Actually you aren't in Malaysia, I don't know what that was.
This week has been a very fun one, and a great start to what is going to be a great area and zone to be in!
So, after Emailing last week, we had a big ol' get together with the Entire Zone who came up and stayed with us overnight for the Zone Meeting the next day. It was a really fun day. Elder Chan from Miri is down in Muka right now, so it was great to catch up with him.
For P-day we all played Futsol and Ultimate Frisbee at this massive field not to far from our house, and ate at McDonald. That night was a Family night at Ela's house, where she had apparently (and somehow successfully) made American tasting corn-on-the-cob (with chopsticks) and Doughnuts! Sugary Doughnuts! So good!
Tuesday was the Zone meeting itself. Elder Baranov is our Z.L. right now, and Elder Misa (his comp.) had only arrived the night before when we came in from Futsol. Elder Misa is a really great guy of Islander descent from California, with an unfinished tattoo of his people on his left arm. That night we had an Institute class held at Elder and Sister Beus's house. Apparently it's a weekly thing. We brought a less active named Rugger (Roo-jer) who we are hoping to help start thinking about a mission.
Wednesday the A.P.'s came it visit. It was really fun because Elder Plazier, the A.P. that stayed in our house and went with Baranov and Misa, was my Zone Leader in K.L. only a week before!
Saturday was filled with stuff at the church. We had an English class that we taught, leading right into a Baptism in the 1st branch, and a Chinese social right after. Siew Yong in the Chinese branch has already become a good friend of mine, and he's trying to teach me more Chinese right now.
Sunday we biked out to some development area not to far from the church and walked Randy, one of our other investigators right now, to the church. It was his first time and he said he felt happy while he was in there. Church itself was a great experience to finally have here, since last week was Conference.
Anyway, the biggest miracle (and what covers the rest of our week) was the people we get to teach! Right now our strongest investigator is a very dedicated woman named Ingang. (prounounced ing with out the sing, and long without the l). We have met with her a couple times already this week. She is the mother of 5 children, two of which are mentally handicapped. It is a blast to hang out with them. I am so grateful for my time in special needs mutual. Their names are Desmond and Sebastian. Desmond is 10 while Sebastian is 15. During one of our meetings, Ingang chose her own baptisimal date! May 3rd! We're panicking to teach her all she needs to know! Right now she and some of her family (excluding the Dad) usually make it to church on a Moto, but she is trying to get some of the other members to pitch in with her on a bus that will take them all easily. Elder Parker has told me that the area where she lives, Permai, is filled with potential and spiritual fire and should yield much fruit.
The members here are the best as well. All those that are not less active are actively finding people for us to teach, and are more than willing to go with us to lessons I am happy to be here and loving live! The Gospel is more true than I can describe, and I just love sharing it!
-Love, Elder Christensen
P.S. Selamat Hari Paskah!
(Safe Day Easter)
Evelyn is getting baptized this weekend!
This is to everyone from Seth:
I love Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ and He suffered for our sins. How would it be like to be Him? To suffer for all of our sins? I know Jesus died on the cross and I would do that, too. And how would it feel to get whipped and whipped? Jesus wanted to do that to suffer for our sins. Heavenly Father loved us so much that He sent His Son to us. In the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.