This week was great! I love doing missionary work! I'll have to begin today by telling a funny story. When I finished shopping at the market last P-day I piled all my groceries into my bike basket and then while I tried to unlock my bike it fell over knowing down all 20 bikes parked next to mine. They were dominoes. The onlooking men started clapping and hollering "happy happy!!" in English. It was awesome. So I picked up every bike and fled the scene. I also got to play soccer again last P-day and Elder Smith gave me a pointer on how to dribble and I shot 4 goals! It was way fun. I'm totally going to play soccer back in America so ya'll better be down.
Tuesday we went proselyting with Dy, a recent convert, and he introduced us to some more of his family. Dy was just ordained an Elder this week at church! He showed us to his great aunt and she was like 70 something but looked like she was 99. She had never heard of Jesus before! That is always a rare find. But she couldn't hear us very well and wasn't interested in learninganything at her age. That night we also went with Ming Vy (a great member) who brought us to her close friend's house where we taught the first lesson. She accepted the invitation to be baptized on the first visit! It was way exciting. She said she has been feeling like she should join the Christians for a while now! Talk about the Lord preparing His children.
After we taught English class on Wednesday we were trying to catch a taxi-van back to Kampong Jam but felt like we shouldn't try to catch a car that night. I don't know what it was but we listened to the prompting and went and contacted a man down the street who said we could come back another time and teach him. So maybe it was just to find that return appointment! The next morning we did weekly planning halfway in prey cho and halfway in Kampong Jam. Then we went out to teach our investigator Tait when it started dumping buckets halfway down the road. We took cover under a shop and stuffed our things into our waterproof bags and boy it was raining hard! While we put our things into waterproof bags the shop owner asked us if we were Christian to which we replied in the affirmative. She said she had learned before so we gave her a pamphlet ith our number as well as the two other students who took cover from the rain and told her we would be back later since we were late for our other appointment. The rain let up just enough for us to dare going out again and we got to Tait's house and taught him. Right after the lesson we biked way hard over to the church to drop our bikes off and catch another taxi van to Phnom Penh for a special training day for new missionaries and their trainers. It was a long ride and they made us switch from a van to a little car and we all had to squish together with no shocks on the worst dirt road in Cambodia. It was very uncomfortable the rest of the way to Phnom Penh.
In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
-Elder Lyle R. Brewer
In the car
In the tuk tuk
On the bus
Raining in the bike
Way cool palm trees