Cambodia Town

Cambodia Town

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF AN ELDER IN THE GHETTO

So, I know I have included a lot of times in my letter that I am in the ghetto, but in this email home, I wanted to include a little more detail and show some evidence for the things that I sometimes see. To start of my list of ghetto things I saw this week I want to talk about the two people waiting at the bus stop. On second thought, you better not include that in the blog...anyone curious, ask my mom....she may not want to tell either!  Next, we were in an apartment complex full of Cambodian people, and a bunch of little kids started to tease a kind of chubby, black, teenage boy. He walked away from the kids and asked us, "Do you know how to say knife in Cambodian?" "Kambut." And the Cambodian's all ran away really fast. We then drove to drop off our Ward Mission Leader at his house, only to find a mattress leaning against the apartment complex next to him. This wasn't any ordinary mattress though, this mattress had the word's "FREE HOOKER INSIDE" and an arrow pointing to their door spray painted in huge letters.

ANYONE NEED A....MATTRESS?

We then saw a Jaguar, which was pretty cool. It was a pretty nice car. The license plate though...only in the ghetto.
YEAH, BABY? 
I was also going to take a picture of all of the dog poop on the grass, but I felt bad sending that. 

This week were teaching a Cambodian lady, and Elder Fowler turns to Elder Low and tells him that he "just got poo-ed on." (someone in the mission made up that phrase to denote things are going badly with an investigator) Elder Low was just thinking, "Oh no, what happened, are we going to have to drop our investigator?" But in reality a bird literally pooped on his shoulder while we were teaching her.

POOP HAPPENS

The next incident with poo actually just happened this morning. We woke up at 4 to get ready to go to the temple, only to find out that our shower wasn't draining very quickly, so we all took 3 minute showers. Then someone flushed the toilet, and water started coming up through the drain in the shower, very slowly. The water was pretty clear, and it stopped going up and we had to leave, so we went to the temple. When we came back, the water was the same, but the next time the toilet was flushed, strait sewer water started to rise. So we grabbed buckets and drained as much as we could... It eventually stopped rising, and the plumber was called. I hope by the time I get home it's fixed...

So there is a little glimpse of my every day life in Cambodia town.

I'M NOT SURE WHO THIS CAN HOLD OR HOW COMFORTABLE IT IS!


And that is why I am serving here! These people deserve and some really need the gospel of Jesus Christ BADLY. I know that the work here is inspired by God.
"HE LOVES US"

Great things are happening in the Park Ward! In 3 weeks, we'll be down to 3 Elders for the entire Cambodian speaking mission.
ANOTHER AMAZING DINNER BY SISTER PREL!


Thank you for your letters and pictures.  I love getting a chance to see what all of you are doing and what is going on outside of my little world. 
HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!!!!
Love, Elder Liddell

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