Zachary Royden Hill
show details 7:11 PM (13 minutes ago)
things are going well here. that's cool that easter was fun for you guys. it was interesting here. for some reason, there was a big public holiday for the weekend, so there was like no one at home. we got rained on a few times over the weekend, but that's normal here. the unfortunate thing was that last wednesday, i succombed to the rain and got sick. so up to sunday, my voice sounded part like it was changing and part like i was dying. no one understood me for 4 days. it was kind of funny to go contacting like that, but mostly annoying. i'm better now tho. other than that, we had a pretty fun week. there are little wood houses around malaysia for people who work constructiong. little temporary houses. and the people just move around next to the places of work they have. normally they have humble people living there and it's pretty good to find people to teach there. in sibu jaya, since it's pretty small, there are only a handfull of those little wooden houses, and they are full of people who dont want to hear about the gospel. we went last week and no one wanted to hear from us. but i'm not gonna lie, it doesnt get me down like it used to. there's just something about this work that makes you try to find something that'll make you happy. so after that, we got this grand idea to send our recent converts over there. that normally works better as well, because ibans feel way more comfortable around ibans than white people. even they were rejected. they felt a little bad about it, but it was good because they told us it doesnt matter what happens as long as you're doing the Lord's work. they really impressed me because they really want to help us out in finding new people. you can see that they really know the church is true. so after that, we had them go contacting a flat with us. i went with one on one side, and campbell went with the other guy on the other side. we got a few people to invite us back, but it's fun to see how these new people approach missionary work. the guy i went with was really good. i was impressed and he's not scared of anything. so on monday, we had our zone leaders come up and do some interviews for baptism. they passed, but they are going out of town this weekend and forgot to mention it to us before, so we have to postpone the baptism til next week. we're still just getting more people who want to learn, so it's good. unfortunately, one of our best new potential investigators just left because he actually works far away and only comes back to sibu jaya once a month. there's surprizingly a ton of people who do that. the least frequently i've heard of people coming back is once in two years. and they're only back for a month. no matter how much i learn and feel like i understand about this country, there are always things that come up that just stump me. but it's good. i'll just keep on going like i know what's going on. fake it til you make it baby! anyways, that's about the extent of my week. i didnt feel any earthquakes or anything. i dont even know where that sumatra place is. but i guess it's not close enough to feel anything. other than that things are just a mouth full of joy. i'm glad you guys are still having fun at home. soon it will be summer break for you. lucky! anyways, i'll stop rambling and let you go. have a good week.
Zachary Royden Hill
show details 7:32 PM (32 minutes ago)
hey ma. thanks for the pics. this last week has been pretty good. as for easter, we kind of just went around like normal. well, i guess i'll tell you a little secret about malaysia. there are christians here, but very few know much about christianity. at church we had our meeting talking all about Christ and his resurrection, but we're still trying to teach people about that. there's one family who has been in the church for almost 10 years, but pretty much other than that, everyone else is brand new in the church and still learning. no one has really celebrated easter before, so it's really a new thing. there are no traditions of the easter bunny or eating ham or anything liek that as far as i've seen. it really is a different world over here. but it's fun. the people are learning well and are on their way to becoming just solid members of this church. we just need to make them members first.
so when it comes to the couple missionries, in sibu jaya we are like a 40 minute bus ride away from a much bigger town called sibu. there are like 10 missionaries serving in sibu. so the couple missionaries are also there. we just make the sojourn every week for district meeting down to sibu. (mostly for the food). i think without it, i might die. i dont know what it is, but since i've been here, my appetite has gone way down. i think i could get by on eating one meal a day. you talked about broccoli and cauliflower. i think when i get back, i'll prefer to just go to the lawn mower bag insteading of eating those abominations. anyways, i gotta finish this up so i can send some pics. they'll come in a bit. take care mom and have a good week. (i'll tell you what i think of conference in two weeks when we get to watch it here.) love ya
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