Monday, January 19, 2015

The Longest Bike ride, but totally worth it!

Elder Landon J Watkins Week 84
Week Six in Roi Et
Monday, January 19, 2015

Hey Everyone!

This was a pretty good last week! I have a few stories for you this week. It was the last full week before transfers. Since transfers are in two days. Who knows what will be happening this week.

Well first I will start off with our fun trip on Friday! So we have our two investigators from last week Nonney and his friend Bye! They go to a university here, but it is way out of the city in kind of a forest ha-ha. It's about 30 kilometers from the church so round trip 60 kilometers. So we set out after studies to head out there and it took us an hour and half to get out there because the wind was blowing so stinking hard it was unreal ha-ha! Wow, was it a ride to get out there! We went out there hoping we could get them baptized this week so we ate lunch with them; rested up and taught them quite a few lessons and headed back which was a much better ride because it wasn't near as windy on the way back which made us get back in just over an hour, so we did better on our speed. Man that was one of the farthest bike rides I have done on my mission right there ha-ha, but worth it. So Sunday they both came to church and we taught them during the second hour of church and tried to see if they wanted to get baptized, but they weren't feeling it, but that's okay we will get them next week ha-ha!

As far as Sunday went, it was a pretty awesome day! We had 114 people at church. We had 4 investigators; 2 were new ones. One is pretty good, but the sisters tried to steal her! We were like what the heck, so we don't know what is going on. Should we just be the nice guys and give her to them or do we take her back because they know they stole her because they had already talked to us about it ha-ha. Anyways, besides that though we've been working with an old branch president who has been to the temple, but has fallen away from the church and so has his whole family and believe it or not he came back to church this last week for the first time in over a year!!! He also brought his wife, his daughter,r and his daughters husband so it was so awesome! We had 4 people rescued this week!

Other than that this last week we did tons of less active work. We found another LA family that has been gone for about 9 or 10 years who used to be in the district presidency as a second counselor. We are going to begin working with them at least once a week and try and bring them back too. We need to bring back these Melchizedek priesthood holders; it is very important as we are preparing to receive a temple here in Thailand. It was a good last week! 

Hopefully I get to stay with Elder Hartung another transfer here in Roi Et; that would be awesome.

Elder Landon J Watkins

A picture of his new camera...What a handsome Missionary!!!

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