Sunday, December 29, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
We bid goodbye to the wonderful people of Battambang and head back to Phnom Penh. We left the hotel by 6:00 AM and stopped at 8 for breakfast.
Those of us in the back of the bus had a very rough ride. I think the bus we were in was part of Pol Pot's torture system. By the time we got to Phnom Penh I didn't think any of my insides were in the right place.
After lunch we got into some tuk tuks and headed out for our last chance at shopping.
4 of us headed back to the hotel to get a little R&R before we went to Dr. L0's house for our final dinner in Cambodia.
Tomorrow 8 of us load up and head to the airport for our very long ride back to the states. I will be very happy to climb into my own bed and start the recovery from jet lag.
Hope you all have enjoyed the blog,.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Today was a lot like yesterday. The latrine team finished one and were well on the way on another one.
Their supervisor was even up and not taking his usual nap
We went to Greg Holtz's day care center for the street kids. They fixed lunch for us.
It was past Jesse's nap time. I decided he is my Cambodian Son. I believe in adoption when they are old enough to fend for themselves.
Kay found her a new form of transportation.
Norie had several of the kids migrate to he in the computer room while we were loading the English program.
Charlene and Kay were busy teaching Mom some sewing
Kay and Norie did some inventory in the storage cabinets
Sarah had a good time with the kids
Holly was a little on the thirsty side after a hard days work
So was Norie
We had our last meal in Battambang at The River Restaurant by the river
Jessie informed us that we need to leave by 6:oo AM so I better get to bed.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Today was project day in Battambang. We started off a little later than the previous days, but Kay & I were up at 5:30 anyway.
The construction gang worked on latrines - again. We can definitely tell was is needed here.
As you can see, DR Lo was a big help
Norie and Harriet worked in the computer lab getting an English program loaded onto several computers.
Pr Phil & Pr Jeremy worked with Pr Kosol on Church Administration. Jessee was the interpreter.
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Monday, December 2, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Pastor Hun Kosal was ordained into the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cambodia (ELCC) and installed as Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Battambang, Cambodia. President Vanerith of the ELCC officiated the ordination and installation. I preached the sermon and Pastor Kosal's brother - in - law Rev. Peter Sok translated the sermon in Kahmer. Also, participating in the laying on of hands (above) were Dr. Fungchautu Lo, Pastor Phan Narith (Jesse) and Rev. Jeremy Jacoby of Summit of Peace Lutheran Church, Thornton, Colorado.
Thanks Pastor Phil for the comments
Pastor Phil Cameron - Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Broomfield, CO
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
This morning we arrived at Trinity for worship at 8:00 AM. which included participation by the kids.
Pastor Jacoby preached the sermon and Jesse translated
Some of the group took a hike up the mountain called Phnom Son Pov. There are several Buddhist and Hindu temples on the top and the view was spectacular. You could see the whole Battambang area,
It was discovered in 1992 that this was another area where Pol Pot killed people. There was a hole in the mouth of a cave that they would throw bodies into.
About 6 of us took the day off to rest and catch up on some down time. We then walked up the street and met up with the rest of the group for dinner.
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