Saturday. After a long and exciting week of adjusting to new families, new classes, and lots of new experiences and food, it was nice to have a Saturday to catch up on rest and spend time with families. At 1 o’clock, those who wanted a bike met at a bicycle shop in the middle of town and got their fancy three-speed beauties. After a quick test drive, seat and handlebar adjustments, and a ring-ring of their shiny bells, they were off to explore the city, heat and all! Most navigated to (and flopped for a while at) the unit apartment and then went back home to be with their families before the evening dance program.
By 7 o’clock we were back at the National Museum, where we had visited on Thursday. This time we were there for a wonderful traditional and very entertaining Khmer dance show. Tomorrow will be another day to relax and then the men will meet with Dan for dinner and some sort of fun activity and Jill will meet with the women.
The week ahead promises to be intense as we visit the Killing Fields, the infamous Tuol Sleng prison and learn more about the Khmer Rouge years. We ask for your continued thoughts and prayers as we head into this heavy week. We also ask for you to pray for our students who have not been feeling well — prayers for quick recoveries from illness are coveted!
Photo credits today to Sovathana Neang and most of the Koop Liechtys.