This P-Day was a rather lackluster one. We were originally planning to go to a different area to help a member move this thing and go to a Buddhist Temple with these super creepy figurines and such. But they found someone else to help them instead that lived near by. Afterwards, we went to a Internet Cafe to do some emailing, but you couldn't upload or download and the owner was really mean. It was a lame experience. We were about to visit an artillery museum when the member called us and wanted us to build her stand by her restaurant. We then proceeded to spend 3 hours of our P-Day building this stand because parts were missing and others were misplaced. But it was kinda fun. We got free Iced Cocoa and dinner. .
Today was your generic Tuesday. Lunch, Swenson's Ice Cream, and District Meeting. District Meeting was a little interesting because we had a soon-to-be missionary shadowing us. She will be serving in the Leeds, England Mission in a little bit. We had to use code names for our investigators because a family of investigators happened to be her family. For English Class, we played Jeopardy! It was fun! And confusing for them!
Today, we had a chance to meet with S. ป๊อป with some extra time to meet with her. We shared a message about the Restoration and how it applies to her family. We were wondering on why she won't accept a baptism date and asked about her family. Apparently, she has never told her parents that she is learning and her parents will be mostly against her learning. We will try to meet with her more often to help her resolve the situation. We also got a chance to meet B. วิน again and to teach him about the Restoration. We then were able to help him understand more about the Index and how it helps him understand me.
We didn't really do much this day, mostly just Choir, free dinner, and calling some RC to check up on them.
Today was Zone Training, so we headed to Ayuthaya. There, we learned more about how to help Less-Actives. It's no longer just a Baptism goal, but a Baptism Goal and a Less-Actives Return goal as well. This will be an interesting concept for the mission. Apparently, there are over 20,000 members in Thailand, but over 15,000 are less active. A bit saddening. After that, we returned to Lopburi and had a barbecue with the RCs. That was fun and yummy!
This day was a switch with Elder Hartung. We first visited S. แดงโม and helped her move a giant sewing table and another table. We then proceeded to eat a free lunch. Afterwards, we headed to a member's home, S. ทราย (Sai, meaning "Sand") to wait for another investigator. While we waited, we were able to share a short message to her family, consisting of 2 grandmothers and some cousins. We then proceeded to head to the investigator's home. This investigator has a really interesting backstory that I found interesting. This person is person I met 4 weeks ago when I first came to Lopburi. She saw the missionaries often, either when they were biking or when inviting at a market. However, she never had a interest. However, when she met me, she was thinking, "What's a Lao-American doing here in Thailand trying to share a message about Jesus?" She proceeded to take my Invite card, but left no number so I was unable to contact her. A few weeks later, she was driving out of her neighborhood when she saw S. ทราย off on the side of the road, waiting for a bus. She came up to S. ทราย and offered her a ride to the city. She asked where she was going. S. ทราย said she was going to church. The investigator mentions my meeting with her and about my church. Sทราย said it was the very same one. Bam, instantly interested. She, her mother, and her two little daughters are planning to attend church in the future. Afterwards, we went back to the church to participate in a Thai Mother's Day event. (Mother's Day in Thailand is the Queen's birthday). There, we listen to talks and help clean the backyard of the church for them. After that, we met with a Brother and his mother. The Brother is planning to baptized this Sunday, and he promised his mother that he will stop smoking and drinking forever. That's all for Saturday
Sunday was rather disappointing because the brother who was planning to be baptized called us and said that he doesn't feel ready for baptism and didn't come to church. Then, we had absolutely 0 investigators at church, which was another pitfall. After that, we did things here and there, headed back to the house and organized some data about LAs, and also cleaned our room a bit for the first time.
That's all for this week! See ya next week! Pics on the way!