Our Community in Cambodia

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Since being in Cambodia, many people have asked us questions like, "Who are your friends?" or "What's your social life look like?" If we had a normal life, I think that would be an easy answer to give and would make sense. We have always leaned towards having mostly Cambodians as our main community here and we LOVE it that way. We are here to love and serve Cambodians, so that's who we choose to spend a lot of our time with. We also have a couple of married couples with kids, and of course the wonderful staff of In His Steps including Eric and Ginny Hanson, our fearless leaders. 

I want to share some photos from our community. These past few weeks, we've been blessed with the opportunity to visit the beach with an outreach team from Woodmen Valley Chapel and take a special trip to the Phnom Penh Water Park where we celebrated Aidan Gibbs' birthday. He's 8 years old and is Ryan and Jessica's son. (Jessica is Eric and Ginny's daughter.) She moved here with her husband and son to serve. It's been wonderful having them here! 

Today was a beautiful picture of godly community (Cambodian and Western) coming together to support Aidan in celebrating his birthday. It was a blast.

Here are a few photos from our community and a few extra bonus shots of the boys.

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The spicy prawn flavored crackers are quite the hit in the Goodlin household. (Photo courtesy: Eric Hanson)

Mama and Caleb! (Photo courtesy: Eric Hanson)


Aaron and I are the Phnom Penh Water Park. (Photo courtesy: Eric Hanson)

Caleb and Boo John.

 Ginny and Aidan. Gift time!

Ginny and Aidan. Gift time!

 Keriya! Our friend and language tutor. We really love her.

Keriya! Our friend and language tutor. We really love her.

 Aaron and his friend, Sokun.

Aaron and his friend, Sokun.

 Caleb and I at the Phnom Penh Water Park. ( Photo courtesy: Eric Hanson )

Caleb and I at the Phnom Penh Water Park. (Photo courtesy: Eric Hanson)

 At the beach. Caleb and Aaron LOVE the beach. This time we were with staff, an outreach team from Woodmen Valley and Sak Saum.

At the beach. Caleb and Aaron LOVE the beach. This time we were with staff, an outreach team from Woodmen Valley and Sak Saum.

 Aaron and his sister, SreyPhea at the zoo with an outreach team last summer.

Aaron and his sister, SreyPhea at the zoo with an outreach team last summer.

Aaron doing his thing at the beach!

 Solomon, a good friend of mine and IHSI staff member hanging with Caleb on a Saturday during children's program.

Solomon, a good friend of mine and IHSI staff member hanging with Caleb on a Saturday during children's program.

 Caleb and Sreytut from Father's House. 

Caleb and Sreytut from Father's House. 

 Love this black and white of Aaron. This was one the way to the beach with the team and Sak Saum.

Love this black and white of Aaron. This was one the way to the beach with the team and Sak Saum.

Heading into the city in common transportation - a tuk tuk.
Heading into the city in common transportation - a tuk tuk.

Pucker up!

Eric hanging with Caleb during his 1yr birthday party. 
Eric hanging with Caleb during his 1yr birthday party.