These last few days have been good! We met up on Thursday and got right back to work. Show my new companion, Elder Xaiyawong the area. Over two days we had something like 8 cancelled appointments and had a lot of empty time to fill in. So we invited a loooooot. Saturday night we were praying for a miracle to get some people to church. In the morning we took 2 investigators and one of their sons to the 9:00 am session of church which is the other ward. They were way neat. They are all new investigators who loved the sacrament meeting and have a desire to learn which is way good. After that we kept praying to please help people keep their commitments and actually go to church. We ended up having 4 more show up for our ward. It was way neat. Anywho, investigator class 2nd hour was one of the loveliest experiences ever. Us 4 Minburi Elders had like 4 RC's and several investigators there. But what was cool was one person started sharing their thoughts on Faith and how it has changed their life. Then eeeeeeveryone shared their testimonies on why they know this is true and how they were brought from darkness to light by God and how grateful they were to have run into us missionaries and it was a real testimony building experience for me. Growing up in the gospel, many of us might not have experiences as big as these people. But we still can. But seeing these life changing moments for these people who I love so much sure shows me that God is real and that He loves everyone. It gives me so much more desire to give Everyone a chance and not just those who easily accept the message.
There are sometimes when people would harshly reject me, or lie to me, or all the ways they do their thing... and I will get really sad and frustrated. Not like frustrated frustrated but like frustrated to where I would say something funny or make a joke or something. Anywho, sometimes missionaries think other missionaries get frustrated and that its a selfish thing. But I just wanted to get it out that I get sad because of how much love I have for these people. I used to say I love rejection cause its good practice but now to me rejection is like so so sad. I want to make these people so happy.
Anyways there is my tangent for a bit. Inviting has been really successful lately. We're meeting the loveliest people. Elder Xaiyawong and I are having sooooo much fun. He is so great. Having a 4 elder house is fun, but having a 2 elder house with someone who only speaks Thai and Lao is the best. All day every day he is teaching me Laotian and I teach him English. Its good. I love this area and am way stoked for this transfer.
Happy Father's day to the best dad ever and best grandpa's ever. I love you so much! Go get yourself a snicker's from me (:
Every day I am reminded that this is really God's work. I love it, and I don't want to be doing anything else. Teaching people who don't know God is honestly the best. I love teaching people who God is. That is really is their Father. That He is waiting for them to make a move or something and suddenly they receive all these blessings and light and happiness. After they know God more it is way neat to help guide them on God's path of self-reliancy and an everlasting love for God and His children. I love when they have a desire to show other's these truths. Anywho, I love you. Thanks for all ya doooo. You're the best.