Elder Landon J Watkins Week 59
Week Fourteen in Samut Prakan
Monday, July 28, 2014
How are you guys doing? I'm doing great just emailing with Nate sitting right next to me! Today has been pretty fun we met up with them and got their suits all worked out and ready to go and helped them with buying a couple other things that they saw they wanted. We headed to the mission office to pick up a bunch of things we needed since they can't send it to us so we figured we might as well go get it since we are close. I even took Nate and Josh on the Khlong Monster, that’s what we call it. It is the boat the cruises through the river in Bangkok; pretty fun.
Anyway for this last week it was pretty crazy. As you know we had two baptisms planned for Sunday and on Thursday I called our investigator; Way who is from Laos and he had a problem with his Visa and Passport and we were told he couldn't get baptized. I'm like well at least Em is still going to get baptized and I call him and he is says; I don't think I'm ready and actually I'm going to start working every Sunday so I won't be able to go to church on Sundays anymore. He is still Buddhist and wants to do something for his parents. So we are like no way, both baptisms fell through. We prayed so hard to find a way to help them still get baptized and then Friday night Elder Kris called and said Way can get baptized and I want to meet with Em. So sure enough Saturday, Way passed his interview and Brother Em passed his interview too, but he can't get baptized until Tuesday because he had to work after church Sunday so that was way good. So yesterday Way got baptized and Em is getting prepared to get baptized tomorrow! Definitely a miracle this week, that is for sure. We sent Em into the interview and I just closed the door and knelt down and prayed so hard and he came out and they had it all worked out! I'm way excited for tomorrow because he chose me to baptize him.
As for other investigators we have Sister Kung with her 3 kids. They are doing way good and have almost learned everything, but they didn't show up to church so they can't get baptized until they have come to church twice. We got another new investigator named Bung who is someone we invited and she came to church yesterday for the first time. She stayed all 3 hours and for the baptism after and then we taught her for about 30 minutes after that which was way good! She is 28 and works with computers. She has Saturday and Sundays off so that is good. We also have our investigator, Victor who is a Thai guy, but his English is so good now that his English is better than his Thai and we teach him in English so Elder Kettavong is kind of left out, but we have to do what is best for the investigator. Hopefully we can get Bung ready for baptism this next Sunday she just has to get her answer!
That's really all for this week not much time to email because we are going to go to the Crocodile Farm with Nate! Sorry, love you all though. Have a great week!
Elder Landon J Watkins