Don’t you love hearing a good story? I sure do. The best stories were told by Jesus. They have so many layers, and lots to think about. One story, I have spend a lot of time with, is the story of the Good Samaritan. It’s one of my favorite stories which Jesus told. As I ponder the story, memorize it, study it, listen to sermons on it, and make art in response to it, it has become a treasure in my heart, mind and soul.
I brought the art, a collaged art book, I had made in response to the story of the Good Samaritan, to Cambodia. I had the opportunity to tell the story quite a few times in a number of settings. Whether I was in a rural village, or at a safe center for exploited children, or at a brick factory community with the poorest of the poor, I sensed the story was well received in this country of Buddhist worship . (There was clapping at the end of each telling.) It’s a story of unconditional love, and it’s a true picture of God’s love for each of us.
Telling the story at a brick factory community with an amazing pastor.
As I remember the very special times of telling this story in Cambodia, I am thankful. I just showed up, and joined God in what He is already doing in Cambodia. How amazing is that?! AND I could not have done it without my roommate, Mary, and my entire team. I was so blessed to be a part of such a great team for this outreach.
My roommate, Mary, and prayer partner, Mike, both bringing rice to the village.