3.20.13 CAMBODIA – A WALK THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD….our last day in Cambodia

CAMBODIA

final thoughts as our last day begins…

I am filled with gratitude for the time spent here and would love to share

a few last thoughts about what I have learned–

I have learned that authentic love heals…
I have learned that although you can not hug saffron clad Monks you can always hug God…
          I have learned that there are certain animals, like crickets and tarantulas and red ants,that are really tasty treats to be consumed in some countries…like Cambodia…and I did…
I have learned that the darkness of injustice comes in many forms and we can all fight against it…
I have learned that there is never enough water to drink in a hot and humid country…
I have learned that Cambodian weddings are three days long and they start announcing them with
LOUD continuous music on HUGE loud speakers at about 4:30 am…
I have learned that history can be found in stone ruins that speak of beauty and violence and present and future…
I have learned that people are resilient even when their culture has suffered horrific atrocities…
and most importantly, I have learned that a group of 8 Abolitionists committed to social justice can make a difference in the world…and will continue to do so.

Thanks for walking with us on this journey. God has been good to us as we have held hands and walked along side both the pain of injustice and the promise of justice.

Much love from Carol Damonte and the 7 other Abolitionists, Dylan, Andrew, Janice, Judith, Dave, Phil and Kim

OUR FINAL WALK THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD

        

   
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-A HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR DYLAN AND DAVID-

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  -OUR HOTEL- THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY VILLA-

  

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…AND NOW IT’S TIME TO FLY HOME WHERE WE WILL MOVE BEYOND THE PLACES OF COMFORT

AND INTO THE CALL OF JUSTICE FOR ALL.

MAY GOD’S GRACE AND BLESSING BE ON THE PEOPLE OF CAMBODIA