Monday, July 25, 2016

Sayang kamu banyak!

My fingers are so cold.
 I asked President today if I could please train for the rest of my mission? It's really so much fun and I'm  learning so much. My mission has never been more meaningful, productive, focused, or fun. I love training and I love Sister Roylance! We get along really well.
This week was amazing! We went from having basically 3 investigators to almost 11 by next week! The area has literally exploded!
We also had an incredible experience with our investigator on date, Lysander, last week. We had just had a really amazing lesson about the word of wisdom and had talked about how commandments are really just a show of God's love for us and the fact that He's STILL giving commandments today is showing that God loves him, Lysander. And everyone who lives today. :) The spirit was really strong at that point, but then we sang a closing hymn (if we forget to sing with him he reminds us, haha), Joseph Smith's First Prayer. As we sang the Spirit just grew stronger and stronger until the last words, "Joseph saw the living God" that literally rang in the air. I looked up at him, and his face was an expression of total aw; jaw dropped, eyes moist.. it was a moment where no one wanted to speak because it felt like Heaven. After he said the closing prayer I turned and asked him what he was feeling. He said that he just felt like all his cares and worries had been washed away. It was the strongest I've ever felt the spirit. It was just a feeling of complete love and peace beyond anything you can describe. It's definitely not anything you can feel watching your favorite tv show, that's for sure. 
So I'd say that's both a miracle and a faith builder.
Our members are so excited about the missionary work in 1st ward! Which... is where all of our investigators are. BUT we're about to get two in 4th ward and we are so excited for it.
Thank you so much for the letters (Kris and mom!)

I love you bunches!

                                                                          Boat ride to Pula Ubin 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Blessing of the Holy Ghost, Q & A, & Even MORE Photos!

WE GOT A NEW INVESTIGATOR!!!! It's a miracle. We gave him a tour of the church and when we got to the chapel the spirit was really strong. We shared the Restoration with him and he accepted the book of mormon and is coming to church next week and praying about it.
I feel like this week I've just felt the spirit so much, constantly.  Yesterday I realized that really the only thing that makes our church anything more than just another church claiming the truth is the confirmation of the Holy Ghost that this is all true.
We've started letting our members know what investigators are coming to church and what they need to hear. So far so good! More people welcomed our investigators yesterday.
Eesh, this is short, but I have to go because we're going to go ride bikes around pula ubin! Wooo pday!  It's not dad's fault! Mom... probably knows why.
I love you so much!
It's totally my fault she wrote a short email, so here's what we chatted about:

Q: What was the "High" of your week? 
A: Haha, honestly my favorite park was when Sister Roylance and I were late to a less actives house to clean it when we got off the train this massive rain storm started. We ran into 7-11 to get some cheap umbrellas, and walked out ready to face the storm. When we opened the umbrellas mine fell into pieces and s. Roylance's crumpled and was completely maimed! There was nothing else to do so we walked out into the rain and got completely soaked. It was the funniest thing. We laughed the whole way and had to wring ourselves out when we got to the appointment!
Q: Did you have time to return them?
A: The pictures are on dropbox of us walking through the rain! :) Haha, definitely did not take the time to return it. It's our own fault for paying $4 for an umbrella!

Q: How on earth did you run into Watt?! (He's a friend of our boys; he took Tyler to the ER at like 2 am when he had food poisoning in Thailand! He stayed with us last summer for several days while visiting the US.)
A: That's so funny. I stood up after sacrament and the guy (Watt) was sitting on the bench across, jumped up (literally), and said "hi, Sister MacKay!" ....I had no idea who he was. Hahaha, It took me until he said that my Malay name tag looked funny that I realized he wasn't from Singapore or Malaysia, and I realized who he was! He was very insulted I didn't remember he was a lawyer, so I didn't think I'd bring up that I couldn't remember his name, haha. He grabbed an LA and had him take our picture. So funny.

Q: It looks like you and Sister Roylance are having fun! How's it going? 
A: Yeah, we're having a ton of fun! We had a photoshoot with our elephant pants and cracked up hard. haha, I don't know if the video will show, but it's really funny.

Q: Did you know Sis Roylance knows Jayden? (Alex's cousin's daughter, but they're almost the same age.)
A: I saw! lol So weird. I just showed her Jayden's wedding pictures that you took!

Q: I want to buy some elephant pants!
A: Uh, Yeah! They're the best thing ever! We'll take a walk through China Town and get some. :D
P-Day fun

Moms in our English class

Enjoying the ride!


7-11's $4 umbrella = FAIL! lol

another broken umbrella

Getting Soaked!

Pics of Sis. Anderson left over on the camera :D

Lovin' the pics from weeks past!

Watt shows up in Singapore!

Elephant pants Photo shoot!

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found some glasses at church lol

still drying off after the faulty umbrellas

The offending umbrellas

uncropped pic shows a bit of their apartment 

These two are so adorable in their elephant pants!