A great week has passed and we have been anticipating Easter weekend in Cambodia and anticipating our church’s General Conference. Today is Easter here in Cambodia, we delight in the wonderful feeling of life and renewal. Because large meetings and baptisms are cancelled for the time being here, we celebrated Easter with the missionaries serving in the North Stake last weekend. A small group, we joined with the mission in a joint zoom meeting, sang hymns, discussed the concepts of the atonement and the resurrection. We love the missionaries serving here. They are humble, kind and happy.
We also spent this week traveling to see how existing projects are progressing and looked at several new locations that are requesting help. We traveled to the far reaches of Kampong Cham Province. We visited 4 schools that were at the end of dusty, bumpy roads. Each of the schools are located on the compound of a Pagoda. We found that only one of the three schools had a well. They have no water source. We are surprised that the conditions are so primitive. We thought we had seen it all. We hope our efforts will be approved and we can make a difference.
For our Sabbath today, we have been joining conference. It is a blessing to join by our computer. It is in the middle of the night, but the spirit of conference is a joy. It is good to hear the music, and to hear the testimonies of the leaders of our faith.
We love our mission, we have many opportunities being presented to us. We do not have enough time to accomplish all that could be done. We are trying to prioritize our efforts. It is a challenging thing to determine what to do and what might be put aside. The Area Presidency would love to have couples come to work in this beautiful land. Drop us a line if you know someone who would be interested to come. The Church is starting to send missionaries here. Our next group of young missionaries arrive from the US on Friday.
We love you all, we keep you in our prayers.
With all of our love.
Elder & Sister Stone