Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Participant Thoughts

Posted in Cambodia on December 29, 2008

December 12th: This was the last day of work this week. The other group continued scrapping and painting the community buildings and it was a tough go. Sometimes work is work. Group number two finished off the dream home and it was another day full of song, dance and thatching. After only one day on Read More…

Developing Connections: Life-long friendships made.

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 10th: Day two at work. Progress was made. Work was done. Bonds re-inforced. Connections established. We went to the crab shacks for dinner. By the time this trip is over I will have eaten more crab in a two week stint than I have in the last few years. The only problem with crab? Read More…

Developing Connections: Life-long friendships made.

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 10: Day two at work. Progress was made. Work was done. Bonds re-inforced. Connections established. We went to the crab shacks for dinner. By the time this trip is over I will have eaten more crab in a two week stint than I have in the last few years. The only problem with crab? Read More…

First Project Day: Group bonding, laughs and hard work.

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 9th: Up early, we had pancakes, omelets, juice and fruit for breakfast. More importantly, we had coffee which, to my surprise, was excellent. By 7:30am Cambodian time (i.e. 8am), we were off to work. Our group split into two. One group started building a ‘dream home’ from scratch while the other was charged with Read More…

First Project Day: Group bonding, laughs and hard work.

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 9: Up early, we had pancakes, omelets, juice and fruit for breakfast. More importantly, we had coffee which, to my surprise, was excellent. By 7:30am Cambodian time (i.e. 8am), we were off to work. Our group split into two. One group started building a ‘dream home’ from scratch while the other was charged with Read More…

What the group’s expectations were before the trip.

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 8th: Here are some the things people wrote about their expectations before coming on this trip: “I am motivated to see the world and not from the balcony of some hotel. To really learn about the people, share our experiences and knowledge. I want my son Denver to have the same opportunity in the Read More…

What the group’s expectations were before the trip.

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 8: Here are some the things people wrote about their expectations before coming on this trip: “I am motivated to see the world and not from the balcony of some hotel. To really learn about the people, share our experiences and knowledge. I want my son Denver to have the same opportunity in the Read More…

The Group’s Arrival in the village of Chamkar Bei

Posted in Cambodia on December 15, 2008

December 8th:Looking and feeling surprisingly refreshed, the group was ready to finally discover Kep and the Village of Chamkar Bei and to meet our host partners. An hour or so in, we were all startled by a loud bang. My first thought was that we had hit one of the stray dogs that fearlessly navigate Read More…

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