Sunday, September 14, 2014

Week 27 - Bangkhen, Thailand (August 31, 2014)

This weekend we went to Meridian, Idaho to visit my parents but was able to email back and forth with Elder Matt Boonmee while we were there. This week, one of Elder Matt Boonmee's best friends, Sister Becca Yost, was leaving for her mission. We were very disappointed, for not being able to attend sister Becca Yost's farewell. Needless to say, we are so proud of all of all of elder Matt Boonmee's friends.

Enough about us. Here's Elder Matt Boonmee's update this week.

"Hey tell grandma and grandpa I say hello!

Tell Becca I said Hi and that I miss her!

Well this week we had Brother Golf baptized! He is a taxi driver I told you about a week or so back. We first met him a few weeks ago as we were on my way to pick up my Tan suit. (Look at photo).

As you know, due to Bangkok traffic, the taxi ride was about an hour long. We ended up having an opportunity to strike up a conversation  about our church and what we do here in Thailand. Before we got to our destination, we were able to invite him to come to see us at church. To our surprise, he said that he was willing to come to church. Again, the hands of the lord was at work.

During our first meeting with Brother Golf, we taught him the gospel of Jesus Christ, law of chastity, word of wisdom, and keeping the Sabbath day holy. Right then and there he had NO problems. He said he already has a family and the law of chastity is not a problem for him. As for the Word of Wisdom, he said he was already thinking about quitting smoking. 

Later that week he said that he prayed for help on quitting smoking and he quit right then and there! As we kept teaching him we realized we had a golden investigator. Brother Golf is such a humble man. It was great to see him baptized. 

Something I realized this last few weeks, is that we just need to have enough faith that the Lord is preparing people. He isn't preparing bronze or silver, but GOLDEN investigators. The Lord knows where his elects are, He knows their names, But what good does that do for me? Faith is such a vital point in this work.

anyways, tell the family I love them!

Elder Boonmee"

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