What a fantastic week.
We had a short week due to the combined district conference. And I was frustrated due to the lack of "success"(in regards to key indicators). So I told Elder Evans while I was emailing last week that we were going to have the best week. And we did. We made it happen. We saw miracles happen everywhere!!
One of our recent converts really wants to share the gospel with her children, but she and her son fell out just before she was able to share with him. But this week she said that they had reconciled and she brought him straight to the church. He now has a date for the 9th. He loves the gospel.
We were biking to a members restaurant to eat dinner and the member who was guiding us pointed out a less active member who was standing on the street. We turned around and talked to him. He brought up church and committed himself to go to church on Sunday. He came!!! We told the Branch President about him beforehand and he said that he had no idea who this guy was. He has been less active for a long time. Many years.
We were biking and out of nowhere I heard a gunshot. I looked around trying to see what happened. Looking back I saw Elder Evans slowly falling off of the back of his bike.
Turns out, a bolt in his bike seat snapped in half, creating a gunshot-like sound. His seat just fell off while he was riding, causing him to slowly fall off his bike. We stopped and laughed a little about the situation. When as if on que an ice cream guy drove up and we bought some ice cream to console ourselves. We then taught a lesson to some random dude on the street while we waited to be rescued. We went on a switchoff so Elder Evans could go fix his bike with the branch president. While in route they found another less active Melchizedek
priesthood holder. He came back to church too!
Then, as if Satan was trying to stop us from shaking his kingdom anymore, I got what we think is the flu. Not super fun. A good couple days of taking short pauses and breaks between activities. Our mission health specialist put me on the worst diet ever -- which I'm not following 100% -- of bananas, rice, applesauce (which doesn't really exist here) and toast. Yeah. The theme of the district right now is "What did the Richter scale measure in hell today because of your personal ministry?"
So, as a whole, we got 5 baptisms and 4 rescues this month. (we stopped doing companionship goals, this is our district!!!!)
We went and helped harvest rice!!! This step of the process is where you smack the reeds against a stump forever to get all of the rice kernels out. Way fun!!
Baptisms!! The stories of these two sisters are really cool!!!
Check this out, it's blue rice, fried rice, and white rice all in one shot!! Further down the table you'll find sticky rice and purple rice. :) Welcome to Thailand.