Cambodia Town

Cambodia Town

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014...What an amazing year!

First off, I want to say thank you for all of the awesome letters, gifts, presents, and love that I have felt this Christmas! I don't have very much time really at all to write back, but I do really enjoy getting the letters, and reading them! I hope that my weekly email suffices for my lack of letter writing!

One of the highlights of a recent conference for me, was that I got to sing with 7 other Elders an a Capella version of Brightly Beams our Father's Mercy. We made President Tew cry, so I think that gets us brownie points in Heaven. When I get the chance to share my musical talent, I always feel the spirit. I think back to the times that I've felt the spirit the strongest, and it is generally because of a moving hymn, or other musical number. I'm so grateful Sister Tew called me and asked me to arrange a number, it was a great experience!

The rest of last week was great! Korean BBQ, of course, was super filling. I was way overstuffed for days (if you know what I mean). Luckily we didn't have too much to eat until the Christmas party Saturday night. That party by the way was AWESOME. Our ward definitely throws some of the best church parties there are... There are really good opportunity's to fellowship, and set up lessons with people that we don't see too often! As a way to bridge the culture gap, we Elders learned how to do the Cambodian dance, Rom Vong Angkor, and performed it for over 200 people! They loved it! It was really fun, and really hard not to laugh at times. Chan, one of our Recent Converts from this year, taught us how to do part of the dance.

Recently I had It was one of the most amazing lessons of my life.  Sometimes it's easy in missionary work to brush off quick lessons about prayer, or small points of doctrine, but this lesson and the individual I taught proved to me that every second counts.  I won't know if people will use what I teach, but I have to be that one to offer,
and act as a servant of Jesus Christ. It gave me motivation to never give up!