These two are going to Utah, so look out for them!
On Monday we decided to have a nice lunch for Christmas so we went to this place called Joma's. So we sit down and this guy comes up to us and is like... "hey are you mormons?' may I add that he said this in English. He grew up in Canada but he was born in Hong Kong... after we told him that we were missionaries he was like okay will you tell me more about this man named Joseph Smith. We were like oh yeah for sure we can. We talked to him for awhile , and then we got our food, and he was like oh here I will come back later, but before he left I gave him an English Book Of Mormon. I am pretty sure that book was meant for him because I have always had this feeling to keep an english book of mormon with me, and then we ran into this guy! He took the book and went and read while we ate our lunch, and then he came back when we were done and asked us even more questions about the church. He asked questions about the apostasy, he was like "well if Smith had to restore the gospel then something was wrong with the churches before what was it?"Just tons of questions like that! It was a way cool experience. He is going back to Hong Kong next week, but before he left he said "thank you for the book I will treat it like the holy scripture that it is." I really think it will make a difference in his life, actually I know it will! It was super cool because he was a catholic, but he didn't like everything, he asked what happens to us after this life, and just about everything... He seemed super interested.. You can tell we have the fullness of the gospel because it just fills in all the holes to the other religions. Our church is literally perfect because it has the entire fullness of the gospel. It was super super awesome to see this man who had studied many many different religions just get that light in his eyes when stuff just started to make sense... That's just it the gospel... our church... it just makes sense.. it is literally perfect.
We found some new investigators this week. We were walking by Bong Savon's house and I just asked the girl if she wanted to learn, and she was like yes do you want to meet me tomorrow at 2. Needless to say we went to her house the next day. She is 18 years old and when we went to meet her, her mom also wanted to learn. We taught their family and they were super great they have a lot of potential. They both don't know how to read, so we will go over there and read with them a couple of times a week.They have this little boy who is like 2 years old. Last week he got his foot caught in a bike. When we saw it, it was sooo bad.... like fleshy and infected, it was super bad... we came back with the first aid kit you got me, and just tried to clean it out. He was sooo tough when we were cleaning it, Sister Kimball cleaned his foot, and I just held his hand. He didn't cry at all, but you could fill him flinch a little every time. Gosh he was so tough though. It is super hard to see the people that you love so much in situations like that... when we were finished the little boy had the biggest smile on his face, and so did the Ming. We are going to keep going back to check on his foot and teach them. I have never seen so much gratitude and happiness as I did from them. They were so grateful. For me I just think that the gospel really is the best thing we can give them now, because after the struggles that they have gone through in this life they are going to be blessed in the next, and I can't wait to see that day. The people of Cambodia are the nicest people ever, they are happy with what they have and that isn't a lot. I love them so much! I can't even express how much I love the people here.
Lunch with Ming Ha
One great BM!
Love the Young Women in this ward
We also found two more new investigators from English class, one girl came and then she brought her friend. The lesson went super well and she really loved prayer. She asked "if we pray for something with all of our hearts can it really happen?" We testified of it. I told her about language, without the help of the Lord there is no way I could ever in a million years learn Cambodian. She said that is what caught her interest at the start. She came to english class and wondered how missionaries learned Cambodia so fast when they have never even heard of it before. She loved it when we all talked about the power of prayer and how we prayer for the gift of tongues everyday... every prayer really! The spirit was super strong. It really is true there is no way we could do it without the Lord! She promised to start praying and we are meeting her again this week.
Tuk Tuk Ride
For Christmas we went and watched the Christmas devo, and had a testimony meeting/ dinner with the missionaries in our zone. It was really really good. We also went caroling to some of the members houses. Oh cool story we went to this one less actives house and just talked with her for a minute and invited her to go church.. and she was like I have been a member for a long time, and then she was like yeah and I have been less active for a while, and I was like "yeah for too long I want to meet you at church on sunday" She was like okay if my son is better we will see maybe I will go, and guess what?! She totally ended up going and she hasn't been there in a super long time! It was super awesome! She is super great I love her! She has got some super cute kids as well.
Thats it for this week!
Love you soo much!!!
Love Sister Schwab
Love you soo much!!!
Love Sister Schwab