March 24, 2014
FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!! <3
hope everyone is doing well!!!! All is well here in Singapore!!! :) This week
has been CRAZY!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!! So!!!!! It started off on Tuesday when
we went to Kuala Lumpur!! We arrived around 2pm and I noticed immediately it
was totally different!!!! Singapore is really clean, nice, proper, and
everything is kept up really nice and new! Malaysia is dirty, smelly and
SCARY!!! Hahaha, we arrived a little early so Sister Guzman could see her
recent convert and pick up a few souvenirs!!! We didn't have much time, but we
found some good stuff!!! Everything is CRAZY cheap! So we loved it!!!! :) (Mom
and Dad, if you come pick me up, this is the 1st place we are going!!! :))
Anyway, we went to dinner with the Assistants that night! After I had done a
lot of things that scared me, like… 1) riding an air plane in and out of Kuala
Lumpur 2) riding a really sketchy bus that drives with the door open as ppl
jump on and off 3) whistled at by one too many people 4) crossed streets with
cars driving like maniacs 5) to top it all off everywhere in the city smells
like urine!!! I explained all of this to the AP's and they just died laughing
at me! I’m a bit of a princess!!! Anyway!!!! :) Let’s just say it was a totally
different experience from Singapore!!!! It was crazy culture shock for me!!
BUT!!! Exchanges were a BLAST!!! I went with Sister R. (From Madagascar) and
Sister L. from Utah!! I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!! It was so much fun to get to
know both of them! They work so hard and we were able to get 2 new investigators
the day I was with them!!! :) They are ROCKIN missionaries!!! :) I learned so
much from them about diligence and really expressing love to investigators and
helping them have a spiritual experience. They have deep testimonies! I'm very
proud of all the sisters in this mission!!! THEY ROCK!!!! <3 So! We had a
lot of really great experiences that you will see in pictures!
ALSO! I was able
to see the PETRONAS twin towers!! IT WAS COOL!!!! I want to go inside someday
and walk across the high bridge that connects the two towers!!! :) Anyway!!!
The next day we went to PJ. I was with sister Fa from Samoa (She is the coolest
person ever!!!) I told her I was going to come visit her in Samoa when she gets
home!! :) I want her to be my next companion!! :) haha anyway!! I was really
sick the day I was with her so sadly we took it a little slow! BUT! We were
able to visit a lot of people and we even had a great lesson with a new
investigator!! It was cool to see how hard working of a missionary she is!!
Malaysia eventually grew on me and I actually hope to serve there someday! The
people are so humble and ready to hear the gospel! It was a very neat
experience to see how missionary work is done there! :) We came back home to
Singapore and unfortunately Sister Guzman’s bag was lost :( BUT! We got it back
later that night so we were quite happy! I was able to go on exchanges with my
daughter Sister Zhang!!!! :) It was fun! We went to the RS birthday party and I
was able to see everyone from Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio! It WAS A BLAST!!!!!! I
was so happy to see everyone! Sister Zhang is doing really well! Her English
has improved a lot and she is a rockin missionary! Wants to build her area up
so much!! :) My posterity ROCKS!!!! :) haha Church yesterday was really hard!!!!!
One of the recent converts (who was less active for a while) came to church and
had a huge break down :( one of her missionaries that taught her made a really
bad decision which affected her (she has a very big heart) and so we spent most
of church talking with her, and trying to help her see that she can be an
example in this situation.
SO! Here is my soap box!!!!
you choose to serve a mission, you are not just serving for a 1 1/2 or 2 years!
YOU ARE SERVING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!!! And even if we don’t have that
name badge above our heart! We should put an invisible one on it! We are
representatives of our Savior Jesus Christ! We should always act like it! Our
purpose in this life is to Prepare to meet God again... THIS SHOULD BE OUR PRIORITY!
Always ask ourselves, does this help me grow so that I can live with my Father
in Heaven again? I know that work, school, lives, and everything keep us
busy... BUT! WE MUST MAKE TIME FOR OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!!!!!!! He NEVER forgets
us... let us NEVER forget him! :) <3
This week was amazing! Full of a lot of ups and downs! But that’s life! You
learn to take it as it is, and when you involve Christ you become stronger, and
you CAN do ALL things!! :) I love you so much family!!! Keep on keeping on!!!