March 8, 2012
Alright people, I am now 21! Legal. Here’s what I did to celebrate. Woke up at 7:00 a.m., did all my studies, went contacting, then went to dinner with a few members and missionaries to Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut is a bit different here in that the staple isn’t pizza. In fact it took me a few minutes of searching the menu before I found pizza. The portions are significantly smaller. A personal pizza would make a good midnight snack. The regular might feed Emilee if she had just finished a few tacos. And the large almost filled me up, almost. The members made it their treat since it was my birthday and that was really nice of them.
Rewind to lunch with your friend, Duane Zobrist. He is absolutely hilarious, down to earth and just a cool guy. He brought me a ton of stuff. In fact, he had so much stuff that he used a backpack from his conference and a bag to carry it in. We went to Little India for lunch. Tell him I said thanks again if you get the opportunity.
I’m really short on time today so let me tell you about what I did for P-day. There’s a small island off Singapore’s coast called Pulau Ubin. It’s like stepping back in time. The only people that live there are a few old Chinese uncles in wooden houses that probably fish for their food. We rented bikes to travel around the island. It was incredible! Absolutely breathtaking views, fun trails to ride on and a good amount of zone unity to top it all off. I am sunburned, tired, and happy. This was a successful P-day.
Here’s a funny story for you. Brother Li helped us teach last night. He was baptized in China has an amazing testimony and loves helping the elders. We were stood up but our time with him was well worth our time. When he has nothing to do he calls less-active members in China to try and get them reactivated. The guy is just a stud.
Jerry moved his date up from August to April 21st yesterday after he told us that he had already accepted all of our teachings. We’re seeing tons of miracles in the Singapore Zone. For example, Elder Swingle (the new office elder) told us that his goal last week was to find and teach a guy from Nigeria. We laughed because you don’t find Nigerians in Singapore. Oh us of little faith. He proved us wrong. Not only did he find the guy; he brought him to church and now the guy is looking good for baptism in a few weeks. Wow! We are seeing so many miracles that we have asked each companionship to text us once a day with a miracle they experienced that day. Man this is cool work!
Love you guys! Have a great week and send me letters or something. Pictures, also can.