From BB City to PP City

We said our good byes to everyone in Battambang two days ago. There was a party at the centre, it was so much fun! Although it was so hard leaving behind those we’ve formed relationships with these past two months. It was especially hard saying goodbye to Phearum, Sahan, and Huah, as well as Mr. Seng and Manny. I haven’t cried yet but I know it’ll hit me soon enough. Expect me to be a blubbering mess when I come home, Mummy.

But we have safely arrived in Phnom Penh! It’s a pretty big shock from Battambang. PP City is twice the amount of people and twice the size of BB City, with twice the noise and quite the lack of gecko’s (they’re so cute. Can I buy one when I get home Mummy? :P). There are also traffic lights here. Do you know how long it’s’ been since I’ve seen traffic lights? And big, tall buildings? Two whole months. Culture shock has officially set in. It’s not so fun, to say the least. Everything is so much more expensive here too. I might just be broke after this month( Here in PP an iced coffee costs $1.50-$2. Back in BB it only cost 50cents). AND my iPod has died : ( Completely ca-put. No music for Sarah : ( Ah, well. C’est la vie.

It definitely hasn’t been a good start to our new month of ministry. But I know I’ll feel better once we start up our ministry at the orphanage. We still don’t know what we’re doing yet, but whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be good, even if it is scrubbing toilets 🙂

And I’m almost ready to come home. Good timing eh? I’m starting to miss family a lot. Even the snow. I can’t believe I’m missing snow. And my tuque (which is the Canadian equivalent of a beanie)! I never thought I’d see the day! I’m not quite counting down the days yet, because I’m still enjoying the lovely 30C temperatures… maybe during the last week here in PP, when we wrap up ministry?

Thanks all for the prayers!

Much love from Phnom Penh,


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