14-585x357I look at my life and I am so blessed because my life is full, exciting and over owing with God's abundance and grace. Te Awamutu Bible Chapel walks alongside me in Cambodia as I walk alongside some of the world's poorest, most vulnerable and
abused who also long for a FULL life. Not a life with a ridiculous amount of money and toys, but a life that God intends for us all to live, the life that Jesus came to show us how to live it and the life that the Holy Spirit gives us everything we need to live it.

Since 2005 I have been working with Hagar Cambodia alongside girls, boys and women who have su ered the worst of human rights abuse, doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to restore life in all its fullness.

The focus for the next phase for me here in Cambodia, which I expect to be 10 – 15 years, is all about leadership and mentoring. Today, I have the absolute privilege of walking alongside many fantastic Christian men and women who have huge hearts after God. They want to help their country and are sponges that just soak up skills about leadership infused with discipleship principles. They have so much potential to lead their country to God and ultimately it will be Cambodians who will lead Cambodians to Christ, disciple them and lead them, not Kiwis. My role is to build this generation of Christian leaders so they can lead the next generation. I see it as a ripple. I will do what God has called me to do and the ripple out e ect of that will be seen both now and long into the future.

I think often of the Maori saying "E te tangata, e te tangata, e te tangata." ...it is people, it is people, it is people. Young adults like Rithy, an ex-street kid who is right now sitting his mid year exams for year six in Medical School and who has lofty plans
for how he can help his people and his country. Women of God like Sreyna who, as a child, worked on construction sites for $1.25 per day to help her Mum support her and her three siblings. Today she is a Bible School graduate who leads a team of equally passionate people that encourage, motivate and walk alongside more than 250 people in their recovery from horrendous abuse towards life in all its fullness.

My wonderful Christian family and heritage, my childhood and teenage years spent in a Bible teaching church and the
encouragement and support of mentors and role models in my life has all led to this ... and it's a FULL life, and I have it in abundance, to the full, 'til it over ows. I am one very blessed Kiwi, deeply grateful for the grace of God on my life.

Sue Hanna

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