I love how God works. So I was sitting at the airport just thrilled we were on the flight for free and then God just topped the whole thing by showing us why. Overhead just before we started to board I hear an announcement that our old flight had technical difficulties and won't be boarding till after our current flight takes off. I don't know if and when they did take off but praise God! As it was, we had just enough time to do everything. We got there and poor Michael's friend had been waiting for ages for us. No one got our messages but in usual cambodian style he had a big smile on his face. We got to michael's house and changed luggage around so we would only have a backpack for the trip to angkor watt and off we went to meet the medical students. They had been waiting for an hour as well. So these students work super hard in arranging and doing the medical camps, the trainings at the various NGO's and the schools. So as a thank you since they are all volunteers I decided to take them to a local cheap 5 star for dinner. Unfortunately although they loved the ambience, the food was not to their liking. Despite that we had a good time and they shared what their future plans are. I love them! They are so easy to communicate with and we share such a good rapport that they can share their true feelings and they are such strong individuals that they fight for what they want, but are open to discussion! They are awesome!
From there we went to the bus stand. It was supposed to be a lower bunk sleeper but it ended up being only an upper bunk! So my sister is yelling and screaming as she is carried by 5 different people up 5 different stairs telling me she doesn't want to do this. But they got her in and the bus company said the return trip they would make sure the bus was a lower bus. When we got there they drove us into the city special so that we could get off on cement.
Then the adventure began. We saw all the big temples, the landline museum, the night market and pub street. I went to sleep getting my nails done :) The bus ride back that night was as promised, a lower bunk. Arrived at the hotel and left my sister and saw the mechanic. I am so hoping to sell the car this time! So just needs a battery and someone sees it tomorrow! Slept through all of yesterday and today am having a party for the center. We are going to the genocide museum and killing fields (things they have never seen before) and then lunch together at the cafe that hosts us so that we can talk! I taught part of the morning class! 3 new students have joined! and the old ones have really grown! Teaching a few days before that showed me that maybe I should put together a video series for the new students so that they can watch and learn from that while the old ones can continue to move forward.
Save Each One
Updates about Save Each One and the Women's Center in Cambodia