January 10, 2013

Students Arrive Safely in Phnom Penh

Students arrived safely in Phnom Penh this evening, a bit bedraggled after the 29-hour journey but awfully chipper, nonetheless. After receiving their welcome packets and taking a look over the city from the rooftop view, they’re now resting in a downtown hotel. Tomorrow morning we’ll have a lovely buffet breakfast and then a swim and orientation session, lunch in the restaurants around the hotel, and then continued family orientation with our local assistants, Neang Nana and Sen Marya. Nana and Marya will talk about living with Cambodian families while we take a driving tour of the city.

At 5 p.m., we’ll arrive at our apartment complex, and 19 host families will be there to pick up their students.

The students were grateful for the warm send-off at GC yesterday morning, with perhaps 200 people present to wish them well as they traveled. More SST Cambodia blogging to come in the busy days ahead.

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Comments (10)

  1. Thanks Keith for a quick update after all of you had put in a long day. We so appreciate your time and effort!! The students look great even after the lonnngggggg travel day/s.

    Jeri Lake January 10, 2013 |
  2. Great news! They are in for an amazing transformation in Christ’s body, the church in our world!

    Tim Meyer January 10, 2013 |
    • Is this the Tim Meyer who graduated from Bluffton around 1980? It hit me just the other day that Joel might be YOUR son. Why didn’t I think of that before??

      Susie Kauffman January 13, 2013 |
  3. Thanks for the information. I am very happy to see Carina. You are all in my prayers. Blessings.

    Lidia B. Zehr January 10, 2013 |
  4. We’re missing these folks already! But it is so good to hear of their safe arrival.

    Josh Yoder January 10, 2013 |
  5. Thanks for the note and the pictures…it is so good to actually see you and your setting! Blessings and prayers to all involved in this wonderful experience.

    Joyce Driver January 10, 2013 |
  6. Great to hear that news! Thanks so much for the pictures and update, Keith. We are grateful for the leadership you and Ann are providing, and for the families that will be hosting those smiling students!

    Doug and Barb Smucker January 11, 2013 |
  7. Looks great Keith! Blessings be upon you!

    Randolph Snake January 11, 2013 |
  8. We appreciate all the updates you will send so we can keep up with our granddaughter, Sarah Toews.

    Ruth Ann Toews January 11, 2013 |
  9. The Treiber family cherishes your updates and precious pictures from the other side of the world! Can’t wait for more:) As we wait, we hold you all in prayer

    Kris Treiber January 15, 2013 |