This week though.
We had MLC (missionary leadership council) this last week so a majority of my week was spent on a bus. Getting to Bangkok and back. But honestly it was a lot of fun, but I am seriously exhausted.
The training was AMAZING. I love President and Sister Johnson and the AP's. Everything was so perfect as we enter our Vision for 2016.
EVERYTHING'S ABOUT TO EXPLODE HERE IN THAILAND!
Right now the focus is getting our 3 Stakes that we current have to explode into 8 Stakes!!
Which is more than possible. I am attaching the talk that we have been studying about the church in Nicaragua because that is the vision for Thailand right now. READ THIS TALK! It will pump you up! Here is the link also: https://www.lds.org/ensign/2006/09/nicaragua-hungering-for-the-beautiful-fruit?lang=eng
We are getting better at working with members and increasing the fire all over Thailand for missionary work! You can just feel the energy in the air. IT'S SO INCREDIBLE! I can't even explain it. I feel so grateful to be serving here at this time and join with the last 50 years of missionaries in laying the ground work for this Temple in Thailand. I just want to thank every missionary that has ever had a part in building the Kingdom of God here in Thailand because Thailand couldn't do it without EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! And I also want to thank all the members that sacrifice so much each and everyday to keep the church growing. You are SO respected and loved! <3
This last Sunday we had our stake president stand up and announce that on NOVEMBER 2nd 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of Missionary Work in Thailand. They are planning a HUGE festival for it and inviting every missionary that have ever served here. I am want to be here!! It's going to be incredible.
I don't know how to fully express how I feel about this mission, but I love it. With every little ounce of my little self. I LOVE THAILAND. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE. I LOVE MY FATHER IN HEAVEN.
As STL, I have the opportunity to travel to many cities in Thailand and train missionaries on what President Johnson trains us on. This last week we trained in Korat, Kalasin, and Roi Et. It was such a great experience! After finally getting back Saturday afternoon from training, we had our cute little 15 year old investigator Sister Pop get interviewed. She passed with flying colors and then we had her baptism just yesterday! Her cousin, Brother First (18 yrs), was there to support her. Before Sister Pop got baptized he was the only member in his family! I am so excited to see more of his family follow his righteous example. I love that family so much. They are incredible musicians which obviously I'm more than okay with! Singing and jamming on the guitar to "Come Thou Fount" in Thai has never been so fun. Life is so good!!
I love this invitation from Christ, Himself - "Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me." [3 Nephi 9:14]
What could be a greater promise than that??
This is what it is all about. Through the temple we are sealed to our families for time and for all eternity. To enjoy the blessing of eternal life. TOGETHER. What could be more desirable than that? Death is not the end...we will be with our loved ones again.
I know that through Jesus Christ that this is made possible. I know that because over this last year I have prayed and struggled and agonized over that very truth here in Thailand. And through diligent prayer, scripture study and the tender whisperings of the Holy Ghost I can finally say it. I KNOW THAT FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER. I KNOW IT.
And my most deepest desire for all of you is that you might KNOW it too. Really, really KNOW it.
So COME UNTO HIM, and discover just HOW Jesus Christ truly is the answer to every question you've ever had.
"...Then sings my soul my Savior God to thee. How Great Thou Art..." (#86 - How Great Thou Art)
Brother First and Sister Pop (Families are FOREVER)
Sister Pop and พ่อจันทร์