants, I even went to a basketball game and they were all smoking in the gym! Different than Canada for sure!
  • Once again, BREAD. Wafting from bakeries or in restaurants before your meal… mmmm!!
  • Toilet paper- here you can find it coloured, or scented, or both! Blue, pink, camomile, rose, peach… it’s kind of fun!

I’m doing well and enjoying my time here. I have only 5 weeks left before I move on from here and meet up with my team again- crazy! Please pray for focus, motivation, and intentionality in these last weeks, and that I would continue to be open to God and what He wants to do in and through me. Please also pray for the people here, that they would get the chance to hear Truth, and have the boldness and desire to embrace it!

Thank you again for your support- through prayer, finances, messages, etc! It means the world to me. I am doing pretty well financially. It’s hard to know exactly how much I will need due to the nature of life here and our last month of travelling, but if you would like to donate feel free! You can do so HERE, under GlobeTREK 2017 and with my name in the comments. If I don’t end up needing the money, it will go to another of my teammates, so will be well invested! πŸ™‚

Thank you all again. It’s crazy to think that I will be seeing many of you again in just a couple of months! If you ever want to chat or have any questions for me, feel free to contact me via facebook or email! (Karla.grunwald@gmail.com)

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14

God is good. May He be your Strength and Song in each step of your life, and your Saviour forever.

Much love! Karla ❀

Halfway Through!

Hey all! I’ve been meaning to post for a while now, and with the help of some kind reminders from my mother, here I am! It’s been a busy month and a half, so I’ll give a brief(ish) summary of what’s been happening with me in this end of the world!

The first main out-of-ordinary event was Dec 12-15 when my friends, the Maxwell’s, came to visit! There were 4 adults and one baby, and we had a blast! I loved getting to show them around the city and having them over to my apartment to play games. We got to go up into the mountains one day and “went to Montenegro” (there used to be a border crossing but it’s discontinued… but we drove as far as we could and then walked a bit and supposedly crossed the border!? No stamp for proof, though. πŸ˜› ). We ate great food, enjoyed sight-seeing in the capital, and then it was over! It was a fun, encouraging, and refreshing visit from them and I am so grateful that they could come! πŸ™‚

Soon after that it was Christmas! Although Christmas itself is not widely celebrated in this Muslim culture, New Years is, and so there was lots of activity around the city and lights, trees, music and “Santas” to get us in the festive mood!

This was my first Christmas away from home. Although I did miss my family a lot, it was neat to be away from the hectic materialism that often accompanies the Christmas season at home. All month I had been working through an advent devotional and it was neat to experience how God prepared my heart for the season and allowed me to celebrate the immensity of him coming to earth not just on one day, but the whole month through. We have such a reason to celebrate, all through the year! God with us- the ONLY way to reconcile us to himself. Bringing forgiveness, life, light.

Christmas Eve I got to gather with a group of believers and participate in “Nine Lessons and Carols”- a British tradition of going through Scripture readings and hymns surrounding God’s reconciling work on earth. It was a beautiful evening of food and fellowship, even though I had a nasty cold through it! πŸ˜›

Christmas Day we had a joined service with all the believers in this city (not a huge number, but neat to see who came!) We rented out a hall and sang, had a kids program, had a message, testimonies… all in Albanian, but it was a wonderful time together! We ate and danced after- these people love to dance! πŸ˜€ That evening myself and 2 other interns were invited to my mentors place for dinner and games! Lovely day! πŸ™‚

The week after that was super hectic as we were preparing to present a Christmas Drama in the city. It was about the Biblical Christmas Story, and our actors were all members of our Wednesday night youth group. Many are not believers, and yet they loved being a part of this. It was a huge undertaking by another intern and team member who directed it all, I was involved to support them. It was a long and exhausting week, but at last the night of the production came and it went amazing! Lots of parents came out and it was exciting to see the true story of Christmas presented to these people in their mother tongue. Praise God!

Between Christmas and now we’ve also had 2 short term teams come from America to help us out here! One was here for a week, and the other for 3 weeks. It’s encouraging to be around these groups of passionate, vibrant believers with a desire to share God’s love and truth with the world. It’s also been neat for me, because normally I’m on the other side being part of a short term team, but now I’m on the other end helping “host” them. It’s eye-opening for sure and a fun experience!

It’s been cold and snowy here… last week it was down to -20 C for a couple of days, but now it’s back to about 0/-5 C which is more bearable! The snow reminds me of home and looks so beautiful on the surrounding mountains! πŸ™‚

This past week I had the joy of getting to host my Intercultural Studies Professor for a few days! We enjoyed great food, conversation, and a day trip into Albania! πŸ™‚ It was so wonderful to have her see what I’m doing and experience how life is lived here! (And she was such a trooper as that week I had no water- all the pipes froze- and power/internet off sporadically and super icy roads to walk on… she faced it all with a smile and no complaints, what a great example! πŸ™‚ ) It was such a huge encouragement to have her here!

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God is good! As life anywhere goes, there are better days and harder days, but he is constant and faithful through it all. It’s hard for me to fathom that my internship is half over already, but I’m looking forward to what I’m going to continue to see God do here and what he will teach us!

PRAYER:

There’s been a lot going on lately in the lives of those around me.

Please pray for my GlobeTREK teammate, Caleb, who was sent home from his internship last week. There were various reasons surrounding this and it’s been an extremely difficult time for him and for us as a team. Please pray for his transition home and for peace, healing, and direction!

Also, a teammate and local believer here is going through an extremely hard situation. I won’t go into details, but please pray for peace for him as well. Pray for God to be working mightily in his life, and for strength and wisdom for each new day. Please also pray for the team here as we support him and go through a hard time of transition.

Please pray for the people here- for the Holy Spirit to continue to move in their hearts and minds and that they would truly hear and embrace the hope and truth of Jesus.

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. … Trust him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” Β  Β Psalm 62:1-2, 8
This ended up being longer than I thought, but thanks for reading through! πŸ™‚

If you would like to support me financially, you can do so HERE (Under GlobeTREK2017, with my name in the comments). Last I checked I was nearly at my goal, but still at least $1500 short. Thank you to everyone who has already been supporting me through finances, prayer, notes of encouragement, etc. You all mean so much to me!

Feel free to shoot me a message at anytime if you have questions, or just to tell me about what’s going on in your life! I would love to hear from you! πŸ™‚

Hir dhe Paqe.

Grace and Peace.

Much love, Karla ❀

Albanian Hospitality

Something that the Albanian culture is known for is their amazing hospitality. It is referred to as “Mikpritja” and is characterized by the high level of honour that they bestow upon guests to their home- they treat them like kings! I’ve been able to experience this hospitality a few times and it’s an honour for sure!

This is usually experienced when someone goes to visit someone at their home. It is culturally normal to show up at someone’s home unannounced and uninvited. Therefore, people are always expecting guests to show up at any time. (This is a hard thing for us North Americans to get used to since we’re used to making appointments/arranging times to meet, but it’s cool!)

When you arrive at someone’s home, they will greet you at the door with a handshake or kisses on the cheeks, depending on age/gender/how well you know each other. Then you remove your shoes before you enter the home, and often times you are offered slippers to wear inside (I like this part! πŸ™‚ )

The host takes you to their main sitting room where you will greet the rest of the family if they are there (they will all stand to greet you, shows respect). Typically the oldest person is greeted first, especially if they are a man. Then you are seated and the host will talk a bit, asking if you are well and if you have slept well. Then the guests are offered water and juice to drink. Soon after, the host will bring in snacks of some sort- whatever they have. Often it’s chips, cookies, fruit or candies.

Then more chatting ensues, with asking especially about the family, and then all the kids, work, etc. Later in the conversation, when people have finished their initial drinks, the host will offer coffee or tea. Here they have a traditional “Turkish” coffee, that is made in a small roaster usually over a gas burner. Just one cup is made at a time, and it is very strong. (I haven’t actually had any since I don’t drink coffee, but it is quite unique!) Sometimes they have tea, that is made in a unique way as well and is almost always Ceylon tea with sugar- very good! πŸ™‚

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Making Turkish Coffee

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And Tea!

And then more conversation! You are offered more food and drinks as the visit goes on… it’s a good idea to not go to anyone’s home if you are full because you will guaranteed be eating a fair bit!

When it is time to go, the host will bring your jacket and want to hold it for you as you put it on, this brings them honour. Then they will come with you out the door and often walk with you to wherever your vehicle is parked or else to the end of their property if you are walking. There you say goodbyes, with many kisses, handshakes, and thank yous.

I’ve only visited people a handful of times, so this account is by no way fact or perfect, but it’s what I’ve observed and experienced. It differs slightly from home to home for sure. In a way it almost seems scripted as you move through the order of things for the visit, but it is so neat! I always consider it a privilege when I get to visit a home and have that unique cultural experience. Although the traditional side of this is probably changing, as many things are, much of this is still preserved.

One day I went to the butcher shop with my mentor, and as our meat was being grinded the butcher served us both cups of Coke. Amazing! Or apparently if anyone comes to work at your house (chopping wood for you, fixing something) the host would make them coffee. This hospitality seeps into all areas of life!

A month ago I got to go to Albania with my mentors for a weekend. (It was amazing! Such a neat time!) There we visited some of their old friends and it differed there a bit too. The families we visited in Albania were not as wealthy, so the presentation was a bit different, but still the best they had was offered and as a guest you were most definitely honoured! At these homes we often left with gifts, insisted on us by the hosts no matter how much we protested. At one home we got a bag of mandarins fresh from her trees! Oh, they were divine! From another home we were given a bag of chestnuts and another nut. Since then I have roasted chestnuts in my oven, they were delicious! πŸ™‚ I think they viewed it as such an honour to them that we visited, so they felt obligated to repay us, and with enormous generosity! (Though I feel as though WE were the ones truly honoured! Such warm and kind individuals!)

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An amazing woman with one of her many mandarin trees!

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Rural Albanian Smiles

Although this may not sound incredibly different from North American hospitality, it definitely has a unique feel. I wish I could tell you more about the culture here, it is so rich! But already this post is too long, haha!

Thank you for your continued prayer, encouragement and support! I am healthy and well. I miss home a lot sometimes and can feel lost or out of place here, but I think that’s just part of the experience! Other times I love it and overall I am so grateful for this experience! I’m definitely being stretched!

Please continue to PRAY for the people here- for open hearts and opportunities to share the gospel with them. Also, if you could pray that I would keep my eyes fixed on God in all things and not get distracted from him and what he’s trying to teach me. Thanks!

Much love from me to you! I hope that you are able to experience the HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE of our Saviour in this month leading up to Christmas!

❀ ❀ Karla

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BEAUTIFUL drive to and from Albania through the mountains!

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Saw an ancient fortress!

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Loved all the old farms scattered through the mountains…

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A view from camp

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With my mentor, Pam! Soaking up the precious sunshine!

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Went on a hike with these crazy girls!

Settling In

Miredita! (Meer-deet-ah) Good day everyone!

Well, I’m alive and have been in my internship location for just over 2.5 weeks. It’s wild! Let me catch you up a bit on what my time here has been like.

To begin, the country that I am in is not a closed or limited access country. However, the country itself is mainly Muslim and many of the people identify as Muslim, even though most do not practice the religion. We are very safe here, though in order to protect the privacy of some of the locals we work with as well as our own general protection, we do not post on public media the city or country we are in. It’s not a mega secret, but we keep it mellow. Just so you know! However, I am in the Balkans in Eastern Europe and living amongst Albanians! It’s been a neat experience so far!

This is a beautiful place! The city I am in is surrounded by mountains, and you can see them everywhere you go! In the past week the leaves have been shifting from green to yellow to orange/red all up the mountain and it is beautiful! I have a great view from my second floor apartment window and I find myself daily just peering out at it in awe. Often the mountains are capped or shaded by the clouds or fog drifting down, but on the odd clear day I can see them in all their brilliance and my heart soars!

As far as what I’ve been doing, there’s a few scheduled events that I’m involved with weekly. On Wednesday nights we have youth group at the Center, so that’s been a neat chance to meet some younger people and have fun together! Friday nights I babysit for a couple from our team and they have 2 of the sweetest little girls! It’s a joy to hang out and dance, play and get to know them! Saturdays we have girls group, so will be meeting with younger teens in the morning and then high school girls in the afternoons. It’s just getting started, but I’m especially excited to see where it will go, to build relationships, and to discuss Truth with these girls!

In between these few things I basically have open time to use however I need. One thing that I’ve been filling that time within Language learning- meeting with a tutor/friend twice a week and practicing in between. Besides that, I do a variety of things such as doing homework for school, reading, baking, teaching myself to cook (I’ve never had to cook for myself before- crazy, I know!- so it’s been fun experimenting and learning this basic skill), going for walks to the bakeries for breads, the produce stands for fruits and vegetables, and the malls for warm clothes, which are a necessity here! You learn to dress in layers! All homes here do not have central heating, but rather a wood oven to heat the home. I’ve enjoyed learning how to start a fire and feeling accomplished splitting my own wood! πŸ˜› It’s the little things that we need to celebrate sometimes!

With having all this down time, it’s allowed me to spend a lot of time with God, which has been awesome! He has already been teaching me and stretching me, especially in the basic discipline of trusting Him. Often times I find myself wondering why I am here or what does God want from me here? But I’m reminded to trust Him always, and to rest in the fact that I may not know what he’s doing now, but one day I may, or may not, but with Him in control it is always good and worth it. He doesn’t call us to be perfect or to understand everything, but to be obedient in what He has for us each new day. I am slowly learning this!

Overall I feel like transitioning is going well. At first it was very overwhelming, and even now there’s things I’m trying to figure out, but it’s all an adventure. Doing something new requires new thoughts and feelings and wonderings, but there’s so much to learn through it all. God is faithful.

PRAYER:

  • For relationships- that I would know who God wants me to invest intentionally with, but also that every relationship I have would be a chance for me to share Christ’s love in word and action.
  • Please also pray for this country and these people. Most do not know the gospel and do not think about eternity, their hearts are not very receptive to life-change. Pray for opportunities, open hearts, and the Spirit to really transform their lives with an understanding of the Truth!
  • For boldness for me to step out in relationships and even in my daily life to embrace this culture, to learn, and to go where God wants me to go.

Thank you! If you have any questions at all, please ask! I’d love to fill you in more and also hear about your life! I hope that this post finds you well and joyful in whatever season of life you may find yourself!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

Much love you you all!

Mirupafshim! Goodbye!

❀ Karla

If you would like to donate to my trip, you can do so HERE. Select the GlobeTREK 2017 option and put my name in the comments. Thank you!

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A view of the city from the hill behind my place

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Meeting the neighbors’ goats!

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Love this little guy!

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Loving the autumn colors

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A street I walk often just outside my place

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Making bruschetta at girls group!

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Baking my favourite cookies!

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^^ My window view on a clear morning.

The Start of Something New

(Yay for cheesy Disney references! πŸ˜‰ )

Hey all! This Sunday, October 9, I am flying to my internship location where I will be for the next 6 months! It’s crazy to think our time as a team has come to an end, and this whole new chapter of the trip is about to happen!

Please Pray for each of us as we go to our internships- for a smooth transition, for peace, for a good community and friendships to form, that we would trust God in all the unknowns and new things, and that he would use us in these places for his Glory!

Praise Him for a great month together- for all we have learned and experienced, that we are currently healthy, and for all the He is doing in us!

I hope that you are all enjoying your autumns and finding joy- even through snow or rain!

And Happy Thanksgiving! I am genuinely and deeply thankful for all of you and the role you have in my life! May you experience God’s rich blessings and love through this season!

With love, Karla ❀

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^^ A neat shot flying over Central Asia!

Some Pictures!

Here’s a few images to give you a glimpse of some of the things we’ve been doing!

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Playing some games at a lake in Cambodia

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Getting fed some tasty sand!

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The Ta Prohm temple- check out that tree!

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The Cambodians cementing the wall

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Bangkok

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Uno was a favourite pastime for the Cambodians- and us!

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Met up with our dear friend Amy

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After a hot and sweaty morning of cement mixing!

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Coffee time in Cambodia! A daily occurrence.

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I caught a fish!!

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How many people can you fit in the box of a truck?

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The team at Angkor Wat temple

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Fun at the Bayon Temple

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Handing out bread and school uniforms at a village near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

He’s in it All

Hey! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post! We’ve been through SO much as a team, it’s been a packed 3 weeks! I wish I could share more with you, but here’s a bit of a taste of it! It’s a long one, bear with me! πŸ™‚

As we go through life, it’s inevitable that we experience both times of joy and times of pain, the good and bad, highs and lows, and everything in between. My last few weeks have been no exception. It’s been a blast living and learning in Southeast Asia, but has had some challenging moments as well. I’m going to share just a bit of that with you!

So, after China we went to Cambodia and were there for 12 days. For a bulk of the time we were in Siem Reap and were partnered with Work of Your Hand and spent a lot of our time with a local church down the road from our hotel. Our days would often consist of doing some sort of “work” or “ministry” in the morning, either helping to mix cement to put on a wall around the church, or helping to assemble paper cards for some ladies outside the city to make and sell to help empower them from their state of need (Work of Your Hand sells these and many other things, check it out here!). Then, in the afternoons, the Cambodians at the church would take us out for coffee (they have wonderful ice coffee here… Or so I hear, my team loves it but I don’t drink it so enjoyed cold pop instead and a break from the sun! πŸ™‚ ) and then we would go out and do something fun! This consisted of going fishing one day, playing soccer, going to a beach, going to a night carnival, or shopping at the market! It was a super fun week for me! Amidst being hot and tired from busyness (so worth it!), I really enjoyed getting to do some things that are normal for the locals- getting a taste of what life is like for them, and just trying new things and building into relationships there. There was much joy. πŸ™‚

However, I also hit a low point in Cambodia when we went to visit the Killing Fields and S-21 museum. We went on our last day in Cambodia, and to be honest it was a hard way to end. To be short, for those of you who do not know, there was a genocide of around 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s by a Cambodian leader (Pol Pot) who rose up and was trying to create a “classless society”. Through this, he brutally tortured and killed men, women, and children by the hundreds and buried them in mass graves, the largest site being the Killing Fields that we visited. We got an audio to listen to as we went through, and it was just horrific. It was unfathomable to think of the pain that this country and families went through, and the evil capacity of humans. It was very heavy on the hearts of our whole team. After seeing this, we went to the S-21 museum in town, which was one of the largest prisons where they housed and tortured “enemies”, though they were hardly guilty. Of over 14 000 prisoners who went through that prison (each one got their picture taken and was up in the museum), less than 12 survived.

What do we do with this? How do we hear about all these things, all this evil, and just move on? Where is God in this? Our whole team had a very rough day, with heavy hearts and souls all around, overwhelmed by the evil. And yet, as I spent some time in prayer that night, God reminded me that although there is evil in this world and often it can seem as though it has won, the truth is that it is God who has the ultimate victory. Evil has not overcome him, but he is forever and always greater than any evil. How is God good even in situations like this genocide? To be honest, I’m not sure how that all works, but what I do know is that it breaks God’s heart even more than it breaks ours, to see his children fall to evil, and to see all the hurt and pain. Also, I know that even though bad things happen, God is bigger than that and unaffected by it. He is still Good in character, even when it may not be clear to us. Perhaps there is nothing “good” about that genocide in Cambodia, but God is still good, he cares, and he is working despite it. We heard a testimony about a man who saw his family slaughtered before his very eyes, and later in life, after believing in God, was able to forgive the individuals who did it. Only through God. Another man we met used to be one of the killers and used to hit his wife and kids, but he met Jesus, repented, and is now a loving and compassionate pastor. God makes a difference in lives! Praise the Lord!

Next was Thailand! We were in Bangkok for only a few days, but we’re blessed to get to partner with MST, a ministry which focuses on Men and the Sex Trade and helps them to pursue purity and faith in all areas of life. The Sex Industry is large and well-known in Bangkok. While we were there, one evening we actually went to one of the Red Light Districts, where sex and women were being sold and advertised at every bar and along the streets. Us girls stayed near the entrance at a restaurant and spent the hour just praying for what we saw and for our guys, who were also near the entrance but engaging men in conversation about life and the programs that MST runs. The longer we were there and observing people pouring in and out, the harder things were as we began to understand the reality of the place and the spiritual darkness that was there. It was a place of lies, of lust not love, of selfishness, of unhealthy coping mechanisms, etc. It came to a point where our hearts were so heavy from the depravity around that it was almost overbearing. It was tough. It was sad. It was frustrating.

But we continued to pray, specifically for peace. And peace came. Through everything that was around and all the heaviness in my heart, I somehow walked away that evening and into the next day with a sense of peace, which I knew only came from God. Like the Killing Fields, there may not be “good” in the red light district, but God in his essence is still good, he cares, and it’s not our job to fix things! There is a constant battle in this world for the souls of humans, and by praying, we come alongside God and against evil in this. We won’t always understand the results or any of it, but we can trust that God is in control, always. I learned a lot through those couple days about the vitality of prayer in ministry, as well as about the Sex industry. We were encouraged not to judge those who are involved, both the men or the women. In the end, they are just humans, like all of us, broken and caught in the lies of the world. All in need of a Saviour!

Travelling so far has been an adventure and it’s wild! Going through the hard times can be discouraging or confusing, but I’m glad we follow a God who is with us through it all. In the highs and in the lows, he is Sovereign in it all.

I’m alive, having fun, learning lots, and so grateful.

Praise the Lord!

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 43:5

PRAYER:
For strength for each day and rest from weariness
For trust in God, who he is and what he has for us
That we would selflessly serve all whom we come into contact with

Thank you!

Much love! ❀ Karla

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