Monday, 2 June 2014

Lots of pictures! - June 1, 2014


So nothing happened :P We missed a lot of our goals and had the best week for malay elders in the district... (and beat the Chinese Elders... so ya :P) Everyone went back to their villages, Bandar... was empty.

We are not moving, but the other Elders are... eventually... so eventually it will just be me and Elder Hobbs until they find a new place for us, they are trying to get all of us out of there.

Rainy season starts in november... and it just means that is always rains... it isn't really rainy season... it is monsoon season :P

Dad should email me about the talks! No one has told me anything about anything :P like hockey... or church... stake news... I honestly never know anything.

Sibu is good, I'm in the not so solid branch though. So the Sibu district has a branch in a town south of Sibu called Sibu Jaya, (that's pretty good right now) then a branch in Mukah (not growing very fast, but it is solid) then 3 branches in the city of Sibu, Sibu 1st is solid, likely going to split in a year or so. Sibu 2 is strugglng for priesthood, and the chinese branch is not doing so well. The district is ok, but the branch I'm in is below average for the district, and the Sibu district is only ok...

anyways, there were more emails, so I will look at those.

Also I got the Kitab's and the  candy bars

Also exciting to hear about Coleman! (That's about the only news I got :P )

Jumpa Lagi,
Elder Bester

The pictures... Elder Hobbs taught me how to solve a rubix cube and I solved it by myself in 5 min+

Pictures of us trying to pressure hose the bathroom floor to clean it... cause it was gross...
The fire hydrant cap popped off as we were going to eat lunch, and it started to flood our street! There were workers down the road who were working in some mud or something, and when they saw it pop they ran over and bathed in it :P It was sooooo funny, they were the coolest guys ever.

There is a picture with me and Elder Hobbs and a Malay guy who wanted to get his picture with us...
Our district with a cake for Elder Broadhead's birthday
Elder Christensen taught District Meeting with the plan of salvation, but changed it to our "missionaries lives"
Elder Hobbs teaching about the armour of God
I didn't realize how blurry the mcdonalds picture was...
We made home made pau's and roti, and it was so good. We had to make a steamer out of some rack on top of a pot and put a lid on top of the pau's :P
Gawai is a celebration of the old Iban religion... which is pretty much chickens and alcohol. So we went to a couple of longhouses, but everyone was drunk and wasn't very effective... they weren't even good at partying, they all just sat and drank... like at least back home people party :P but they do a lot of chicken rituals, and they cut the head off of chickens and let the blood drain out, then they dip some of the feathers in the blood... so the blood was once a chicken.
Couple of pics of outside a longhouse, just goes for forever they are really cool.
Some pictures of beautiful Sarawak

Some pictures of Bandar Sibu... Every house has top and bottom split, and normaly about 2-4 families living on each half of the house.



anyways! I'm logging off! See you all next week! Love you all, study the scriptures, go to the temple often, have fun, but stay focused. Invite friends to go to activities, to go to church, and to come to family home evening. After that invite them to meet missionaries.

Every member a missionary. Jordan should get to baptize a friend before he leaves on his mission.

And as you continue to do missionary work (which members report saying that our family is inviting people and being good missionaries) You will literally see the family coming closer together, becoming stronger, and a even better example for the ward, and as you continue, the ward will start to fulfill its missionary purpose.

Let the temple be the focus, allow our friends to get the chance to hear the gospel, because it is such a blessing, and should we not share our happiness with our friends?

Jumpa Lagi,

Elder Bester

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