Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunday, Apr. 24, 2016


        What is up everybody! It's Mango Season around this time in Cambodia even in Te'uk La'ak so we've been randomly given Mangos throughout the week.... YEAAAAAH! HAHAHA! Will need to break this post down as quick as possible because I love remaining busy in this mission here's some swift highlights!:

    Well then.... pretty much throughout most of the week we've been "monsterous" throughout the week literally asking some people and inviting all to learn about Christ some understood,and some are curious about REAN English Program...Yep! (Last week was the most I ever contact throughout last week because we talked for over 130 people about the Gospel inviting them to learn about the restored Gospel many heard, but very few took the invitation to learn the Gospel and sometimes English class/REAN! We've been following up on a return appointment and met this new investigator since last Tuesday! This one investigator's name Nean or Nian the one who I contact off the streets from 2 Sundays ago around a restaurant! This guys excellent! Contacting pays off! By a whole lot! For real throughout this week as we met him ounce more he's committed on a baptismal date on June 11th 2016! Super exciting that he accepted it as he's really taking time to learn with me and Elder Slavens! 

     For another investigator throughout the week, we've been meeting with Bong Chun from last Tuesday and Thursday.... heh he's an interesting investigator! Still needs work to up to his potential! But by all means no one can't force people to develop a strong testimony of their own of the Gospel even the Book of Mormon! Around Wednesday we've visit a Om that's super nice named Dally along with her son Chetra, just encourage to help them pray with each other oftenly just to help them stay love and maintain peace! REAN Englsh on that day was fun, some people had shown interest of the gospel since learning REAN English and a bit of the Gospel! Woohoo! 

      Some of you may wonder how's Non doing he's pretty much one anyone can be patient for! Love him so much. We've been following up on his reading on the Book of Mormon and he's doing his best on His part I love him! I love me and Elder Slaven's investigators here in this area! On Saturday we took time to visit some less actives and remind them of the Restoration with them by watching the Restoration video, felt the Holy Spirit every single time of how important and crucial the restorations is! Yesterday, Church was fantastic! It's great to see members of the Ward returning from Khmer New Year and our investigator Bong Nean showed up to Church with the Toul Kok session! We're so happy to see an investigator like him to come and see how church is like every Sunday!

        Well, me and Elder Slavens are doing phenomenal together! I love this mission, I still love serving my divine heritage and I meant that so dearly each and every single time! I am so grateful to be called to serve along with Elder Slavens this transfers! We got this area in the bag along with the best companion ever such as the Holy Ghost and plus the gift of tongues! Missionary Work's not easy but it's indeed doable I love this work! I gotta enjoy more of this journey along with Mangos.... I meant Elder Slaven! HAHAHA! Well got to blast off serving and inviting others to Christ will be posting next week, stay fantastic and blessed my fellow congregation who's subscribed to my post! Here I go! Lea Sen! The adventures of Elder Ros still continues! 

ដោយក្ដីស្រឡាញ់, (With love), ❤ -អែឌើ ស់
Elder Ros      The Legendary ខ្មែរ-i-can Missionary
 Syracuse, NY USA

 "But wo, wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God! For salvation cometh to none such except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. And the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare these things to every kindred, nation, and tongue, that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he had already come among them. " - Mosiah 3:12-13

Here's one of the best investigator ever Non. :) Along with the twins Mey and Mean in the Te'uk La'ak Ward that are leaving to there missions soon ENGLISH speaking....WHOA!

Elder Slavens looking fantastic teaching about Facebook English Terms in REAN! (Last Saturday!)

Here are a bunch of adorable looking small chickens while visiting a somewhat Potential Investigator! 

Members in the North Zone! It's great to be back serving around the North Zone I love serving here! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016


     Well! What is up all who are following up with me this week! Whoo! Me and Elder Slavens are killing it over although Phnom Penh's been a ghost town throughout last week! Here lies some highlights from last week! 

-From last Monday after P-day, me and Elder Slavens participated at a Family Home Evening which was very uplifting and fun as we showed up to Lida and her family's house, before that we've been contacting several people around the area ounce more to see anyone's wanting to learn about the gospel even though it's Khmer New Year!

-Last Tuesday, me and Elder Slavens spent majority of this day by DEEP CLEANING our apartment for the entire day which was super fun! Because cleaning our apartment helps anyone maintain the Holy Spirit in our homes in the mission! 

-Last Wednesday, we had Zone Conference which was excellent! I am truly motivated to help many other develop a stronger testimony of the Book of Mormon! After that we met one of our investigators named Non, a very nice guy and always willing to learn and ask unique questions about the Church I love him so much! Also, I met a family with Pu Soka and his family, it was wonderful to meet them and help them develop a better testimony of the Gospel! 

-Last Thursday, President Christensen held a big lunch at the Tonle Bassac 2 Restaurant to celebrate Khmer New Year for missionaries serving with in the city. After that, we met a cool indian guy that wants to learn about The Book of Mormon he's a really awesome guy named Ango. We had a excellent discussion with him as we prepared a Book of Mormon since he wants one! We introduced to him the Book of Mormon and gave him one with our testimonies in it as he has so many unique questions about Christ and the church! He's been committed to read and study the Book of Mormon out! It's my first time in a while ever to teach about the Church in English! Funny thing is as we about to close with a prayer Elder Slavens was nervous that I was going to pray with Ango in Khmer, but rather than doing that I just gave a sincere prayer in English with Ango to help him feel the Holy Spirit! One of the funnest experience I ever had in my mission! Then later on we met a active member named  Bong Peak, a cool and nice guy with awful children... but it's fantastic to see him and his family doing alright, meeting Peak for my first time has been a honor! Haha!

- OKay! Last Friday, me and the North Zone did a big service project around the North Stake Center picking up dirt and sand from the trees on front of the church fence and putting all of it in a better place! Then, later on we had Weekly Planning for a while, then we participated at a Khmer New Party of some members for a bit while contacting on the way for a bit.

-Last Saturday, we literally went from path to path to contacting a ton of people in the city to see if any want to learn, some understood our invitation and some claim to be busy which I know people here are legit busy here in the city despite in some people circumstance that it's Khmer New Year! But anyways it's been a fun day! We just go around town talking to several people about the Gospel! One of my favorite days of this transfer already! 

-Yesterday!, church is fantastic for my first time in Te'uk La'ak although it's ....well you all know the Holiday! ...Had a chance to introduce myself a meet some members here, hope to meet a whole lot more members next Sunday! After church me and Elder Slavens approach a cool guy that I contacted in the area working at a restaurant  named Bong Nian hopefully we'll meet throughout this week since he bluntly told me that he wants to learn a lot more about God! Love him and excited to meet him along with Elder Slavens! All contacting throughout this week's been paying off! Whoo!

         Well this is pretty much all I wanted to share for this weeks post! It's been a very fun transfer so far being with Elder Slavens, I know that the Gospel is beneficial for anyone in these last days or Latter-day! I still love to serve my divine heritage here! I know I've been called to serve here doing God's will here doing the Lord's work! I am so thankful to be called to serve in this mission! My growth in Khmer is still going along with Elder Slavens! We know we can do it! This area's in great hands! Well, gotta get back to work and keep inviting those to come unto Christ! I can't wait to keep up the work here in this mission Cambodia! May God bless each of you who's still praying for me that I am able to keep serving in this mission! Stay fantastic, I love you all so much! Will be posting next week!

NOTE: REAN English Class's been canceled twice because of Khmer New Year. But that's okay wait for this week and see throughout this week! Khmer New Year's all over now!
Elder Ros has done it again making a nicer and more updated board! ...#YESYESYES (From deep cleaning!)

A close up of Elder Slavens and My planner cover for this transfer!!!

#WheresElderLambornandSisterKillian? MTC Khmer New Year Group Picture!!! Holla! Yeaaah!  (Last Thursday!) 

The North Zone Elders/ Sisters and I took time to do a service project around the Church building during Khmer New Year! #FUNSTUFF (Last Friday!)

ដោយក្ដីស្រឡាញ់, (With love), ❤ -អែឌើ ស់
Elder Ros
 The Legendary ខ្មែរ-i-can Missionary from Syracuse, NY USA
Warning: Some of you might seen this scripture before but it's very straight forward. Plus, I felt the need to share these following scriptures for this week! God bless you all! 
 17 Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.
 18 And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life; yea, ye have entered in by the gate; ye have done according to the commandments of the Father and the Son; and ye have received the Holy Ghost, whichwitnesses of the Father and the Son, unto the fulfilling of the promise which he hath made, that if ye entered in by the way ye should receive.
 19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.
 20 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
 21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen. - 2 Nephi 31 : 17-21

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunday, Apr. 10, 2016

                 Happy Khmer New Year 2016 this time for real everyone! Apparently this country celebrates the country earlier than the actual week or day that it's suppose to happen. Hahaha! I have officially arrived in Teuk La'ak safely to serve with a member of my "MTC Family" known as Elder Slavens from San Ramon to Oakland, California. Here's the gist of how'd last week went!: 

        I going to need to cut this post quite short, just to make it a straight forward post! I had to say Good bye to all I can bid farewell to members in Steung Mean Chey Ward 3! So I officially returned to the North Zone! Teuk La'ak is a fantastic area! I love the members here already although that weekend was General Conference!  Pretty much through the start of the transfer, me and Elder Slavens decided to contact several people throughout the week from Wednesday to Sunday pretty much. Just got familiar with a cool Look Poo named Bro who I met yesterday, and several other members a few days ago! I love this new area and I look forward to meet more members although.... this upcoming week is the True Khmer New Year! 

      Rean English Program last Wednesday was excellent in the North Zone as usual! A portion of English Class we taught was about Khmer New Year that's coming and what Khmer people do here in this holiday basically take what they said in Khmer and translate it to English for them! Hahaha FUN stuff! Zone Training was great to, last Friday! Very productive as usual! Just encouraged to use time wisely in our missions here! I love this mission so much and looking forward to doing so! 
      The weekend: General Conference last weekend was phenomenal, if most of you didn't get to watch it, I would encourage each of you to watch and take notes. For real, I love Elder Holland's final talk in the Sunday Afternoon Session, his was very straight forward in a very loving way! I love Elder Holland! 

       So just to let everyone of you know I am doing fantastic so far already, me and Elder Slavens are working hard here in Teuk La'ak. This upcoming week's going to be a very interesting one me, Elder Slavens and other missionary we'll be doing some activities throughout this New Year week! It's going to interesting...YEP! My growth in Khmer is still growing. In fact, although I have a accent.... I literally can't hide it as I speak Khmer so to everyone that I serve, my purpose is to mainly preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and share about him each and everyday as I keep learning the Khmer language, my love for my divine heritage is still endless. I don't ever want to give up in my mission and I am here to stay. For those who don't embrace the love I have for throughout my missionary experience on behalf of me being a servant of Christ, shame for you all for I am here to invite you all to come unto Christ our true savior in these Latter-days. I will NEVER deny the truthfulness of this church for I am NEVER ashamed of it! Will heading to keep doing my best with Elder Slavens! I love you all so much! Stay fantastic and blessed! I am willing to stay strong as I keep it! Why is that, because I want to keep spreading God's love as me and Elder Slavens are instruments in His hands! We got this! 

P.S. If any of you have any questions,please shoot me any questions I would to try to answer some and reply with each of them on every post I make! 

ដោយក្ដីស្រឡាញ់, (With love), 
❤  -អែឌើ ស់     Elder Ros 

 "For am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is thpower of God unto salvation to 
everone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." - Romans1:16

REAN English Program in the Basic Zone! Holla!!! 

This transfer's real! It's happening! Looking fresh Elder Slavens! 

This is what the Crazy Lion Burger looks like in Mike's Burger House, 20 minutes later, I ate it all and I earned me and 3 other missionaries (that include Elder Slavens) a free t-shirt!

Celebrating a return missionary's Birthday named Lida! Along with other members in North Zone! 

Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016


             Happy Khmer New Year 2016! I am doing wonderful so far in the mission here in Steung Mean Chey 3rd Ward. Here are some of the following highlights! 
Throughout the week we're still taking care of some members and investigators with in our ward here you'll all see what I mean as I write some highlights!

-Rean English Program was fun last Wednesday I had to teach the Advanced Class all solo... speaking pure English to them about "Honesty and Integrity" which was super interesting and super fun! Hahaha! 

-After weeking planning on Thursday, we had the chance to meet a member that's inactive named Bong Yiang and taught him about Easter! Before that my companion Elder Reeves made attempt to play Chess with him which was fun to watch hahaha! 

-So last Friday I had an exchange with Elder Lauritzen which was super fun just going the usual agenda of who to visit and check to see how they're doing! Before that we did a huge service project for the Bishop in my Ward his name is Bishop (Chan) Po. We had to lift huge drawers/closets up into another level all Elders and Sisters plus, Bishop's family altogether! Hahaha!  

-So last Saturday we contacted a guy close to trash mountain who claimed himself to be "God" when we contacted him, which was weird, but as we try to invite about our church he deliberate rejected our invitation. This guy we contacted was related to someone politically powerful in Cambodia, but hey we tried to invite about what we share as missionaries... 

-Last Sunday in Church (church was great by the, but had to bless the sacrament again interesting Fast and Testimony meeting), we found a random contact that's Nigerian that's want to learn about the Book of Mormon in English named Tony, while having the final hour of church we managed to help him get to learn in the International Branch just so he can understand and fellowship with English Speakers! Had a awesome conversation with this guy! Love him so much! Then... ចូលឆ្នាំ or a bunch of partying occurred in our area which made us have to go to church building to just help in Preach My Gospel Class for Wards 1 and 3 and call it a day! 

         I don't have too much to share otherwise we just keep working and serving with our best here in Ward 3 in Steung Mean Chey! My time serving in Steung Mean Chey 3rd Ward is officially over soon! Here's why...TRANSFER CALL ALERT! Okay this one an interesting transfer call! I am called to serve with Elder Slavens from California to help him continue serving in Teuk La'ak! Yeahhh! We're going to do great over here I am excited! This one's interesting because he's part of my "family" in the MTC! Woohoo! 

ដោយក្ដីស្រឡាញ់, (With love), 
❤  -អែឌើ ស់     Elder Ros 

P.S. Here's one of my favorite scriptures that I pondered in my life when I struggle in life when I have a hard know I need to do or who do I need to follow or "which master can I serve?" 

 "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."  - Matthew 6:4 , 3 Nephi 13:24

I still testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint is truly true! And I can't these truth which I continue bothering to share! I know I can do missionary work serving my divine heritage for with God all things are possible! I shared these things in the sacred name of Jesus Christ! Amen. For those celebrating Khmer New Year, stay safe out there! For each and everyone else stay blessed and fantastic! Will be serving more in Teuk La'ak soon! I am still willing to keep serving! I won't give up! I'll miss serving in Ward 3 of Steung Mean Chey it's been a nice transfer! Gotta blast here I go again! Yeah-heah!

My attempt to get one more Selfie with my Advanced English Class I mostly taught myself about "Honesty and Integrity"! Hahaha!

Me on an exchange with the one and only Elder Lauritzen! From California! (Leading around the 3rd Ward of Steung Mean Chey!)

Here's is one our members in 3rd Ward of SMC's baby his name is Chai! #LegitCuteAndKoick

Going Dan Jones with one of our investigators Tharith. Holla!!! Hahaha!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday, Mar. 27, 2016

             What is up everyone?! This post is dedicated as I am officially "a year old" missionary in the mission in Cambodia! Whoo! Well for today I just want to take most of the post to bare testimony just to show why my missionary experience is one of the best experience I won't ever want to forget for the rest of my entire life: 

         I am a soldier of God who's been holding on to the iron rod throughout my life and still converting to His Church everyday, even as a missionary. I am still holding on and willing to share to those who really needs to know many truths I hold! I really know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's is still truly true. I really meant it! I know that Jesus Christ is truly our savior! I've witness many precious miracles as I keep taking time to serve here and can remember each of  them everyday! Missionary Work is indeed not an easy thing at all, but I still know that with God all things are possible! I know that God loves us and cares for us as we pray to him. I've officially read and studied the ENTIRE Book of Mormon from front to back since last week, and I had prayed and know for myself that the Book of Mormon by the power of the Holy Ghost that it is truly another word of God that goes along with the Holy Bible! This church has taught me and my family how to take care of each other, and I don't know any other church that has taught me about reverence, respect, love, care, and discipline more than this church! I know that when I do every single thing I can do that God requires me do to throughout my entire mission I'll know that I've been an excellent missionary! I am not one to call God a liar as I've been called to serve my own people here! I know if we stay true to God's commandments for the rest of our lives as anyone becomes a member of this church will be truly happy spiritually and physically I kid you all not! And I bare this testimony with all of my heart, might, mind and strength in the sacred name of our Lord, our Savior, our King, and our living redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen. #Hallelujah 

        Just break it all down in this post, I am doing my best in this mission along with Elder Reeves not matter how difficult it is to serve in the 3rd Ward of Steung Mean Chey. I am still alive and going. Throughout last, I came across randomly eating Brohuts (Meatballs) for a service project in last Friday for a family,  making sure that the recent converts in this ward are still going strong, and making sure all of our investigator are getting up to their potential! So just on this post I just want to show that I am going great! My Khmer language still growing, and I am always changing everyday! Stay fantastic and blessed! Will be posting next week! 

ដោយក្ដីស្រឡាញ់, (With love), ❤ -អែឌើ ស់
Elder Ros

"The reuniting of the spirit body with the physical body of flesh and bones after death. After resurrection, the spirit and body will never again be separated, and the person will become immortal. Every person born on earth will be resurrected because Jesus Christ overcame death (1 Cor. 15:20–22)." - LDS.org

Still preaching!

The guy with the lollipop is Thearo... he's awesome!