This week we called dozens of handicapped people across the country of Lao, including Lepers, victims of war, and random elderly people, in order to help distribute wheelchairs for DIC. A couple days later, we did some 'product control' and had a look at the new set they're making. Then we got to ride them down a ramp and back up. The brakes on mine weren't working so it was pretty scary because I almost hit a van. Good thing we tried them out first and a handicapped person didn't end up even more handicapped because of the impaired brakes. We also taught lots of great English classes and are off to a good start of the new term. For those of you who haven't gotten on board yet, DIC is what keeps us here in Lao. Usually we don't have this many DIC obligations, but this week the senior couples needed some extra help.
But the real reason we're here is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. Despite our unique circumstances, we've found ways we can do this while keeping the laws here. We went and encouraged some of our investigators this week. We send our investigators and recent converts scriptures to read all the time. We had a great spiritual thought at family home evening about how the gospel can heal us. We got to visit some members that we haven't been able to get to know as much. One of our investigators was interviewed for baptism this week and passed! She will be baptized this Sunday! Her name is Sanya. Her mom was baptized a few months ago. We've been teaching her forever but we didn't want her to get baptized just because her mom told her to. So we kept teaching and sending scriptures patiently and then BAM! one day it was like a spark went off and she was suddenly interested and now she's ready.
We also saw a camel.