Hello Family! Sorry, after this email we'll be switching to a better kedai, this is all I can to here. If it's too late, just go to bed, we'll be talking more this week! (Was there a mission prep this week?)
Anyway, this week was a pretty bitter sweet one. Finally leaving Sibu after 9 months was not tear jerking but not easy. I gave Merang's family the Bible Video DVD, they well appreciate that.
Anyway, I flew out Wednesday morning to my new area, Stampin, Kutching (Kutching means 'cat' in Malay). Elder Poppleton was in my M.T.C. group, but I haven't seen him since then. He was in the Navy before the mission, planning to join the army after he returns, and is famous in the mission for being a really funny guy. It's been a blast working with him so far, and this area is much easier to work in then my last one. I'll be focusing on self motivation, now that I realize how much the refiners fire was keeping me stoked up in Sibu. Here is the first area I've had with all four borders outlined! The branch is great so far, President Changai is the President and he is a very nice and insightful man. Elder Poppleton was telling me that his previous companions didn't really enjoy biking, weekly planning or companionship study, but he wants to do all of those. It's been a busy couple days. I still don't know the people very well yet, but we have been working with some less actives including Elder Beliang's older sister Josephine. She seemed really excited to hear how he was doing, and it was a good experience to meet her. Other people include some recent converts and less actives, including Sister Bia and Sister Durina. They both have reportedly been on the upswing recently. A miracle was finding a potential in the form of a man named Ambrose, a inactive Roman Catholic who lives in some flats across from a less active member, Sister Rosie.
It's been a good week though, felt nice to get to bed early on Sunday for once, love you so much! Talk to you later this week! -Elder Christensen