Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring in Ayutthaya

Elder and Sister Manning
The Mannings, the mission Public Affairs couple, came to visit Ayutthaya. They are looking for sightseeing attractions for the BYU Young Ambassadors when they come in May. Too bad YA are not scheduled to perform in Ayutthaya. We took the Mannings around to all the top tourist sites and had a good time. Elder Manning is also on the high council and was our assigned speaker in church Sunday. He gave a good talk about temple worthy standards.

Reclining Buddha at Wat Yay
Evidence that Spring has arrived in Ayutthaya.
Bird eggs on our window seal. 
Joan is now published in Thai Liahona. She wrote an article about our youth activities. She wrote it in English and the translation committee put it in Thai. She is now published in two languages.

We had two baptisms on Sunday, and we finally confirmed the man that was baptized three weeks ago. This young man has been sick and unable to come to be confirmed. He came only for sacrament meeting where we had sixty-seven in attendance. A record high.

We are planning for an Open House on March 22nd in our new meetinghouse. There is much to do. I gave out invitation cards to all the members Sunday and asked them to invite friends, neighbors and family.

We had a great Zone conference. One quote I liked: “The gift of tongues does not come with a box and ribbon.” Also that we may not be here to see the temple built in Thailand, but we are all building a temple to the Lord ourselves.

It has been very hot lately, but then again, this is Thailand. We are very grateful to be in Thailand serving our Lord Jesus Christ, and serving with such good missionaries and an inspired mission president.

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