Last week with Elder Calderon

oh maaan time is so short! i cant believe im already back here in bangkok again crazy.

so i know ill be staying in pitsanulok for the next 6 weeks which im stoked about- but i dont know my new companion yet ill find out tomorrow. its gonna feel wierd doing things without calderon. hes such a stud. these last two days have been super slow because we aren't teaching, and inviting, and doing our whole normal routine in pitsanulok. last night we went to the store to get some groceries and we had literally nothing to do- like no members to visit, no people to teach, and like we were just expected to kinda hangout all day while we waited for elder calderons interview- and the whole day was just so relaxed but strangely i didnt like it at all. elder calderon says that means he was a good trainer haha bc its true- like when im not going hard and just busy doing things all the time i just feel off and like im wasting time. idk how to put it but lets just say im excited to be back in pitsanulok, in that little house- planning, studying, going out and serving people and just loving the people there. 

this week was pretty solid and normal as for our teaching and what not. we have two awesome girls phraw and aye who are excited to follow christ into the waters of baptism this sunday. with the focus on families in the mission- the last couple weeks have been awesome working with part member families and finding opportunities to teach there spouse, children, grandchildren etc. and a lot of blessings have been coming from this new focus in the mission already. an awesome new convert brother flug who was baptized a about a month ago, recieved the priesthood last week, and baptized his dad this last sunday. its so sweet to see that kinda stuff happen- and to see the example that flug is as his faith is growing and both of their lives are changing. miracles out here in thailand are happening fasho. 

its been way hot the last week like in the 100s haha which now looking back seems ridiculous- but its honestly a tender mercy of the Lord that i think my sweat glands have closed up since coming to thailand. like literally idk how i dont sweat soooo much when we are just out walking around talking to people in the hot sun all afternoon. i remember going inviting with the elders at home and i think it was like in the 80s or 90s and we were walking around and im just thinking like wow this is awful im so hot and no one wants to talk to us- haha but with that attitude of course people wouldnt want to talk to us. so yeah super grateful for the gift of not sweating lately. 

so yeah this week was way rad and i love it. stoked to hear about bekahs mission call im so excited for her! God is gonna work miracles through her- and she will be a blessing to so many peoples lives as she serves Him with all her heart might mind and strength. being a missionary is the best thing in the world- every day is just so fulfilling. life has so much purpose, and serving other people, helping them find the joy that comes from living the gospel of christ, etc- just makes you so happy its insane. the scripture in d&c 18 is so true

 10 Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;

15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
 16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!
 love you guys and so grateful for you all! <3 
much love from ya boy, elder chamberlin<3

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