This week was pretty amazing. Typical Thailand. Run down on the week....
Monday-After going out to a mall, we had rushed back to the church to help teach a Cambodian man how to read Thai!
Tuesday-Went over to immigration to do renew the visa. I went down with another missionary in the district because he was a fully year younger than me and had to renew his visa also. Plot Twist. In the queue line I got number 4. He drew number 104. Therefore, I was done in 20 minutes, and we had to wait until 3 pm to get his visa renewed. But no worries, because the work went on, and English was still taught.
Wednesday was a way special opportunity to meet with Elder Wong of the 70, he had came and really spoken to us giving some great guidance. He touched upon using new methods and being memorable as missionaries in how you worked. Also another big part was teaching those people that are truly willing to act upon the message. Which had us reflect on our current investigators. The number of people willingly acting and changing upon this message has been decreasing. This only means that we need to find more new people! So that's the goal, and that is what we'll be doing. And what we have always been doing.
Major takeaways from the conference
1-Be memorable, don't be basic
2-Teach those that are prepared and actively changing
3-Teach Repentance and the Atonement a whole lot better
|The famous Rangsit pig. I gotta get a better pic of it in its full magnificent glory.|
Probably the highlight of my week was coming and meeting with these two members from Surin. Surin was my first area. It's been a little over a year. While in Surin, Elder Sayavong (my trainer) had baptized this family but right when I moved into Surin, two of the daughters moved out and into other provinces. We would try stay in contact with these members but it was sorta hard, so we decided to change up how we use our time and just started calling other people. Fast forward a year. Here I am in Rangsit, getting a call from the missionaries over in Surin asking if I know these people. Well I don't. So we get the number, get an appointment. And now finally a year later this mystery has been solved. For a long time these two sisters were just a name and a picture, but now after meeting with them and seeing how their faith has just kept on building, they are so prepared to come back to church. There is so much being planned, our vision truly doesn't compare with that of our Heavenly Fathers. Pretty sweet. Can't forget the little things.
"Nevertheless, the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church."
To explain the context of this verse a bit, there are two groups of people Nephites and Lamanites. At this time, the Lamanites were about to over power the Nephites in war but then they (the Nephites) remembered why they were there. And this motivation led them to overcome their enemies.
Yeah. Staying motivated through love and through a desire and willingness to do. It's a game changer. I'm doing the things I do cause it's all real and it's all worth it. God is real, Christ lives and atoned for our sins. It is what it is.
What is your cause to work. To do. To live? When things get slow or a little difficult it's time to go back to the basics and just figure out what is your why. So yeah, take some time. Ponder on this for a minute.
Why do you do what you do?
Forward Ever. Stopping Never.