Thank you for all the BEAUTIFUL emails! Look ma! No tears! But in all seriousness, no tears this week:) Hard moments and struggles but all smiles:) Thank you for the prayers and love. I know God loves you and me. And I love Him. That’s still about all I can say in Thai but that’s okay because it is so true. It is the essence of this gospel. God loves us so He gave us a plan and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love Him so I will try my very best to follow that plan. And I know God loves all of His children so I will try to help them know of and follow His plan too to have true happiness.
Sorry if I send a bunch of emails this week but I have a bunch of pictures that I can finally send! Yay! Although I hear pictures of me are floating around Facebook…
When you are watching the District for training and get SO EXCITED that you just have to take a selfie with the mini TV…..my trainer might think I’m a little insane (for all of you who don’t know, the District was filmed in my home ward in San Antonio and this is my old Bishop and awesome, amazing family friend Bishop Miller!!!)
This is the cutest little Thai girl:)) Sister อิม. She’s a recent convert. I love her to death. We have an awesome secret handshake and everything. (we just finished sports night if you can’t tell…haha) I LOVE Sport’s night. Great opportunity to get families to the church and lately we’ve had so many adorable little Thai children and their guardians come. I taught them Red Light, Green Light. One of the families is SO cute. We gave them a tour of the church and will hopefully have the opportunity to teach them about the gospel in the next upcoming week or two when they have free time!!
At some old Buddhist วัด (temples). Super hot but very cool. Today we are going to go visit a haunted วัด so wish me luck!!
Cool story: We were about to teach english class and this awesome girl walks in. We aren’t ready to start yet so we start talking to her and one of the elders asked her how she knew about english class. Well, she just points at me and was like, she invited me. I couldn’t remember exactly where but Sister Hassaya and I thought about it after class and she figured it out: we were on…for lack of a better word…the back of a pick up truck (it’s how we travel here but there are benches and a covering) when this awesome girl got on. We didn’t talk, I just smiled at her and said hello. Just as we were about to get off her hat flies of the truck and no one catches it in time. We were getting off so I couldn’t say or do anything and just handed her a pass along card and told her I was sorry that happened. And she ended up coming to english class! She was super sweet! The Lord’s hand guides this work. Getting people to english class isn’t the goal, but getting them to church is and I feel like if she keeps coming she’ll want to learn more. She’s the cutest human being ever. She asked to take a picture with me too:) So fun.
Our district!! It’s pretty small but so much fun:)
Also! I feel like I should share the good news of my friends and family too!!
1. My brother got a 30 on the ACT!! He’s a mind blowing genius. Wow. Also he’s cute. And available. Just so all you single girls know.
2. MY SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS!! So happy for her:))) Wish I could be there but I’ll be there in spirit…and a picture of me better be there too.
3. My roommate and one of my best friends is getting married too!!!!!! Congratulations Noelle!!:))
4. Lindsey Tobler, Jacob Williams and Ashly Weight are about to go serve missions!!!! They will be great instruments in the hands of the Lord
5. My other sister has the cutest kids EVER. Also, she’s cute too. But not available….obviously…..She’s hilarious and if you ever need someone to lift you up, just talk to her.
6. I don’t know what’s going on in Adam’s life…He doesn’t email me;) jk jk. He’s cool. He’s rocking the college life.
Oh and yes….starting soon, sisters in my mission can wear pants:) haha I know many of you were curious.
The Lord has always answered my prayers. Every time I’ve knelt in fervent prayer, pleading for His guidance and love, He has freely given it in one form or another. Every. Time. I am so grateful for this gospel. I am grateful for God’s plan for me. I know my Savior lives. This week my testimony of the Book of Mormon grew so much. It is such a powerful book. It truly contains the words of God.
I love you all,