Friday, February 25, 2011

Up the hill

Ever since I've moved here, I have been wanting to visit the temple on the hill behind our home. I can see its brightly colored peak from our kitchen and was intrigued by the prospect of an adventure to check it out. Last Saturday I laced up my Merrells and had at it and I definitely wasn't disappointed. Here are a few sights along the way.
The view from the top. I love being able to see the ocean and  small islands.

The picture is blurry because I was in a hurry- come to find out, monkeys are NOT nice.


Don't mess with this guy

JOY. The most beautiful thing I've seen here.

My smiley little friend :)

Hiking home after a long day of prayer

They enjoyed seeing their faces on my digital camera

It's so nice to venture out into our neighborhood and away from the Life University complex. I love seeing my neighbors despite the fact I can't do much more than smile and wave.
When I first decided to come here, a lot of friends and even a few family members tried to talk me out of it. It's true, Cambodia has a violent, horrific past. It still is a developing country with more than its share of problems; but despite it all, there's hope and joy in the faces of the people. I thank God every morning for letting me be a part of the wonderful things he is doing in this country.


  1. Sarita! I love the photos and your blogs! I'm jealous, but it's a good jealous, I know you're doing amazing things. :D

  2. I love the new changes to the blog! I'm VERY proud of you, to say the least! I just decided that if you stay in Cambodia for the next year I am saving money and coming over to see you and just LIVE there... I want the experience of a simple life of reaching out and exploring new places and people. I can't wait to travel with you again...

    MISS YOU xo Air

  3. I am so happy that Erin shared your blog with me. Your pictures take me away and inspire. Can't wait to read more.

  4. That's a beautiful view of the gulf of Thailand. I wasn't aware that you lived that close to it. Those islands look like an adventure waiting to take ;).
    I was wondering if most people there live in fear of provoking the "gods". I can only imagine that living without the peace of God under the scrutiny of an imagine such as that villain would compel people to burn incense and pray earnestly.
    It's exciting to see someone willing to show God's glory to the destitute and afflicted.