On Monday we went to the tramp park. Way nice place and one of the
Elder's from SVU and I had a dunk contest the whole time. We
also did a lot of calls that night. My Thai is coming well, I
am so blessed. I set up quite a few appointments throughout the week
with less actives and former investigators.
are the greatest things ever as always. Tuesday came across Doctrine and
Covenants 18. I marked down verses 13-24, but more specifically 28,
31-36, and 40-45. I could go on for a while but the two I'll say
something is verses 28 and 31. Just real great and then 31 quotes me
directly. I am THE TWELVE.
We were at the mall for
district meeting at Swensen's ice cream, as usual. Then everyone went to
the bathroom so I stuck right outside next to an arcade. I kinda gave in
to the claw machine game and won a Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal my
first try. All the elders came out and were like 'WHAT? HOW?' Then they
had me go again with their money. And again. And again. Haha. I won 4
straight times and they were shocked asking why I'm so good at
everything. What can I say? (,:
Haha. We taught some lessons and had a good day.
day I went on a switchoff because there was a district and zone leader
meeting at the mission office. Elder Weaver is a DL. So I went with
Elder Wilcox who just lives in Farmington! We're good friends so we
just contacted all day doing the funniest, funnest games and strategies.
It was a good time.
week we have had the coolest rain storms. It's not even rainy season,
but they're soooo cool. Rain is one of my favorite things ever and oh
boy, walking and inviting for an hour or so in your church clothes in
the hardest rain this world has ever had is sooo fun and sure felt like
one of the realest mission experiences so far.
Just typing a
lil bit from my journal. Wish I could just send you the whole thing. Got 112 pages going. More storms, lessons, a huge rain vortex, real
awesome experiences with investigators, some real encouraging moments,
etc. We have started waking up early, like 5:00 am, so that we can teach a certain
investigator. It's awesome though. We get a two hour
gym time right before lunch cause of it.
More awesome study experiences, late night conversations, ohh yeah.
met with this LA who immediately loved us and stayed around with us all
day Friday. Not kidding, Elder Weaver and I probably walked 40
kilometers this day. Our church is a 48 minute walk and we did that
walk 8 times! As well as finding houses and investigators in other
places also! Soooooo exhausted but it's missionary work and it feels
Had some of the loveliest sunsets ever. And oh boy
waking up early is sure worth it cause I sit out on the porch and watch
the sunrise every day. I've got lots of pictures, be ready.
Weaver and I finally got to buying new sheets for our beds. We ended up
not being able to buy them because we only looked at the expensive
places. It was one of the most uncomfortable times of my life.
Wearing matching clothes, following your friend around and having a
million workers help you pick out some sheets cause that's what Asians do. They want to help you buy their stuff. So we keep looking for 2
small twin sized or so sheets but they keep offering us saying "we need
just one sheet. And here is a biiiiiig king sized one that will be
And also kept bringing up like big combo sheets with
pillow cases and plush blankets etc. Yeah I'm going to be straight up,
lots of people think missionaries are just a bunch of gay couples so
yeah that's all.
My nametag melted in the heat, more studies, lots of gym time, more staying up way too late talking, haha.
got a lil too down on myself. We had a realllllly good Saturday with a
lot of investigator and less active lessons. We are up to 10
investigators with possibly baptizing 4 of them this next Sunday. Really
good lessons but Satan got to that night.
BUT...Heavenly Father does look out for everyone because next morning I
had in my mind that 'it's going to be a lovely day.' Still was feeling
quite weird but we got to church and very very unexpectedly had 5 of our
investigators there. They just showed up! It was awesome! I love them
Thai people say my Thai is very good and I
speak chat (clear). And in a baptism photo yesterday they said I
look like some model, I didn't know who the person they compared me to was
haha. Watched some basketball (,: Just had a really good, exhausting
I Love you so much
Take care of the children
Keep the family close
believe in miracles
Elder John Kimball Higginson
Thailand, Bangkok Mission
promise my eyes weren't closed .012 seconds before
learnt from my father
wish cameras were better at picking up real light haha