Monday, April 6, 2015

Announcement of the Bangkok Thailand Temple!!!

President Thomas S. Monson Announced 3 new temples...
one of them in Bangkok Thailand!!!
Elder Landon J Watkins Week 95
Week Seventeen in Roi Et
Monday, April 06, 2015

Hey everyone!

Sorry, this week’s letter is going to be short! We actually had to sacrifice our p-day today so we could have Missionary Leadership Council in Bangkok! So we had to leave last night. Around midnight our phone rang while we were on the bus and we were like; “who is calling us?”  it was the AP's! They proceeded to tell us that the Thailand, Bangkok Temple was announced! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… LET’S GOOOOO! :) I couldn't have been more happy in my life! It's so awesome and it is going to be such a blessing to so many countries. And the work of the Lord here in Southeast Asia is really going to begin to progress! We then knelt down in prayer and gave thanks to our Father in Heaven! I received such a great spiritual witness that what I have been doing these last 2 years is true and the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true! It was just another amazing testimony builder for me. It has kind of given me the surge and boost that I need, which is so awesome! 
We proceeded to have MLC today which was so awesome! President Senior showed us the announcement of the Temple and again it was just such a special spirit. It has so much more meaning because I have been serving here. President Senior said; “If I was serving in North Carolina where I was originally called my reaction would have probably been like;” “Oh, that's great, but since I am here it is incredible what has happened.” He also showed us the portion of Elder Anderson talk about President Satit; the Stake President here and that was so cool because I've had the privilege to work and meet his whole family! President Seniors parents skyped him while we were meeting and he brought them in and we got to see them and listen to what they said; it was just so funny! His Mom is like Honey; "are you happy"? (Talking about the temple announcement) And his father is like; “Son you did it, you’re a success!” Ha-ha it was just so funny!
So I am emailing now from Bangkok. We will head back to Roi Et tonight.
As far as this past week went, it was so wild. We were only able to have 1 baptism, but it was way awesome! Sister Mali was baptized; who is a recent convert Brother Dones, Mom and he was the one who baptized her; it was so cool! Completing families is the goal and now we are going to begin working with his Dad!

Sister Na is going to be baptized this coming Sunday. She is coming back today as she had to stay an extra week for work in another province. 
Somjay is still doing good, but the problem is he just started working and we haven't been able to meet with him anymore because he's been so busy! So we are praying for Sister Na this week!
We also found a new family this week a mother and daughter! They both originally accepted a baptismal date for the 19th, but the Mom; Tom wasn't able to come to church, but her daughter; Mint was. She is only 16 so we had to push her date back to the 26th; so they will be baptized on that date! They seem pretty awesome.



Anyways, love you all so much! We had an Easter activity we did an egg toss, Easter egg hunt, and all that good stuff! I did send you some pictures of the Elephant Village from last week!
Love,
Elder Landon J Watkins

1 comment:

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