I want to introduce our good friend, Bona, who works as a full-time missionary at the YWAM base in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Bona grew up in a village near Battambang, Cambodia. He served as one of our interpreters during our mission in Cambodia, and the girls and I grew very close to him.
This young man is alive and serving his home country by the grace of God. He shared many stories with us about his family while we worked alongside him. The stories he shared overwhelmed my heart. I often sat and listened with tears running down my cheeks as he explained how his mother, a teenager then, survived the Khmer Rouge during the mid- to late-1970s. I know, after listening to his stories, that I know nothing of suffering and triumph, even with my most heart-wrenching of trials.