The weather is warming up here! But that is Cambodia!
This picture is one of our Conversation Class in session!! We had a wonderful time with this group of young people!! They were great participants in the class, each week preparing a speech to present! We all learned much from their presentations!
Spending time with friends is a great joy in our journey, reconnecting is important to us and them!
We want to know how their journey is... how they are... what are their dreams... what are their goals
This year it has been fun having a home to entertain in while we are here! A big kitchen to cook in one that has a window and door for ventilation!!
Having students, former students and of course all have become friends over for Spaghetti and games has been awesome!!
The Team from our Bridge Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, USA!!
We had another guest also Abigail Drollinger who was the Mighty Girls coach here in Battambang at Salt Academy for two years!!
Abby blessed us with the opportunity to teach some of the girls, now young women English! Abby came for two weddings and of course to keep in touch with "her girls"!
One of the weddings was one of "our girls" as well, so all of us attended Samphos wedding on a very Hot day!! It was lovely and we had a great time!!
Abby had her birthday while here so of course that called for another party!! Ohhhh but we did have tooooooo much sugar that night! Way tooo much!!
We have a short month class of Pronunciation we are currently teaching a fun group who are eager to learn; and when we are healthy we are helping two young Chinese women learn to speak better English... but the best part is we are building relationships with these amazing young people! Getting to know them, getting to learn about them, who they are, what makes them happy, what makes them sad. Who God made them to be, letting each of them know God made them perfect in His image, for a purpose!!
After all our guests left Ed and I both had a few days of being sick, which never works in anyone's schedule! And yesterday Ed had to have a tooth pulled... life is the same whether in Cambodia or in America, stuff happens! But we are both thankful to be feeling great again and finish out strong the last few weeks here!
There is much to do and many to see...one more time before we leave!!
God has placed so many people in our lives that we have truly come to love and it is pure joy to share life with!!
Relationships with these people have blessed us beyond anything we could comprehend!
Hopefully sharing the love of Jesus in and around Battambang can lighten their life's journey as it does ours!
Whether it be where we teach or in and around town in the shops we shop in, or the cafe's or ice cream shoppe... we have been blessed with relationships, we will always treasure!!
Thanks for traveling with is on a bit of our journey! We encourage each of you to reach out to those around you, get to know them... let them know they were created by our amazing God for a purpose!
Ed and Mary