Big News!

Big News!

Big news in the Benton household! We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new one in the coming months. sorry we have not been active on our blog, a few things including this have been occupying our time. But we are BACK!!! more updates to come. meanwhile, please pray for Summer and baby’s health and wellbeing.

The week that we flooded

Hey Family. We have regretfully been very slow on our blog and newsletter over the past few months. 

We have been under the pump since our house flooded 4 times in 1 week! Cambodia has an annual festival called Pchum Ben which is in the thick of rainy season and this year was particularly bad. It rained so hard that even when it wasn’t raining the water was coming up through the ground. We weren’t the only ones hit hard, the open sewer running through the city flooded twice and reports say over 100 cambodians lost their lives.

We are now through having major reconstruction on our house to raise the bottom floor up about 2 feet in an attempt to avoid future flooding. We thought that we would share some of our journey with everyone so you can see what it was like. 

Here are some pictures of what we went through over the last couple of months. 

 

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I Love

I love my life

I love my city

I love waking up in the morning to the sound of roosters

I love doing school drop off on a moto

I love dodging pot holes

I love when people cut me off and then throw a wave to apologize

I love seeing children wear helmets

I love seeing people leave their house and wave goodbye to their loved one

I love seeing people walk their pets

I love the hustle and bustle of my neighborhood in the morning

I love the smell of street food

I love seeing people eating street food

I love seeing people sitting and yarning to one another

I love the before work interactions with the neighbors

I love my city

I love my life

The day the Bishop came to town

The day the Bishop came to town

Last Sunday the Bishop of Singapore come over to visit what a special day it was.

Pirum took a liking to the Bishop.

We were privileged to go out for lunch with the Bishop and other clergy. (another post coming with information about these conversations)

Photo: Dean Kuan Kim Seng, Summer, Pirum, Bishop Rennis Ponniah and Guy