A couple of weeks ago one of our favorite families here in Cambodia, the Khennas, invited us to come and visit their home. The mother, Peak Vannah, is the Stake Relief Society President and all three of her children have been in the Institute Class that we teach. They are a remarkable family, the oldest son, Dawath, is in the Stake Young Mens Presidency, the second son, Vatanak, is the Ward Clerk, and the daughter, Monikeo, is the Ward Young Women President.
As we looked at the calendar, today looked like a perfect fit since it was a holiday and they would be home. They invited us to come at 5:00 p.m. We did not know what to expect, but we were treated like a king and a queen. They treated us to a meal of Cambodian food that was absolutely delicious and way more than we could ever eat. We thought that we would be eating with them but they wanted us to eat and they just sat and visited with us. They told us that they usually eat later and they had fixed all of the meal for us. We assured them that it was impossible for us to eat all that they had prepared. We had several dishes that we had never tried before, including two different desserts. All three of the Young Adults plan on serving missions in the next one to three years. We told them if they go to the Provo MTC we get to pick them up at the airport and take them down to Provo. All three speak very good English and will be a blessing to whatever mission they are called to serve.
With it being a holiday here and Sunday evening back home we decided to take advantage of that and call all of our children again. We got to speak to all of our children, son-in-laws and all but one of our grandchildren. Even though we will be home in just eleven days, it is always good to talk to them and find out how they are doing.
Also with having a holiday we finally pulled out our suitcases and started packing them. We packed all of the gifts that we are taking home, along with stuff that we do not expect that we will need in the next ten days. Right now it looks like we will be under the weight limit, if we do not buy much more to take to our family.