Hi Iím CHANLENG and this is my world!
I went through many hardships growing up. Life didnít come the way I expected. Seeing other peopleís happiness made me feel so hopeless and jealous. Poverty forced me to work so hard at a very young age, I had no choice. My mom sold vegetables and my dad had to clean up garbage at the market to earn our daily living. I had to do dishes and laundry for my neighbor to earn my daily school expenses because my family couldnít afford it.
One day my mom got a severe sickness and she couldnít walk for years and she even lost her consciousness. At the same time my dad left us kids and our mom for a better life. I didnít understand why this happened to me. I felt discouraged and hopeless.
Our familyís condition didnít seem to getter better but worst so I was forced to quit school to work. This didnít help our situation much, and hopelessness hit my heart again.
I didnít know for sure, if I would ever have a better future like other people or if my life would always be this way. I continued to wish for a better life. I really wanted my family back together.
One day I was brought to a Christian church where I first heard about God. I wasnít sure if what they said was true until I decided to study the bible and pray to God. He showed himself to me through His word that He could change my destiny.
I was so relieved to find out that no matter how hard or difficult my life is, that God can turn it into something great. So I decided to surrender my life to Him.
When I turned to Christ, everything started to change. He saved me and my family. My mom continues to get better and because of Godís grace we have everything we need. We even have our own place to live together like other families and our living condition is getting much better. My sister and I also have the opportunity to go back to school, which is what we have been waiting for.
I couldnít imagine how the Lord could do all of this for me and my family. And even though my earthly father never came back, we have God the father to take care of our family.
I am so happy and thankful for Godís grace. The good news is that all of this isnít just for me and my family, but also for you guys. All you have to do is put your trust in Him.