Saturday, January 7, 2012

We leave this Monday!

We spent this week in class familiarizing ourselves with Cambodia, including their history and culture. We studied buddhism and even spent time meditating with our very own Brother Camillus from St. Mary's.

Our fundraising efforts far surpassed our goals. We have raised funds among family and friends for 10 WATER WELLS (at $220 each) that we will visit in the villages. We are also bringing over $1000 to fund anything we deem a top priority. We have collected over 1000 lbs of donated supplies, such as clothing, books, school and hygiene supplies, medical supplies, games and soccer balls. 

We are all vaccinated and have our malaria pills at the ready. We are all very excited to fly out this Monday (January 9th) morning at 11:35am.


  1. Good comments, great picture! Julie and I enjoyed getting there early in the morning and standing in front of the ruins -- I think we sent out a picture of that.

    Your should be arriving there soon.

    Have a wonderful adventure of service.

    Bill and Julie (friends of Baxter)

  2. Had Paul, Tyler and Jian along with Athan (my son) over on Sunday and they were very excited to get going...just heard from Tyler's mom, they are there and are now sleeping - I have it as 7:34 in the off to begin their first day! Have fun guys, take lots of pictures.