Elder Matthew Halpin here.
I'm serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I've been assigned to labor in the Singapore Mission.
I'm currently assigned to the Kota Kinabalu 2 Branch in Sabah, East Malaysia on the Island of Borneo.
My Family is updating this Blog for me.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
August 18, 2013 – Concert On My Mission? - Week 9 in Kuching
No Facebook yet Micaela.
Sounds like fun at home.
Reid, that’s awesome!!!!
This week has been pretty haybot.
So we have been meeting all of our goals since Elder
Berger’s recovery. This week we did a lot of less active work. I also went on
splits since Elder Berger is the new district leader. I stayed in our area and
the Elder that came here was also trained in Matang, so he showed me around Siol
Kandis and we went with Sister Moonah (the nicest person ever) to a bunch of
less actives here.
Jordan the investigator won’t answer our texts or our calls.
Teresa doesn’t want.... Ugh...
We have some new investigators though, Lubot Gundi and his
wife Indak. Indak is the cousin of Sister Gulong, one of our members. We met
them for the first time on Friday and we go back again tonight. We will be
going over the restoration pamphlet with them tonight.
Also we are teaching a newly returned from kompung less
active member’s daughter who wants to be baptized. She’s on date for a couple
weeks from now so we will see how that goes.
We also have some really good leads on where to find more
people. When we were at Lubot’s they told us that one of the apartment blocks,
block k is full of Ibans. We will definitely be knocking that block. Also when
I and Elder Stewen (pronounced "Steven," the elder I went on splits
with) were in Siol Kandis we had about an hour before a scheduled lesson, so we
crossed the highway to see what was on the other side. We found this trail into
the jungle and followed it. When we arrived at the other end we found that we
were in a completely different kompung, Siol Batu. We will have to return and
see if we can find any Christians in it.
Yes I’m taking the pills....
So yep, pretty normal week.
Final list for the box.
1. music on thumb drive; all the spiritual and classical
music you can find/fit on it.
2. chocolate; blue and red symphony bars sound like heaven. 3. like 3 bottles of maple stuff. 4. deodorant. 5. Gatorade packets and or tub of powder. please
no grape or fruit punch flavor if possible. (so much better for
rehydrating than plain water, also not nearly as bad for you as 100 plus or
I’m pretty sure that’s it.
Mom since your bedridden, may I suggest the May 1972 Ensign.
Also "Accepted of the Lord" from the July 1976 Ensign. the last one
is super cool deep doctrine stuff.
Also, the reason I was not able to email last Monday is
because we were doing service all day.We setup a concert venue and then
attended the concert as security and then took it down at the end. The band was
Beyond 5, (a Christian boy band) they were touring Asia as something for the
Asia youth. So while I wasn’t really into the music, who gets to say they went
to a concert on their mission?