For Sihanoukville, Cambodia, prison ministry – April 21, 2012
(Revised for Life University – May 10, 2012)

During my senior year of college, my journalism advisor came to me one spring and told me about a conference she wanted me to attend. The conference was in Los Angeles, California.

At that time, I was a single mother, working three jobs, and attending college full time. Los Angeles seemed about as far away to me as Cambodia. I told her no way.

A few days later, she came to me again to inform me she had found a scholarship that would pay my way to the conference. My eyes lit up until she said, “The application is due tomorrow.”

I needed to fill out the application, plus other paperwork, provide three letters of reference and write an essay about why I deserved the scholarship. Again, I said no way.

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