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January 5, 2010

Meeting with Host Families

Tuesday evening Ann, Keith, Sreyhem (our family assistant/coordinator) and Marya (our local assistant/coordinator) met with students’ host families on the Mennonite Central Committee rooftop. Parents were quite animated as they looked over the personal information sheets for their students, asking about what students’ interests and hobbies were, their year in school and major, what their parents did for a living, and other questions.

January 1, 2010

The Graber Millers spent Christmas weekend in nearby Bangkok, just an hour’s flight away. The kids loved the enormous buffet breakfasts, and they were especially pleased with our hotel’s majestic, rooftop pool, with stunning views overlooking the sprawling city of 12 million. We also had a chance to take in the Jatujak Weekend Market, one of the largest outdoor markets in the world. We also repeatedly rode Bangkok’s famous sky train to get about the city, and Mia and Simon loved that, too, even at rush hour. Some students will travel to Bangkok after the SST experience is over in…

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December 24, 2009

Sreyhem and Keith spent much of the week visiting host families for the SST group, seeing 20 homes and talking with a 21st family over the course of the last several days. We are awaiting a firm response from two families, and a couple of the families that we had hoped would work out were altered when we saw the distance they were outside of the main part of the city. Right now we have 19 interested families that we are talking with. All but one of those homes or families are depicted here.

December 21, 2009

Weekend Family Trip to Kep

From Friday morning through Monday afternoon, the Graber Millers visited Kep, one of the locations for an SST Cambodia field trip. We’ll go with the student group the weekend of February 7 and 8 to both Kep and Rabbit Island, where we also visited. The 3 1/2-hour trip to Kep was fascinating because we were able once again to see the Cambodian countryside, where students will be living on their service assignments. Other than that, the driving trip was bumpy (about half of the road was under construction) but relatively uneventful, save for one flat tire along the way. We…

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December 16, 2009

Preparing for our 19 Cambodian SSTers

The Graber Miller family, minus Niles, arrived in Cambodia Tuesday, December 8, and spent much of the first week settling into the new Goshen College apartment. The apartment, which also will be the site of our Wednesday evening processing meetings referred to as P’teah Goshen Nights, is on the fourth floor of a new apartment building located between Mennonite Central Committee’s office and the Russian Market. In the photos you can see our children Mia and Simon in front of the apartment, and the views from our balcony. We bought some goods for our partially furnished apartment at the local,…

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