Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Here" for another round... 3/4/09

Hey Guys!

So that sounded like a fun trip to Kirtland. Happy birthday Grandpa Buckwalter! Sounds like things are well in Kokomo. Is it getting warmer? It is so hot here right now, and its not even officially the hot season! So this week Wiroon had another baptismal interview with Elder Sorensen, and he helped Wiroon realize that he had received an answer all along! Elder Sorensen asked him if he had received a confirmation if the Book of Mormon is true or not, and he told him that he had prayed and prayed, but he hadn't received one. So Elder Sorensen asked him if he had noticed any changes in his life, and Wiroon realized that he had noticed he was a lot happier and enjoyed reading a lot more. He gets up everyday and reads the Book of Mormon. He has already read it straight through twice! Yeah, and Elder Sorensen said "that's your answer!" and Wiroon realized, "oh yeah, wow!" So he is doing great and will be ready for baptism on March 15th, and its cool, because I will be here. Yep, I'm not moving! Yesterday we got the call from the zone leaders saying that both Elder Frischknecht and I will be staying in Bang-na, and Sister Myers will be moving. Sister Scalf will be training in Bang-na this moves, sweet!

Well, I' ve been working on a written letter, its getting pretty long, several pages long, but it will explain about some of our investigators and members, and other things happening around Bang-na. So we've had great turnouts to these family home evenings these last few Mondays. Its been alot of fun, and we have some great families in this ward.

Tonight at English class is our showcase. At the end of each moves, the English classes will play games related to English. Tonight will be a Saint Patrick's Day theme. So, everyone will be wearing green and we will be playing some games. I'll let you know how that goes next week.

So now I want to tell you about something that is really important, and that is the power of prayer. Being able to communicate with our Heavenly Father is so important. At home, work, school, if you need to, you can pray to ask for special blessings for yourself or for others. I thought it was so great to hear about Paige at school, praying before her test started, because God always listens and answers, and sometimes it will be answered in unusual ways. Yesterday we went to Wiroon's house to talk to him about the Priesthood, and I haven't talked about the Priesthood before in Thai. Outside his house I said a quick prayer that I would be able to say what I wanted to say about it in Thai, and that he would understand. Well, while I was teaching, it came to me to talk about the Melchizedek Priesthood, and I explained everything about it , and when I was done, Wiroon even said "Holy cow!". "Your Thai is getting really good!" So that was an answer to my prayer. The Lord really listens because He loves each of us very much and wants us to pray, in gratitude and in asking. So I have a testimony that prayer is a blessing, and we should pray often.

Thanks so much for reading these letters, and I hope that everything continues to go well back home. I am excited and anxious to get this written letter to you guys, as well as the disc. I think you guys will get a kick out of the pictures and videos.

Thanks for all of your support, love you all!

Choge dee Krap!


-Elder Schulte

1 comment:

What Matters Most said...

We love to read the letters you post and see the pictures you put here. Keep up the great work Elder Schulte.


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