The Door is Open Wide

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“I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” ~ Revelations 3:8

 

One year ago, God opened an unexpected door for me when I traveled to Cambodia for the first time. It was my first trip to Southeast Asia, but not my first missions trip.

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While our team was busy with construction at Teen Challenge, I started to imagine returning to Teen Challenge Cambodia to install a biogas digester system on their property in the Takeo Province. I didn’t have any details of how it would happen, just the idea. I didn’t have any money lined up nor did I have any people signed up to travel with me back to Cambodia. But I really felt like God had opened a door of opportunity.

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So earlier this week, as I was eating food prepared by the Teen Challenge Cambodia cooks on the biogas (methane gas) powered stove, I realized that the idea had become a reality. 12 months of planning, collaboration, prayer, sleepless nights, walking by faith, and many mission team meetings later, I was on the other side of the door.

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This morning, our team will conduct our second food outreach with Cambodian Care Ministries. We will have served more than 500 children a deworming pill and a small lunch by the end of the day. We are also teaching them a short, basic hygiene class about the importance of washing your hands, hair, and body.

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Is there a door that God has opened for you?

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“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” – Wally Amos

(photos credits: Linda Freeman and Taylor Wilkerson, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 2014)

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