Saturday, October 30, 2010

We are officially going to Cambodia!

Since Spencer has gotten the job of the Cambodia facilitator, We both are bascially accepted to go to Cambodia from May 10- Aug 10 next summer!! I am excited most of the time, but sometimes I am really nervous about living in a third world country that is still developing. The only problem now is how are we going to get the money to go? Spencer can get his half scholarship, we both might be able to get Pell Grants and I might even be able to get a little bit of money from MSS if I petition it and if they have money to give. If anyone has any ideas besides taking out a loan, please tell us so we can have this paid for. I know its going to be hard since Spencer will be going to law school in the fall (we dont know where yet, just got his score back and still in process of applying). We won't be working to earn money and for that reason is why I am still hesitant about working, but I fell it is right for us to go since everything has just fallen into place for us to go.

We will be living with host families, and both of us will have different internship jobs. Spencer will be most likely to get one with microfinance, and I want to find one with something to do with landscaping, whither its horticulture or agriculture, but I would have to work out of Phnom Penh to go. THey really don't want people to do that and I would be away from Spencer. The other one I am really interested in doing is volunteering at the orphanages. This one will be awesome and great deal of service that I could do, so we will see what happens.

Spencer and I are doing great. This is our last year at BYU and we are praying that he will get into a good law school. He got his score last night and feels really good about it. 165!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now he just needs to apply to the 7 or 8 schools he will apply to. Michigan is the one he really wants to get into so if everyone could pray for us that would be awesome!

I am going to try to be better about writing again. Especially since we are going to Cambodia!!!


  1. How exciting! That will be such a great experience. Keep us posted!

  2. YAY!!!!! and Congrats to spencer on an awesome score :) I can't wait for more updates :)

  3. wow! that is crazy! good job for you being so adventurous, you won't regret it. this is the time in your life to do this kind of stuff. sounds so fun!

  4. kaitlin!!! Hi!!! hey I don't have your phone number. Will you email me at my email address and give me your phone number so I can call you?? I love you!!!