20: The Job Hunt

A school was advertising on Tefl.com.
ACE.
The Australian Centre for Education.
I applied.
Got an interview.
A lovely young woman called Deborah interviewed me on Skype.
A few days later I received an email.
I had a job.
ACE.
Cambodia.
I was so excited.
It was really happening.
I booked my flight.
If you had told me that, in 7 years, I would be a homeless, penniless drug addict, abandoned, alone, left to rot and die on the streets of Phnom Penh, I would have laughed in your face.
No way.
Not me.
I was healed.
I’d finished with drugs almost 15 years ago.
I was healed.
This was it.
I had finally given up my life to serve Christ.
After years of internal struggle I gave in to God’s voice.
I let go of my dreams of Hollywood.
I gave up my lifelong belief that I was destined to be a film star.

Whoever desires to save his life will lose it. But whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel will keep it for eternal life.
Jesus

After years of painful internecine conflict, God changed my heart.
Broke my heart.
Inspired by Somaly Mam and The International Justice Mission I was on my way to Cambodia to ‘do my bit’ in the war against child sex trafficking…

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ – a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia – and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story. https://steveedwardsthoughts.wordpress.com/

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