How's it going everyone?! I hoped each and everyone of you are still doing wonderful as I continue to serve in Kampong Cham Branch 2 in Cambodia! Last week's been a good week, however... not the absolute best, but it's all good! Here are some details of this week's update of how'd last week went! I'll be brief just for this P-day:
Last Tuesday: So on this day we continued to teach Bong Ni and Sal about Law of Tithing, Fasting, and Fasting along with a returned missionary who's formerly known as Elder Pom a native return missionary from Teuk Thla! It's been a wonderful time teaching her and him about these commandments along with Elder Pom! Then we continued to teach a kid named Mang Chang and simply explained to him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (I love quizzing along with Elder Hunt on the simple steps of how to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ! After that we visited Sovan a recent convert to remind him of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, visited a Bong named Bun (sorry I disliked romanized...) to encourage him to come back to Church to gain stronger faith in Christ and then we lastly visited Bong Pheap and her family for a dinner appointment and shared a scripture from Mosiah 26:29-31 about the importance of constant repentance everyday because there's always somethings we all can improve spiritually so we can all be better disciples of Christ.
Last Wednesday: On this day we visited Meta around the town of Kampong Cham to remind him of the Plan of Salvation, was a pretty fun appointment because some people around where we are teaching him got interested on what we teach, unfortunately the people that comes around and as we invited them weren't really willing to learn about what we teach. Later on we visited Look Poo Hiab and shared with him about when Jesus saved Peter as Peter was on his way to come unto him! Next, we had the REAN English Class today! It was fun. Elder Hall and Elder Slavens took the time to teach English with those who attended English Class on that night about Jobs. While on their way teaching, me and Elder Hunt along with Branch 1 Sisters of Kampong Cham went outside of the church to escort some people to learn some English! Hahaha that was fun! So the last thing is we continued to teach Kim, Rong's little brother about Tithing and Fast Offering!
Last Thursday: After weekly planning, me and Elder Hunt had took time to meet up with Mang Chang again to teach him of the commandments such as Praying, reading in the scriptures (it's simple for him to know and remember even though he doesn't know how to read yet along with his mom.) and the importance of going to church every . Lastly, we met up with RITH to explain the Holy Bible even mentioned how the Book of Mormon tags along with the Holy Bible from Ezekiel 37:15 - 20 and Isaiah 29:11! Then we taught with him about Temples and Family History!
Last Friday: Elder Hunt couldn't do much with me on this day because he wasn't feeling so well as in he had a fever, and real sick in the stomach. So we had to unfortunately stay in our apartment for the day to have him recover as quick as possible! Throughout that time I just clean around bits of the apartment, update records about the member and investigators we serve with and study. (Wasn't a overally productive day at all, but it's better than the other day when I was serving in Ta Khmao. (Won't get into details, however some of you may find out in one of my old posts to know of what I mean.)
Last Saturday: The days was mostly full of Zone Conference for the first time with President and Sister Christensen along with a Senior Couple the Leavitts. Zone Conference has been great and pretty to take time to train here from other missionary within the Zone of what we can do to improving as representatives of Christ.
After conference we visit Look Pan grandchildren 2/3 were present as we were teaching the following commandments which is the Words of Wisdom and the Law of Chastity, the Ming (Look Poo Pan wife) helps us explain the Law of Chastity for a bit as we taught them! (Which I find fantastic! Hahaha)
Yesterday: Throughout this morning we took time to visit a inactive member (who's been really busy lately) to give him "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" for him to post at his home, he was happy to receive it! Later on, there's church in the afternoon. Church's still uplifting although it's kinda odd. Don't read that wrong, church's been great as usual. What I mean is that there's parts of sacrament meeting that wasn't really that all prepared through this day, however at the end of sacrament meeting and the rest of time in Church it's been great. After church we visit an investigator I met for the first time as Elder Hunt has already met him named Vwaneh, His wife's already a member as I met him for the first and Elder Hunt for a while, he's awesome as an investigator, he has a strong desire to continue to learn of what we teach about the Church that he wants to be baptized! Hopefully, his boss in his work will let him come to church so he can experience coming to church to feel the Holy Spirit with his family. Then lastly, we visited a kid, another one of our investigator which is Narin,(one of Look Poo Pheap's sons), funny thing is every time we meet up with him to teach he just loves to eat something every time we're here to teach him. (Honestly, reminds of me for bit because I do love to eat to, but not as much as when I was that young like 10 years old! Hahaha! So we just taught him simply about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a couples of commandments like the words of wisdom and the law of chastity.
So at this moment I like to bare testimony ounce again that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is TRUE! I know that God loves us and so we have the restored Church of Jesus Christ today! The gift of tongues has been truly helpful to me and my companion(s) as we continue to serve in the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission! Serving a mission is truly one the best choices I chose to do ever in my life! Despite hardships, I still just kept going and just give all I could to keep inviting anyone to Christ. Yes, I truly had stumbled with some mistakes at times as I serve here (but that's why we ALL have the atonement of Jesus Christ), I just keep it just being there for anyone I come across to serve with Elder Hunt! With God all things are truly possible. I STILL LOVE SERVING IN THIS MISSION!
Okay everyone! Just a repeating reminder! General Conference's coming around the corner (in about 1 week) please don't forget to watch it soon! I testify to you all that, you'll all receive very important counsels that can help each and every one of us in our lives from anyone that that speak throughout each session learn more about it in the following link ASAP!: https://www.lds.org/
I also would like to dedicate this post for Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who passed away on the 22nd of September 2015.
Plus, The Family: A Proclamation to the World is officially 20 years old!
Ounce again, I am eternally grateful for each of you who's kept me in your prayers and rooting for me as I serve here, you guys have been seriously awesome! Well, this is all I had to share for this week! (Honestly, sometimes I do get frustrated, and sometimes depressed when I just have some difficulties with the Khmer language and those I approach as I'm still serving here in Cambodia, but you know what. I am just going to keep doing what I am suppose to do here as what Elder Ros's here to do. And the only person that can stop me from doing this work is me. So... I won't quit. The adversary has been trying super hard to get me to quit this mission, but you know what I am still here serving anyone who needs to specifically hear from me and Elder Hunt including each and every companion I served, and serving with as I continued to hasten the Lord's work here in Cambodia!) So I'll be posting next week... so each of you stay fantastic! (And blessed!) LOVE YOU ALL!
"Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men; for the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls. But behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also spake them unto prophets of old." -Jacob
-អែលឌើរ រស់ (Elder Ros)