Saturday, May 12, 2012

Days Go By

What a busy few days!  We've made it to the weekend, and it's the King's birthday so the city has shut down for a few days--not to say we're taking any breaks!  This morning we continued work on the playground at Safe Haven and were able to focus our attention on the rescued children who actually live at the shelter.  I got to know several of them and taught them my very own special version of kickball, which they got a kick out of.  I've been working hard the past few days on several design projects they've assigned me--a logo for the sewing school, a menu for the cafe, a banner for the playground.  We also prayer walked the brothel district this afternoon, which was certainly the most unnerving part of my trip so far.  We got our first taste of American food this evening at the Casino at the border, where I had a mediocre hamburger.

I'm becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the idea that I will have to leave here in just a matter of days.  It's motivating all of us to get everything out of each ministry opportunity that we can, and we're treasuring each moment with these kids more and more as the days go by.  

There is way too much to mention to do this trip justice, but I figured a picture is worth a thousand words, so I've included some as a supplement.  Enjoy!

Sunrise from my hotel room floor 

Not exactly up to safety codes yet...

Our building expert...

Happy to be at School on the Mat!

He's not praying...this is how they sit while they answer the teacher's question

Learning to wash hands

Debra getting some one-on-one ministry time

Practicing face washing

School on the Mat!

Bonnie and dear friend Sopie

Samnang, Rose, & Cody

Sofia and I on our way to Thailand!

Street food is everywhere--but we aren't allowed to eat it


Tye-dye in the city slums

Blue- "kio" in Khmer 

Nothing's keeping this little girl down on tye-dye day!

Our fearless leader, Andrea

My usual stance

We got the swings in!


  1. Thanks so are warming the heart of this mother 1/2 way around the world. Precious, and priceless pictures. Now you caught my boy! Praying continually before the throne for you all you guys! Thanks Abby!

  2. Howdy! I am a friend of your Aunt Ann's. She shared your blog with me, and it has been such a blessing. I've been lifting prayers for your and your teammates. You are a living testimony for 1 Peter 4:10, and I pray God will abundantly bless your work in Cambodia. Blessings and joy, Trae (