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Lately, I’ve been pretty over being “the foreigner”. It’s just getting so old!

And with being the foreigner comes everyday stories, the constant starring, and complete invasion of privacy.

Like recently at the gym in my hotel (by gym I mean a treadmill, and a bike) a woman came in and stood over me and starred while I was stretching until I finally got up. Or the man who had his camera up to the window taking my picture until I went out and told him to stop. Sometimes I think I’m going to loose it but thankfully I can laugh most of the time. I know I’m white and look different but come on!!!

Being here alone most of the time and for this long can make you go crazy. Of course I’m not actually alone, but sometimes I really want to speak to someone face to face who speaks English too and who can relate a little more.

In short- I’m homesick!

I’ve had some of the darkest times in my life here and some of the brightest. There has been weeks at a time I wanted nothing more then to go home.

But one thing is for sure-I would not be here if I didn’t believe in why I’m here. My faith in God has given me the courage. Of course there has been many struggles but I believe that God is in, around, and behind my vision here.

One of the girls was taken by her mom a few weeks ago after her mom asked to bring her to her dying grandma. I don’t believe that was the reason at all. The woman who runs the home agreed to let her go see her grandma and now her mother is saying she won’t bring her back. She’s a few hours away in a village staying with someone since her mother lives in a brothel. Her mother or so called father could traffic her so a few of us are going to try to rescue her next week. Please keep her in your prayers!



5 Responses to “Belief”

  1. Sagar Ghumare says:

    Stay Strong Maggie!
    yes we all are missing you too. I understand you going through a lot these days. experiencing un real things. I just want say with all these you going through, GOD is with you. You doing great. you are able to do something which many of can’t evening think of.
    Its matter of few more days, you will back in people you can relate to.

    Miss you


  2. Alina Marchese says:

    Keep your head up Maggie!!!! You will be home before you know it! Be careful in the rescue of that sweet little girl. Miss You!!!!!


  3. Lori says:

    Hi Maggie. I’m glad you can have this blog to share your struggles and feelings. I’m feeling for you. Please know you’re in my prayers and thoughts. God knows what you need and he’ll give you the strength to move forward. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you soon! Lori

  4. Andrea says:

    You are SO strong! And mad props for working out in Bangladesh! You never cease to amaze me 🙂
    You are definitely in my thoughts and I am so proud of you and everything you are doing.
    Andrea Owens 🙂 aka McMenamin

  5. Michael says:

    Maaags, you have the heart of GOLD, and the WILL to inspire anyone who has any little doubt. What you have achieved over there; no one can match… You’re quite the inspiration. When ever you have any doubt, keep the head and faith high!! We all have ours in you! All the best with the rescue!! And all the best to you. 🙂

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