March 21, 2012
I finally had chili crab! It was a bit pricey, like $35 a person for 4 people, but oh man was it worth it. Quite possibly the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. I’m sending pictures of the beast. And a beast it was. Also we had these sweet Chinese buns to eat the sauce with. Oh goodness. Sooooo good.
On a more spiritual note, it’s been a great week. Just to sum up a few of the miracles real quickly, remember me mentioning Crystal’s friend Jane? Elder Wood and I had to split up after church on Sunday to cover several lessons at once including a recent convert lesson with Moselle, and another a lesson with Crystal and Jane. Last week I taught Jane, but this week we did it the other way around. After discussing the lessons after church was over Elder Wood casually brought up Jane’s baptismal date. I was like “Wait, what? She’s on date?” His reply? “Yeah, since last week, right?” Well, I didn’t out her on date, and Elder Wood didn’t put her on date. So…it was her! We asked her to pray about a date she could be ready by and she came up with May 2nd. No complaints here. This is very different than missionary work in Malaysia.
Also there is this guy named Sean. The first time we taught him he had all kinds of crazy questions that really didn’t have relevance to the lesson so I kind of wrote him off as an intellectual that just wanted to hear more about Christianity. Also, his Chinese is the deepest Chinese I have ever heard. He speaks in the Chinese equivalent of Old English. Seriously, it would be like you listening to someone using Biblical language. Anyway, we met with him the following week and it was basically the same thing except for the fact that he read all the way to 1 Nephi 12. So my faith increased a little. And then we spoke to him yesterday and it was amazing! He told us he felt like he was in a movie; not watching one, but like he was the main character. You see, when he first talked to us he didn’t believe in God at all but now he has seen himself change so much in such a short amount of time that it’s surreal. He’s just kind of blown away. Oh, and as a side note, we had training on setting people on baptismal date last week so this was our first opportunity to use it. It was amazing. We hit all the steps and the date became a goal he really wants to reach. He was even talking about asking his boss to change his entire schedule so that he can make it to church every week instead of just twice a month. So yep, there’s yet another miracle in this area. Would you believe that at the moment we have seven people on date for baptism in April? Yes, you read that right, seven! Solid too. If it happens it would double in one month all the baptisms during my entire time in Malaysia.
Will someone please tell me what happened to Sam? Everyone’s e-mail started with something like, “Well, you probably already know what happened…” All of you assumed that someone else gave me the details. It must be so bad that he can’t even e-mail me? What the…?
Well I love you guys!