"WOW" I put that in my Journal everyday this week. To start off we got 72 contacts and 13 new investigators this week. Elder Plothow and I do work. This week has been fantastic! I love Battambong and I love my Companion Elder Plothow! He is the hardest working Elder I have ever met. We get along really well and we have amazing unity. We communicate excellently and we both have a strong desire to be exactly obedient and work as diligently as we can in order to have the spirit. This week we had some awesome people we got to contact and meet that turned out to be interested. I feel like the Lord is guiding us every day because we are trying to be the best missionaries we can. We put into action the 212 degrees and we have seen the fruit. Last night we were super exhausted and had only contacted 7 people for the day but it was. So we stopped and prayed where to go for our final contact. I looked down the road after we prayed and saw three people walking. So I said to Elder Plothow "lets go and contact those three" So we walked towards them and found out they had a christian background and wanted to learn more. We got a return appointment to teach all three at the church. We have had tons of experiences like that as we have tried to follow your council and the council from Preach my Gospel. As a result we have 3 investigators with baptismal dates and 13 new investigators from this week only. I know the Lord is hastening this work and I know he is supporting me and my companion because we have the desire and we are working hard with faith.
Earlier this week we rode by this small shop selling food that smelled really delicious. So after we went to our appointment we went back there for a quick dinner. I ended up eating 2 and a half real small birds that tasted like chicken! Also they had some Chicken Bobo, which is kinda like porridge but super good! While we ate we contacted 5 people, got 1 return appointment and another return appointment for the Elders in the other area. That day we got 4 return appointments. Woohoo!! Also earlier that day we tried to contact this older fellow carrying two bags of mangos. After I talked to him he tried to give me his mango bag and I was like "no that's okay, I don't wanna steal your Mangos!" and He just says "you will not receive?" in a very incredulous tone of voice. So I thanked him for his generous gift and Elder Plothow and I laughed about it the rest of the day.
I love everything about Preaching the Gospel to these Cambodians. I feel like the Lord is blessing me beyond compare and preparing all these people to here the word of the Lord. I hope you can all learn to live and Love the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday of your life. To be exactly obedient to the Commandments, make or give no excuses. Become like your savior Jesus Christ. I love you all!
-Elder Lyle R. Brewer
To be Grateful is to be Happy.
in the jungle with elder Plothow
Elder Plothow wearing a sick mask
Elder Long on the bus!
A cool wat!