We enjoyed the busy day and then returned to the mission home for an evening with President and Sister Moon and all of the missionaries who were heading home. We had a traditional Khmer dinner with everyone in a nice dining room in the mission home. It was neat to get to know some of the other missionaries that Adam served with.
|Elder Tanner Satterthwaite was one of the missionaries that we got to know.|
After dinner we had a closing testimony meeting. It was so awesome to be there, listening to our son bear his testimony as a missionary, and feeling the Spirit.
Cambodian primary kids hold up pictures from the kids in our ward back home.
After church we walked through the village to find the home of one of the families that Adam taught and baptised. He loved this particular family and was always at their home.
Lately they haven't been coming to church and he was so sad to hear this and wanted to visit them and invite them to return and be strong again. The family was not home and Adam was very emotional about not being able to see them one last time to say goodbye. Champai noticed how sad Adam was and went through the village looking. She finally found the mother and brought her back. It was a tender and emotional reunion. Adam cried as he shared his testimony and love for her and her fmaily and pled wit her to return to church. After all of the visiting, Champai drove us back to the big city in the dark on the same pot holed busy dangerous street that Adam wrote about in his emails--driving on his bike late at night when a big truck pulled behind him and lit the way for him along the dangerous road when they had no light. It was so cool to travel to the places that we had read about all those months before.
Late that night we returned to our hotel and President Vore released Elder Vore from his full time missionary service. It was one more very emotional experience.