It feels like it was only a couple of months ago that we arrived in Cambodia. At that time it felt like Twenty-two and a half months seemed like such a long time. Now as we look back it feels so very short.
We did sleep for a little while last night, We both probably got about five hours of sleep before getting up to finish getting ready to go. There were still a few things that we needed to pack and put away and we wanted to load up to head to the airport about 5:15.
Our plan was to go and checkin before visiting with those who came to say goodbye. We were surprised that President Ul Phornn, 2nd Councilor in the South Stake Presidency, and In Tithtara, the Stake Clerk, were already there. We were in to check our bags and get our boarding passes just before 6:00, but it took us a little over a half hour.
We were so surprised to see so many wonderful members that came. including at least eight from our Institute Class, at least five from Service Center, six Senior Missionaries and several wonderful families. There were over thirty people there to tell us goodbye. As you can see from the picture we even received a Cambodian flag as a gift.
On our flight from China to Los Angeles we sat by a very interesting man named Jian Chen that is going to be a visiting researcher at the University of Utah for a year. He reads English fairly well but does not speak or listen very well yet. We encouraged him to visit Temple Square and the Conference Center while he is here. He gave us his phone number, so we will have some of our friends that speaks Chinese contact him.
We'll tell about our arrival in Salt Lake in our blogpost tomorrow night.