Looking back over the past week in Cambodia one of the greatest benefits that come from a trip like this is getting to know other people from Crossroads.
In thinking through my new/some old friends I realized I had associated specific qualities or talents with each one.
Darlene: Steady- dependable (even in tough times solid an amazing leader)
Greg R: Goliath in stature/tender in heart (size is deceiving, one of the most tender hearts I know)
Greg C: Papa Greg - nurturing (although friends for yrs, usually I am admiring all the things Greg an fix, build and create. This week I got to watch him just plain love the children)
Angie M: Encourager - (even when she herself faced disappointment or illness)
Sonya: Caregiver (you could guess Sonya was a nurse even if you didn't know it, cared for all)
Peggy: Trouper (despite her own moments of discomfort, Peggy pushed through never complaining)
Darryl: Generous (every time I turned around Daryll was giving someone their favorite candy or something that someone needed)
Scott: Deep Biblical knowledge (great teacher)
Debbie B: Passionate about teens (dedicated to young people growing spiritually)
Debbie R: Positive - supportive (a quiet support to all)
Steve : Master photographer/videographer (rarely saw Steve's eyes)
Deb R: Inquisitive (always anxious to understand every detail)
Jocelyn : Forever student (never satisfied with what she knows - her hubby is the same way)
Aaron : Honest (very transparent on the trip)
Kay: Willing (arranged all of the travel details and always willing to help in anyway she can)
Eileen: Creative (never stops teaching the children how to do something; knitting, sewing..)
Mark: Resourceful (solved many IT problems for the staff of Asia's Hope)
Tim: Helpful (quietly helpful - never had to ask him to help)
Kathy: Happy (constantly cheerful)
Linda: Cheerleader (continuous cheering and pointing us all toward joy)
It took everyone's personality and talents and dedication to the 'mission' to make this trip successful.
I came away deeply in love with the country of Cambodia, the children of Cambodia and my brothers and sisters from Crossroads! I was so blessed to be with each of them!