Cambodia North Zone Phnom Penh

Week 24: Walk It Talk It

Feb 19, 2023

I miss my mom's grilled cheese sandwiches. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Nothing beats them.

Also I heard "Walk It Talk It" by Migos this week and it's been stuck in my head. Probably not the best song, hahaha. Shoutout to Elder Forte and Josh. I miss my boys. RIP Takeoff.

Anyway, this week was pretty good. Things are starting to get better and I'm just feeling better overall. We've been visiting members more recently and just getting to know them better which has been really good, and I really enjoy getting to spend some time with them. A few days ago, we went to this one member's house and she grows this aloe vera plant on her roof. So we got to go and help her cut it up and make juice out of it and it was so fun. It was like playing with slime. I don't know why I enjoyed cutting it up and playing with it, but it was seriously so much fun.

Two of our new investigators came to church yesterday and I was honestly so impressed that they did because they're both young and we've only had a couple lessons with them. Rak is 17 and Oudom is 11 and they both woke up early and came to church at 8:00am. I don't know about y'all, but I did not like waking up for church that early when I was their age. Honestly, I still struggle waking up early, hahaha. I'm just so impressed because they don't know much about our church but committed to coming to learn more.

Not much else that I can think of, but I heard a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. in a talk I listened to this week that I really liked. He said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life." I've really noticed this week that when I am focused on others and looking more outwards, I forget about the struggles or problems I'm having and I can remember what my purpose is as a disciple of Jesus Christ. To love, share, and invite. In this life we are tested every day, and each day we have to choose whether we can keep going or not. Our most uncomfortable and challenging times grow our faith the most and shape us to be more like the Savior in every way. Obviously, we are not perfect and we make mistakes. But I encourage all of you to look outwards and see how you can help someone in your life. Be willing to risk your life for the welfare of others. Heavenly Father knows you and loves each and every one of you. I love you all so much.


Elder Mendenhall

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