Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sisters Waganda, Madsen, Steele, Itri, and Yeo

Emily's Uncle Erwin (also her bishop) went to Bangkok on business.  He also
delivered some packages and got permission to take them all to lunch!

Enjoying Thai cuisine

June 3, 2013        thailand is still treating me well!

this week was a little bit slower, and a few of the days this week were super hard to find work. i blame the rain 100%. people here are scared of the rain, and won't go outside/won't answer their phones either, because they're afraid if they do, they'll get we had a really hard time making and keeping appointments. there was one day where we had 5 people cancel on us, and it was so frustrating. but then the end of this week picked up, and i've decided it all about quality, not quantity. because the lessons we did have this week were really good, even though we didn't have any new investigators. 

on the bright side, sis. nuun has been doing so good! other than she's a stubborn bum and won't keep the commandments. it's really hard to get her to come to church because she says she gets tired and bored. too! and i don't even understand half of what's going on at church! but i go because that's where god wants me to be. and...i'm kind of a missionary so it might be a good idea if i go to church. anyway, we've been texting her a scripture every day so she actually "reads" her scriptures every day. you do what you gotta do. and we talked to her yesterday and she said she's been praying really hard and feels good about getting baptized on the 7th of July (her bday). i'll take it! lessons with her have been going really well lately, and she's believing more and more. Bro. F is getting baptized on the 16th of this month, and even though he's really hard to get in contact with, he  is one of those golden investigators that's totally ready to be a member. he has so much faith, and we are planning on meeting with him one more time this week, and then he will be interviewed on Friday. 

remember the black guy from africa i told you about? the one we met at the mall and he asked us to go do shots with him? well he totally came to our english class last week! hahaha his name is Jude. and so we referred him to the elders in the international ward (because Jude doesn't speak Thai.) anyway, the elders had to come to our area to teach him, but there was so much traffic that they called and said they couldn't make it...and that we would be teaching Jude that day. haha. so sis. madsen and i taught Jude. in english. it was kinda weird not teaching in thai, but it was most weird teaching someone who is already Christian. he has a lot of faith though. he met with the elders the next day, and even brought another friend with him to learn! and apparently they were really disappointed that the sisters weren't teaching them again hahaha. his friend even came to church yesterday! this week we also taught another investigator who was a referral from one of our RC's. it's her boss, and he's also Christian. his name is Jackie and he's the one i mentioned a few times ago that is a crazy little man and took us to all his friends and called us angels from heaven. ok when i say we taught him i mean we sat and listened to him go on and on and on about how he's so much better than everyone else because he belives in god. he tried showing us this weird/creepy/chinese video about his beliefs. he gave us a ton of money to donate to our church, and he kept insisting that he doesn't need to read the BOM because he already knows everything. during that whole "lesson" i wanted to reach out and punch him in the face. idk why, but i was so mad at that little man. i think it's because he wouldn't even let us get 2 words in. and i realized that i was mad because he was saying that every church is the same, every church teaches us to be good. that all of it just teaches about god, and we don't have anything different in our church. it really made me think about what i believe, and what i know. we DO have something different. we have the fullness of truth. and i know it's all found in the Book of Mormon. how cool is it that we have a living prophet that will tell us what God wants us to do. well, before this gets super long and boring...i'll say goodbye now.

love sister steele (the monster steele)

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