Haha … Wow.


Well, my flight out of RDU just got significantly delayed. It looks as though I’m not going to make it to Chicago as was planned. Oh we’ll …. It’ll be an adventure, for sure.

Right now, I’m standing in line to talk to the people at the front desk, typing on the iPhone and enjoying the free wifi as my battery dwindles.


The Second Day: {Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 @ Angkor Thom District}


The day started innocently enough. I slept well, and felt ready to head out to our last day in the Angkor Thom District. I walked down the hall from our room towards the hotel restaurant, skipped down two stairs, and took a whiff of breakfast. It smelled good. Bacon, sausage, French baguettes, eggs, coffee … my favorites.

The day before, Mike, our team leader, had made the announcement that Craighton, one of the men serving as our logistics coordinator, would now be known as “His Excellency” or “Ambassador Craighton.” Craighton was responsible for being our “ambassador” and working one day ahead of us, traveling to the next district, meeting with people, government officials, and pastors there, and hand out tickets in preparation for the next day.  I thought his new title was hilarious. Don’t get me wrong, we couldn’t have been effective without Craighton’s help, but whenever I heard “His Excellency” or “Ambassador,” I couldn’t stop from chuckling. Continue reading

Hello, Goodbye: {Day 3 @ the Angkor Thom District}


Bzzzzzz. Bzzzzz.

The vibrations from our cell phone alarm abruptly awakened me from my deep sleep.

ARRRG!! Couldn’t I just have FIVE more minutes of sleep? Puh-LEEEZ?

Nope, it wasn’t happening. Even a 5 O’ clock wake up was definitely on the late side.

Yawn. Bigger Yawn. 

Okay, okay, I’m getting out of bed. 

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