Monday, June 27, 2011

"I hate you!!! There's a hole in my shoe!! I hate you!!!!"

Isn't she the cutest thing ever? She's a member.


I'm staying in Roiet!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!

What a relief I must say!!!! I'm so excited to stay a little longer. This means I'll be here for rice planting!!! Yes, up to my knees in mud! It will be great!

Regardless I had to go down to Bangkok this past week to renew my visa. Sis. Lish and I were the only sisters on the bus going down and up. Let's just say it was a little bit crazy being in a bus load of 19-21 yr. old Elders. On the way back we got this great Thai zone leader who sang and played his guitar the whole way. The Elders were making up songs for the whole 8 hour trip. "I hate you!!! There's a hole in my shoe!! I hate you!!!!" was the hit song of choice. Don't ask me..... ask the Elders. :-)

So last week I cut Sis. Lish's hair. I did a really great job!!! Quite proud of the turnout. I will say though that it definitely is not going to be my career of choice. She cut my hair too!



Last week we went shopping on P-day. I got a really cute sweater and a cute dress. YAY!

We had a big goodbye party for Elder Crowley. It was really sweet! They all sang songs. They're quite the talented group!

So now that Elder Crowley is back in America, we got a new district leader. You might remember him.....
Elder Ackerman!!!! He was in Saphaansung when I first came to Thailand. Now we meet again! What are the odds?
Oh, met the Newman family, they might call you mom. They came to pick up their son and visited Roiet for church. So fun!

After discussing with my companion, we think that I should just have my homecoming on Oct. 30th and just get it all over. Just know I've currently been saying the weirdest things that don't make sense at all. (I've lost my English) Sis. Lish just looks at me like I'm a lunatic. I'll try to remember one of them for next week!

Love you all,


Monday, June 20, 2011

Lily is the prettiest.....

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!! Hope it was a good one and that Jeff was satisfied!

Happy Birthday Molly too!!!

Yes, I do know an Elder Harris! He's been my zone leader before! He's a really great guy. He's one of those leaders that's level-headed. (which is rare) So yes, he will be missed after this week.

I will be home on Oct. 28th. Transfer meeting is on the 27th and then on Friday morning the 28th, really early we get on a plane home. I should get home a little before noon that day. Just a little heads up. (or at least that's what I've heard).

Ya, I only have 2 transfers left. Weird!

So this week was great! It mostly consisted of me and Sis. Supansa having a great time together. We exchanged with Ubon this week. Sis. Lish got to go to Ubon and attend a Buddhist funeral for a member and pull rice in the rice fields. Sis. Supansa and I did a lot of inviting. It was so hot it hurt to stand outside and talk to people. It was so much fun being with her again. I miss her! After the exchange we all ate lunch together at Peppers (a place full of normal food). It was so good! I quite enjoyed it!

We met with a 16 yr old boy who wanted a bible. We gave him a book of mormon too. It was so funny!! He seemed scared stiff of us because we're foreign GIRLS. He literally ran out of the room with his books. Poor guy!

Yep, taking a trip to Bangkok this week. That's exhausting!

Love you all!!!


Okay so I have some extra time somehow...

Guess what? Sis. Lish and I made funeral potatoes last night!!!! So good! I haven't had those since my farewell! It's the closest I've been to tasting things from home! The only problem was that the potatoes were still a little crunchy. Oh well! They were good though!

Mom, if I move I'll be really sad. This is the first place I've actually been able to speak Thai well enough to get to know the members. I've become friends with all of them. Just one more transfer!!!!! Please!!!!!

Sis. Lish and I are going shopping today. We're buying me a new bike tire too. It's past it's days. It goes flat every week. Hate that.

Well, gotta go!
Love you!

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's so cute!

Emily with her "death" papers

The church in Roiet

Wan and Muk (they're like BFF now)

Hey everybody!

It's been a great week! We're all gearing up for the BIG transfer meeting next week. About 13 elders go home. They're all our leaders right now... could be interesting. I'm going down for sure to renew my visa. Don't think I'll be moving, but you know Pres. Smith, he does whatever he wants to.

Nong Wan who got baptized

This week we had another baptism!!!! This one was really special because we were completing a family. The parents got baptized in January and we just baptized their daughter. It was a nice occasion.

The family (I was like, get closer together and act like a family)
hahaha now this one is just funny! "We refuse to claim we are related."

Anyways, I'm sure you're all wondering if I got the black cat out of the yard. We did. It took all of our preparation day to get it out. He accidently got into our house and then climbed into the back of our refrigerator. Long story! No worries! I've got the whole thing on film!!! :)

Emily and Sis. Lish with their cat friend.

This week we had a special training on using the Book of Mormon more in our teaching. It was great!

Yesterday at church we had a lady from Africa. Who had to translate? Yep, me! hahaha! I've discovered that it's not a good career choice for me! It just made church a little interesting.

Well, I can't remember what else happened this week. It was fun!

Happy Birthday Virginia!!!! Hope it was great!
Love you!!!!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

And then there were two......

The rice fields, if I stay one more transfer I get to plant some!

Well, this week has been quite the adventure!
First we got these new investigators who learned in Bangkok and moved to Roiet. The problem is that they live an hour and a half away! Why someone lives that far from civilization is beyond me! They're really cute though! The Branch President and his wife drove us twice this week! They're so nice! We didn't ask them to, but they insisted that we had to go see them. Okay!

This week I had the pleasure of experiencing a real Thai hospital......that will have to be expressed when I get home. Let's just say, we were glad we weren't in there.

So I walked into our restaurant and I saw Mitt Romney on the TV. What in the world is he up to to make it on Thai television?

This week we should be having another baptism! Her name is Nong Wan. Translates to sweet. That she is! She's 12 and her parents are both recent converts. It will be really good for her family.

Now before I tell this story, just know that I was very precautious and no one was harmed in this event.
You see, we were trying to sleep but there was this stupid cat meowing. For quite awhile we've heard a lot of rustle on our roof. It's 11pm and the cat won't shut up. I was like, "That stupid cat probably got on the roof and now is terrified to get down." After a certain period of time, I decided that someone had to do something about it. I was going to go get it down. Now you can imagine what my companion is thinking. "She's crazy!" Side note: our "yard" is actually a small atrium. So anyways as I was going out there I looked out the window to see a little kitten shaking in the corner. So fortunately he was easy to reach. Since I was smart in my childhood and watched many episodes of Jeff Corwin capturing animals on Animal Planet, I knew exactly how to approach this situation. Through a lot of teamwork, Sis. Lish was able to grab his attention as I finally snatched him up from behind. Cute little guy! We set him free out front and he scampered off slowly.
So that was that..... I thought.
This morning I woke up and looked out the window to find, yes, another kitten. This one is black. I tried all morning to get him out but he's a fiesty little fella. We'll have to figure that one out later tonight. So some stupid cat gave birth on our roof.... not very clever animals.

Sounds like you've had a good start to summer! Oh, Happy Birthday Virginia last week! Hope it was great!

Love you all!!!!!