Monday, May 18, 2015

Episode 8 - My First Market in P-day! Sunday, May 17, 2015


     Well... I made it through a week with my new companion / step-dad Elder Child! Honestly, had a very... emotional, and stressful week at sometimes. Here's how'd it all go!:
     Last Tuesday: Had a unique District Meeting since there's been huge changes on Companionships. However, throughout this day I basically did took some time to contact for English Class for the next day coming up! It was fun like usual!

Last Wednesday: In English Class, since there's only 2 companionships who can teach English Class (There's me, Elder Child, Sister Christensen and Sister Kimball.) we just united both Basic/Intermediate classes into one class. I was in charge of doing a spiritual thought... in English. It's easy for to say my spiritual thought in English, but I had to make sure that the volunteer translator can understand my English well, so I did the best I can to speak simply about the importance of prayer and the Book of Mormon. Elder Child taught a lot to those who attended this English Class session.   

Last Thursday: Most of this day me and all of the Takhmao missionaries re-organized the CBRs (Convert Baptism Records/ Area Books) due to the disorganization or mess some past missionaries done which makes it very difficult to keep true records of all member and investigators. Throughout this day me and Elder met a new investigator named Yu Lim, who's a student of English, who's interested in the church. A super nice guy, emotional, and very humbled. We just take the time to get familiar with him and he has lots of concerns about life and so we taught him the importance of prayer and relying on the Savior Jesus Christ and that God does helps us on our trials.  Oh here's the best part Elder Child and I invited Yu Lim to be baptized and be a member of the church someday and he accepted the invite!

Last Friday: On this day, me and Elder Child took sometime contacting and do the best we can to help each other get familiar with our area better. Elder Child came out with an idea that since our area's pretty much huge he just plots out areas we can do our best to contact throughout sometime if we can find anything to do as we proselyte! 

Last Saturday: We took time to proselyte by traveling to Kah Koh by using a tuk-tuk... with our bikes. Kind of a tight squeeze, but had fun traveling to that particularly far part of the area! As we visit a home of some members, we taught them about the importance of hope, and so on as we came to Kah Koh, we asked the members about some other members homes to know where they live so we can talk to them and see how they're doing. As the members helped me and Elder Child find a few other member's homes these members weren't home however that's alright because as I am doing my best to get familiar with my area, know where some other members live now, so next we can find them again and hopefully converse with them. So after the members shows us around other members home they want help us teach an investigator, which is Ming Kunthea! We re-teached the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ since she don't remember from the one time Elder McGavin and I teach her. 

When I teach with my companion about this lesson, I even recited "The First Vision" to her as we explained the First lesson again and we extend invitation for her to study the Plan of Salvation pamphlet we gave her before we meet her again.   

Yesterday: Church's been wonderful, even though there's some kids that like to... fool around in church and even the hallway. I do question the culture of parenting in Cambodia a lot at times. Disregarding that I had a very good day in church with my companion and enjoyed listen to talks from members and their perspective on the Gospel as they continue to learn. There were two investigators that we invited to come to church, but didn't attend. We were kinda bummed that they didn't come this Sunday.

Some parts of that week I was easily stressed out and traumatized in the inside because handling a area with a new Trainer is kinda tough. However, I love my new companion! You know, I love doing the best I can in my area with Elder Child. It actually made my missionary adventure more crazy and exciting. Watch how much I am going to hate leaving my area when I gave all I got with Elder Child after being trained. I still have great love for all I serve over here. I chose to never give up and will do my best to keep improving as,I do my best to be the missionary Heavenly Father needs me to be! I love you all who are reading this post! God bless you all! I am going to keep doing my best with much hope I have! God speed! 

Tell you all what, if any of you have any questions about my mission feel free to reply in this e-mail and I'll definitely do my best to answer in my next upcoming blog! 

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

-អែលឌើរ រស់ (Elder Ros)
Sorry, there isn't any good pictures from last week particularly, but hopefully this week will be a lot better.
​Shout out for Syracuse University and the Syracuse Community! Hehehe! (May, 2 2015).

​Shout out for BYU even though I may not attend there! Hahaha! (May 4, 2015).

There he is! My "step-dad" Elder Child. Here's a funny story, he's actually met my family before before I came into the mission field. He was unaware for a while on the start of the transfer until he explained that he met a family that came to Cambodia that's from Syracuse, NY and met him and my family told him I will be serving here! So, throughout last week I told him... that is my family! Hahaha!

Elder Child and Me! Looking fantastic!

​From this morning on P-Day, me and Elder Child went to a Market in Takhmao and it's my first time going there... this is what part of the Market looks like!

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