Monday, July 10, 2017

Thailand Week 72: Udon

I'm Asian

So much is happening. I need to write in my journal.

This past Sunday, Brother อานนท์ (Anoon) got confirmed. He's a really interesting guy. He has been affected by the overuse of drugs, but he gave it up and found God. We will keep on working with him to prepare him to receive the Priesthood.

Also on this past Sunday, Brother คำพรธ์ got baptized. His faith is amazing! The previous Sunday, we finished up teaching the lessons. Found out that he and Sister ดรุณี (a member of the church) weren't keeping the Law of Chasity. But Brother Khampon understood the process of repentance and knew that he had to make things right. It was then that Sister Durani felt horrible for not keeping the commandments herself. She knew she had to repent and make things right. Within the next couple days, they drove to Surin (probably in his little สามล้อ/รถตุ๊กๆ) to file out his divorce papers. They then drove back and did their marriage papers the following day. Brother Khampon got interviewed and baptized. I was happy to see that both Brother Khampon and Sister Durani came to church with smiles all day. They applied the Atonement in their lives by sincerely repenting. That's when they started to realize of God's love and blessings for them.

Brother เจ (Jay) got interviewed and passed. He'll be moving to Bangkok for school, but just before he goes... he wants to get baptized. He is reminds me of my younger brother, Jesse. He's pretty quiet, but when you get to know him, he's a different story. All the youth members are pretty close with him and you can tell that he likes having friends. I'm excited for him.

Sister เจน (Jane) is a cool. The first week that I came into the area, she gave us a call while we were in Bangkok waiting for our flight to return to Bangkok. She has learned with the missionaries before... and wants to try again. During the three weeks, her faith has grown. She still has an amazing desire to love God. She'll be baptized for sure.

We had several switch offs this past week. Don't have pictures on my camera. I'll try to steal some from Elder Dugquem next week. :)

I'm Asian. Because I got to ดำนา... Got to pull some rice. Then plant them nicely in another field. It was fun. It made me think of mommy's garden back at home.

I love you all! ... Go write in your journal. :)

- Elder Santeco

Oh Elder Dugquem. He's awesome.

Hanging out with President Tiger.

Switch off with Elder Fjelsted in Khon Kaen. Sorry for the blurry pic.

Switch off with Elder Wilcox in Udorn. :D

While visiting an RC, we walk into this recycling place for their bathroom. Reduce Reuse Recycle. It was cool seeing the recycling process. 

We had a Mini MTC activity hosted by President Tiger this past Saturday. After the training, we took them out for a little missionary experience. It was super fun!

This is Sister เอิง's car. Wow.
She wants to be baptized... But she will be going to Bangkok soon for school. :) We'll keep working with her!

Brother คำพันธ์ baptism. His name is Khampan, not Khampon. Sorry. Hahahah. My brain isn't working right now.

President Tiger is cool. He lost at least 15 kilos this past 3 months. Crazy.

We had them put away their phones for dinner. :D Success!


Brother ประมวล and Sister แสง got baptized! SOLID. Brother ประมวล has already received the Aaronic Preisthood and is preparing to receive the Melchizedek. :)

I like rice.


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