Bro. Jack is a recently returned less active member that we have been working with. He's a boss. Literally. He's been here working in Thailand for 10 years and has a family. FAMILIES. So sweet to see Jack baptize his son Henry. He's got a pretty crazy story of being an active member in another ward here in Thailand, but then moving and losing contact with the church until he calls us. We find him, help him come back to full activity and get the priesthood and bam. Here we go!
So. Yeah. It's been another interesting week in Samut Prakaan. It's never not interesting. There's always something new and crazy going on. This week we had decided to really try and plan our days as effective as possible. The area is pretty huge and a lot of time has been spent with travelling back and forth to get to different people. So we decided to work and try to split the area up day by day. One day we stay out on this road, another on a different road. And wow. We didn't realize how much time we actually spent travelling all over. We've been up-ing the amount of people we go and find and yup. It's pretty sweet.
On the topic of fun stuff, smoking is a huge problem here in Thailand. Every single missionary in Thailand can attest to this issue. It's really gross how everyone here smokes EVERYWHERE. So we have also been working on going up to people and grabbing their cigarettes out of their mouth. Most of the time they're just too confused and look sorta sad. A few times these people were really thankful. Pretty funny to see the look on their face when you ask them "Hey can I have your cigarette?"
Then you take it and throw it into the road.
Then a bus runs over it.
And their faces are just like... O.0"
HAHAHA. They're just so confused, but then they realize that you're doing it out of love. So then their heart is softened and they express a desire to really quit smoking.
I hope I don't get lung problems from talking to all these people all the time....
"And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of Christ; that they may once again be a delightsome people."
Love is the motive.
Forward Ever. Stopping Never.