Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week 80: Museums and Baptisms

สวัสดี. This week's made me realize how transfers will be coming soon and how my time here in Bangkapi is running out! I'm gonna miss this place so much. I've gotten way close to some of the people I've met since serving here in Bangkapi and it's going to be so different to be in a new area. After all, I've been serving in the same area since AUGUST. That's a really long time.

So something pretty cool happened this week. I was inviting the other day and I ran into a Filipino lady named Maryanne. She spoke English thankfully (is it just me or can all Filipinos speak English?) Anyway, she told me that she carries her Bible around but that day that I talked to her, she didn't have it. I told her about the church and she agreed to come on Sunday (she didn't come yesterday but hopefully next time she will). A short time after, I talked to a Chinese lady with her daughter that was from a place called Chong Qing which is actually close to where my mom is from. She was in Thailand teaching English. She was really nice as well. I told her about our English class on Tuesdays and she agreed to come. It's interesting to think that if I wasn't there that day, I probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to talk to these two people. Both of them could be ready to receive the gospel! 

So Sister Sky and Brother Butter got baptized last Saturday and confirmed on Sunday! They're finally new members in the ward! The two of them are way friendly and Butter's just hilarious. For his baptism, he talked about a cockroach that was in his bathroom and so he prayed and the cockroach went into the corner of the room or something. Sky and Butter want to be missionaries so it'll be really neat to find out where they'll be going after I come home. 

I love that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we're able to live with purpose and meaning. The Gospel of Jesus Christ isn't a checklist in our lives- rather, it is a way of life. Through it, we become more like our Savior and because of it, we'll be able to return to live with our Father in Heaven someday. I love helping others come into this gospel. It's what gives me true happiness. 

Have a great week everyone! 

Elder Rawlinson

We went to พระที่นั่งอนันตสมาคม last P-day and they had a museum inside! Way cool.
Afterwards, we found a place that was giving out free haircuts so Elder Miyagi and Elder LIbey got one haha.

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