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Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday's Fave Five -- Props to Adam Nash

Happy “Friday’s Fave Five” blog, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. Click on the linky to see what 5 things other bloggers found pleasurable this week!

This week, I chose five pictures. My friend Adam is doing a 1 year missionary internship with Global Partners in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is ministering through soccer and English, and his ministry is flourishing!

This is Adam in front of the Royal Palace, in Bangkok.

1) This is the Cambodia I love -- the countryside -- though I'm more likely to end up settling in the rusting, bustling city of Phnom Penh. Traditional architecture of the Khmer includes the stilt house, built with a wooden frame and a steep thatched roof overhanging the walls. These stilt houses are up to three metres off the ground to protect against floods, while providing shelter for the family's domestic animals below the house.

2) Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Siem Reap, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The above picture was taken at Bayon, one of my favorite temples at Angkor Wat. The temple complex is a photographer's dream, and if you're ever in Cambodia, don't miss Angkor Wat!

3) Like in any nation, life in the city certainly contrasts life in the country. This is typical Phnom Penh. Where houses are built small, but upwards.

4) Khmer sunsets. I have a few shots similar to this, but none with this coloring. When I lived at the Bible College, I was blessed with an incredible view of the West and was amazed to see the sun set every evening before 8. I miss it. :(

5) The joy in this face. I love the Khmer people -- friends and strangers alike.


Lisa notes... said...

The Royal Palace looks very different from the stilt house. If I ever make it to Cambodia to visit my missionary friends there, I'll make sure they take me to Angkor Wat. They love the Khmer people also.

Kari said...

I'm blessed and challenged to learn of your friend Adam.
I love your pictures so pretty especially the sunset.
happy weekend.

Carrie said...

I'm so glad you shared these pictures. Each one speaks about an amazing world and an amazing Creator. The reminders are all good. =)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Susanne said...

Love that last picture!

Love the nice bright colors of all those roofs of the city houses. And it certainly does contrast with the stilt house.

Sarah said...

Ok, I love your name...Jewel. Makes me think of one of the orphans that Amy Carmichael rescued from the temple! :) I played the part of Jewel for a missionary story once... :) all the kids thought I was Jewel! Cute stuff!

Anyway, great post and pictures! I will be following this blog for sure! Nice to "meet" you...

and thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment...and for the knitting comment...I need encouragment in that area! Hehe!



Brenda said...

Those are great pictures but its really hard for me to read the writing on your blog, it seems like there is not enough contrast.

Islandsparrow said...

Hi Jewell - it was interesting to look at your pictures of Cambodia - my middle son did his YWAM outreach there. He loved the people too.