Something else that made me really happy last week was getting a new temple recommend. I realized that it was going to expire in January, and President had some time last p-day, so he said he'd just renew it for me right then. Then he asked if I wanted it in English or in Vietnamese and I said Vietnamese of course! So I have a new temple recommend and it's in Vietnamese! I am so excited! The only drawback is that temple recommends issued to missionaries expire no more than three months after they return home, so I can't use the Vietnamese one as long as I would like to. Oh well, I'll just have to get as much use out of it as I can in those first few months after I get home. I'm totally temple-starved already; I will be even more so a year from now. Oh, yeah! I passed my six-month mark and didn't even notice. Crazy!
Transfers are this week! Yesterday evening I told Chu Tich Lam (the branch president) that I didn't want to leave Branch 3. Branch 3 is my family now and I wanted to be there for Christmas. I never want to leave Branch 3, but I definitely wanted at least one more transfer with them. Then I said that is I had to leave Branch 3, I wanted Em My Hoa as companion. (I knew that to have her as a companion I would have to leave Branch 3 because that's her home branch.) Then the transfer call came. I am going to Branch 3 on Friday...and Em My Hoa is coming from Ho Chi Minh City to be my companion! I'm so excited! Chi Ly and Chi Dao will come to Branch 3, and Chi Pham and Chi Hien will stay in Branch 6. Branch 10 is being whitewashed for the third time since I arrived in Cambodia.
Things are good and they are going to get better than ever! I can tell! We're all praying for Vietnam to open in 2013. Feel free to help us out!