This week was pretty nuts. There were tons of blessings, but they were mixed in with a lot of trials and surprises too. We didn't end up with a baptism this week for lots of different reasons haha. One Sister got called on a work trip but is not going to have any problems with next week. She is one of the most solid investigators I have ever taught and I have know doubt in her testimony. Another Brother is in the same boat, except he got dragged away to help some family in another province on Friday night. We're going to coordinate with the missionaries up there and help him get baptized in the church up there!
This week we also have a good goal. There are so many people out there and it's the greatest miracle when you are guided to someone the lord has prepared. We met a lady that is one of those people. She is a Thai language teacher and so she has such proper speech. In Thai there are different levels of speaking, comparable to slang, but more interwoven into the culture and social system. When she prays it's so sincere and she uses the more beautiful language, you can really feel the Spirit.
Me and Elder Wright are turning our focus on qualifying for the miracles we're expecting and looking for. For example, we learned last night we can run home from the church in about 3 minutes without too many problems! It's useful knowledge to have haha.
I know we "reap what we sow" as we are taught in Galatians 6. That's our goal, to sow miracles with faith and diligence!
I'm glad I got to see the pictures of you guys at Eklutna!! Funny thing, I was just telling Elder Wright about all the things we've done at Eklutna. All the camping and big fires and dam jumping.
So today we're not sure what we're gonna do. I don't think the zoo is gonna happen, but maybe we'll go find some good lunch at one of the ginormous malls here.
Mom I'm sorry I lost my camera haha. I was thinking that that's really just the kind of thing that would happen to me isn't it. I'll take better care of the next one for sure. And use it more to get you some good pictures! I've been slacking there. This is my lesson.
Dad what kind of food did you eat on your mission? They're trying to push us to cook our own Thai food...but it's more expensive, takes longer, tastes worse, and is a pain. So we made french toast instead for our mandatory homemade meal. ;) It's the easiest for sure!
Love you all! :)