where to start?? i don't really know. because i didn't really have time to get all my thoughts down last week, so i feel like i have so much to talk about. but then i don't even know what to talk about. ok. ummmm...a few cool things from last week:
Ping is doing so well! and we were talking to her mom the other day, and she said that at first Ping was learning with the Elders, but wasn't interested, and too shy to learn with them. that was about a year ago. so she went and kept working at the 7/11. then she finally moved back in with her mom, and her mom said she prayed really hard for sisters to come into the area so they could teach Ping and she would feel more comfortable. and then we came. i know that i was called here to find specific people. and even if it was for just that one person, Ping, i feel happy.
we had zone conference, and the theme was desire and diligence. it was so good and made me want to me better. as part of our conference, we were challenged to go out the next day and to testify of Jesus Christ every minute of the day, and to keep track of how many times we bore testimony of Him. aka we street contacted ALL DAY LONG. it landed on the day that we did companion switch-offs, so i was in Don Mueang with Sis. Reedy, who has only been here 2 months longer than I have. we had a really good experience that day though. even though it was hard, and there were times i was hot and tired, and not sure i wanted to keep talking to every single person i saw, it was such an eye opener. every time i wanted to quit i just thought of the reason i was there, the reason i'm here, i thought of Christ. He never gave up on any of us. we must have talked to over 100 people and walked for a lot of miles, and maybe 5 people that day were truly interested. but those 5 were worth it. and it helped me to be so much more confident and bold in sharing what i know about Jesus Christ! they wanted us to have this experience so that we wouldn't be afraid to talk with EVERYONE throughout our day. the very next day i started talking to a lady on the songtaw, who i probably wouldn't have normally, but since we just spent a good 15 hours talking to people, i thought i probably should. and she was Christian! i tried to give her a pamphlet, but she was like, "no i just want a Book of Mormon! where can i get one?" so that was awesome. i'm so glad i opened my mouth.
we've started teaching a cute 14 yr. old girl named ploy. i love her so much. i called her the other day and was about to hang up phone, and she was like, "wait! sister, i finished reading my verse in the scriptures for the day already!" :) i told her that even if she didn't have a lot of time, even if she just read 5 min. each day, she would be happy. she's the cutest thing ever.
we had FHE with M33 nong last monday. she helps us out a LOT with teaching, and is like our second mom. she taught us how to make somdam! (papaya salad....tastes a lot better than it sounds).
we ordered McDonalds the other night. yes, they deliver. so we had it delivered to the church. ....7 boxes of fries later....yum.
in sacrament meeting, the bishop was going through the program, and then announced that we would be hearing a special musical number from the missionaries....and that was the first we had heard about it! hahahaha. we all met on the back row and frantically tried to figure out what we would do. luckily i already had my violin there, because sis. madsen and i were doing a number for the baptism after church. so we got up and did 'i am a child of god'. pretty sure my violin wasn't even in tune. haha.
that's pretty much all my news. or all i have time for anyway. my prayers go out to Millie's family. I know they are strong and that they will be just fine, because they will see her again. i know that Heavenly Father just wanted His sweet little angel back with Him. there's a purpose and time for everything, and i'm so thankful that God has a plan. a plan of happiness. i know this gospel is true because it just doesn't make sense to have it any other way. i love you all, and thank you so much for your prayers this week, i have definitely felt them.
peace and blessings,
|Yes, they have McDonald's in Bangkok...and they deliver!|
|Emily actually got to go biking alongside all the taxis in this flooded area. Yikes!|
|Sister district with Emily's district|
|Sister M33 Nong (not sure what that means) teaching the sisters how to make somdam (papaya salad!)|
|Sister Steele and Ping, a recent convert, at Stake Conference|