Abandoned Building

BOSS0767So it was a pretty good week this week. We got tons of work done, did some cool things, had some cool meet ups with people, and had some sad news.

On Monday we just did computer work and fixed up some problems we had with camera and such, then we ran some errands and took a taxi to a bus station pretty far away. When Feist transferred to our area he lost his friendship book at the station, and we went there to get it. It took most of our time because traffic was terrible. We were able to get home and then went to a neighborhood and taught the mother in law of a member. We then invited our way around the neighborhood and got some numbers before slowly making our way home. On Tuesday we went and had district meeting followed by exploding coke and mentos off the roof of the apartment building. We then went and got ice cream but the other Elders brought Dairy Queen into the ice cream place. We then invited our way all the way to the church. So it was about a 40 minute walk. We talked to tons of people and homeless dudes. We saw a ruined apartment building off the side of the road. We decided to go check it out. We climbed through a forest of trash, and made our way through the building exploring. We took tons of photos and made our way to the roof. After our little journey we got food at a gas station, I found ring pops for the first time in Thailand, BOSS0727and then taught some people at the church.  We took a bus home and got the keys and then went back to the church to work on the computer. We did computer work and got dinner as the other Elders taught people and we had English class. It was a really good class and I was in charge of the games. So I made sure everyone had a good time. After that we taught a girl and went home. On Wednesday we met up with the other Elders and ate food with them at the mall. We then got some of the new Star Wars posters in Thai. We then taught Benz and Jaime,  in the mall. We taught a very good lesson, but they are both still too afraid to pray. They are scared they will get an answer. SO we tried our best to help them but eventually had to leave. We then invited our way around and talked to Muslim people at Duke’s place. She told us some cool stories of when she was learning about the church, and brought up some concerns we tried to help her with. After we taught her we got some dinner and then invited our way to a taxi and went to a member named Nang. His little kid loves super heroes, especially BOSS0733wolverine. He calls himself “Logan”  I made wolverine claws out of a cereal bx and duct tape. He loved them and went around the house slashing everything! After we taught his family he drove us all the way to the church and we had a meeting with some ward leaders. SO I can not remember if I mentioned this. But we were told we would be getting Sisters in the area, and that they would be here TODAY. We got a phone call and a change of plans happened. We would not be getting them for reasons. We then got dinner and went home. On Thursday we ate lunch and took a taxi to the stake center for a Zone Meeting. We showed up late due to traffic and had a pretty good meeting. We got some new teaching materials and then went home. We invited our way around the town and BOSS0799ate at a salad place in the mall that was amazingly good!  We got some treats for game night and played clue with people. Elder Walker won in the first round on the first guess. So we played again. After game night we shared some spiritual thoughts and then went looking for whey protein for Elder Walker. We found it, noted its location, and went home. On Friday we planned for the next week and we went to invite for a little bit. We taught an RC and then invited in a big neighborhood where we found an LA and taught him. After inviting some more we went to the church and taught Book of Mormon class. WE took a bus to the church and not many people showed up because of the rain. We then came home and invited some more with the time we had left. Not much happened due to the weather and everyone was running for cover. On Saturday We woke up and went to bro Nang’s house to cut the bushes, trees, and hedges in his front yard. He gave us some shirts to wear and I set about fixing the hedges, buses, and the garden. His kid was watching the new Avengers movie, and stabbing everything with the wolverine claws, still. After that he took us to a friends’ house, and introduced us to him. He is interested to learn more so BOSS0240we will be visiting him again. We then went to the bus stop and I bought a cheap t-shirt because we had more work today. We went to a far away members house, and went to help him cut some trees too. I left the shirt in the van by accident though. We helped some older members cut their trees, and they introduced us to one of their friends who was also interested to meet with us. We then left his house and went to a members’ house to teach his mother in law again. After that we went home because celebrations were in full swing fort the King’s birthday. On Sunday we went to church and got the sad news that Sister Aah had finally passed away on Saturday. Everyone was sad. We were told that the funeral was on Monday. After church we went looking for an investigator and ran into a member. IT was brother Hack, a short, 30 year old man who is a little ball of energy. He was riding on the back seat of a bike being driven by his twin brother who I had never seen before. They were wearing the same clothes, same haircut, and were the same man! It looked like 2 little, clone hobbits on the same bike. They were so happy and waving at us! We then visited an investigator and went to a member’s house. WE then went home and had a big pasta dinner. So today we are going to the funeral of Sister Aah so we do not have many plans today. It is super sad that she finally moved on, but was not unexpected. Her sister is taking it very well because she, like us all, knows where her sister has gone to rest. See you next week.


-Elder Ridings


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