We have officially been in Cambodia for six months now. I missed the December post so I will make a second post this month to make up for that.
We still managed to have a family Christmas here in Phnom Penh. We did a Skype/Facetime chat with both sets of parents on Christmas morning our time and it was fun “being” with them during that morning. Christmas was an interesting time in Cambodia. Around town you see random Christmas trees and lights and in all the big stores you hear Christmas music. It’s almost surreal and according to people that have been here longer than us, it’s becoming more common to see Christmas stuff around town during December. We still managed to visit a mall on the days right before Christmas and there was no major parking shortage or last minute shoppers running around. I don’t know how to describe it beyond it was just a different experience compared to back in the States.
Ashley and I both started back to work this week after taking two weeks off. We took a short trip to Kampot over the break with Luke. Our Facebook pages have pictures from the trip.
The wakepark continues to progress nicely. We had a Cosmic Christmas event on Christmas Eve Eve and about 90 people showed up. It was the first time we have had such a large number of people arrive. We have also had several teams from Texas visit the park recently. Most recently, the missions team from a church in Arlington, TX arrived as they were on a vision trip to Cambodia. It will be interesting to see what God has in store for these teams and any possible partnerships with Kam-Air.
That’s all for now. Drop us a line or we are always available to Skype or Facetime.