Monday, February 29, 2016

29 Feb 2016

       Hello, How are you guys doing? Last week was a sick day for everyone of us. We played rugby together and it was exhausted. That is first time I made a goal for our team. 2 times goals less than 20 minutes. Feel so much good! We were looking for elder Bloem name tag because his name tag was gone while play rugby and we pray but we couldn't find it. Before go back we check it again and elder Shirley found it in the place that we been looking. At night we contacted around the church. We decide to pray and God help us. We asked us to put them in our path so that they are ready for the gospel. I love miracle! We had a cool district meeting and with a cool role play. It was help us to do missionary work even better even though we facing the same circumstances every single day. (Finding)
      The way that we go finding the new area we saw moniter lizard and it's not really big but it scared us. On wednesday we had an appointment at 11.30pm and it was with radang and we met him in the church and we shared about restoration and the important thing is Priesthood and he kind of love it. We commit him to be baptize and he said YEAH! Yahoo!!! Wonderful and we put him on date. I didn't get a lunch that time and we decided to go to time square and having a lunch there. We had a cool lessons with our investigators in miles 5. The other miracle for next day was while we want to teach our new investigator, one old lady came and starred at the pamphlet and she talked about Jesus Christ and she said "I never been to church for long time already and this is good you guys teach about Jesus Christ". We said we want to teach her but she kinda rush and we gave her pamphlet and she asked us our phone numbers and also we got her phone numbers. We are so excited to teach her. She's really nice. We had a funniest lesson with sister lily and we asked them to be a missionaries and we are Potential investigators.
          Last Sunday we were contacting in certain area that we just always pass but we decide to contacting there and we met with one of the leadership from the other church. we are so happy that they receive our messages and we were able to shared about Restoration a little bit. we love to share with them again. Also they want to meet again. 

"Knock and it shall be opened unto you".

I love being missionary!

Elder Gara.

Singapore Mission.

Monday, February 22, 2016

22 Feb 2016

Hello guys! How are you doing last week? I'm doing good here. 
Last monday I met with my best buddy Elder Tessers and he got transfer here. We went to one old lady who just moved from Miri to Tanjung Kidurong and our members brought the us (Elder Tessers, I elder Hadley and Elder Sasser). The old lady so nice, she shared a lot of her stories and she offered the closing prayer. She cried because she missed the church so much. The chinese elders got flat tire at night and they got flat at miles 5 and they need to walk to get home. The next day we had district meeting and I asked elder Shirley to give the training. Before the training, two of the chinese elders left their stuff in the meeting room and the door is lock by itself. the chinese elders wasn't able to go in and I got 1 idea and brother Alexsonlly and I out from the window to open the next window and we did! we opened that door. They are grateful for the idea. At night we wen to sister Siti house and we brought brother Antonius to come with us and yaay we did! We had a game for all of them. Treasure the scripture game. All of them enjoy it.
On wednesday we went to miles 5 and had a meeting with 4 of our investigators and we love them so much. I feel so good when I surround sister Chew meelans's family and sister Lily family and our investigators. Love them so much!
On Thurday we had a wonderful lesson with brother Cosmas and we taught him with MSL (Malaysian Sign Language) and I love sign language so much. On saturday we went to Miri and we had zone meeting and Elder Hadley and I gave a training for last minutes. We haven't prepare about it and we did it last minute. Anyways, we did it very well. We had a good time with KFC in  Miri. All of us love KFC so much!!! At night all of us sleep in the malay's elders house and elder Tessers and I slept in the chusion and elder hadley slept in  the floor with pillow and elder sasser slept in matress. 3 of us not sleep enought. Dang it.
Sunday last District Conference for everyone. We had 3 investigators and they are so awesome. we headed back to Bintulu about 2pm-6pm and we had a lot of fun with the youth in the bus. yahoo! at 7pm we contacting and we home at 8pm and preparing for report.

PS: I remembered the things that help me a lot during my mission "I glad I did not I wish I had". Many things that happenedd and some of them are not our expectation. I love that quotes and I know that as long as we rely to God all the things that we want to make for the next day, believe that God will help us! 

Thanks for you time.

Elder Gara

Singapore Mission 2015-2017

Monday, February 15, 2016

15 Feb 2016

Hello Guys How are you doing today? I'm good. Well I'm so sorry that I wasn't send you another story of my mission last week it's just because I was so busy exchanges with the AP but I will include 2 weeks of my missionary work here. OK?
Actually we had a zone activity but we don't join them. We were in sister siti's house and we made a chocolate cake. Shared some scriptures, also we brought sister Irene to the lessons. They seem enjoy it. The next day we had district meeting and we also had Alexsonlly in the meeting. We contacting a lot that whole day and we had a dinner with James's family and that was so fun.The next day I was exchanges with elder Shirley and that was so wonderful story! We meet with sister Lihot in tthe town and I'm so happy because she gave me kacama (my favorito). We were contacting in PCM and when we walking to talk to people and we found 1 deaf people and he used sign language and since I know little bit of sign language but that was in ASL and I was able to get him and we'll share with him another day. Elder Shirley seems wanted to learn about Sign Language. That's fun huh? Brother Ethan brought us to SCR for dinner and he paid for us. We were in yi chen's house and I was able to shared a kaunti lang (little bit) ad that was chinglish (Chinese english). The exchanges were done at night. I'm so happy that I can became his companion for a day. That was fun! The next day I was companion with AP (Elder Spurier) and he's nice. We met with Rover's family and we had a good lesson with him. Elder Spurier taught me a lot. we also contacting filipino people and he said " You make me impressed on you because you can spoke tagalog with them". haha. The next day still excahnges with the elder Spurier and we talked a lot about missionary work. He like to pulled out his hand and shake with another people hand. We talked with filipino girl named melody and she felt the spirit. The spirit was very strong and she cried. Exchanges back with elder Hadley at evening and we went to cosmos places, I taught him in sign language because my companion wasn't able to use any SL but he understand the sign, I guess because the sign wasn't hard to understand it. And we had a dinner in KFC and after that we went to sister Ensuma's house and had a great lessons with them. We don't have any english class because allof our student celebrate chinese new year even though for not chinese. Ayoo. On sunday, we had cosmas who is deaf came to the church and he likes it a lot. After that we went to Rover's house and taught them about endure to the end. After that we went to brother James's house and they seem had desires to learn more about Christ and I love them a lot. Brother Alexsonlly was coming with us in the lesson.

Last week, I still stay in this area. I won't be transfer to another area in the short time. I know that will happen to me. Sometimes I hate it but somehow I love it. Again we went to brother James house and taught them about 10 commandment. The next day we were in the church because it was Tuesday and we had district meeting and elder Lloyd and elder Shirley show us the way to get the potential investigators house. One of the places that they show us is deaf person. Now we had 2 deaf person. We waiting for brother Cosmas and we waiting for him like almost an hour and when we want to go to sister Dara's house and brother Cosmas just showed up and we need to teach him and we'll late for next meeting with sister Dara's and family. We were biking like 8 minutes for more than 6 miles and without stop. That was from church to sister Dara's house. Sister Dara sent us to old SKS and we met with Nelson and he is deaf too. Long conversation with him and we get home at 10 pm. The next day we caught sister Lily's in camera  and she was so silly. at night we went to funfair to get some food. On Friday we met with sister Lily and family and we had a fun game. Scriptures game. They love it so much. We had so much rejected this week plus chinese new year almost 70% of members and our investigators back to kampung. Apu! We drop very nice families but they don't want to change their church and I really love them because I can see if they want to come to our church they will be more happy. Yesterday another sad day which another big family told us they probably don't want to learn anymore but they goes so far,they keep the commandment including word of wisdom but they are not coming to the church, that made me little bit sad. Talking with them and I felt so in love with them. Somehow I think I need to be more specific pray and with real intend.

That is all for last two weeks and see you again next week.

Elder Gara.

Singapore Mission.

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