He's tall. 193 cm. Not sure how tall that is in inches (6' 4"), but he's quite a bit taller than me and loves running! He came into the country at the same time as Elder Bouwmeester and is from Oregon. Samut Prakan is only his second area, it's going to be so sweet. First day we were just talking about like "What do you want to do" and "What kind of change do you want to see?" His response was perfect 'I'm ready to work." This transfer will be a great transfer of going hard in the paint!
Already from the very start, we hit the ground running. We got back into Samut Prakan, dropped off his bags, and got right away to teaching. And on the times that we were traveling to and from our appointments, one of us would be making phone calls and the other would be inviting and talking to whoever was around us. Epic. This is how work gets done. Consistent diligent effort really makes all the difference. But all work and no play? Gotta find joy in the little things. Especially when there are two absurdly tall foreigners, you get some pretty awesome looks coming from the little kids. And they are even more shocked when you understand them and then start talking back to them. The amount of amusement on their faces are so fun.
Me and Elder Cheney both have the great blessing and talent of being able to fall asleep on public transportation within a few minutes. A simply 15 minute taxi ride is usually an amazing nap for me. But then I remembered, wait. I'm the only one in the car that knows where we are going. So I guess I need to stay up. I see potential for some funny situations in the near future. Just imagine: Me and Elder Cheney, both asleep on a bus. And none of the bus workers wanting to wake us up to get off the bus. We get off a few hours outside of Samut Prakan. Hahaha. Yup. It'll be a fun transfer.
There's so much going through my head, so much rushing about everything. There has been such an amazing change happening here in Samut Prakan. Because of the travel situation there has been a lot of members not willing to travel to church. But the elect of the elect will still come. And they have been coming and they are returning now. To speak straightforward, I was rather impatient last transfer, seeing all this work and very little results. But change is coming. We've been laying the foundation and now it is the time to really start the change.
Mosiah 4:27 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.Stay stoked นะ
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