|A good Sunday.|
Hello! This has been a great week here in Bang Khae! I seriously love being here!
This week we worked really hard and got blessings for it! We had a switch off in Bangnaa which is actually a really good area. (For some reason I didn't expect that). So that was fun.
This week Sister Paun (our RC that was baptized about a month ago)'s daughter came back home. She had come to church before and was interested in baptism but left for work. She moved back home so we were able to teach her again and she got baptized! It was so great! Except, she was scared of water and it took a few times for the Elder baptizing her to get her under. But the church is true and it worked out! Now her and her mom can start preparing for the temple in Thailand together. They can prepare to be sealed and become an eternal family!
Yesterday was President and Sister Senior's last Sunday in Thailand. For some reason they decided to spend that last Sunday in Bang Khae. I had the privilege to translate Sister Seniors last testimony here in Sacrament meeting. It will be weird not having them here anymore but I am excited to meet President and Sister Johnson this Wednesday. Nobody really knows what to expect from them or what things might change. I am expecting great things from them. With the temple announced, there are only great things to come!
There is so much work to do! Sometimes it seems a little overwhelming. The reccords that need organized. The LA's that need found. The RC's that need strengthened. The investigators that need found, taught, and baptized. Sometimes being a missionary makes me feel like a detective. We get addresses on reccords that say, "under bridge, garbage cans." And we have to find the RC that lives there! Well after praying we did! Its amazing. I have strongly considered making one of those webs like on Sherlock Holmes 2 (if any of you have seen it). I feel like that might be what it takes for this area to become a ward! But when tasks do get accomplished and you start to see the progress of the area, it feels so good! No matter how much every inch of your body aches, it makes it all worth it. I love being a missionary. Especially here in Thailand and specifically in Bang Khae.
I am going to share the scripture that Sister Senior shared in sacrament meeting.
"And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God." -1 Nephi 11:25
She invited everyone to do the things to help them hold to the rod and then stay by the tree. Its simple things like prayer, reading scriptures, keeping commandments, paying tithing, and going to church that will help us stay by the tree and always feel of Gods love.
I love all of you! I hope you are all doing awesome!
President & Sister Senior's last Sunday
Elephant dress day!
Paun and Bell.
Apparently this is how the Elders teach in Bangnaa. Ha ha
Some of the scenery to visit the members houses.