Dear Elder Slavens

Dear Elder Slavens

Elder Dallin J Slavens Cambodia Phnom Penh

Elder Chancellor J Slavens Idaho Twin Falls

Monday, June 20, 2016

For my soul delighteth in the words on Enya

All my notes from last week:

I live with an Elder from Vietnam. I call him Sam. Because he is like Sam from Holes. Anytime I have a problem, he can fix it. I had a zit in my nose, and he said, "I can fix that". He popped it for me. 

I though of Amir Sagafi this week. Shout out to you, home brother. 

All the leaders in the mission (not me cuz I suck) had a meeting and then had a lunch, but they ordered too much pizza so they called Elder Ros and I to the meeting to help eat pizza. 

I thought of a game as I listened to Enya this week. It is called "Ernest Enya". You have to listen an album of Enya's music and guess what the songs are named. Here are some examples her song names: "Evacuee" "Shepherd Moons" "Marble Hills" "Book of Days" It is a really hard game. 

Rumor in Cambodia is that there are 52 states in America. I have also heard 54 and 53. I have never heard 51... I have also never heard anyone guess 50 before, so. 

The Bishop in the Tuek Laak ward that I have been serving in for 7 months now said in sacrament meeting that if a missionary serves in an area for a long time, then that area needs them. I don't know who he was directing that at. 

Cambodians love crocs. 

If someone will make a T-shirt that says "Cambodians love Crocs"and send it to me I will pay for the shirt and the shipping. 

I translated an EFY song called "These are the Days" into Cambodian and then performed it karaoke style for all the missionaries in our zone, and then we all left the church and invited random people who were hanging out around the church to come in because church meetings were about to start and we thought it would be fun just to invite everyone. As we were doing that, it starting pouring rain. All the Cambodian Sisters said it was because I sang and my voice sounds like a dying animal. Cambodians are very blunt. 


"I have canker sores"
"I can fix that" 

Pizza 4 breakfast 

My money was ripped and then tapped and also covered in blood so no one would take it. So now I am just keeping it for a souvenir.   10,000 riels is $2.50

Sittin on the toilet....
Sittin on the toilet...
Sittin on the toilet... 

We went to a waterfall. This is my Zone. 

​They filmed Twilight in Cambodia 

They also filmed Star Wars in Cambodia

They also filmed Scorpion King in Cambodia. THE ROCK!!!! 

I also filmed a waterfall in Cambodia. 


Just... HANGING OUT. BWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who do you think is going to win? 

Cool Boyz

Lunch with hobos

Sisters walking back to church after my singing caused massive amounts of rain 

Elder Ros

64th Episode of អែលឌើរ រស់ - Monster Progress Record


        Hey everyone for the huge delay of this e-mail this is all summarized and packed down to how much Elder Ros can remember this is what he came across:

     Last Tuesday, as contact around an around a area in Teuk La'ak we found a very old member of the ward who hasn't been to church for a long time,  his name Bong Chan or in literal translation "Monday"! Hahaha Very nice and cool guy, we're working on understanding how's he doing and anything he needs help with! After that, Elder Lambert and Osborne current Office Elders got me and Elder Slavens to access some free Pizza at the Mission which was mainly for the leadership around the mission and then we came across Elder Wong earlier before meeting him in another day on Wednesday for a mission tour!

    Last Wednesday, I had the chance to participate in Elder Wong's presentation in the mission tour about repentance which was fun but kinda crazy hahaha! Later we dashed on to the North Stake Building to get on to the program back on REAN English Program! 

    Last Thursday, majority of the day was spent on filling a ton of information on a Progress Record the entire. Which was super time consuming but it was worth when preparing for Ward Council Meeting our first time in a long time especially for the area! Whoo! 

     Last Friday, we had Zone Training which was fantastic! Learn a whole lot about contacting and how to help other become more familiar with the church! We came across Bong Sophal who's a long time ago return missionary he's okay, still needs help from what's going on in his circumstance we shared a lesson with him concerning JOB from the Old Testament. Anyone can learn a ton from Job if anyone follows his example! For real! 

    Last Saturday, REAN English Program was wonderful as usual, after that we met up with Oun Sakada who's one of our recent converts we reviewed the gospel with him and committed him to study the doctrine of repentance a little more deeper! I love sharing the gospel when it can usually be in about 5 steps! Same idea applies with Puu Kosal who's on of our other investigators who never came to church yet.... he's somewhat a busy guy, but does believe in Christ and how much relevance it has to him, we shared the gospel with him also in this time visiting him, we committed him to learn more about repentance basing on his understanding and the scriptures he given including the Book of Mormon. What also happened in this lesson is both Om Mong and Pu Darin joined in on the lesson which was AWESOME! I love the members in this area so much! On top of that our recent convert Bong Sou helped us taught the 10 commandments to Seha like Sniper bullet shot through a time warp! Man, he nailed the doctrine right at it as what it is to Seha! I love Missionary Work! 

      Sunday at Church was great! Showed the Progress Record along with Elder Slaven and the Bishop was devastated of how much information I put for those we served since last week during Ward Council before Church!!  #DEDICATION!

Well everyone stay blessed out there I am still alive out here in the mission! Will be posting another one of these post soon! God bless you all! Thanks for keeping me in your prayers!      
🌏💓 -អែលឌើរ រស់  known as Elder Ros the Elder that stills lives on! 😇💊🛡🛃

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