Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Monday, September 15, 2014

So, do you know that Malaysia doesn't have speed limits? It still seems to work pretty well.
Hello family! I'd be lying if I said that this week was one of the better ones, but miracles did indeed occur (as they always do). It was definitely a

more of a humbling week, where many appointments fell through, many hardships came, many things were not as good as they could have been (or seemed to usually be), but as in all of those things, many things were learned and ways to improve were presented.
Here's a quick rundown of the most significant events.
Zone Meeting was awesome this last Tuesday, Elders Misa and Jackson were great as they reiterated many of the things that Elder Allen, the head of the church missionary department, had said at the last M.L.C. He had basically, in many ways, called the entire mission to repentance. Which was much needed. It was great, and all the missionaries have been going through some growing pains this week with many new standards of excellence, but to the credit of our District, we have been pulling through and succeeding pretty well.
I randomly got a gash in my tire (somehow), but I apparently rode on it fine to Permai Jaya and back. An Angel must have been helping somehow.
Sickness struck for a little but for me this last Thursday, but was easily fended off with oranges and soy milk.
Saturday was a massive get-together social from all branches, to say farewell to our wonderful Elder and Sister Beus, and to welcome new Senior Couple, Elder and Sister Bodell. The reaction of the branch was amazing to see, extremely heartfelt.

Among other things, Janggu came to church and stayed all three hours this week! It was so great to see him there and so many people were happy to see him as well! Entalai also came, although he was able to stay for Sacrament only (which was extremely reverent).
Merang's family is doing great. We met with them after church, and we discussed their baptismal date. Merang told us that he believes in this church 100%, and only wants his faith to grow sufficient enough to reflect that.
David's family wasn't able to come to church, as his wife's sibling entered the Hospital.
Jerry is still doing well, but we can't really tell what kind of desire or progression he wants to make or is making. The family is still being blessed though.
Today we were late to emailing because we had a Zone Trip to Kapit, a little river town about three hours of travel from our house. We left at 5 this morning, with the purpose being to meet some members that live out there (not yet enough for a group). It was a fun place, quite beautiful, and a very fun time that took all day.
One other miracle: while we were there, we ran into a man that we hadn't seen since that time a while ago that we gave the blessing to the dying lady at Bukit Aup. He had told us if we ever came to  Kapit to contact him, but we had lost his number. Lo and behold he was at the central market when we walked by, it was awesome. He said we could meet him in Sibu on Friday.

Well, Zone Conference is coming up! Love you all!

-Elder Christensen

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