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, November 24, 2013
November 17, 2013 – A Family Goes to the Temple – Awesome! Week 22 in Kuching
This week was pretty good.
First off dad, that is huge
progression. When I left you probably would have died had you tried that....
Adam, yep, pretty much the youth
conferences are the best. Also, nice with the tiller.
Micaela, that’s pretty cool.
David, I bet your voice is improving
a lot. Also Turbo does look cool.
Mom interesting with the whole
Katherine, I miss you too. my chess
skills have improved I think, I’ve come up with an opening, middle game and end
game that I seem to be pretty good at. I will teach it to you when I get back.
The first half of the week a lot of
the less actives we are working with were at Kampung so we couldn’t really meet
Theresa I don’t think will be going
anywhere, she really doesn’t want this and has cancelled on us twice now...
Also we found out that the "Jumats"
already moved to their longhouse. It is in Batu Kawa branch and is 20 (we
think) minutes by car from MJC where the Elders in that branch live. Any way we
are going to try and pass them to the Batu Kawa Elders after we get some more
info. However the less active member who referred them to us said that our
building is actually closer for them than going to the KDC where Batu Kawa
meets. Anyway, we will see. Apparently this longhouse has 18 doors meaning that
up to 18 families live there, probably less. Anyway if it is within a doable
distance it will be good.
The best part of this week was with
Bro Aret and his family. They left for the Manilla Philippines Temple this
morning and will be there for a week. We went to his house on Thursday and
helped them fill out family group sheets for several hours, that was a lot of
fun. I’m so excited for them.
We also have a new half active
family to work with, they moved in from Kota Sentosa branch on the opposite
side of Kuching. Basically it’s Bro Dickson and his wife Sis Remus with their 3
kids and her 2 younger brothers Jimmy and Danielson. Jimmy is 16 and Danielson
is 14. Bro Dickson and Sis Remus want to keep attending Sentosa at least for a
little while. Jimmy and Danielson are going to start coming to our branch
though, and Jimmy came on Sunday. Anyway he is super excited to able to come to
church again. Basically they were less active in Sentosa and when they moved
nobody really knew. Anyway because of the distance to the Sentosa building Jimmy
and Danielson stopped going because Kuching buses are NOT reliable and the
family only has 1 motto. Anyway the bus route from where they live to the
church is much more reliable and they will be coming from now on.
The rest of this week was pretty
normal. Not sure what all we are going to do today... We will have to figure
something out. This evening we are meeting with Christy, a recent convert, and
Pres. Mobil and his family.