Awesome Week In Rangsit!

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So this was another awesome week here in Rangsit. Once again the week ended in a baptism. So on Monday we went bowling, and had a super fun time and had some crazy strikes and gutter balls. We then went out and taught the Dam family. They have not met with us in over 2 months, and it was awesome to see them again. They said they felt the spirit in our lesson, and were willing to meet with us again. They all accepted a date to be baptized. It was an awesome Monday. On Tuesday we had to go down to town hall and get some work permit stuff for Elder Gundry. We spent a lot of time down there, but got it down. We ate P1070943at a buffet place and after that we went to a lady named Sister Third. We taught her husband’s brother. I spoke in Thai, and then the husband translated it into Chinese. It was a weird lesson. We taught the restoration since he is a Baptist. After that we taught Kat and Nam, two girls from English. They both accepted dates for the 28th, and they were pretty solid in the lesson. We then taught English class and had a fun time expressing ourselves in front of people there to watch the white guys. the next day P1070919we had district meeting and then went out and invited for a long time as a district. We then made our way to the Dam family house again, and retaught them some stuff they forgot from over 2 months ago. They made us food, and then we came home. They are a solid family. All 4 of them are going for baptism. The next day we studied and planned. We taught Sister Dye and she is still crazy. We went inviting for a while, and went into the mall to get a dictionary. I went in and two Jewish guys from Israel convinced me to get Dead Sea salt for my hands. I don’t know what happened, no dictionary was bought, only salt. We went to a members house, and blessed it since she just moved in. We had dinner with her, and I shared the spiritual thought. I also bought a new wallet, and a coll knife today. The next day we went all over the place. Rey the other Elders’ investigator called and said a special education man tried to kill him, so he said call the police if he sends us “The Signal” in a text. We told him to calm down. We went inviting for a while, and got a lot of phone calls down. We traveled over to brother Man’s house and taught him. We then taught Nah’s daughters, and got numbers from a sketchy group of women. The next day we taught Nam and Kat at the church, before rushing over to the college and teaching Gow and Fern, two older investigators. We had an awesome lesson and after 7 months of investigating they might finally be baptized. We then invited, and taught an RC named Ann at the church,P1070963 before going and eating with some members. On Sunday we had a baptismal service for the other Elders, a dude named Diow. He was Baptist and knew this was the true church. It was awesome, and he gave a powerful testimony. After that we had to practice singing for almost 3 hours, and then we all went out inviting. It was a fun Sunday. Today we are going to a theme park with a member, and maybe going bowling. This week we have a goal for 5 baptisms and hopefully it is going to be a miracle. Watch out Rangsit, John the Baptist just came to town.

-Elder Ridings

Ancient City

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So because of time and the fact emailing did not happen last week. This will be a quick summary. So two weeks ago I got my new missionary for training, Elder Saunders, He was from Australia, and we were super pumped to get some work done in Rangsit. We did one day of work, and then got an ominous phone call the next day at lunch. All P1070665of the Greenies had gone to the wrong trainers and area, so I would be parting ways with Saunders. We had to go to the mission office, and swap some companions. I now have Elder Gundry. A dude out of Utah who speaks Thai like a boss just out of the MTC. Our new district leader is Elder Mitchel. He was in the MTC the same time I was, and we knew each other before. We are probably the youngest district in the mission. With Mitchel at 9 months, me at 7, Greenwood at 3, and Gundry at 2 weeks. We P1070596set a goal of getting 4 daters, and a goal of 8 baptisms as a district this up and coming Sunday. So we did a ton of awesome work last week. From inviting and getting 50 phone numbers in 2 days, worked until our stake conference on Sunday. On Monday we went with a friend of Elder Mitchell’s from an old area. We went to a place called the “Ancient City”. It is a massive park in the shape of the country of Thailand, and in the geographically correct places you

can find replicas of famous places from all over Thailand. We went all around on bikes, and ran into other missionaries as we took amazing photos, and I bought some awesome gifts for you guys (My Family). We spent a long time there, and did some fun things. We ate ice cream after, and then went home. On Tuesday we had district meeting, and had to go out for some inviting so we did not get ice cream. We got a ton of phone numbers, and went out and invited at Future Park.

We then taught English class, and taught some people after. On Wednesday we did some inviting, and had some appointments cancel on us. We went and visited some LA’s and tried to find some people to teach since our day was pretty open. We saw jack Sparrow roaming the streets, and got chased by some dogs. On Thursday we received special training talking about some new rules, including that we can no longer leave Rangsit for P-day. I had dreams of getting a suit, and my dreams were dashed. Or so I thought. Brother Wat the stake clerk heard my plight, and wants to play the middle man between me and the tailor, helping me achieve my suit dream. We met Nah and her family, and did some rocking inviting where we got

almost 20 numbers. Friday both companionships were stuck in the church. We taught RC’s and investigators all day, and it felt good to get that much work done. We also met with a South African guy who we met a few days ago. Sunday was a normal Sunday, with a confirmation of a guy named RJ. We then had meetings, taught people, and went out to Nah’s house again to teach her daughters. We have 4 daters, and the other Elders have 4, so for this Sunday we might see 8 people baptized. This email is not as long or detailed due to time. We have to got to the office for Zone Conference stuff so our P-day is cut a little short this week. Everyone is very impressed with Rangist. We are blowing it up, but we have to stay humble. I am having so much fun out here, and training is not scary, it is fun! Next week’s email will be crazy. I hope you are ready for it.

Elder Ridings

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