It’s going to be a busy next few months for the Phifer Phamily here in Cambodia. School just started for Ashley and Luke. Ashley has a full 25 kids this year and Luke just started 1st grade this past week. We have people from Texas planning visits during the months of October, December and February. How awesome is that! While I am on the subject, if anyone that reads this blog wants to come for a visit, reach out to us and we can help answer any questions you may have. We love showing people our side of the world.
Kam-Air is going strong. We have had two months of solid revenue generation. We held two weeks of Summer School with Logos, teaching about 12 kids to wakeboard over that time period. We have also booked up the past three Saturday’s in a row and have several additional groups booked moving forward. We were also recently featured in a Khmer language magazine, Sabay. Both Alf and I feel this momentum that is carrying us along right now and it’s awesome! Their are many exciting things happening in the near future for Kam-Air and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Our two employees, Thy and Tha, started English classes and are progressing well. For those that don’t know who they are, see the following links Thy and Tha. Thy spent time studying English and does all of our translation work we need. This is the first time for Tha to study English, so it’s a tough job for him, but we are confident in him. Over the past several months Alf and I have watched Tha and we feel he has a gift for hospitality. We feel that giving him his first shot at learning the English language will help him in future business opportunities in his life. Here at the end of August, they will finish their first three months of class.
We have had several generous people step up and pay for their classes through the next semester. If that is something you might be interested in, get in touch with me.
I have also been studying Khmer two times per week and its not easy. I have mainly been focused on speaking the language compared to reading and writing it. I have about four weeks of class left in this section and then I will start learning to read and write (good times). Although it’s difficult to learn a language in your 30’s, I am committed to it and will keep working hard each week during my class. I feel it’s important to learn the language as we plan on being here at least three years, maybe more.
That’s all for now folks. Have a good week!
We are so proud of all the work you are doing. May God continue to bless you and keep you in His protection and care. Sending lots of love to you from Michigan!