Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Day

hello all!
this week has been pretty great so far. although we were planning on going to semporna today the guy who wanted to take us doesnt have his phone on and we're planning to leave in like an hour and a half... hopefully itll work out cuz we have been pumped to go since last week! anyways thanks to everyone who wrote me, i cannot express how great it is to hear from anyone and everyone! 

So on saturday we are having two baptisms! these i will have actually been apart of teaching! one lady is the sister of that really short lady,  and the other is an indonesian lady that elder trotter had contacted a few weeks before i came. they are both super solid and have been coming to church for like the past 6 weeks. really excited for saturday! 

we are currently teaching a catholic lady who is pretty old but super smart. like really smart and understands how to think about things before she answers. very rarely will we teach someone who can make connections. usually the connection between the power that Jesus held and gave to his apostles, and the authority that power gives to baptize and lead the church. but this lady, her name is Maria, even understands that if the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith must be a prophet. so when we asked her to be baptized, she said she would have to think about it, and read more from the BofM, and then she could answer. this is pretty much better than her saying yes because it means she understands exactly what we are asking. so we're a little nervous for our next meeting but we are hopeful. 

i'll have to take some pictures, but i spray painted my bike last night fluorescent yellow last night haha. this because it will reduce the chances of my bike being stolen haha, also cuz it looks totally sweet now. as for the toilet paper situation, you can ask Kellen about my thoughts on that haha. i'd love to hear from Bro. Gordhammer! it is super sweet that i got called to his area. basically all the members know who they are so thats pretty cool. but ya he is definitely a good source of info about where i am in the world. Tawau definitely has more of a city feel. its not really rural, just kind of like a small city and then a lot of "suburb" area. there are alot of cars and buildings. just malaysian-ized haha. meaning everything is just poor quality haha. 

Dont bother to send any gift cards. i doubt they would work out here, and we dont eat at these places very often. havent even been to pizza hut yet. i guess its just like way to expensive and the pizza isnt that good. but we'll go there eventually. funny story about mcdonalds though this week haha. so we had been waiting in line for about 45 min (normal) and i finally had ordered and right as i payed the power went out! so i was like one of the last people to get my order. Trotter didnt even get to order haha. we thought the power would be out for just a little bit, but they dont have a backup generator so it was gonna be few hours before it got back online haha. pretty funny. even one of the nicest places in Tawau can have a power outage...

thats about all i have this week! i might be sending pictures later today, or later this week. will have some with me in them finally haha

Love you all!
Elder Giblette

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