Monday, July 1, 2013

Week 9/Week 1 in Cambodia

Received email: Monday May 27, 2013 at 1:03 am

May 26, 2013

CAMBODIA!!! Dirty, smelly, chaotic, no traffic laws, happy people, motorbikes with 6 people on them... I love it. It is super crazy here but so fun. Cambodia may be really old and dirty but it is homey sometimes.

So my trainer, Elder Noot (note), is super cool. He is super chill and a hard worker and we get along so well. We currently are starting a new area. We are doing what is called "whitewashing". We have no investigators. We are trying to get to know the members and to meet the inactive members. I love it because it is like starting a mission. My area is Chamkamorn, it is Phnom Penh but closer to the outskirts. It is in the south east. There is a huge bridge from the main part of the city and our area is just over it.

The language is really hard but I actually am already catching on to a little bit. We have been contacting so my trainer is making me do a lot of it. It has helped a lot. Also, i love ALL of the food here that I have eaten so far. The fruit here is 10x better than in America. And their stir fries are delicious. I love having rice for breakfast.

I forgot to mention that it is super hot. I am always covered in sweat and it is so funny how much I sweat at times. Haha. But I love it. I love our Mission President, President Moon. He is so nice, funny, and spiritual. Just amazing.

Cambodians are either the best or worst drivers. There is not traffic laws whatever but I haven't seen a crash yet. So fun and crazy to navigate through traffic. I love riding on tuk-tuks. They are so fun.

Something cool. On Saturday we had the opportunity to give a less active member a blessing. I anointed the oil and my companion gave the blessing. Already giving blessings. It is awesome.

The branch is small but really cool and strong. We hope to strengthen it.

Cambodia is so cool. It is so fun. I love it. I love the people. Elder Noot loves adventures. And there are plenty here. I love them. "Adventures are out there!"

I love you all and thank you for your prayers. May God bless you.


Elder Johnson

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