Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Ratanak Office!

Well its official! The Ratanak apartment will also house the Ratanak Office in Phnom Penh. And for those of you who have been praying for my apartment hunt, I am thankful to God and to my Ratanak family in Canada and especially to our staff Beth and Stephen Lauer who found this apartment in January and have set it up to make my transition and adjustment smoother. 

Over the past month I have been apartment hunting and actually have enlisted 5 different real estate agents.  As an organization, God has showed us that having the Ratanak office in one of the main rooms in the apartment is beneficial for a variety of reasons. This apartment will also now be my new abode and so I'm now excited to begin the task of decorating and making the apartment 'my home' and at the same time moving forward on 'setting up our office' fully in the other section of the apartment. 

Thank you to all of you who have been praying. James 1:17 says: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. I feel like God has given us at Ratanak the best and perfect gift by providing a place that meets not only our corporate needs but also my individual needs and more. All this to say, should any of you decide to pay a visit, I now have an extra room with a king size bed awaiting you! 

Anyway today, my 'A type' personality arose afresh as  I was in full throttle and went to the office furniture store that one of my friends had taken me to a few weeks ago and I began the task of buying a desk, office chairs, a filing cabinet and a computer printer table. Thankfully the store is located very close to an office supplies/stationary store and also close to my bank so I literally hit 3 places all in one shot. It made for a very productive afternoon. The furniture will be delivered to our office on Friday morning. 

Office Furniture Store

In the mean time, tomorrow  my computer guy Visol will be back installing a wireless router so that our office will now be connected through a wireless network. Currently, I walk around with an internet cable if I need to get on to the internet so it will be nice to have the printer and the computers all set up and connected to a server without the cable tagging along!

Next up after this will be the challenge of decorating the apartment. This is definitely not my forte and I am relying on God's creativity to show me what to do and what to buy. Thankfully He is the God of all creativity so for now I think He and I will have some fun as He stretches me in this 'right brain' activity by He leading me out of my comfort zone. Stay tune, this could be an interesting experience in and of itself!

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