Sunday, January 29, 2017

Chinatown and Miracles

​Went back into Chinatown this past week for P-day.

​The teacher for the little kids class showed up late so me and my comp split the intermediate from the little kids and I taught in one corner of the room. It's one of the most adorable things ever cause these kids parents, some of them join our advanced class while others just sit on the couches in the lobby and chill for an hour.

Onto the real stuff for this week.
English class is intense. We have been working a ton to build up the English class and just get a ton of new investigators. It feels like this constant flow of just like, every morning when we step outside of the house we've got a handful of English Inviting cards to give out. And it's working.
Side Note: The second number on the English Inviting card is supposed to be our companionship number. But like it is the wrong number. So we just gotta get ride of around 1,500 more cards till we can get new ones with the right number hahahahah.
But yes, English class is a way legit finding tool to help people improve their lives!

Got some training this week. To summarize it:
Repentance = Change. Invite people to change. Or in other words. Invite people to Repent.

But the best part of the week is always the weekends. We were out going into the villages, and were on our way out trying to find a bus when we get a call from the other elders that they had forgotten their keys to open the church and we had an activity starting in 20 minutes. So we make it out to the main road, end up standing and discussing "How shall we get to the church today?" We are blessed with a ton of options: Sky Train, Van, 3 different bus routes, Taxi, or plain walking. Apparently we were looking very confused as we both looked left, then right, then up, then down. So confused that a nice man came up and asked us if we needed any help (speaking English). We reply to him in Thai, he gets really confused, we offer to teach him about English, he says he wants to learn about Christ. Fast forward to Sunday, he shows up at the church 30 minutes before, in a white shirt, tie, slacks, and dress shoes. We'll see what happens.

The more I work here in Bangbuathong, the more I realize how blessed you are when you just open your mouth and invite. When you give people opportunities to improve their lives. Through Christ, English, or quitting addictions. The prepared ones recognize who you are, but we need to do our part.

Back to Sunday, all the missionaries were asked to give short talks about missionary work so I'll just close with a quick thought that comes out of True to the Faith (Basically a doctrinal dictionary that explains stuff super clear). It goes on to say... "The most powerful missionary message you can send is your own example of living a happy Latter-day Saint life....If you are sincere in your friendship with them, they will be able to feel the spirit of your testimony and happiness."

Just live your life. Be happy. Choose the right. Think of how many people are effected or influenced by your actions, your words, your daily behavior. Can you begin to count the number of people? Yeah. Just live.

But if that isn't enough motivation, here's a promise in D&C.
"If it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father! And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!"

​Keep on Living.

Elder แลลิส
Forward Ever. Stopping Never.

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