Friday, July 11, 2008

Eyes heavy, bellies full

Well, we're here. I don't have a lot of time to write at this point, but I just wanted to let you know we all made it safely and happily to our destination.

We were greeted at the Phnom Penh airport by a number of staff members and by three girls from the Prek Eng 2 orphan home, Meerlia, Srey Poa and Soriya. They were dressed in their nice school clothes, and bore fragrant jasmine blossom garlands, which they gave to us as we stumbled out of the airport into the Phnom Penh heat.

It was quite an incongruous reception, and quite humbling. We were smelly and tired barangs (gringos), yet we were received like honored guests. I was surprised; the other members of the team were astonished.

Anyway, I've got to go -- we're headed off to the school to see the kids. We're not going to the orphan homes tonight due to our exhaustion. Tomorrow, however, we're going to have an orphanpalooza: dead cow + 100 children + 100 degree weather = big fun!

Thank you for your prayers.


mosiacmind said...

Thanks for keeping us all updated. I am eager to hear as I am sure lots of us are about the party tomorrow.

Anonymous said...


Now for the fun!

Praying for you, the dispatch seemed to do a good job.