Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Well, okay. I don't even know where to begin this week! 

Last Monday was very relaxing, with an awesome game of Rugby. It was pretty sweet, very fun.

District meeting was also a great experience, we had a sort of Transfer in review, seeing how we could specifically improve. It was also held at the Beus's house, as it was also in honor of the birthdays of Elders Bester and Durrant.

Transfers were pretty crazy this week, as we were opening back up the area that was closed last transfer, had two trainee's coming in, and Elder Hobbs apparently missed his flight in Singapore and accordingly didn't fly into Sibu until Saturday night. We have 4 new Elders in our district now, Elders McCown and South are the greenie's (malay and chinese speaking respectively), and Elders Jahali and Daily are in Branch 1.

We had a really cool experience this week, when Elder Kong returned from his mission! He is apparently the 1st missionary to serve from branch 2, and he has come back a natural leader. The reaction to his spirit and drive was amazing to see. 

Accordingly, we called and met a lot of less actives to invite them to come to church to hear David Kong's home coming talk. During sacrament, all of the Elders (except the Chinese that couldn't make it) sung 'We'll bring the World his truth'. We hit an all time high in church attendance of 77 people! We even invited Jerry's family, who actually came! They had gotten lost though, and showed up right as Sacrament was ending. Jerry, his wife Helen, and daughters Veronica and Elialyssa all stayed for the next two hours, and it was perfect for him. In Sunday School, Sister Norlia shared a perfect lesson on the Restoration of the Gospel using Daniel's dream interpretation in the Old Testament, and Priesthood was David Kong teaching about the Priesthood. It will be very interesting to see what he thinks this next week.

After Church, we had Chong and Ray follow us, two young men from our branch. They apparently had a really good experience, as we met Entalai and did some bold door contacting. It was fun, and they didn't want to stop.

Now, people.
We met Ingang, who's still struggling but strong. Celesty and Menin apparently decided they don't want to learn anymore, as they have decided our church is too far away to be considered at this point. Also, her husband apparently decided that if she wanted to go to church, she would have to find her own way to go as he isn't considering bringing her on his moto anymore.

Merang's family, the family we just started teaching, is doing fantastic still. We went out there to visit them with Bro. Kong, and he informed us that he will be attending our church this next week as he wants to see the specific differences in our worship and is very interested in knowing if this church is true. 

Secolony had a cool lesson, as we met his dad this week! Apparently he usually works in the Congo, but is home for 2 months. We were able to teach the Restoration, and his father asked us to shower his son the next time that people were being showered at our church (he didn't know what to call baptism).

Lena is still trucking along, and is getting better. We are still praying and doing all we can to help her be truly ready for her baptism (and trying to convince her to let Kanyan baptize her, he'll be recieve the priesthood next week :-)

Catarina's family is great, and they love to learn and have us there. They just also apparently do not have easy access to church, but they all want to come.

Love you so much!

-Elder Christensen

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