a new video series!

My poor husband. For a solid decade-and-a-half now, he’s been trying to get me to do technological kinds of things that he thinks will improve my quality of life, and WITHOUT FAIL, I say, “Noooooooo thank yooooooooooou.”

And then a few weeks (or months or years) later, I say, “Hey, remember when you wanted me to do such-and-such? I think I’m ready now.”

(He smiles and does his absolute best not to roll his eyes.)

“You should write a blog.”

“You should switch to Google calendar.”

“You should try Twitter.”

“You should get a gmail address.”

“You would love Instagram.”

“Nope! Nopenopenopenopenope!”

(birds chirping, weeks passing…)

“Okay!”

And this one might be the longest time coming.

“You should do some video blogging instead of just writing words all the time.”

“ABSOLUTELY NOT. I HATE BEING ON VIDEO.”

“You were a public speaker for more than 10 years! You’re great in front of people! How is this any different?”

“I CAN NOT EXPLAIN IT SCIENTIFICALLY, BUT IT IS AS DIFFERENT AS CAKE AND LETTUCE. I WOOOOOOOOOON’T.”

“I think people would really like it. People who don’t love to read but would watch a video.”

“I do not need any people who don’t love to read in my life.”

“I don’t love to read.”

“Okay, well, besides you.”

ANYWAY. Enough of all the words.

I am caving. Giving in. I AM READY TO MAKE VIDEOS.

Here’s why:

1.) Gabe’s right. Some people just don’t love words. Especially in BIG chunks, which is the only way I know how to do it.

2.) LOTS of people ask to Skype with our family. Like at least 20 since we’ve been in Cambodia. Some we know, some we don’t. They want to pick our brains or get to know us better. I want to say yes, BUT. We cannot even keep up with Skyping our own parents. Or our pastor and his wife. And I just can’t bump people up ahead of them. Not fair.

3.) Seeing the work here in Cambodia via video is the next best thing to seeing it in real life.

DISCLAIMER: These will be short, simple, unedited videos. We are not looking to make documentaries or become a reality TV show. They’ll just be real-life glimpses into our life and work here.

AND:

We will be taking your questions and answering them as we’re able!

No question is off-limits. (of course we reserve the right to ignore obnoxious ones)

How do you do your laundry?

Can we see a lizard?

What does your center look like inside?

What is the hardest part about living in Cambodia?

Do you really have cows walking by outside your gate (and wandering into your yard)?

How is Cambodia different from America?

Do you have Chipotle there?

Can you really speak Khmer?

ETC ETC ETC.

I think that’s about it! Here’s our very first video!! Ask questions in the comments!

 

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