Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thailand Week 41, 24 May 2014

Hey Everyone! 

It sounds like you guys are ready to slide into summer with all the camping and everything! 

Right now we're under martial law but everything is fine here.  We go home earlier and are conservative in our outward actions, but other than that we have normal lives.  Especially here in the office haha, we just chill and do our work.

This weekend we have two people getting baptized!!!  One Sister was questioning baptism and the Spirit guided us to scriptures that really helped her.  That's one thing I've found, using scriptures with investigators is definitely the best way to help people or to teach a point.  We shared 3 Nephi 13:31-34 which talks about not thinking about all the problems that tomorrow could bring, but just doing what we really know is right.  She said it really helped and she is going to go to church tomorrow and get baptized!

The other Sister has an awesome story too!  She really really wants to get baptized but she had a problem with her work and couldn't get off on Sundays to dome to church. But we talked to her and she had enough faith to make a miracle happen!  Sunday morning as she was getting ready for work she knew she was going to go to church, so she decided to put a dress on.  Then as her mom was driving her over to wok on her scooter her dress got caught in the bike and made them fall over.  All they had were some scrapes but they went to the hospital and she called in work and got off!  So she came to church!!  And then she got work off for the next couple weeks so she can get baptized!!

We have seen so many miracles lately and we know there are only more to come. 

Spiritual Thought:  The Lord knows what we need and will take care of us.  Us worrying about it does not help anything, there's enough evil in the day already.  So we just need to have hope and smile!

Love Elder Keller

Thailand Week 40, 17 May 2014

This week Elder Wolfley and I definitely learned that when we are diligent in our work and we wait with faith the Lord will guide us and pour out blessings.  Our mission is continuing to grow and reach new heights, this month the goal is 3 baptisms per companionship.  Working in the office, we don't get as much time to proselyte as most missionaries, but that shouldn't be a problem and we are determined it won't be. 

Last weekend we had our first baptism of the month!  It was such a happy day!  She bore testimony about how comforted she felt after she was baptized!

So as happy as a day that was, we still had a lot of work to do and didn't really have solid names for baptism the rest of the month.  But we did our contacting everyday and prayed really hard for miracles and that God would prepare someone for us.  Thursday and Friday that all came to pass.

Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my mission for sure!  We had a ton of appointments set up and had confirmed quite a few of them.  We ended up teaching 3 different lessons to three new investigators.  All who accepted baptism dates for the 25th of this months!!  All three are super prepared and the lessons were full of the Spirit!  

I know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers and is 100% willing to help us with our problems when we do our part diligently.

I'm so excited to see what this next week brings!
Elder Joshua Keller

Thailand Week 39, 9 May 2014

I could write a whole ton but I'll be seeing you in a couple days so I'll just talk to you then haha.  Life in Asoke is really good.  I'm more of a city boy in my mission that anything else I realized.  I've been in Bangkok for like 5 months now!  I'll probably go to someplace in the middle of nowhere next and have to deal with giant spiders and snakes and scorpions and all that fun stuff haha.  I'll make sure to send you a ton of pictures. ;)

Mother's Day 2014


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thailand Week 38, 3 May 2014

Well this week has been pretty crazy.  It's hard to believe that transfers was only a week ago.  We've done a ton of stuff.  Transfers just wrecked us as far as a sleeping schedule, then there were a bunch of late nights trying to catch up.  For the last two days we've been driving around helping missionaries move houses and delivering washers and stuff.  It's been a long week that's for sure.  But even though the moving was a pain and a lot of work, it really was fun to help those missionaries and at the end of the day service is always satisfying.  The trick is just remembering that as your about to start.  

This week has also been full of miracles.  We've seen many blessings in the way of new investigators and opportunities to teach. Elder Wolfley is just full of faith and is always happy to work.  It's been stressful trying to get everything done, and we're not finished yet, but the Lord's hand is in all things.  We just have to rely on the Spirit, pray really hard, and then act like the miracle is right in front of you.  If you don't work like you're planning on a miracle you'll see a lot less of them I've realized.  I love being a missionary because it's full of miracles and you can see blessings every day if you're looking!

Love Elder Keller