Monday, 16 February 2015

Feb 15 2015 - Lots of pictures!

I don't ever have to help with sacrament in Kuching, there are always enough people (if they don't have enough youth normally other members bless/pass the sacrament instead of elders)
I had to give an "emergency talk" yesterday, because the brother who was supposed to give the talk didn't come... somehow I always get picked for talks... in all my branches. I've given 3 talks here already... my companion (he says he gave 1) hasn't given any since I've been here. I don't play piano very often, I always try to make sure members play, one of the youth can play a few hymns from the hymn book, and there is an RM who can play some also, and if they can't play it they just play  simplified hymns.

I might go to Dairy Queen in Singapore!!! Also, I'll be in Singapore for my 6 months left day... (Feb.26th)

OH YA! I was actually sick this week, like not what Mom thinks sick is, like I was actually sick... got a fever up to 39.3 degrees... that was rough, but I'm all good!

We have some new investigators from some part member families, things are going pretty good!

Elder Bester

Anyways pictures!

Barbequing at Christmas!

Elder Yang and Elder Sessions sleeping

Elder Sessions "Puming" the branch president's son on his bike

Mangosteen (the fruit)

Our investigator following us to find less-actives (the little girl on Elder Sessions Shoulders)

Those aren't our hats, they are Sister M's hats, (an old 80+ year old sister in our area) and we borrowed them
A pet monkey

The performance at the cultural center


More Cultural Center...


Me with an old Bidayuh guy who works at the center

Japanese skulls kept over a fire in an "Iban longhouse" (The Iban (ancient) belief is that the soul is kept in the skull of a person, so when the Japanese invaded Sarawak, the Iban's chopped off their heads and kept their skulls burning over a fire to continually burn their souls.)
(still cultural center) Iban drums

a spider...
a waterfall...
Me wearing a Malay thing...


Us digging the grave for the newly departed former branch president.... with a log in the middle of it


Goats I saw while on splits with Elder Harr in Batu Kawah, that was cool 'cause I've never seen pet goats in Kuching, like imagine you drove around MacEwan and saw goats... same concept


The chair of the guy who binded my Kitab Mormon into hard cover


Sister S's baptism! 

Us visiting Sister K and Sister B in the hospital (the old members from Kota Sentosa, they were the main help in my area back in Sentosa)

A jug plant (in Bako)
Beautiful Bako... lot's of pictures from my mission... in Bako


Elder Sessions with the Babi #haram

Our investigator on the back of Elder Sessions' bike

ok that should be all my pictures
I was reading some of your emails and Luke says that you were visiting people in the hospital because you were really sick and already there. No wonder I worry!

hahahahahaha that's so funny, no, we don't go to the government hospitals in the event of an emergency, we always go to private clinics because Malaysian hospitals are sketch. (I've never needed to go to a hospital on my mission)
Did you get your new suit? Is there anything you need?

got a new suit, is there a way you could ship a peter's milk shake here and timbits?

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