This week was long and full of progress! To start it off, last Monday I went to Phnom Sompouv (or in English, Ship Hill). It was gorgeous! See pictures below. It included lots of beautiful stairs and Wats and also a fantastic cave. It has a dark story unfortunately... During the Khmer Rouge they took their prisoners and pushed them from the top of the cave to their death. It was barbaric. These people have such a terribly sad history and their current condition is still full of suffering. I know only the gospel can help these people. And thus I feel obligated to work and to love and to serve and to save all the souls I can, empowered by the Savior and the Holy Spirit which guides me every day.A miracle happened . The night before, I dreamed that our investigator's husband came back and I was able to teach them as a family. He had run away 3 days earlier and the wife was exceedingly distraught. night he came back and we were able to teach the whole family about prayer and love and how the gospel blesses families. Throughout the week we saw immense changes in the way this husband and wife acted towards each other as they began to pray and read as a family and individually. They accepted a date to prepare for baptism and follow Christ all their lives. I know that it is the power of the Savior Jesus Christ that has helped this family start on a path to salvation and happiness. I couldn't be happier to be a part of this process. How blessed am I as a missionary to see lives change, people repent, and souls come unto Christ.
-Elder Lyle R. Brewer
The sleeping Buddha and me
me wrangling a dragon!
I'll punch that Tiger in the Face!!
A monkey and his mommy
The big buddha and me
The place of death, they fell from above, pushed by the barbarians
A painting of the Khmer Rouge pushing people into the cave
A look into the cave
Me next to the bones and the buddha in the cave
I'm a pirate for our English class special activities night!!