Monday, April 13, 2015

"Stay By the Tree"

Elder Landon J Watkins Week 96
Week Eighteen in Roi Et
Monday, April 13, 2015

Hey everyone!

Well this was a pretty wild last week and we didn't have too much time in our area, but it was pretty good!

So on Monday after we emailed we went back to the office and I got my Temple Recommend renewed which was good, so now it's in Thai for the next two years which is cool! Elder Keller and I had a little special meeting with the Assistants and President Senior about our Zone which was pretty cool. That night we headed off to Korat so that we could train that District and do a switch off. We got there and had to sleep on the floor which was pretty miserable. The switch of was pretty pointless and short because of English Class that night we only really switched off for 3 hours, but it was good. We ended up taking a taxi all the way back to Roi Et so it only took 3 hours instead of 5 hours by bus which was nice! We were able to get home and in bed by 11:00 p.m. which was really nice considering we hadn't slept for a couple nights!

As far as investigators are going though things are going pretty good! There is an autistic kid who is 9 years old and a son of a member who hasn't been baptized. His autism isn't too bad so that he doesn't need to be baptized and he has finally opened up now that he is 9 and has a desire to be baptized! He is way shy, but once we talked with him for an hour or so he really warmed up! His name is, Bank he is so awesome though you ask him if Jesus Christ can help him and he gets the biggest smile on his face and just raises his eyebrows up and down! He can pretty much be baptized whenever, it is kind of just up to Bank on when he wants to get baptized. He is so awesome though! He probably will be baptized this coming Sunday. He wants to be able to pass the sacrament. His Mom told him that in two years you can do that as long as you get baptized first, so he is really excited!

We have Sister Mint and her Mom; Tom who are doing okay. Mint is way awesome she meets with us often and came to General Conference both days! Her Mom is just really busy so she hasn't been able to meet with us for a while. They have dates for April 26th, but if her Mom doesn't come to church next week Mint will have to be pushed back to the first week in May; she is way awesome though.

Our other two daters are Fay and Ooy. Ooy is like 26 years old and her little sister is 15. They are doing really well and both have dates for the 26th. We have the same situations with them though; they both need to come to church in order to be baptized on that date. Fay is way awesome she has   come to our Easter activity, sports night, scripture class, English, and she came to General Conference yesterday which was awesome!

Sister Na is finally back from being out of town, but we haven't been able to teach her again yet. She should be baptized this coming Sunday or the week after. The work is really progressing, greatly here in Roi Et.

As far as other things go watching General Conference was way awesome I really enjoyed it! Many very cool and powerful talks; I really enjoyed, “Stay by the tree”; by Elder Kevin W. Pearson; it was just such a powerful talk! I liked how he said; “When trials and challenges come our way, we are often told to simply “hang in there.” Let me be clear: to “hang in there” is not a principle of the gospel.”… I know that we can't be casual about this, it is a serious things; it was a way awesome talk!

Well transfers are in. The Water festival starts today so we will be playing that today, but it is just wild this week because they play until Wednesday and there are no buses to on travel so only a select few people will be going to Bangkok.  Only those moving will go and the companions that are not moving will just be staying in their areas. So Elder Sukhan and I from Roi Et will be the only ones going.  Yes, I am moving for my last transfer. So the two of us we will be heading down! I think I am going to finish in Bangkok though because most of the people that are moving aren't evem going down to Bangkok they will just go to their new area.  So we don't need to go; so either I’m going to step down and train or I will just move and be a Zone Leader down there. So we will see what happens!

Have a great day!

Elder Landon J Watkins

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