It is the end of a 10-plus hour labor intensive shift at a factory in rural areas of Cambodia where hundreds of 20-30 year-old-women work for $5-$10 a day sewing in assembly lines, which is just enough to pay for their transportation and lunch. As the women exit the factories, truck and motorcycle drivers wait alongside the road to transport them back to the city. Tomorrow, they repeat the same thing again.

As the work in Global Connections Project is coming to an end, I am reminded of what it means to be thoughtful stewards in our own community and the world we live in. Stewardship is not merely a volunteer service for one day or when I have time; rather, it is the responsibility and commitment to cultivate the lives of other human beings.