So I think it may be a problem that I actually enjoyed the 26 hour flight to Cambodia this time! It was relaxing. No work to do, no phone to answer, no decisions to make except for which book should I read, which movie should I watch, or should I just chill out and sleep! I realized how much I like doing nothing and having no agenda- much different than life back home. Just plain, nothing unexpected.
I am super excited to be going back to Cambodia. It has been a little over 2 years since I have been there, and much has changed. I wish my lovely bride was with me, but she volunteered to stay home for this one. Thanks to her and my family for giving me the opportunity to come and serve God!
I finished a book called “Erasing Hell” on the plane. I was struck by a passage about the fruit of the Spirit- notice FRUIT not FRUITS. Most of us have heard or even memorized this verse from the book of Galatians in the Bible. We think about which fruits we have and are good at and which ones we struggle with. The point was that they all go together. We don’t just have a few of them. If we are living in the Spirit, then God produces all the FRUIT through us. Only when we allow Jesus to do the work in us can we have fruit. It’s a combo package all together. Nathan Cecil who is with me on the trip made the comment- Wouldn’t it be awesome if we can Erase Hell for the Cambodians we know and love that CGI is working with right now? Pray that we will allow God to do the work and produce fruit through us this next week!