he gave everyone a huge hug-- except for kimberly, who got a very friendly and sturdy handshake.
kimberly and i shared a room with angie douglas, my sister-in-law, and we had a bathtub that made everyone look like a little child. hence, the pictures. notice the hair.
at church in battambang. everyone in alex's family was invited to speak--thomas, angie, michael, dianna, becky and john. the meeting went over time by about 45 minutes, and they left about 1 minute for alex's parting testimony.
the pews in the battambang branch.
the children at church.
kimberly sharing some advice with soon-to-leave-on-his-own-mission michael from her years teaching at the mtc.
a khmer hello and goodbye.
alex took us around to meet some of the families in battambang he's ben teaching over the last few months. this family was just baptized. the father patches bicycle tires for a living. he's now a recovered alcoholic. slimy brackish water was visible thru the bamboo floor in their house. it was actually a new house, and the family was really proud.
we made a huge mistake and showed the bottoms of our feet to them as we sat on their floor. alex castigated us for our bad manners after we left.
they sleep under the pilings of another house. what do they do in the rain?
it was a real honor meeting cambodian people--members and investigators. such humble lives and such great faith! thanks, al.