This past week we've really been focused on reading. You know, speaking Khmae isn't actually very difficult. It's not. But reading is really a nightmare for us as we're trying so hard to learn. It feels like every word block (Kmae doesn't have spaces between words, spaces separate ideas like, "and by the power of God" or "and it came to pass") I run into a symbol that I don't recognize and have to go back to the chart and realize that I memorized it last week, and come on I know that! Pretty frustrating and totally exhausting.
Elder Peterson talked to a doctor on Friday and then left rather abruptly to go home and get surgery. He'll be back in a couple of months, but until then he's out with the missionaries in his home ward. Because he lives in California he even has missionaries that speak our language! Lucky kid.
We are continuing to teach our teachers during "progressing investigator" time almost every day. They are acting as people they knew from their missions and don't speak any English. Not like they speak English to us very often anyway, but it's great practice and really spiritual. When you strip away all the flowery words that we would say in English but can't in Khmae, all you have left is truth. God loves us. He sent His son to die for our sins so we could live with Him again. God has given us prophets throughout time to teach his gospel. The teachings of these prophets are found in the scriptures. I know that as we follow Christ's example and the teachings of the prophets we will be happy and can return to Heaven and live with our Father in Heaven. So simple. So true.
|Adam's companion, Elder Khem|