Posted by: Laura | December 22, 2012

Meet the Girls in the Dorm

I apologize for not writing more often to let you know what is still happening over here in Cambodia, but all I can say is that it has been busy. As many of you know, Kathleen (a great friend and volunteer from Australia) and I are the deans for the girl’s dorm. We instantly gained thirty children ranging in age from 7 to 19.  Of course, the job hasn’t always been busy, but we love our girls very much and have enjoyed getting to know them.  Kathleen speaks Khmer better than I do but we both are quite limited in our knowledge of the  language.  It has been frustrating at times not to be able to speak to them and be understood always, but God has blessed.  I  have been pleasantly surprised by the warmth and friendliness these girls show to us even though we can’t always speak to them in their own language and communicate very well at times.  It is also a continuing object lesson on the relationship between God and His children that all of you parents already know all about.   But for me, it is new and I hope to remember these lessons when I am acting like a child to God.  Anyway,  I thought you might enjoy seeing some of their faces.  Kathleen and I want to help these girls grow more and more into the beautiful daughters of God that they are.  Please pray that we will have wisdom in the task set before us.

Chomnenh and I

Chomnenh and I

Left to Right: Sophearmarah, Kathleen, Srey Moun

Left to Right: Sophearmarah, Kathleen, Srey Moun

Left to Right:  Sophearmarah, Keo (but sounds like Gkowh), and Rebekah (the littlest sister of Sameth  who was one my 12th graders from last year.  All of these little girls are full of energy and are practically bouncing from place to place.  You know they are sick if they aren't running around laughing, squealing, and poking people.

Left to Right: Sophearmarah, Keo (but sounds like Gkowh), and Rebekah (the littlest sister of Sameth who was one my 12th graders from last year.) All of these little girls are full of energy and are practically bouncing from place to place. You know they are sick if they aren’t running around laughing, squealing, and poking people.

Kathleen and Thamai

Kathleen and Thamai

Phalla

Phalla

Rathom is a new student this year and is taking the special English course before she can join the rest of the grades.  She is always friendly, willing to offer a helping hand, hard working, and a sincere Christian girl.  We are so glad that we have her here.

Rathom is a new student this year and is taking the special English course before she can join the rest of the grades. She is always friendly, willing to offer a helping hand, hard working, and a sincere Christian girl. We are so glad that we have her here.

Soknoun

Soknoeun

Jive and Srey Mey (the girl in the red shirt) is our oldest girl and is a leader in the dorm.

Jive and Srey Mey (the girl in the red shirt) is our oldest girl and is a leader in the dorm.

Left to Right: Srey Kem, Noon (from my 8th grade Math class as well), and Sreinah

Left to Right: Srey Kem, Noon (from my 8th grade Math class as well), and Sreinah

Srey Tem

Srey Tem

Seyha and Srey Roun

Seyha and Srey Roun

Left to Right:Seoum, Sokhey (Chhorvey's little sister), and Chan Tey

Left to Right:
Seoum, Sokhey (Chhorvy’s little sister), and Chan Tey

Left to Right: Srey Pich (tome, which means big), Chan Tey, me, and Srey Pich (doyt, which means small).Srey Pich tome is Chantha's other younger sister.  To differentiate between the two girls that have the same name the girls at the dorm have added "little" and "small" onto their names to keep everyone straight on who is who.

Left to Right: Srey Pich (tom, which means big), Chan Tey, me, and Srey Pich (doit, which means small).
Srey Pich tom is Chantha’s other younger sister. To differentiate between the two girls that have the same name the girls at the dorm have added “big” and “small” onto their names to keep everyone straight on who is who.

Left to Right top to bottom: Lida, Srep Pich (tome), Sokreah, Siup, me, Srey Pich (doyt), Srey Moun, Mary, Chomnenh, Sophearmarah, Chan Tey,Maria, Rebekah, Srey Roun, Thamai, Soursdey

Left to Right top to bottom: Lida, Srep Pich (tom), Sokreah, Siup, me, Srey Pich (doit), Srey Moun, Mary, Chomnenh, Sophearmarah, Chan Tey,
Maria, Rebekah, Srey Roun, Thamai, Soursdey

A picture of the girl's side of the dorm

A picture of the girl’s side of the dorm


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