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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by nasruddin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:19 pm

Hi!

I'm from Singapore and i'm looking to venture into Cambodia in terms of Training Facilities and Development.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Stu da Mormon » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:06 am

Hello! I'm a 19 year old college student from Utah and I just found out I'll be doing my Mormon mission to Cambodia. I was hoping to go to a nice South Pacific tropical country like Tonga or Fiji but this was not in God's plan.

I have a few questions:

Is the country really as dirty as everyone says? I hear that trash piles up in the streets.

Are the Cambodians serious Buddhists or will they be open to accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? I'll be starting intensive Khmer language training very soon so that I can talk to them in their own language.

I'm single, where are some bars where I can meet a nice girl? I'll be there for two years.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by taabarang » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:51 pm

Stu da Mormon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:06 am
Hello! I'm a 19 year old college student from Utah and I just found out I'll be doing my Mormon mission to Cambodia. I was hoping to go to a nice South Pacific tropical country like Tonga or Fiji but this was not in God's plan.

I have a few questions:

Is the country really as dirty as everyone says? I hear that trash piles up in the streets.

Are the Cambodians serious Buddhists or will they be open to accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? I'll be starting intensive Khmer language training very soon so that I can talk to them in their own language.

I'm single, where are some bars where I can meet a nice girl? I'll be there for two years.
A few answers to a few questions,:

1) It's dirtier than a Mormon's sexual fantasies.

2). If the money's right they will accept the devil as their saviour except for a handful.of devout Buddhists. A promise of a Visa to Salt Lake City will also be an enticement.

3). As for language may your Lord and. Saviour help you in small villages full of impoverished uneducated farmers.

4) You, a Mormon, want to meet a NICE girl in a Khmer bar? You'll lose your religion, money and virginity at the same time. Better leave the bicycle helmet and deacon name tag at home. And as for plans. Man proposes, God disposes.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Stu da Mormon » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:41 pm

Wow, thanks for those four points. All four bashed my religion. I ask about bars because I happen to like Coke Zero and pretty girls. Nothing sinful about that.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:06 am

Point 4 is very Germaine young Padawan.

It is dirty, hot, and many pretty girls.

I have always found young elders willing to have a few beers when they are not under surveillance.

Khmers are pretty open minded regarding religion.
They will have no idea what you are talking about.

Just steer clear of the crucifixion and drinking blood, eating the body of Christ.

That really grosses them out.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:24 am

Stu da Mormon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:06 am
Hello! I'm a 19 year old college student from Utah and I just found out I'll be doing my Mormon mission to Cambodia. I was hoping to go to a nice South Pacific tropical country like Tonga or Fiji but this was not in God's plan.

I have a few questions:

Is the country really as dirty as everyone says? I hear that trash piles up in the streets.

Are the Cambodians serious Buddhists or will they be open to accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? I'll be starting intensive Khmer language training very soon so that I can talk to them in their own language.

I'm single, where are some bars where I can meet a nice girl? I'll be there for two years.
Hello Mormon Stu,
Have you ever been out of Utah ? Im afraid the Cambodian bar scene is a bit different than what you are used to.
Also yes, most Cambodians are Buddhists, and yes, there is trash everywhere.
However, Cambodians are very tolerant toward missionaries, foreigners and fools in general.

I hope you will post here about your first impressions of Cambodia, and then we' ll see if it lines up with what you expected.
Best AM
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:33 am

I like all the Mormons I have met.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Duncan » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:39 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:33 am
I like all the Mormons I have met.

Have to agree, and they all seem to speak Khmer so are off to a good start from the time they arrive.

Also, have never seen one wearing a wife beater, shorts and flip flops.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by Stu da Mormon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:42 am

Anchor Moy wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:24 am

Hello Mormon Stu,
Have you ever been out of Utah ? Im afraid the Cambodian bar scene is a bit different than what you are used to.
Yes. I've been to Arizona, California, Denver, Chicago and a bachelor party in Tijuana last year.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 am

Stu da Mormon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:06 am
Hello!
Hello too Stu,

No worries about Mormons here,
- except the ones on holidays. (wink)

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom ... 0012-9.pdf
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