Dearest Family and Friends!!
What a wonderfully amazing week it has been! Thank you so much for everyone's emails! Its so fun to hear from you all! Well last P-day me and Sister Lish went to the Udon City Museum and had a nice little picnic. It was so fun! After we went and got a tour of the Museum. It was way cool. I love learning about history! Also random side note before I forget. I saw this little Thai man at the park running with not just one, but TWO HUGE german-shephards. I was so impressed! Mom do you think you could handle two Lucy's?? :)
Well Tuesday it decided to be cold. Like really cold. Like I thought I was going to freeze to death! It was the coldest I've ever been here. It started to rain even. All of our appts had canceled on us and I didn't know what to do. So I did what any good trainer would do and took Sister Lish to get fish sticks and French fries! :) We even made fry sauce! It wasn't as good as yours Mike, but for being made in Thailand it did the trick! It was so fun! Then we went to one of the members house and she gave us jackets. I love the members here! They take such great care of us!
Wednesday it was still a little cold, but we were prepared this time. I had on two sweaters, nylons, and I wore my big brown skirt so that I could wear my sweat pants underneath :) haha it was so funny! We had a great District Meeting with the Zone Leaders. They always get me so pumped up to go out and be a better missionary. Well then we went way out in the boonies to teach that cute old grandma. When we were leaving Sister Lish couldn't find the keys to unlock our bikes, called the Branch Pres. and he found them at the church! Haha it was a good adventure! I'm just glad we found them! So we just got a tuk-tuk to take us back into the city and then back to our bikes!
Thursday we had an even longer adventure! The cute lady that came to church last Sunday, Mae Home, she said we could go out to her house. I asked how far it was and heard 5-6 kilos. I wasn't quite sure where it was tho so we called the tuk-tuk driver to take us. haha...well turns out she said 30 kilos, then turn right and go 5-6 more kilos. Oh boy. It took us about an hour and a half to get out to her house. The whole time I was like panicing. I felt so bad that we were "wasting" so much time and that we were going to get in trouble for going out of our area. But when we got there she was SO excited to see us! It was the sweetest lesson ever!! She is awesome and we are going to keep working hard so she can get baptized soon! On the way home the song "I'll go where you want me to go" came into my mind. I know that the Lord wanted us to go see her! I just need to be patient and trust in the Lord and go where ever He needs me! Well that night we ran into this man from Ugosavlia (?) he looked at us for a second and we smiled cuz we weren't sure if he spoke English. And then he said " Mormons. I didn't even have to see your nametag, your smile gave it away." how cool is that! I loved it! He said that he travels the world and no matter where he goes he always sees the Elders. He said he had never seen Sisters before. It was fun talking to him.
Saturday we taught this family that turned out to be a way cool experience. They had never seen missionaries and were fasinated in what we do and that we can speak and read Thai. It was so cool to be able to bear testimony that we get help from the Lord. I felt like Ammon! I do not boast in my own strenth, nor in my own wisdom. but I will boast of my God!! For in His strength I can do all things! Its so true!! I love being a missionary and seeing all these miracles and being able to bear testimony of Christ!
Sunday I had to speak in sacrament meeting. I told the story about Jonathan Hale and the four orphans. Then I told them able the temple and how special it is and how I want them to have a temple in Thailand so bad. Yes, I started to cry :) it was a neat experience! My favorite part of this whole week was Sunday night! We went back to this darling families house, except the mom was busy and couldn't meet with us. So the kids took us up into their tree house and asked if we would teach them about Jesus! OH family!!! It was the sweetest experience ever!! They are just so pure and sweet! They loved the plan of salvation and had a million questions for me! I tried my best, but they were too smart for me! Oh how I love being a missionary! I'm so happy! The church is so true!!! Thank you so much for all your prayers and support! I sure love all of you!!!
PS sorry no pictures ;( this computer is weird! Next week I'll have a bunch to send home!