Cambodia North Zone Phnom Penh

Week 26: Right Hand Man

Mar 05, 2023

Hello everyone! This week was a pretty good week. Just continuing to grow my love for the mission, this country, and these people!

I forgot to mention a couple of things last week, but I got hit by a moto for the first time! Let's goooo! I luckily didn't get a scratch on me, and my bike didn't get wrecked either. It could've been way worse for sure. God protects his missionaries! We also put Rak on baptism date last week which was awesome. I found him in English class and he and his little cousin have come to church every Sunday since we invited them. This week we also put two other boys on baptism date who have been learning for a while and their grandpa is a member. They know lots of English and like anime and Pokémon, so they love talking to me about that kind of stuff. They are all set on date for next month so I don't know if I will be here for that, but I am just excited that they are all making the decision to be baptized!

One of our recent converts, Charlie, that I baptized last month has been showing a lot of interest in serving a mission which is so awesome. We have been having him join in on a couple of our lessons each week and I think that's been pushing him a lot and shows him what missionary work is like a little bit. Elder Schofield was hyping Charlie up about serving before one of our lessons with him the other day which was clutch. So Elder Suy and I just had a whole lesson with him about missionary work and the importance of it. If he decides to start his mission as soon as he can, which would be next year, I could possibly have a chance see him serve in Cambodia which would be so awesome. Pray for him!

I watched a talk this week by President Eyring called "Walk With Me" where he talks about the importance of the Priesthood and its work. He talks about how Jesus Christ is always by our side. When we remember that He is always walking with us, we can see people as He would see them—as children of God. "And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” (D&C 84:88) He shared this scripture in the talk and it really spoke to me. At the beginning of this transfer when I was really struggling, I asked my Mission President for a blessing and during the blessing he recited this scripture. It has stuck with me since and it helps me to remember that the Savior is always by our side, during our hardest times, as well as our best times. He will always be there to lift you up. I love you all so much!


Elder Mendenhall 

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