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When it comes to loving and serving his neighbors, Keom Chhoeun Hul doesn’t hesitate. As the elders quorum president in his local branch, Hul has taken it upon himself to see that one of the most common challenges facing Church members is overcome with relative ease, every Sunday morning.
In the rural and green landscape of Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province, getting to the meetinghouse for Church isn’t an easy task—especially for members who live far from the building or have limited to no means of transportation.
So, rising with the sun, Hul spends his Sunday mornings before Church driving his Tuk Tuk—a Cambodian motorcycle with an attached carriage—and pulling an extra trailer. Hul goes from house to house, picking up members of his congregation and taking them to the meetinghouse in time for their 8 a.m. sacrament meeting. Nearly 20 members and families are blessed by his service each week.
“He’s very dedicated in helping people get to church,” said President John Lewis, president of the.
One of the biggest reasons Church members in Cambodia become inactive after baptism is due to the difficulty and cost of getting to church. Issues of transportation are a common factor, President Lewis said, but as the country slowly improves its infrastructure and as members learn to serve one another, the Church will only continue to grow.
He added, “It’s amazing to see what people can load on a Tuk Tuk.”
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