Tuesday, March 17, 2015

8 Questions to ask your missionary this week February 8

I read about the following 8 questions in an article on-line and decided to give it a try.... 

1. What has been your biggest challenge this week?

This week the hardest thing was actually finding people that were interested in the gospel. People were kinda tough this week and it was just a crazy week of riding our bike for 22 km just to find out that the member we were supposed to visit is not there and is in the hospital, But no one knows where that hospital is...... ARGGGH!
2. What has been your biggest concern?

Coming home is because in honest truth...... the future is scary because yesterday whilst I was riding my bike I was watching all of these beloved brothers and sisters of mine making bad choices and I cannot change and save them all. And I have only 10 weeks left of being a full time lifesaver and then I will be put on the backburner- kinda. I love this work and one of the best things to do is to share the gospel, no matter who they are or what walk of life they are from everyone needs to here the gospel!
3. What has been your biggest success?

Having Brother E. baptized. This baptism was by far one of the best baptisms ever. I saw that one of the  members changed this man's life. This showed to me that even after the life of a missionary I can still share the gospel and teach people and what not.  I also felt more attached to Brother E.. He is awesome!
4. Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?

Elder Madsen, one of the elders in my district, I have learned so much from him and we are being looked at as the "old"  people in the mission. We know the things we need to change and become SUPER excited for the work of the Lord again!
5. What has been your most significant tender mercy?

Funny story.... we were stranded last pday in a place called อ่าง ทอง (gold font LOLZ if translated). We had missed the last van to Lopburi, so we were stranded without any way to get home.So, I went over to a corner and prayed. About5 minutes passed and a van rolled up and said, Hey, lets go!
6. What are you looking forward to this coming week?

The wedding on Saturday. I am looking forward to that. It so nice to see love and happiness in this dark and evil world 

7. Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it.

Work as if I was meeting the Savior tomorrow, always striving for him and his glory and becoming like him!
8. Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?

D&C 4:2 Therefore o ye that embark in the service of God serve him with your heart mind and strength
That is the scripture on my planner with the picture of Lehi's family sailing to the promised land,.

A dog bite and road rash...... February 1st

It was a pretty tough week to be honest ;D- that means blessings all round right?? So this whole week I have been sick. I have lost my voice last night and 2 nights ago a dog bit my foot while riding my bike, causing me to fall off of it and slide across the street. 
This past week we went to Ayuttya to have a special meeting with President Senior which was awesome. We learned that we are going to build the families up in Thailand. It's gonna be good! We were also told that we need to put together a wedding HOW ON EARTH DO I DO THAT? Any ideas how you do a wedding?? We also talked with our investigator's boss who is a member from Arizona. It was a pivotal moment in our investigator's life. I am convinced without a choice there are moments in our lives that change the course of our life forever. I feel in those moments everything revolves around you and causes you to think. I have had a few of those moments in my mission and they have been for the best. They have changed the course of my life! Anyway our investigator texted us yesterday and said that  he wants to get baptized as soon as possible. Because he knows its true!
This is the time I have to serve the Lord. Elder Gong just wanted to sit down and just talk with us district leaders and how to be a good leader, which is so cool. It's the reason I was transferred to Lopburi because I needed to hear that. I am still wondering why I am here. It's quite bizarre! 
I feel like I am a ward builder and Lopburi already has a ward.
God works in mysterious ways. That's all I know and it is fantastic isn't it? 

Monkeys and Slingshots January 26

Well here's to the next 3 months right!? 
Yes. I have been traveling around a lot its kinda bizarre, but I felt like I was not going to be in Phitsanuloke very long and I wasn't. I had not even unpacked all the way.
 Lopburi is a ward and it has about 90 ish people coming to church. It's quite crazy! I love it my new companion. He is on his 2nd transfer as a missionary. We will see how it goes....... training it's gonna be good! This ward works fantastically. It's a very nice comfy area. There are monkeys everywhere as well and they are just as mean as they were in the Khumps. I will start carrying my slingshot again. It's gonna be good. I still am flummoxed why I am here in Lopburi. I am trying to figure out why I am here we shall see. I do not know how long I will be here. Don't worry I will be speaking "Thaiglish" when I give my talk because English is hard.......
 It is so weird that Tean is home, next is Mister Kikel well! It's CRAZY! Next Preston, Raquel- then it will be me..... :( its very sad but it's good
Yesterday, I went to a special meeting with Elder Gong of the seventy at President Senior's house. It was so cool! I loved the meeting. It was a fantastic moment! Oh yeah so cool! I sat right across from Elder Gong  and President Senior was sitting right next to him. It was awesome! 

I love our mission president! He is a champion. He has taught me so much!