Elder's Nguyen's Favorite Scripture

"And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.

"The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?

"Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever."

- D&C 122:7-9

Monday, December 10, 2012

Email Dated Monday, December 10, 2012

Hi everyone,

First off, I want to say (even though it's not Sunday anymore)


I've had a complicated week.  First off, my planner went missing on Saturday.  I don't know how or where, but it somehow disappeared from my desk between 6:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.

Sunday I received a call that I'm going to be transferred on Friday.  I'm going back to Cambodia to serve in Branch 6.  That in itself is quite strange, as most new missionaries serve in the same area for two transfers so they have the same trainer for the twelve weeks of training.

Not being able to contact makes things difficult in Vietnam.  We still only have one investigator and the members haven't given us any referrals within our area.  We don't really have much to do anymore because we are only allowed to teach recent converts twice a week, and we only have a few recent converts.  We haven't been able to do very much this week, we spent a lot more time than usual studying.

Some of the members here in Ho Chi Minh City have recieved mission calls recently.  The Blinns (the senior missionaries in Vietnam, who are in charge of charity work and also stuff like passports and visas when there are issues with that) said that it was a good thing (in a way) that I lost my passport, because before that happened they had no idea what to do to get the visas that the members would need to go to the U.S.

We drink a lot of Coca-Cola here in the mission.  It's not a requirement per se, but President Moon recommended it.  He says that it helps to kill parasites and stuff like that, so a lot of us drink soda every other day or so (or more often if we want).

There really isn't any news this week.  Maybe I'll have some next week.

Have a great week everyone!

Elder Nguyen

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