Here I Go!
I’m heading off to Cambodia for two years and I can’t wait! I’m reporting Dec 7th 2011 and I’ll be serving for 24 months. I hope all of you who are interested can read and see all the pictures and adventures I’ll get to experience and share many stories with all of you! Best wishes to all and God bless!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My last e-mail came from Seam Reap cause we spent 3 days up there doing training and pday and interviews with the President. I got to shop around at the markets there and they are way better than Kampong Thom where I'm usually at. I got great deals cause the mings like my nose and I can speak khmae and they give us good deals too cause they don't rip off people of Christ. It's a big tourist place because of Ankgor Wat. It's super funny that they love my nose. The mings tell me that I'm super handsome! and then the girls about 20 - 30 (called bongs) all think I'm handsome so I get good deals shopping around and it's just funny! I love it! Super cool place and when you come, pack light cause the best part of Cambodia is the markets!!!!!
So after that, we had good Khmae for lunch and man some stuff you will love dad!!! Mom...idk, they have KFC and that's what we had for dinner and really good ice cream. It was a fun pday and no worries. Then Tuesday, we had our training and lunch out again and then more training and mexican food after training. Then we stayed in a hotel for a night, 2 beds (small beds), bathroom, fridge, microwave for $15. Ya, super cheap!! Weird being a missionary in a hotel, lol. Then Wed. we had interviews and came home. Had lunch at a place called Suoky soup. It's a buffet of meat and veggies and noodles and your own pot of boiling soup to deep fry whatever is running on the conveyer belt right in front of you! Super dream come true! Haha! You will love it when you come - it's sooo dang good!!!!
After the bus ride home we taught a couple of lessons. It was tough to get back on schedule but we did and had some fun in our area too! Friday we were out looking for a recent lost convert and came back in town to fix lunch and the whole kheet was having an all day water fight!!! It's National Water Fight day! We bought these little bags of water, like 5 for 12 cents and it was hilarious! Laughing all day! We rode out to this one area and there was like 30 kids playing and we played for an hour and a-half. It was sooo fun! I came home that night completely soaked from head to toe. I didn't get any pics cause I was trying to keep the backpack dry! I'm excited and ready for next year now! Saturday we did a bunch of service and moved dirt for an hour and got so sweaty that I was wet like the day before. Then a kid started up the water fight again and I owned him like 3 times and put him in the giant pots they fill with water, lol! Super funny!
I have to give a talk in church this Sunday so its scary talking in Khmae but I feel good about it. We have 3 new investigators and 3 new families we are working with now so we are busy and we teach all day every day and it's never boring. We ended the week eating jack fruit which is like banana laffy taffy but fruit! Things are great and I love you all and miss you!
I love the market and shopping. All the mings want to tell me that the girls will like this shirt on me cause its tight and shows off my muscles and they love the decker nose! I got told that this morning at the market by 3 neakmings. Haha, as I was buying a waffle for breakfast, lol! Cambodia is super fun and I love my p-day and can't wait for you to see all the pics. I love you and being a missionary is awesome!
Love Elder Decker
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
So, I'm happy and somewhat healthy right now. Easter weekend was way good and we got to see conference in English and we had lunch with the senior couple both days, really good! Then last week I rode a cow at a members house and I have pics, lol! It's not as fun as it looks!
There was a huge storm last Friday and the thunder and lightning was the loudest and brightest of any storm I've ever witnessed in America. So crazy and the last 3 nights before we went to the city, no power all night so no ac for 3 nights sleeping and then our 2 nights back from the city we didn't have power. I'm still sleeping even though its really annoying and super hot. Then this week it's khmae new year and we have 2 days off. Friday and Sat. we have 6 hours of house cleaning Fri. and 4 hours of work in our member record book and then we get to go to a cool place with everyone and the branch is having a party at the church so I'm hoping for delicious treats to eat, lol! But we still don't have much time to go out and teach this week either but I'm doing way good. I got your package and mail from grandma. The treats were all great and I love the letters and I love all the emails!
They love angry birds here but they don't know why, so it's hilarious. They have all kinds of angry birds shirts, hats, cups, everything for cheap! I need to write more letters but I'm just really busy. But I love you bunches and I love Cambodia!
I love you all - Love Elder Joshua Decker
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