A big Elder from New Zealand moved into my house. We talk about Flight of the Chonchords and admire the beauty of the misty mountains together. He doesn't say "goodbye". Only "Cheers, mate".
I got sick for the third time on my mission. Stomach problems, man. It's a killer. Not really, but probably.
Some little kids in the ward I am serving in made thank you notes for the missionaries, and mine was in English. It says, "Thank you Elder Sleven. We love you."
I have never had a companion finish their mission until this week. Elder Jacob Elieson, my trainer, just finished. I will now take this time to formally give a shout out to him: Shout out.
I never was able to understand the meaning of Mark 14: 6-8, where Jesus Christ tells the apostles that they are wrong because a woman puts some expensive oils on Him, and they were like, "Hey! you could be using that money for poor people!", until this week. An angry Australian man told me this week that Mormons are bogus and that they send out missionaries stupidly to Buddhist countries, and then pay for them to live in really nice apartments.
1.) Missionaries pay to do what they do with their own money, gosh dang it.
2.) I don't force anyone to learn with me. They can learn if they want.
3.) I have lived in the nastiest house in the whole mission, and now I am in the nicest. And let's just say if Jesus Christ himself were to come and visit His missionaries, that if he came to the house I am staying in now to say hello, I would feel a lot less uncomfortable then I would if He were to visit me in the nastiest house in the mission. Houses can get nasty here...
On Friday Elder Ros and I went to the church. I saw a sign on a door that said "Seminary, starting today! Learn Monday through Friday, 4:00-5:00" yadda yadda yadda... And so I called one of the youth in our ward to tell him to come join in! He is 14 or so. There were only 2 kids who had showed up to class yet, so I wanted the class to have a lot of students and for this kid to have a good time. And then, right when he showed up, a ton of other kids showed up and asked me why I invited him. That seminary class today was actually just a party because the teacher was busy. So I asked them if he could just join in the party. They said no because he wasn't in their friend group.
So don't be like that. I gave them a piece of my mind! And I'll give you one too.
If you would like a piece of my mind, email "star" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Love you, bye.
Have I mentioned the ribs we eat weekly because of the Vietnamese Elder who live sin my house. He learned how to make barbecue ribs better than outback here on his mission. So good that our mission president heard about it and decided to come give them a try and then take a selfie with my selfie stick. It was his first selfie ever.
It is good to know there are people in this world who will take your camera while you are sick and take a picture of you. And for that, we thank you.
Look at those Sisters go!
Look at those Sisters go!
Sup guys, I am still doing phenomenal along with Elder Slavens and this area is still burning as we keep it up here are some highlights from last week! Here are some details of what happened:
So last Tuesday, after the Final District Meeting in Teuk La'ak of this this transfer, we continued to meet up with one of our new investigators which is Seiha! Very nice guy, it's been an excellent time meeting him, so far he's been studying the Book of Mormon already starting from the Introduction and already highlighting parts that stuck out to him! As we taught a portion of the Plan of Salvation he's committed to a Baptismal Date on the 6th of August! We'll see how he'll do as he reach his conversion every time at a time! Then later on the day me and Elder Slavens came across one of our former investigators who was super good which is Niang the one who I contacted weeks ago, what happened is while contacting we came across meeting him checking to see how's he doing around the restaurant he's working in! He's been praying that he'll be able to see us again, and I was so happy to meet him again because honestly I was praying in my heart about him and look what happened other that that.
Because what happened since his phone was lost he was worried that he won't be able to see us again and so the miracle happened. I love my investigators so dearly! Other than that we visited a Less-active member does need work but can take a lot of "thinking" to, that's an inside joke by the way.... "I think so, I think you know". Then after that we joined in another family home evening along with our recent convert Sou, he's still awesome!
Unfortunately, at last Wednesday Elder Slaven's needs to rest because of stomach problems, so we couldn't do to much but I am okay with that because you can't really work if anyone's too sick to proselyte. REAN English Program was great, took the time to teach the Alphabet and Unique work involving with them ...YEAH! That tags along with Saturday as well - on that day I had the opportunity to share a spiritual thought concerns Honoring our Families, and even shared how's Family History's important for us today!
Last Thursday, we had President Christensen (my Mission President) came over to have Lunch with us having Ribs. Throughout Lunch I found it funny that as President's aware that I took on the "Crazy Lion Burger" challenge weeks ago (last Transfer), he explained how disgusting that was but I did ate the entire burger eating it casually and I did beat that challenge. Anyways after Lunch and Planning for next week. For the rest of the day we just contact around our area to find new investigators!
Last Friday, we made an attempt to advertise for REAN English then we realize that as we want to make the attempt it's a holiday that's has to do with sacrificing... so we couldn't proselyting the English Program close to the Asia Euro University. Then for the rest of the day we just keep contacting as we find other members in the area!
Last Saturday, (already explained about the English Program teaching the same topic of the week again) we took time to visit a member who's super nice named Ousaphia, as we met him he's pretty skilled at English, we shared a message with him about how we need to take sometime every day for us to study the Book of Mormon daily as a family. Then we met with Poo Kosal later on along with Poo Daren one of the chillest members I ever met in my mission, we had a decent lesson with him about Prayer, and Poo Kosal admitted that he did prayed for ounce by himself which is a miracle because he used to have a hard time praying we were very happy to hear him take that leap of faith to practice praying! Then lastly, we just continued to contact around our area invite some to church this Sunday! We also shared about REAN English Program to.
Yesterday, Church was great Elder Kamakon showed at our ward today! He's one of the area 70s that's coming around this mission oftenly! Before Church though we had a new investigator name Rith, very cool guy! We found him because of yesterday, see what had happened was me and Elder Slavens contacted him days ago, but we lost his number or messed his phone number as we saved it so we visited a Restaurant where his family lives and works and even contacted them on that time WHOO!
Well, gotta get going again, down below are some photos of last week went, I still love this mission, I love this church, and I treasure this mission deeply! Stay fantastic and blessed see you all next! Will being "killing" it or rescue many more who needs the gospel! Peace out Allons-Y!
P.S. Sneak Peek of my new Planner as of this Transfer. (Compare to my first planner when I came into the field for today's time serving in the mission more diligently as necessary!) #MYPLANNERSONSTERIODS
🌏💓 -អែលឌើរ រស់ known as Elder Ros the Elder that stills lives on! 😎💊🛡🛃
"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." - Ether 12:4