mission mama

Dear Family and Friends, So I have a ลุง! (child). Her name is Sister Mittavong and she is from Laos! It’s fun to train in Thai while teaching it at the same time … and teaching English. It’s an adventure. I’ve felt the spirit pretty strongly this past week in that just as I trust […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Dear Family and Friends, First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! With the Larsons still here in Ayutthaya, we had a real dinner and a lot of the branch members came to celebrate! It hit me that it’s my only Thanksgiving in the mission and it is truly a holiday about being grateful. We made an effort […]

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may you bloom and grow

Dear Family and Friends, Remember สิงทอง (Singtong)? He is golden. No, literally golden. His name means “golden stuff.” He’s a world class chess player, he knows the president of 7-eleven, and his mom is 114. He’s pretty stylish. We’ve seen yellow, green and blue pants and sick boat shoes. He’s got a date for baptism […]

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the waves and winds still know

Dear Family and Friends, God chooses us because we choose faith. I’m inching towards the half way point of my mission, a bit surreal, and I’ve hit a point where I’m evaluating the goals I made at the beginning of my mission. Am I becoming the missionary I want to be? We had a mission […]

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at last I see the light

Dear Family and Friends, You’ve probably heard that success is where preparation and opportunity meet. In almost every case, and in every way, we think of that in terms of the individual. Each individual must be both prepared and take advantage of opportunity to achieve success, whether personally, or collectively. But what if people took […]

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This is my life

Dear Family and Friends, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! It’s my mom’s birthday on Halloween; I will celebrate for her here. Why does God give second chances? We know that Heavenly Father cannot look on sin with the least degree of allowance. But that doesn’t mean that he can’t give second chances. Maybe he gives us second […]

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noticing details

Dear Family and Friends, Well, because Sister ทัก จบed (“finished” in Thai) her mission, that leaves me to lead an area and all the works. I’ll admit, I cried on the train, but I got a phone call from Sister จาญจนี (the sweetest little member in this branch) telling me she bought me a cake […]

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my purpose

  Dear Family and Friends, It’s been two transfers in Ayuttaya. I’ve been here the same amount of time as I was in Bang Na. But unlike greeniehood, I’m staying another transfer! Sister ทัก is dying! It’s the worst birthday present, but I’ll take all of our adventures as a priceless birthday gift. My next […]

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living in a painting

Dear Family and Friends, I know I’ve shared about Ether before, and the brother of Jared’s experience of humbly asking the Lord for guidance and such. But, reading it again, it seemed to have this new meaning for me, not just in helping investigators, but in a way, prepared me for what General Conference had […]

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