Greetings from Cambodia!
The bus was 3.5 hours on a verryyy bumpy, windy road. Sister P. got sick, which at first we just thought was carsick. It turned out to be some kind of bug. And she was sick the whole time we were there! The Kampongtom sisters were very nice. Sister S. and Sister Khim. I went out with Sister Khim first. She speaks really good English, but I tried to speak more Khmer with her too. We borrowed a bike from the member and ended up biking for an hour and 15 minutes on the same road! Kampongtom is in the middle of NOWHERE. The road is dusty and the potholes are unavoidable. As I was bumping down the road on that uncomfortable bike seat, I told myself I could NEVER get called to Kampongtom.
Okay, typically my schedule is wake up at. We have been trying to do better at being timely, so we're usually (okay maybe half the time) up pretty quickly and exercising in the kitchen. Sister E. has some quick workout routines that we do together. We eat breakfast. I usually eat an American breakfast. Cereal from the American store and milk (I drink milk!), bread, eggs, fruit, or some combo of that. Then personal study time for an hour and then companion study for two hours (because I'm still training). Then we have two hours to proselyte in the morning. We usually eat lunch at home, and have an hour to do that. Then it's back out to the heat (that's probably the hardest part of the day, going back out again), and we work until 6:00 pm or so. Sisters have to be home no later than . That's the rule for the kites (provinces). All sisters in my . It gets dark by and there aren't a lot of street lights, except if you're on a main road. Then we plan for the next day, eat, do an hour of language study, shower and bed by . Roal thngai (aka everyday).
Here we probably bike maybe 6-8 miles a day. Maybe less. I'm terrible at estimating distances. But our area is not too big. Biking is much easier than it used to be. I kind of like it now. It's so much faster than walking! And using the member's bike in Kampongtom made me appreciate my bike more! Even if it has it's quirks.
Hope everyone had a good Halloween! I missed America a bit that day. I wore my Halloween outfit for the occasion.
|Updated picture from last week's post. The building that was built on a sandy foundation.|
|Bike selfie with Sister S.|
|The lovely bus ride (my seat was near Sister P.'s feet).|
|Me and my other mother.|