That's right. I'm officially a city slicker. My roadside free flowing streams have been replaced with the railroad tracks, the peaceful bike ride home accompanied by the sounds of beetles, crickets and fireflies has now been replaced with a fast paced chaotic, busy main city street, and my rice fields have been replaced with endless run down apartment buildings.
We teach a lot of people on the train tracks. It's a very poor area but there is good potential. I actually love the city. Mostly because of the sheer numbers of people here. In Siem Reap, I felt like when I rode down the street everyone already knew who I was. Here, it seems like I see thousands of new people everyday. A lot of potential!
Parts of the city are very disgusting. It feels like Sodom and Gomorrah when we ride down a street full of the dirtiest "strip clubs" or whatever they are. I get a sick feeling in my stomach when we ride through. Siem Reap was beautiful and peaceful in the middle of the country.
But here I am and it's time to get work done!
Miracles happen everyday. I could be here for hours talking about the miracles from just last week.
I love the work. I love my calling. I love the people. I wouldn't rather be doing anything else than spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I love you all!