Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, Nov 16, 2015

         What is up everyone reading my newest post! Sorry for the lateness of this week's post for this post it's going to short and simple about how'd this week went here I go! So this week was tough... but was fun doing missionary work still.:

     Throughout this I came across very good starting investigators who's aware about who's Christ and why does the Book of Mormon exist on Earth, I also came across contacting along with Elder Hall conversing/ contacting with 91 person throughout last week. Had a new investigator that works around a wasteland behind Phum Taneng and was very interested to learn about what we teach, it was fun to plant a seed and see if his faith will grow as me and Elder Hall has done so. 

We've been working with Mang Sachang, and he's doing good still doing what he can do to keep his faith growing, until baptism! Narin's doing good, has a good family will baptized soon! Kim's doing okay, it's just he needs do the best he can to keep coming back to church! Bung's doing well, still coming to church along the Branch President of Branch 2! I've also visiting the recent converts and less actives to see how they're also doing and especially those that on the island!

     Last Night Saturday Night to Sunday Sabbath was okay but a bit complicated: After doing all I could to throughout this week was a lot of work and tiring, that I had to rest for the night to Sunday until Church. Church was great as usual! But not a whole lot investigators came to church throughout that time which was disappointing but that's okay! After church, I had to rest at the apartment more to do all I could in my ability as a missionary to take care of records. So that was it.(But don't worry at all!) 

     Yesterday or Monday's okay because I had to talk to the President Christensen on that time. But don't worry I am still okay and still serving in this mission, there's a emergency transfer I need to go through soon to serve somewhere in Phnom Penh and where's that? Some of you would ask... back to Ta Khmau.... Branch 1! I am still alive in the mission. My new companion's name is Elder Xiong! So that's pretty exciting! 

      I would like to bare honest testimony that with God's grace everything we go through in our lives is possible to go through, that's if we rely on God at everything we do. I have faith that if each of us keep relying on the atonement of Christ we can conquer our obstacles once and for all! God's the true miracle and I am a instrument in his hands! I know that missionary work is worth my lifetime as I do this work for God! I just want to offer gratitude for this Thanksgiving Season for the atonement of Jesus, the opportunity we have in our lives to repent or change every day for the better, the opportunity to re-new our baptismal covenants by partaking the Sacrament in Church every Sunday, the gift of the Holy Ghost we have to guides us and enable us to endure to the end! 

     I won't give up in serving in this mission, I still love all I serve over here. I still know that God loves me and all of us! After I serve this mission I am positive that I will know I've been a successful missionary! I love each and everyone of you that has kept in your prayers! Elder Ros is NOT dead and as that one movie I never watched which I heard was super good "God's NOT dead"!  It's been a fantastic adventure to serve in Kampong Cham, I will surely miss serving here. (FOR REAL. It's hard to say Good-bye to those I served as much as I could.)

 ❤ -អែលឌើរ រស់

"Wherefore, there must be faithand if there must be faith there must also be hope; and ithere must be hope there musalso be charity." - Moroni 10:20

"Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, minand strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that bhis grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God." - Moroni 10:36

I also would like to echo this quote out even though this is old but it's so true... and I kid each of you reading this not:

 "am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not cheap experienceSalvation never was easy. We are The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and His our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would beasy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him?" - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

From last P-day on the 9th: I went to Phnom Broh- Current stairs I am on front of. (After walking up a set of stairs I walked up in Phnom Srei!) So, I did
an attempt along with Elder Hall to go up the stairs in Phnom Broh to go through the Monkeys... didn't go all the way up
because a Monkey stole the water bottle I didn't want to keep. (I am just going to be smart along with Elder Hall
by not get bit by a Monkey by walking up furthermore on the stairs up, and so we did...Yep!)

Played a game of "Do you love your neighbor" from last REAN English Program Session! 

Elder Hall getting on Daft Punk mode as I take a selfie with him! Looking great Elder Hall with your new Bike Helmet!

The new board organization I developed for Me, Elder Hall and for other future missionaries! 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015


     How's everyone going! I am doing okay still hanging in there hastening the Lord's work as I continue to serve in Kampong Cham Branch 2, so here's how'd this week went! I am just going to explain some highlights throughout last week:

          After Preparation Day time: We just had a Family Home Evening. Just to help uplift Cho Ra's family. Nothing too huge but fun stuff. Hehe!

          Last Tuesday: We just took time to do service for Bong Pheap doing service along with the Branch 1/2 Sisters organizing 120LBS bags of cement, and bring a couple bags to her new ... property! Yep! Then we just continue to visit the an investigator and members around Phum Taneng. Lastly me and Elder Hall just taught an investigator close to our home "Bung" about the commandments that's important to follow such as remaining Obedient, Praying Often, and reading and studying the scriptures! Throughout this day talk with many people as we go by inviting anyone to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ and truths we have to share!    

          Last Wednesday: We visited Bong Nani and his wife to share a spiritual thought with them, so we can know how they're doing. Rean English was okay as me and Elder Hall teach it, cool thing is we had a return appointment with a cool guy who knows some English named Hang! Which I will explain more later on in this post! Lastly we met up an return appointment to meet with someone who wants to familiarize himself about Jesus Christ and what we have to share with him his name is Reasmei! We just explained to him about the restoration and he's cool guy! 

           Last Thursday: Was a okay day nothing too much happen after weekly planning session. We met up with Mang SaChang to teach him about Temples! Which was fun, but necessary to teach simply and fun with him! After that we had met up a new investigator named Bong Load, who wants to learn how to pray and read scriptures. (Reasmei and Load are just the persons we just contact around close to our apartment in the town part of Kampong Cham!) Load's also cool and loves to try to meet us often so he can learn more! Exciting stuff!!!

          Last Friday: After Zone Training!!!... Had a done, a fantastic exchange to work along with..... my MTC companion Elder Hall for a day!!! Was super rainy! We're just going at it contacting some people and inviting people along to learn about the Gospel. One appointment we had is we get to meet up with Hang, it was fun to constantly teach many about the restoration!

          Last Saturday: We did a service project in a far area in Branch 1's area to help open up bags of peanuts to help some members there plants some peanut around there home! Lastly we met up with Rith to explain clearly about the Words of Wisdom and the importance of the Book of Mormon! It was fun to teach him and help him understand clearly about the doctrines of the many things we teach and why we live that way! 

          Last Sunday: We had met 3 new investigators. One them loves to jump over the fence to just come attend church already named Look Poo Sok Ly... hehe he's awesome! Church was great! We did all that's necessary on that day. Wasn't a super easy Sunday,but we've done all we could by talking to some people about who we are why are we here and why the Gospel's important.


          So today in this post I just want to let each of you know I am still doing well! Just want to bare testimony that God still loves us, cares for us, and always wants us stay happy and enduring. Gotta blast quick (today I will visit Phnom Broh)! But I am truly thankful for many of you who kept me in your prayers. With God all things are possible. God's a merciful God. I am here to keep fulfilling HIS Will! Love you all! I am still willing to keep working and serving! Peace out and may the Holy Spirit be with you all!    

 ❤ -អែលឌើរ រស់

"But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." - 1 Nephi 1:20

"The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works." - Psalms 145:9

Here's a randomly huge ... bug. Seems to be a huge Grass Hopper. 

Me and Elder Hall back together for a day!!! YEAH! ...Was super rainy out on this day!

Doing service by opening Peanuts for a members around Branch 1 on last Saturday! 

Just looking rough on the way back from Chuuk the farthest part of our area. Whoo! (Sorry, if I don't look happy in this picture, in reality me and Elder Hall were tired but truly willing to work on finding CBRs over there and finding some people to invite to know of the church or better who we are!)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015


      Whoo! What's up everybody following up my blogs/ e-mails!? I am still doing phenomenal as I continue to serve in the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission continuing to serve within Kampong Cham Branch 2! Hope everyone had a safe Halloween and remembers God and Christ! Well this is probably one of the funnest and spiritual weeks I ever experienced, despite the negative parts of it here's how'd it all go!:

     After Preparation Day time: As I with Elder Hall, go off to continue serving in this mission we took time to contact on an area around the 3 bridge area of our area in Branch 2. It was fun as we did some contacting not only to do that but to find some inactive members to see if we can meet them in person. It was complicated but fun!
     Last Tuesday: After district meeting, we did a decent amount of contacting on that day and ... that was honestly it... it was a little tricky to find who to teach because throughout that day was the Water Festival! Because we still bother talking to everyone and anyone around parts of our area where we serve, I also took time to help Elder Hall familiarize this area a lot better. 

     Last Wednesday:We met with Bong Nani and an active kid Cho Ra, after that we had a CBR Organizing Meeting which was super good so me, Elder Hall, Sister Harris and Sister Semones can know what to do to take great care of Branch 2! Throughout this day we did a whole lot of English Class contacting so we can have more participants of the Rean English Program. English Class was fun. I shared a spiritual thought about who we really are and Elder Hall translates for me as I bore testimony of the Gospel and why it's important for ALL of us to learn it!  

     Last Thursday: We did some service at Bong Pheaps new upcoming home by placing some new dirt to level the ground out for preprare for the pigs her family will have soon. After that we met up with Mang Sachang to teach simply about Tithing and Fasting! After that we did some weekly planning big time! Whoo! After that we did some CBR hunting and visiting Phum Taneng to familiarize ourselves with the members over there.

     Last Friday: Me and Elder Hall were traveling to the island ounce again to visit Om Khon (not Look Puu Khon or Kon at all yikes!) and Look Poo Piara on that day it was a success to visit both of them. Okay this day was by far one the funniest, spiritual experiences I every had here's how'd all happened: And so after, we met with who we need to meet as we traveled on the island we return back to the boat to return back to Kampong Cham itself to have lunch, on the way back me and Elder Hall contacted a Neakming to invite her to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Neakming was surprised on how Elder Hall speaks Khmer as how me and Elder Hall are explaining to about what we teach about as we contact. Usually as we contact we explain the doctrine that if we follow Christ, we also honor our parents because that's what God commanded us to do, according to one of the Ten Commandments. As the Neakming assumed that me and Elder Hall can't listen Khmer that well, the Neakming was going on ranting about "what happens when Americans die" and "said they get sealed on a cross and rot on it" on the boat.... and so Elder Hall and I listened to that and we explained to her on front of the people who are also riding the boat about Buddhism in a nutshell, what did Buddha proselyted, the incenses on the "Learn Angel" was just from the culture it has nothing to do with Buddha... or Buddhism ... and so on as we explained to the Neakming on front of everyone who she assumed that we can't listen were silenced or laughed so hard because we pretty much told her off by the power of our calling as missionaries. 

       Now, as I am typing this I want to explain in fact that... we're not perfect teachers, but if anyone tries to bash on Christianity we will set things straight so that anyone who knows or wants to know about Christ, will accept the invitation to anyone to come unto Christ! For example a man riding back on the boat answered a question that Elder Hall has for  "Who's responsible for our own sins?".... a Look Poo or that man said "We are"... and Elder Hall and by the power of the Holy Ghost said THAT'S RIGHT! So it was pretty fun contacting on that day. Lots of people were listening to us. Honestly I didn't say too much but I did testify of what Elder Hall has explained is true. 

     Last Saturday: Was the day me and Elder Hall and other companionshipd had to start and finish moving into our new apartment, it was pretty hectic doing so but worth it because it's necessary! After that there's a baptism of the Sister's investigator who's baptized on that day named Oon Hon. It was an awesome experience to come and participate in the Baptismal Occasion! After that was when we went to a big Halloween Party as the 3rd Branch of Kampong Cham. Which was fun to watch the youths and member participate in it. The party in the building decorated so well! Hahaha!

     Last Sunday: Church was wonderful! It was a fast and testimony meeting, I love hearing testimony of the members who are active in the Gospel, YEP! Throughout more proselyting in the morning we visited the 3 bridge area of me and Elder Halls area and then met with a less active Look Poo who only has one leg and invited him to come to church his name is Look Poo Sar! (And he came back to church along with his daughter!) As I serve here I met up with Kim and Rong who came back from a Family Occasion that was a month ago and this shows that Kim as he and his older brother came back, it comes to show a miracle that Kim's still doing what he's suppose to do, and he's still got a desire to be baptized soon!)

Just for a record me and Elder Hall has actually contact for about 84 people to learn about the Gospel and had some return appointments coming around this week woohoo! Such a memorable record as we invite as many we can to learn about Jesus Christ! I am thrilled about this transfer, there's probably some I missed out to explain but this shows about how I am doing as I choose to continue to hasten the Lord's work, I had a good vision for this area I do along with Elder Hall whatever we can to take good of this area with God everything is possible! I am strong believer of Christ as a servant of Him, I know that the Gospel is so important for anyone. I learn the Doctrine of Christ a whole lot better as I bother serving a mission HONEST! Got to blast! It's consistently time for to keep up the Good WORK! YEAAAH!!!

*sorry if the grammar in this post is awful. 

But to add one thing I thankful for all who's rooting for me! God bless you all so much!

 ❤ -អែលឌើរ រស់

"Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance,patiencebrotherly kindnessgodliness, charity, humility,diligence." - D&C 4:6

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

When Elder Hall and I "burnt" a Neakming explaining what Christianity is, and who we are ... and explained Khmer Buddhism in a nut shell. HA! (So, here's a selfie of me and him one of funniest.. and honestly spiritual experience I had as I served here.)

Once again Happy Halloween! (I love how Vannath, the piano player of Branch 2 -Me and Elder Hall's area decorated a lot of the Branch 3 building for Halloween.)
I was a ខូច missionary for Halloween. (Not really, still staying hard working as I serve here in Kampong Cham! Calm down everyone.)

Me and other missionaries of the Kampong Cham District! Yeaaaah! 

Me and 2 more companionship's new apartment....SO EPIC! Yeah! I felt like as if we have re-generated TARDIS (few will get this reference) or something. Very nice home we're we can feel the Holy Spirit better! (Very hectic on that one day as me,  Elder Hall and other companionship move in, but it was all worth doing just to keep up the work in Kampong Cham!)