Sunday, September 26, 2010

Last WEI Student - Bun Roth

Rick's final weekend in Phnom Penh was a busy one. Besides doing some last minute shopping at the market for me, he was visiting friends and saying "goodbyes". One evening was special because he shared some pizza and ice cream with Bun Roth and his family. Rick had been studying with Bun Roth for over a year and half several times a week. He is still the pharmacist on the Ship of Life. Bun Roth was an eager student not to just practice and improve his English, but to further his knowledge of the Bible. So on this evening, Rick presented his certificate of completion of the WEI study. Of course they had some gifts for Rick as a thank you for his teaching and friendship. Walt will continue his studies and Bun Roth will be eager to learn much more. gail

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome Back!

Rick traveled safely back from Cambodia where I met up with him in Los Angeles. Our good friend Jim Gardner joined us to attend two Ranger games against the Angels. I guess we didn't bring them luck, because they lost both games! We head back to Texas tomorrow as Jim travels to Fresno where he will speak at a conference. gail

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Time Has Come

Well, as you can see I haven't been a good blogger. For my defense, I have asked Rick to write some blogs, but without me prodding him on, I am afraid none were posted. So in less than a week, Rick will return to the states. With many phone calls, lots of emails and Skype voice calls and videos calls with the kids, we have stayed connected and have managed to get through our time apart. Sunday we will reunite in Los Angeles and attend a couple Ranger games with our good friends Jim and Mandy Gardner. They will stay for a conference and we will fly back to Texas to visit Brittany and his mom.
I wanted to post some other websites if you were interested in keeping up with the mission work in Cambodia. Never hesitate to email us for information about other works still going on and who can be contacted. Most of our mission friends send out newsletters about their work. Sarah Kate and Walt Epperson, who will stay on the ship, have a blog site that you can access. So below are some links.

Dennis and Sharon Welch Nutrition Program

Julie Broyles English Program

Rich and Rhonda Dolan CBI Sunset Bible School

Friday, September 03, 2010

Moms and Sons

I never pass up a chance to see our kids, so when Diane and Shelly and I passed through Fayetteville on way to Missouri and then on to Nebraska, we took the opportunity. Alexander is a freshman at U of A, Cody was visiting friends and does some work in the area, and Greg is 3rd year law student. So us moms invited our sons for a dinner. Of course, we knew they wouldn't turn down a free meal, so no worries! It was a fun night, and Janice (who took a photography class this past summer) was the photographer!