"Well whats up everyone!! I hope you all are doing good!!:) My week was a pretty solid week:) Nothing too exciting happened because we basically spent everyday at the church teaching people:) So Im missionary terms it was a very good productive week! But not really exciting for the viewers haha My companions are way good guys! But now we are used to being in a threesome Its time for me to get my New companion! haha I will get him on tuesday night! The Pres. Gave me special permission to go to the airport with him so i can be there when he flys in!!:) haha so that will be way fun!! The highlight of the week was watching conference! It was way good! We watched it in the clerks office on the computer while the members watched it in Thai in the Sacrament room. It was funny because our room was way small and we were blasting the AC so it got way cold in there! It was so cold that there was fog on the window. So all the members thought it was way funny!! They knew where to find the Elders, just follow the cold air cause thats where we will be haha. I had 2 encounters with Giant spiders in my house this week!! I freaking hate it!! They are freaky looking spiders too and about the size of my hand!! hahan Well all in all it was a good week:) Im excited to train a new missionary but also way nervous! Hopefully all will go well! Well I love and miss you all! You are all in my prayers!!:)
I couldn't be more proud of Elder Neal this week. Being asked to be a trainer is a big deal! That means that Keyen isn't only excelling in the gospel but he is also doing well in the Thai language, teaching skills, following mission rules and by being an over all good example! I'm so happy that he is really taking his mission experience to the max! Way to go Keyen!
Keyen was a bit sad to leave his previous area because he had such a good experience with a particular family there. He mentioned in a letter that he felt that this family was the reason that he was sent to Thailand and if he didn't baptize anyone else on his mission he wouldn't care because of what he was able to do for this family. But he is looking forward to many more great experiences and is ready to continue to serve the Lord.
Here's what he said about the week...
"Hey everyone! Whats up?? I hope you all are doing good! So my week was a very interesting one:) So I got transferred to a new area! I was way sad to leave my last area! But i got the call I was moving! Then the day before transfers I got a call from the Pres. . He asked me if I would train a new missionary. So I said yea:) haha But then he said that the new missionary Ill be training wont be In Thailand for another two weeks:) So I got put into a new area with 2 other elders:) Once my new guy gets here ill be training him here:) So Im in a area called Lopburi. It is knows as the City of Monkeys! So in the main part of the city there are Monkeys everywhere!! Its seriously like planet of the apes!! The Monkeys are scary! They are wild and will steal stuff and bite if you dont give them food!! haha so that will be great fun! So one of my companions is a piano Master! He seriously is crazy! He told me to pick any three keys on the piano and he would make a song using those three notes as the main thing. So i picked three and he on the spot played this sick song!! I was blown away!! We played that game for a while!! haha Ive had the chance to met a lot of members here and they are all great! Such amazing members here in Thailand!! So thats about all i have for today! I love you all! You are always in my prayers!!:)
Keyen's favorite Tennis player Rafa Nadal was in Thailand last week so Keyen was pretty excited.
One of Keyen's new companions Elder Erk.
The missionary's home in Lopburi
Missing you a lot Key but I am so happy that you are doing so well in Thailand. The Lord is looking out for you and is pleased with your work.
We love you Elder Neal! Stay strong and work hard!