got a pretty awesome story from this week! so we started
teaching a girl, Riza, on Sunday who we had "met" on Saturday. I say
"met" because we were at a recent converts house and she showed up but
we didnt talk to her. we were at the house to fill out a baptismal
record with a npw recent convert. anyway later on saturday we got a call
from one of our recent converts saying that girl that we didnt talk to
wanted to learn. She couldnt meet saturday night so we asked her if Riza
could come to church. and she did! without even talking to us yet haha.
so after church we taught her and she was very accepting of the first
lesson. So we taught her again on Monday night, and she told us about a
dream she had: "Friday night i dreamed that i met a girl that i had
never met before, and this girl told me she was going to tanjong batu,
-which is the road that leads to the church here in Tawau. Riza did not
know this- so i followed this girl..." this is basically all she
remembered from the dream. So that was friday night and then she saw us
saturday, and then on Sunday when she went to church, she recognized the
road she saw in her dream. She told us about all the feelings she ha
when she first met us, and on her way to church. all very cool! shes
very faithful and basically we just have to teach her all the lesson
thats the cool story for this week haha. so today we
are flying out to Sibu, Sarawak for an "all eastern malaysia conference"
we will be there from today and then coming back to Tawau saturday
afternoon. itll be cool to finally meet other missionaries haha. a lot
of them i will be meeting in their dying days. around june i guess the
mission is gonna be "flipped upside down" because like half the zone
leaders are goin home, so this will be a very young mission pretty soon.
haha doesnt really mean a lot to me cuz ive been here for a month.
so will hopefully be buying an external hardrive this week while in
sibu. probly about $100 USD so i thought id just give a heads up on
that. Elder trotter recommends i have one so i dont have to worry about
running out of space for pictures n stuff. so that'll be nice to have.
so those lizards are monitor lizards. i havent seen any really big ones
yet, but trotter says he has seen like a five 1/2 footer! the biggest
ive seen was like 3 feet. they usually stay in the gutters yes. they are
all afraid of humans so theres no danger of attack haha. ya i bought
those sandals. pretty nice for just wearing around the house. my feet
are doing quite well actually! ya so the Tawau area is really really
big, but we dont use the whole area because nobody has a way to get to
church other than bus or taxi. rarely do they own cars. rarely. but ya
semporna is actually in my area. so hopefully next week we get to go.
biking, usually not THAT much. but sometimes itll be a ton of biking,
and sometimes none at all. we usually bike to all our appointments,
except we have like three investigators we take the bus to.
so for mothers day, it would be better if we could talk monday (US)
tuesday for me. because trotters family cant talk sunday (US) but if
sunday night works out better for you thats ok. we will just have to do
separate days, which is fine. whichever day it turns out to be, it will
be about 7PM US time. so im pretty sure sunday will work out better,
butif everyone can talk on monday night that would be a little easier
for us. i also bought a calling card so i can call ali or carson if he
cant come. so i guess there isnt really a time limit, but i estimate
we'll be able to talk for about 2 hours! i'm super excited!
you should respond ASAP cuz i will be able to check my email later this
week. i may even end up calling you to confirm our plans haha
ok, love you all and cant wait to talk!