Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cambodia's Coming!! (Actually I'm going there! ) :)

I must say that before this week I was very anxious, very nervous and very emotional leaving my family and friends to come to CA first for training then to Cambodia... I don't know what I would have done without the amazing support of my loving Family; Mom, Dad, Inga, Stephen... everyone! and the loving support of all my friends especially Vanessa! I don't think I would be here now if it weren't for all of you! <3

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; Cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:9 &10
This is such a good verse! I have just been in California for only a few days now and training has been incredible... We have not had a single moment of rest... honest! I'm tired yet excited and stressed yet relieved.. complete opposites I know! The one thing I can say is that this verse spoke so clearly to me... Not only will I (in about 4 days) be in CAMBODIA teaching children in a new culture I will also have to be able to stay connected to my teammates. In all of these things I am praying that God would make this verse true! That when I'm with the students at school I would have sincere love. That when I'm with my teammates I would cling to what is good! And that in all things I would honor others above myself! It has been an incredible week (and its only Wednesday!) I'm finally able to feel excited about my trip to Cambodia and feel like I'm so excited I could jump up and down just knowing more about what we'll be doing and experiencing (Vanessa, that was for you! <3) Thank you all for your prayers!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Faith... what a lesson!

"So keep up your courage... for I have faith in God that it will happen just as He told me." Acts 27:25

I will be leaving for Cambodia in a little less than 12 days. (Actually that's to CA but it's connected to my trip!) And I don't have all the funds necessary... and for me (the planner) it is extremely stressful and faith-testing. I would say that I am normally a pretty calm person but in some things, like this, I sometimes just want to scream! AHHHH!! There that feels much better :) So through prayer and fasting this week (even though it’s only Tuesday) I am already starting to feel a much greater peace. I found this verse, Acts 27:25, and it just reminded me of the fact that God will provide because I have faith in God and it will happen just as He said it will! He wants me to go to Cambodia and He lined everything up so it will work out! Believe me when I say that this is absolutely the hardest thing to not only say but TRULY believe! Thank you all for your constant love and support! If you would like to support my mission’s trip to Cambodia you can go to and put my name, Carin Hinman in the box for supporting a teacher.