Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fiona's Baptism

 Fiona's Baptism

Nu nu Habal Nu!?! (How are you in Rungus),

Well things in KK are still going fantastic. Fiona got baptized by Jacob and it was really nice. Jacob did a great job for his first time baptizing someone and with him only been a member for about a month now. He is super cool and pretty funny. Fiona’s baby was sick that night and she wasn't sure if she was still going to get baptized but, she came anyway and when she got home her baby was fine and she was super happy and felt blessed. She also bore a great testimony at her baptism about how she knew that even if her whole family isn't so supportive all the time she knows that she has the support of the church members, they are like her second family. We had soooo many people there to support her baptism it was crazy, awesome. All of them were her friends and they were super happy to be able to see her join the church. We taught her yesterday and she was super excited about the gospel. We had her teach us the plan of salvation and asked her to share it with a family she knew and she said that she already had her brother and sister in law in mind. She said they are Christian but, don't really go to any church. So we challenged her to share with them the plan of salvation and how she knows that families are important for us all. So she was pretty excited to share it with them.  It was great. 

Me, Fiona, Jacob, & Elder Wright
Sister Marta another Recent Convert here called us on Saturday night and said; I have some friends that I am bringing to church tomorrow. Sunday comes around and 3 of them came; Madam Chung, Wendy, and Roselin. They’re three Chinese women who have children and who were married but, their husbands either left or passed away but, they loved church a ton it was great. What is even better is usually when you knock on the older Chinese doors they don't even respond but, thanks to Marta we were able to get 3 of them to church and they loved it. They speak a little Malay but, Chinese is best except for Wendy she speaks Chinese, Malay, and English; she is super awesome. She called us that Sunday night and said that she wanted to meet us Monday and that she had 2 new friends for us to meet. So we met with her and her other friend Madam Yap and Michael. Madam Yap is Buddhist but, her husband is Christian and speaks a little Malay and Chinese but, she is awesome. Michael is a Chinese guy in his early 30's and he speaks German, Chinese, and Malay. He is super funny and loves Michael Jackson and can even dance like him ha-ha. So we started to teach the 3 of them and the first thing that Wendy says is they want to know about why there are so many churches and how long do they have to learn in order to join the church.  They heard after 1 year that you go somewhere with the church and make another promise with God and that they wanted to do that also ha-ha. (The Temple…btw) After the lesson they asked us; “If we are baptized do you just do it in the canal,” and we said; “Oh no, we have a font and we went and showed them the font and they were like what… so nice. We asked them if they would like to prepare themselves for baptism on the 11th of December and they said; WE CAN! Woohooo so now we have 3 more people on dates. They all love it and they really notice the things that make this church true and how all the rumors they heard weren't true ha-ha. They love how when we pray we always say; “Our Dear Heavenly Father and that we don't pray to the Mother Mary etc.  They really are some solid people and Wendy is a “referral machine”. She brought the 2 people to church that Sunday and 2 more the next day on Monday. And tonight she has got 3 more people she wants to bring. Luckily she drives an 18 seater van to bring them all ha-ha. We have a big meeting with them all this Saturday before the baptism of Ah Yong and after wards they will get to watch his baptism. So they are pretty sweet.

We have also tried to go find kind of some lost recent converts the other day. But, they weren't home so afterwards we did a little knocking and it was a success, the Lord blessed us with a family to teach. It is a Filipina and her 3 kids and her Chinese husband. The husband is off and were not sure where he is but, the family is pretty willing to learn. We came in and taught them the 1st lesson. But, they are pretty cool. A 17 year old daughter, a16 year old son and  a 9 year old son, Jessica, Jospeh, and Hendy. So we are supposed to try and see them this Friday. So hopefully everything will go to plan.

We are also teaching a member’s cousin Dexter still, he came to church and he loved it and he made some good friends with all the youth. He is doing well and we challenged him to be baptized. He wants it but, he has to talk with his Dad who is also the one who told his aunt to bring him to our church. His father is off somewhere in West Malaysia and he is supportive of him but, we want to get his Dad here and teach him too. He is pretty cool and way funny.

Last week when we got our haircut Sister Jamimi and Leslie took us to a place to get it done. Afterwards I talked to one of the girls who worked there; her name is Yuli a Christian girl from Rano but, hasn't been to church since she came to KK. I know that if it wasn't for Leslie that she probably wouldn't be so willing to listen but now she is really open and Sister Jamimi will bring her to church.

We had a lot of awesome things happen this week and it was super awesome. Ah Yong this week will be getting baptized and he has quit smoking for about 3 weeks now. He is super awesome because he did it all on his own plan and now our plan.

Samuel is still doing good for baptism but his wife isn't back yet and now he might want to switch his date cause he asked us if Christ was really born on 25th of December and we told him; no, it is actually on this day and so he was kind of upset and said he might wait till April which isn't really the best because he has been coming to church for 3 years but, he keeps procrastinating baptism.

At the River
Last week on p-day we went off to Kiulu which is the kampong of a member here that is about an hour away I’ll send the pictures from there. It was her brother in laws birthday that’s from Holland and he married her sister. 

Elder Watkins

On the Bridge


P.S. This picture is of a rice field, nice huh?


Georgia said...

Wow, they are on fire!! I couldn't believe that the member with so many referrals drives an 18 passenger van. That is classic! I'm so glad that the branch there is so supportive of the new members. What a great letter!

Kathy said...

Love, Love, Love his letters! It makes me happy to see him having such a great time!