Friday, November 27, 2015

Feb 13, 2015 Mom and Dad arrive in Cambodia to pick up Elder Vore

Mom and Dad were in the air for 21 hours to fly to Cambodia.  We arrived a few hours before our meeting time at the mission home with Elder Vore so we took a rest at our hotel and visited the Genocide Museum.

Mom is reunited with her missionary after 2 years

The Genocide Museum where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge held 26,000 prisoners--killing all but 7 was very sad and graphic.  The Cambodian people have endured such great hardships in the very recent past.  Over 2 million people or 30 percent of the nation's populaton was murdered in the 1970's during the Khmer rouge.  Because of this, the Cambodian Nation has had many set backs including extreme poverty, lack of skilled workers and education, loss of basic city infrastructure, etc.  The historical background is so sad, but the people are humble, kind, and friendly.

Pictures from the Genocide Museum

Phnom Penh

Meeting up at the Mission Home with our son, Elder Vore was very special.  Mom and Dad enjoyed the hugs, handshakes, and meeting of many of Adam's companions, the office elders, and the mission president and his wife.  After an hour of visiting, we left with Elder Vore in a tuk tuk (motorcycle pulled cart) and headed for a nice Cambodian dinner and an evening of visiting members and converts.
Dinner at a restaurant for our first night together
Meeting Vanny and his wife

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