Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Monday, May 25, 2015

"Hello you beautiful!"

"Hello you beautiful!"- George Bailey

This last week has been hard and amazing.

Spiritual Thought: Missions are full of disappointments, the harder you work, the more disappointments you find, but also the more success. The key is to avoid turning disappointments into distractions, discouragements, or complacency.

This last week was very fun. We took it easy this last Monday for P-day, and good thing too, because that night we had a Baptismal Interview out in Matang. They had a bicycle break down, so we got a taxi, went and picked up Elder Bester (Matang has a threesome right now), and went to do the interview out in am impoverished little hut next to a Muslim kampung. By the time that was over it was night, so we ended the day.

Tuesday morning we implemented something that President Mains wanted us to do for Kuching and had the Districts meet in separate chapels, where previously they all met in the largest central one previously. It was a great idea, helps to keep everyone in their area more.
We also met again with Jihap that day, Brothers Paul and Desmond drove us out there. Paul is a returned missionary from this mission, Desmond is a prospective Elder who is 16 right now, and they both did great. We taught the last of the commandments, reviewing Enduring to the end, and that family is still wonderful.
That night we had a potential fall through on us, but as we were walking away from the house we heard a little Indian boy yell hello to us. We walked over and found an entire Indian Hindu family that we should be meeting with again today, and if we get a return appointment, Bro. Govin, a former Hindu himself, said he could follow.

Wednesday, Thusday, and Friday, were President and Sister Mains's last Zone Conference and M.L.C. It's heartbreaking to think they go home in July, at the same time as Elder Lundquist. They have done wonders for everyone they have served. It was very much focused on the 1st chapter of P.M.G., and we were able to watch a recording of Elder Ballard's talk he gave in Singapore almost a month ago. It was great, he challenged every member in Singapore to find someone for the missionaries within 90 days. I've taken that challenge myself, as I have 90 days left or so (but who's counting?)

Saturday we had a District Priesthood service project in the morning, Bro. Jihap again in the afternoon, and other things to do for the zone. Very busy. We were at the church by 8:30, digging and landscaping for the new flowerbeds we are putting in there. We were tired afterwards, but kept going until the end of the day.

Sunday was long and rainy, but some small miracles happened in finally being able to contact some long time less actives.

Today we went to a Cultural Village for Sarawak, full of incredible real exhibits and dayak housing that people still use. It also had an incredible show for the different dances the tribes have here. Even on P-day though, we saw miracles. At the restaurant we met a lady that not only lived near our house, but apparently saw missionaries all the time, wanted us to go to her house, and did not work on Sunday! Amazing!

Love you all!

-Elder Christensen

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