On our first night in Phnom Penh, we had a dinner with about 15 United Methodist pastors and young adult leader.
I sat down next to a very nice young woman who introduced herself to me. Turns out she is the president of United Methodist Youth in Cambodia. That’s a volunteer role.
Then she told me what she did for a living. “I work in aftercare for the International Justice Mission. Have you heard of them?”
Considering we just finished a major effort at Christmas that netted the IJM $207,000, yes, I’ve heard of them.
We have a visit with the Phnom Penh office of IJM scheduled for later this week, and my new friend works in an aftercare center in another part of the country.
Either way, it’s a nice reminder that God is in control when you walk into one of those divine coincidences.