Elder Smith

Elder Smith
Write to him at: Elder Samuel Smith Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission House 2B, Street 222, Off Norodom Blvd PO Box 165 Phnom Penh Cambodia email address: shsmith@myldsmail.net

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Man, missions are so cool--you get to have the privilege of literally seeing Gods hand work in peoples lives Week #44 May 9, 2016

Well this week was way good! I got to see 6 of my investigators get baptized! It was so neat. Seeing people who change so fast, just because of their love and Faith in Christ is so fun. It just makes you love God that much more. Right after Om Pha got baptized she went up to me and said "Child, thank you so much for opening God's road for me." It was just like, man missions are so cool, you get to have the privilege of literally seeing Gods hand work in peoples life from an outside perspective. It strengthens your testimony and honestly just makes you a happier person.

We are hoping to have a couple more baptism next week, if all goes well. super excited!

Well Elder Beacco and I had a really cool experience yesteraday.l We arrived a little late at a house for a lesson, and they were busy, so we had a half hour to kill. we decided to turn off and go to our house to eat, we turned on to a road and saw an African man. He  yelled at me and asked me if i knew where the catholic church was,  i was like no, but hey you should come to our church, its way better. So he was like ok, we went to the church and gave him a tour, and he really liked it. We sat down in the cultural hall and he started talking to me about how today hes been having a really tough day, he just moved from kenya to cambodia, to try to start a new life, and wanted to find a church to help him. I just told him, look man theres not a better place in cambodia for you to be right now, we can help you. it was so tight,. so hopefully he will accept our message and let it change him. I might get to teach someone in English. it would be so weird.

Here's just a good pick me up scripture. I love sharing this with people who kinda have lost their faith and hope. Its 3 Ne 9:14 "Yea, verily i say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me." Its way simple. we just have to make one choice at a time. We might have tons of bad habits or feel like we just cant do it, or maybe we just simply don't want to, but i promise if you just try it out, it will be better than anything you gave up once you realize how you feel. its the best. its freeing, and honestly its more fun. When i share this i like saying a little example about a mango, they love it, because mangoes are life here in Cambodia. It goes like this. "Imagine that this tree is filled with mangoes. And i eat it, and tell you its the best mango in the world, maybe  you will believe me and maybe you wont. Another person might tell you its the grossest thing in the world, but you know what, you will never know until you try it. Take a leap of faith and try Jesus's Mangoes. They are so good. But you will never know until you take a bite. HA

Well skyping you guys today was so fun. Miss you guys so much. Hope you guys have a good week!

The Siem Riep Fam! 


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