Sunday, March 20, 2016

Monkey Business

So this is my new area. This is Lopburi.
Can you pick out the Meetinghouse?
So excited to be here serving the ward here in Lopburi. Just some info about this area....
-It's a ward (so there are quite a few people here!)
-It's known as the city of monkeys
-All of my companions have served here in Lopburi before
-It's around 2 hours north of Bangkok
-It's gonna be amazing
Serving here in Lopburi is a little different. Bikes aren't really used here (my legs are crying. I didn't realize how hard walking is). Instead, we use the truck taxis to get from the house, to the church, and then into the city.
Yeah. That's the only difference. We'll be hitting this upcoming week hard.

But for a quick recap on Buriram.....
This investigator has been meeting with the missionaries for almost 5 months, reading and praying literally every single day! He had gained his own testimony of the Book of Mormon and prayer, but then for some reason....he just never received a call back from the missionaries after a few lessons. Fast forward, it's Saturday night and we are making calls for church. The story goes that he is training to be a police officer so during the week he is not able to use his phone. And only comes to Buriram on the weekends. So just totally lucky, we called, he picked up, we invited him to come to church every Sunday, and then he started coming regularly. Each and every week for a couple of months. Because of his difficult schedule we were only able to teach him once a week. But he had so much faith. He had the desire to get baptized, all we did was point him in the right direction. Absolutely love this brother so much!

From the studies this past week....
Christlike Attributes
Something I really recognized about these attributes, these are not things you can do by yourself. As you work harder and harder, you realize you need to depend so much more on God and through faith and hope in Jesus Christ you can work towards becoming the best you you can be. Being on a mission for almost 9? 10 months? it is what you make out of it. But all we need to understand is that it is what you make out of it. If we continue to humble ourselves before God, our Heavenly Father will provide us the method and the means to become great. Everything is done in a specific order, through the hand of God. 
2 Nephi 28:30
"For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have."

Elder แลลิส
Forward Ever. Stopping Never.

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