Sunday, October 2, 2016

Wake me up when September ends

Well that's a wrap. September is officially done. Also a conclusion to one of the most intense transfers I have ever had as a missionary.
So proud of these Elders. Seriously some of the best missionaries. This pic accurately describes us as missionaries. We've got these two new missionaries just slaying the game and going hard. You can add up the amount of time these three have been in Thailand...And I think I'm still older than all of them combined. I'm not as young as I think I am here in Thailand....

Not too sure what to even like say. These past 5? 6 weeks?  Have flown. Literally it barely feels like we have been here a week. The amount of miracles we have seen working here. Unreal. Also so much good food.
Yesterday at church, a less active member that we have been trying to work with showed up. On her own. She recounted a story where 4 special incidences showed to her that it was her time to come back to church. We had met her my first day in Rangsit. We had finished planning and had a bit more time left in the night so we went out to Future Park (This HUGE mall) and invited outside. On the way back we were waiting for the bus to get home and got on the bus. Then Elder Aposhian goes and sits down next to this 'random" lady. Turns out it was the less active that we have been looking for. So we thought that was all cool.

But we didn't know her story. 

She's been waiting for a reason to come back. People calling her simply wasn't enough. That one night, she was tired and just didn't want anything with anybody. As she's commuting home and waiting she see's us and is just thinking in her head "Elders. Don't you dare get on the same bus as me." Then we do. HAHA. Then she goes and thinks "Elders. Don't you dare sit right next to me." Elder Aposhian does. Next "Elder. You better not start talking to me. If you do I am not gonna tell you that I'm a member." He starts talking to her. And then he recognizes her and now she's just tripping out right now. We both get off at the same stop. Keep on talking. It's chill. She goes crosses the bridge, meets another member friend. She goes home then gets a text from a member. And then proceeds to get another call from a different member. On a Thursday evening in July. It's taken a month of constant support and showing her the ward's love for her. But wow.

What else happened this week...It flooded again. 
Took district pics. The other companionship had two baptisms yesterday too. Literally some of the most amazing and hardworking missionaries I have met and worked with.


Because Mosiah 18 has been my most studied chapter this transfer...
Verses 20-22
"Yea, even he commanded them that they should preach nothing save it were repentance and faith on the Lord, who had redeemed his people. And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another. And thus he commanded them to preach. And thus they became the children of God."

Don't really know what to even say. Preaching repentance, working with Members, Recent Converts, Less Actives, Serving, and Contacting (SCRAMing). We were out here in Rangsit for the past few weeks loving and serving with our whole heart. Fearing no man, but occasionally a sketchy dog. It was so real. So intense. So MUCH LOVE. 
Transfers this week. Someone's leaving. Who knows. Maybe it's me?

Elder แลลิส
Forward Ever. Stopping Never.

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