Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Weeks are full of days, and normal days make normal weeks. Sometimes though, those normal days decide to become very abnormal days, making for exceedingly abnormal weeks. Like this week. 
Honestly I think the only normal-ish days were Monday and yesterday.
Here we go.

Well, Monday we a relaxing P-day with a good family night at Acui's house. Nothing too spectacular there, but Tuesday we had a pretty good District meeting in the Morning at the Beus's house, focused on our drives to be Successful missionaries. We all discussed what we hope to see in the lives of the people we teach to know that we are a successful missionary. Everyone had good input, and personally I tell myself to work for conversion. Later that day was Kanyan's baptismal interview (I've been spelling his name wrong the whole time), so I went on splits with Elder Jackson to the Zone Leader's area as Elder Sutherland went with Elder Misa to ours. We had a good day visiting less actives in a place called Sentosa, and had a cool miracle. We had visited a member named Sister Lucy who had given us a Kitab Mormon when she heard that we were completely out. On the way home, we were riding past a roundabout when Elder Jackson thought he heard someone call out 'Elder!'. We went back to the house to the little girls we thought called out, but nobody said they had. We ended up contacting an entire family there, and giving them the one Kitab Mormon that we had just recieved. 

After that we went to Institute at the Beus's house, only to have Elder Hobbs call us and ask us to pick up groceries for Elder Bester, who apparently had fallen quite ill within a couple hours. We ran and did so, and after getting to their house also gave him a blessing.
That night was the night which Elder Sutherland had planned to take the de-worming pills.

Wednesday morning, Elder Sutherland was completely down and out for the count. Whatever those pills did, he was knocked out all day. I got to read a lot of the Teachings of Joseph Smith the Prophet!

Thursday, Elder Sutherland finished recovering by about 6 in the afternoon. We did weekly planning and then got to go meet Kanyan and Lena again. We taught about the temple and had a great lesson with them, but apparently Lena is a little discouraged that she's not ready to be baptized with her husband. We then went to begin splits with Elders Bester and Hobbs that night, to be completed the next night. The A.P.'s were also supposed to stay at our house that day, but they had missed their flight in K.L. due to traffic. Accordingly, they showed up Thursday night and left Friday morning to go to Bintulu. A Lot of mail was brought!

Friday, Elder Hobbs and I spent a lot of the day out in Permai Jaya. We met with a new family out there, Catarina being the matriarch, and they were extremely receptive. A teenage son named Harry was asking questions that were exactly the same ones Joseph Smith asked before he prayed, and the Restoration fit like a glove. It was great. 
We then also met with Jerry. Some of his kids were in Miri, so we had a shorter and sweeter lesson about Alma 32. Jerry is starting to realize how churches are different from each other, and that's a good thing as it will be easier to show how this church holds all the truth. 
On the way back it started raining buckets. We had another appointment scheduled after our Branch Missionary council at Edwin's house, but that appointment turned out to be happening a birthday party we didn't know about. In the confusion, we tried to cancel the appointment and Acui called us. I couldn't hear her very well, but it sounded like she said that Kanyan wanted to wait on his baptism for Lena to be ready as well. It was of course his choice on such a thing, so we said he could.

Saturday morning we called everone to say the baptism was called off, and went to permai. We met Catarina's family again, and this time another son, Kelvinson, asked quesions that went right into the Plan of Salvation. My tire then randomly went flat, so Elder Beus came to bring us home. When we got home, we were called by Acui again asking when the Baptism was. I apparently had completely misheard her the night before, and we ran over as soon as she called (we wouldn't have been able to do that if I hadn't hit a flat tire). The baptism is now on for next week.

Sunday morning gave me a needed spiritual revival after what happened, and at church Dundang received the Aaronic Priesthood! 

Well, yep. That's the week.
I love you all!

-Elder Christensen

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