Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 – Following the Spirit - Week 22 in Kuching

So this week was way good.

Dad: I was re-reading some of your first emails and one of them talked about getting your malaria pills, etc…  Did you take them?  Just wondered…

Elder Halpin: Malaria pills, no need, no areas where you need to worry about it. Malaysia just gases everything. They don’t even give to people going to Indonesia, not sure why we got them.

Mom: I know you don't have time to say much in your emails.  Maybe you could send us a snail mail letter and share a few stories with us about your work...answered prayers...testimony...whatever you'd like to share.  Or...share them via email but please share.  Us folks in the trenches of day-to-day mortality need some uplifting!

Elder Halpin: I will send a few letters and I'll include some examples of what makes good lesson in there, I've actually been working on some recently.

Our appointment with #6 held and was way good. The father’s name in Jarrau his wife is Roda and then they have 5 kids, Rosni 18, Ervina 14, Frederich 11, Andy 9 and Johnathon 3, the last three are boys. He is retired army and is pretty strong in the Methodist church where he is a teacher. We went over with Raymond (BTW he just turned in his mission papers) and only Rosni, Ervina and Frederich were there, we were kind of disappointed because we thought we were meeting the whole family. Anyway we went ahead and shared the Plan of Salvation with them, they understood and asked questions way good. Anyway just as we were finishing up, the rest of the family showed up and asked us to continue so we taught the restoration, also way good, Brother Jarrau accepted a soft baptismal invitation. Way good going back again on Wednesday.

On Friday we were out knocking doors and Elder Lafontaine felt that we should pray, so we did so. Directly afterward we felt we needed to turn around and go to a small side street we had passed. First door we knocked, way cool people, didn’t get a number or return appointment but they said they would read and we could come back another day. Then we felt like we should go to a new neighborhood that we had discovered a few days before. We decided to play soccer with some kids playing there, way fun.  Started talking to this guy, Chris, who was the father of some of the kids, he made the field they were playing on and said we were the first Americans to play on it. He invited us back to play and then pray with him this week, going tomorrow. Should be good.

Today was way good. We went to Bako again. We went to a waterfall and the cliff this time way good.

Will send pictures next week. But maybe not. Zone conference is next week and we fly to Singapore on Monday. So maybe not until Wednesday evening, maybe not until the following week, not sure.

Elder Halpin

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