Sunday, March 1, 2015

Completely Normal

Dear family and friends,

I liked this week a lot. I had a lot of new experiences and met some new people.

Elder Bostrom and I stayed pretty busy with proselyting and updating missionary records for the Chamkarmon Branch.

Unfortunately my companion hasn't been feeling very well ever since an exchange 1 1/2 weeks ago.  After a quick phone call to Sister Moon, she scheduled an appointment at the Phnom Penh Royal hospital so the doctor could run some tests.  Due to the specific symptoms (pain in the lower abdomen area), she feared he might have appendicitis.  

We spent the entire day doing test after test, and ending each test with the same result: "completely normal and fine".  Finally after 5 or 6 tests (including an ultrasound) they decided to do an endoscopy...basically like a colonoscopy but the camera goes down the throat.  So we called sister Moon and she gave the green light.  So my companion had "surgery" while I waited out in the lobby.  When they finished the results were the same: "completely normal", not finding anything out of the ordinary.  So why has his stomach been hurting for a week and half?  We still don't know.  In the end they prescribed a ton of pills and we went to have a 6:00 pm "lunch".  It was a long day, but it was a memorable experience visiting an asian hospital.  It was like a "pokemon center".  The young nurses wore the same white uniforms and everything.  The only thing I did not enjoy was the long wait, the cold AC, and how hungry I was.

The proselyting was good and we stayed pretty busy.  We gained 3 new investigators and met Davith.  Davith is a young man that we have taught and seen on a pretty regularly since meeting him.  He's fun to teach and to be around.  I am grateful for the opportunity to know him at this time.  

Not much time to write this week, just know that it was a good one. I'll write more next week.

Love, Elder Zierenberg


Pokemon center ladies

How many "sea animals" do you see?

Food: Papaya salad


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