Saturday, March 8, 2014

Only six months and we're already having mission reunions

February 16, 2014

Hello hello hello.
Sorry I didn't email last week, I was in Cambodia renewing my visa. Going back to the mission home is always like a little vacation because there's a closet with church materials like pamphlets, Book of Mormons, planners and tons of other things and when we get there we just choose all the things that we need and take them back to Vietnam. Sounds lame, right? Think of it like this: Nordstrom gives you a $1,000 gift card and you just walk in and grab all the things you want. Same idea. Maybe it's a little pathetic that I get so excited about getting new pamphlets, but that's missionary life for you.
Litchfield and I celebrated Valentines day early together...
Cambodia was a really good time though!! Sister Litchfield, my MTC companion pulled some strings and we got to serve together the three days I was there. Major throwback, except for this time that we were together we actually knew how to speak Vietnamese and the people we taught were real. The first night we taught a little old lady about 90 years old about the Restoration. Middle of me speaking she stands up, walks outside and picks up a rock and just chucks it. I didn't see what she threw it at but I'm really hoping that it wasn't a child.
Day two was quite the adventure. Even after nine weeks at the MTC Sister Litchfield always had a hard time figuring out which building we lived in, and of course she hasn't changed one bit. Haha We spent a good portion of the day just wandering around trying to figure out where every one's house was at. Mid afternoon we were pretty much over it and stopped in front of a course to look at the area map. The lady whose house we stopped in front of came outside and started speaking Khmer with us. "Sorry Vietnamese, sorry Vietnamese" was like my catchphrase while over there. I had to say it a couple times until the lady finally got what I was saying. Then you know what she did? She started speaking Vietnamese! And you know what the missionaries did? We taught her a lesson. Boom Shaka Lacka. It was pretty cool to be able to teach a stranger that we met on the street (we're not allowed to do that in Vietnam). Once again, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
This tree is apparently special for the New Year so this member, Co Phuong, wanted pictures with it. Haha
That's a wrap of what happened this week. Hope all is going well at home. Hope you had a good Valentines day and don't forget to go buy all the discounted candy at Walmart.

MTC district reunited! That dress made me feel like Lilo from Lilo and Stitch. "You can't give Pudge tuna! Do you know what tuna is? IT'S FISH! If I gave Pudge tuna I'd be an abomination!!
See ya 'round.
-Sister Egelund
Also, if any of you have ever sent me a package...I've never got them. Sorry but the mail system is the worst.

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