Hello, my name is Cheyenne Thurman and I would like to begin my blogging with the "before the mission trip" scope. I recently turned 18 years old, and I am going to serve in Uganda, Africa for 4 weeks. God has taught me a lot about being flexible and His timing is not mine.

I was afraid this mission trip wouldn't work out,  I thought I couldn't get the money to fly out to World Renew's orientation. Somehow, I was able...

Every interaction we have creates new stories to share. One of our experiences led us to the Afar region in the eastern lowlands. Here we stayed at the base camp of the SSD group. This area is what we would consider to be inhospitable to life. The area suffers from drought every second year now and growing any crop is a significant challenge. The people who live here lead a pastoral life, living off livestock and when possible, growing a...

It is somewhat overwhelming and even humbling to presume that I can  adequately express all that I have learned in the past ten days as a participant in this learning tour. As a team we have had some very hands on, incredibly personal interactions with Ethiopains directly impacted by the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. If someone had asked me three weeks ago what CFGB does internationally  I would have had a very different answer than I do today....

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings from Phenom Penh—Cambodia!

 

Thank you…

Thank you for supporting me in my summer internship with World Renew.  Through your support and prayer, I am now settling into Phenom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and my new home for the next couple months.

 

What I have been up to?…

This first week in Phenom Penh has been an exciting time full of many new things.  After arriving last Wednesday night, I have got my new apartment set up, started orientation at...

Well, I made it! I’ve been here for just over a week.

I’ve arrived just at the end of the “hot” season (although, I’m sure I’ll find every season here hot!). When you’re flying over the country, all you see for miles is brown, reddish dust. There are no rivers or lakes and hardly any trees. Everyone here is waiting and praying for the rain to start. They have gone months without rain.

After such a long flight, I was ready to...

 

Dear friends and supporters,

It’s hard to believe, but the time has almost come for me to leave this country and return to Canada. It’s a strange feeling, knowing that I’m about to leave the friends and the community that I have gotten to know so well over the last year, and to leave the projects I have been working on in new hands. At the same time, I am excited to be able to return to Canada, get reacquainted with...

          “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does no know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:12-15,...

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