We had just 24 hours with Selena before she headed for home via Melbourne last night. She has been absolutely amazing in her five weeks here, covering for us in the Healing Home. We have so laughed and rejoiced at her happy stories and many adventures in this time. She can leave with her head held high!
Selena at the ANZAC Day dawn service - in Phnom Penh.
Apart from her huge competence in overseeing the Healing Home (and falling deeply in love with the staff!) she has achieved an amazing amount of things - including learning to navigate this city far better than many motodop drivers that my friends have had the misfortune to travel with! There was a day with World Vision, new-to-us restaurant discoveries, visiting the Kelly's community and school project, Mekong cruising, the tragic killing fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (and that included giving the motodop boy directions on how to get there!!) and a major, blessed time with the dentist (the blessing is in the almost pain-free cost from a most competent NZ-trained dentist here).
She took our staff out to dinner, made great friends with Australian Kerry Norman and bonded with New Life Fellowship Church. Tuktuk Kim loves her so much that he took to phoning her randomly to ask 'madam, would you like to go somewhere today?'
So, until next time, Slenny. Orkun chraan!