Can we just talk about how I get to Skype you all next week! I am super excited!
For P-day we went and ate with all of the Sisters at.... Burger King! Now, I know I hate it in America but when you are in Cambodia the american food is pretty good! It was good though, it was nice to see everyone again. Once of the perks being in the new area is that we are only like 10 minutes away from the mission home so we get to see everyone on Mondays. After that we went and saw our investigator Bong Saavon. She is the one in the wheelchair. She has been taught all of the lesson once, but she didn't really understand them with the elders so we are teaching them again, like one point at a time. We taught her about the apostasy and restoration. It was good. Bong Saavon is so good! I love her so much, she has such a sweet spirit. When we were teaching her I just realized how much I love being here talking about the gospel with these amazing people. I feel super blessed to be here, and I feel so lucky to get to share about the gospel! I love it so much! I can't explain it, but it really is one of the best feelings to be out here teaching God's children about the gospel! I love it!
Just skoaling the new area
When you fall off your bike two steps in front of your house
District Meeting= we talked about sharing about the Christmas story. I love the month of December because you literally get to share about the life of Christ all month! Plus there is a special spirit about the month of December. I love it. It is one of the best times to be a missionary, you literally just get to talk about the birth/ life of Christ and get them excited for Christmas. After district meeting we went out to find some of our Recent Converts... and after searching for 5 hours we went home... but we did contact this cool guy named Charlie who speaks english and lived in America for a good 5 or 7 years he wants to meet us again next week to learn about the gospel. Literally after he found out we were LDS he was like "listen I drink and I smoke and I am happy, but we can be friends and I will listen" But listening is all we need! So we are meeting him this week! He is cool, he's got potential! Everyone does in my opinion!
We should try this at home!
Sister Harris came and showed us around the area all day! I think that will help soooo much, but I for sure don't remember all of the houses we went to, but some is better then none right! No really though, it will help us a lot! Then we had English class. English class is so much bigger in Toul Tom Pong. We have three classes and lots of people in each class. We also have lots of teachers so it's nice because we can have some missionaries sitting right next to students helping them.
Srei Guyo the President of the Young Women's took us around and we went and visited some Less Actives together. Ganika came with us! Funny story they spoke speak super good english! It actually works out super well because they help us with our Cambodian and we help them with their english, but anyways we went and visited some of the Less Active youth and their families. The Young Women's group is really strong! I love them already, and they are a huge help with the lessons. We went and taught Bong Saavan, and both Ganika and Srei Guyo testify that about the miracles that we can have if we have the faith we can receive them. Bong Saavon really wants to learn how to read so that she can read the Book of Mormon, so both Srei Guyo and Ganika talked about how they know that she can do it because God is going to help her. She just has to have the faith to be able to. I think she does. She seriously is the sweetest. I love her so much! I feel way blessed to be able to meet and teach her. Plus I feel super blessed to be in a ward where the ward is so legit! Really though they help us out so much, and they look out for each other. I love that! I wish every ward everywhere had youth like this!
I just love her
Bishop and the family
Consisted of contacting and searching for member's houses. We talked to Ming Taa. She is super funny haha I love her. Gosh she is so full of it. When I first met her I had an elephant dress on and she was like Sister we were this at home not to church! HAHA! She is super sarcastic but super funny. I love her. We saw her and she helped us with some CBR's that we had. She is excited for when you come to Cambodia because she wants to meet my family, so there is something to look forward to haha! She also introduced us to some old investigators. Ming Phiap is her name, she just got done with her cancer treatments. I really really want to teach her. She is literally the most beautiful girl ever! Ahhh! I just want to teach her the gospel so she can be happy!
They didn't want us to leave
Elder Or is coming to Cali
As for Saturday we did some service for Bong Gonsal. We helped him move dirt to the back of his house, and then we made some lunch with him and the Elders. After that we had a ward Christmas party! I have videos of it that I wish I could send to you! Mom you may have to make me a drop box so I can put them on there for you. It was good though the little kids loved it so much!!!
Service for Bong Gonsal
Sister Schwab and Sister Kimball
Eggs are the only thing she is good at
Bong Gonsal bought a lot of meat for us to cook
We had a stake activity and I got to see some people from Pochentong. Ahh it was so good to see them!!! I saw our investigator Bong Paa there. She looked super good and super happy! Gosh I miss them! I think that is one of the hardest things about a mission you love the people and then you have to leave! It's comforting knowing that even if I don't get to see them in this life again I will get to see them in the next.
Bong Helian at the stake christmas party... english class student from Pochentong he is an investigator of the elders.
Well President called just 5 minutes ago and turns out that tomorrow we are turning into a trio! Their is a Cambodian Sister that is waiting for her visa to go to the SLC temple square mission. So Sister Kimball is going to train her and I am going to be the assistant trainer" So that is the exciting news for the day! Other then that we are still just trying to figure out this area it is super good I love the people, we just need to find where they live haha!
Hope you all have a good week! I love you and can't wait to talk to you next week!!!