|The little girls at Bong Naid's house put a garden in my hair.|
It's been a crazy week! I'm finally settled in my new area in Pochentong. But I'll start back at the beginning.
Our apartment is really nice and really big! We live with two other sisters, Sister Chan and Sister A. So two Khmers and two Americans, which is a good ratio I think. They are all quite quiet though and because the house is so big (three stories, two rooms on each floor,) we don't spend a whole lot of time together. We do eat meals together, which is good for me who still has not begun to learn how to cook Khmer food! It's just quite a different feel from my last house. All three of the sisters I lived with last transfer are super loud and we all slept in the same room. So it's a change of pace. A little lonely sometimes, but also kind nice. I've missed alone time the past five months. Sister S. wrote me a letter and left it in my room. She gave me the lowdown on everything about her companion/apartment/ward. So that was nice of her. It made me feel like I could do this!
And honestly, it hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. I speak Khmer 85% of the day. Which is good for me. I'm still very bad, but I'm improving. I have a really hard time understanding Sister Choek. She speaks softly and quickly. But we're learning how to communicate. It's hard to form a relationship with someone it's hard to communicate with, but I'm working on it.
All in all, this is quite different from my training, but I think I will really like it. I'm growing a lot. And my anxieties about being a real missionary are diminishing. All in all. It's gonna be a good time I think.
Anyways, that's all for this crazy week. Keep praying for me! It's going to be an interesting week. But it'll be good!
|Staring competition with a monkey.|
|Monkey stealing Sister Khut's water bottle|
|At Phnom Bro in Kampong Cham.|
|Biking across the bamboo bridge over the Mekong River.|
|Electricity island style--no need for poles.|
|On the island with Sister P.!|
|Playing balloon stomp.|
|Bong Phiap who helped us out in so many lessons! And hopes to turn in her papers in April to serve a mission.|
|Saying goodbye to Bong Vaid!|
|Last picture with Sister P! She gave me this dress as a going away present.|