Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Calling is as a Missionary and Not the Ward Pianist

​The last lesson we (Elder Decker/Ellis) had taught was to this super nice man in the short sleeve short. He's got a family. And he's got a goal to be sealed with his family in the temple. Thailand needs more fathers like this guy! And then the Cambodian crouching down. Just found out he's getting baptized next week, by his friend that I had baptized a few weeks ago. Baptizing males. Let's go.

Funny stories time!
Yeah, so the one person that used to play the piano for church left on her mission. Leaving it up to the members. Although there are some members that can play a few songs, they all refuse to play....
So us missionaries are here, trying to fellowship all of the investigators coming to church just like chilling. Then they always say "Hey, the missionaries can all play piano! They can play every song!" Then they ask us. Just saying. Me and my comp did NOT receive callings to be ward pianists hahahahhaha. But hey, we are always down to help.

But if you think you can do it better. Do it. No need to say that we are bad missionaries cause we can't play the piano.

Just saying....

​But back to reality. The BBT is actually golden. Just so much amazing things have been happening here. The focus for our companionship right now is to find males and preach repentance baptize converts and active those males that have not been coming to church. It's been quite a break through week for us here seeing as we have got 3 guys that are preparing for baptism.
This is a literal first day miracle. As we were inviting on our way to go eat lunch my comp stops and just asks this guy about English. And he says he wants to change religions. Fast forward to yesterday, he brought his child and his wife's mother to church. Cause families.
Because I have never invited this hard ever before we have been going and just passing out inviting cards like crazy. Then one night the other elders get a phone call from an unknown number, asking if they were the Chinese person that gave them a card about Jesus. I'm the only Chinese one in the group. So then we get his number, meet with him, and he comes to church. He's had three distinct ecperiences that make him feel like now is the time for him to convert to Christianity
He's a taxi driver that was met a few months ago while missionaries were in his taxi. His church told him to not meet with "The Mormons." So he didn't...for a brief time. Then he shared something pretty interesting. He had said "Elders, I never want to meet with you. My heart. It tells me no every time. But for some reason, when you ask to meet and if I am free, I always make the time to see you. I don't know why, but there's something else pushing and encouraging me to meet with you two." Yeah. Pretty legit.
Things are starting to click over here in Banguathong. Crazy to think that a few weeks ago we came in to an area with absolutely NOTHING! We've almost got 20 investigators right now and we can't stop here. 

There's so much going on here. I can't even begin to describe how amazingly blessed we as missionaries are to be serving here. The ward leadership is rocking! They've got big plans. In the pic above, we had asked one of the bishopric members for help on how to get to a member's house. So he takes us there. And then we go and visit a bunch more people that night. Their willingness to serve is so amazing. 
Just saying. Miracles. 
Moroni 7:29 "...have miracles ceased? behold I say unto you, Nay; neither have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men."

Brother Stamp just got baptized a few months ago. He's awesome.

Fist bumps all around.

Elder แลลิส
Forward Ever. Stopping Never.

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