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.


  1. Jeri Lake says

    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.

    • Susie Kauffman says

      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??

  2. Joyce Driver says

    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.

  3. Doug and Barb Smucker says

    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!

  4. Kris Treiber says

    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

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