How I Survived and Triumphed Over The Killing Fields of Cambodia with Sara Im

Welcome to the 107th episode of the Give A Heck Podcast!

Join Dwight Heck and his guest Sara Im as they talk about peril, faith, love, and resiliency.

A Khmer Rouge Communist regime survivor, Sara opened her heart to be vulnerable as she shared her inspirational story of how she survived years of captivity, long hours of strenuous labour, enduring agonizing sickness, and running through a jungle for a chance to escape.

Sara withstood those hardships due to her love and desire to be reunited with her family no matter what. Another reason is her unceasing faith in a God who hears her prayers and rescues her from utter destruction. Presently, Sara shares this powerful story to inspire listeners to thrive from pain to purpose, from defeat to victory, and from hate to forgiveness. So tune in and be inspired!

In this episode, you’ll learn about the following:

  • Sara’s captivity story
  • Sara’s journey to freedom
  • Sara’s book, How I Survived the Killing Fields
  • Building resiliency
  • And much more!

 About Sara Im:

Sara Im grew up in Cambodia and was held captive by the Khmer Rouge Communist regime at the age of twenty-one from 1975-1979. In four years, approximately 2 million people sadly died of homicide, diseases, & starvation in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, similar to the mass genocide of the Jewish in World War II.

She endured very harsh working conditions putting in very long hours in the rice fields under the hot Cambodian sun. She was given very little food or sleep, leading to Sara developing an illness. She prayed every day for God’s help and to provide her with the courage to overcome, and Sara would eventually find the strength to make a dangerous escape along with three of her friends.

Sara has chronicled her story of hope, love, and determination in her book, “How I Survived the Killing Fields.”

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