Hello Hello! How's everybody doing. Here's the rundown of last week's events.
Today, we packed our stuff to head towards กรุงเทพ for our meeting with Elder Holland. After that, we talked with some of the older members of the ward about some LAs we have a lack of info about them. Then, we headed to กรุงเทพ.
Today, we got to meet Elder Holland and shake hands with him. It's kinda neat. Then, he spoke to us about being our first convert and making sure we don't ever go LA. After that, for lunch, we went to an all-you-can-eat Italian restaurant which have nothing really truly Italian. Still good though! After that, I ran into my cousins, 3 of them! Awesome! Some I have never saw in person until now! After that, we went to Thailand's biggest Street market. So many foreigners there! So much stuff to buy.
We went to the main meeting with Elder Holland. Over 2000 members went to it. It was a wonderful experience, besides the monotone Thai translation. Some of the stuff was definitely lost in translation. Anyways, he talked about having quality baptisms, embracing the temple which will be soon be built, and having members help the missionaries. After that, we returned to ลพบุรี and visited a sick member at the hospital.
Today, we helped S. เป at her grandfather's funeral. It was an awkward experience because everything was Buddhist and you have 3 Christian foreigners and a Thai-looking person serving beverages and other duties. But, it was fun. After that, we went to S. แป๊ต (Bat) for FHE.
Today, we printed pics for Friendship books because....... Elder Hartung and Elder Gardner will be transferring. . Afterwards, we meet with S. แสตมป์ and B. ปอปปี้ to review the Plan of Salvation.After English class, we taught S. ป๊อป the LOC and WOW.
Today, we watched the Restoration DvD with B. วิน and helped him understand more about Joseph Smith. Then, I helped Elder Gardner teach some RCs. After that, with the youth/ YSA, Elder Gardner and I help bake some cookies. Then, for a farewell for the 2 Elders, we went to a หมูกระทะ (BBQ thingy). Yum!
Elder Gardner and Elder Hartung are now officially gone! E. Gardner went to บางบวทอง (Bangbuathong)and E. Hartung went to อุบล (Ubon). The new Elders will come around midnight. Today, we visited two LAs, S. หนู (New, meaning "Mouse") and B. นัย (Nai). Not sure why they are LA but we will try to help them come back to church. So, the new Elder arrived. The first is Elder Powers. He's from Maine and has just came from เชียงราย (Chiangray) located at the border of Thailand and Myanmar. The other is Elder Webb. He's from Idaho and just came from นองใค (Nongkhay), located at the border of Thailand and Laos.
Today, we mostly showed the new Elders around the place. After that, we met briefly with S. Sixth Sense, one of the older RCs. Then, we met a new family of investigators. The head of the household was named B. หมี (Mee, meaning "Bear") He's a ship captain.
Today, we met with B. ออมสิน again and finished teaching him the lessons. Now, he just has to wait a month because he's under 16. After that, we bought some food and some items of business at our house.
After church, we had a moment to see S. ฝน again and teach her the Plan of Salvation. Then, for dinner, we made hamburgers!
That's all for this week. See ya next week.