Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nov 15: S-poiled


Oh where to start?

Well. I killed Sister Alley. She is dead! It's official. And she died in the greatest way. She worked to the bone till the last second. Such a good example! So proud of her. It was a bitter sweet goodbye! We really had a great transfer. We worked SO well together. But I was happy that she gets to go on the next chapter of her life and apply. And it was just weird to think that it won't be too long until I see her again! So. There is that. :)

Last Sunday: Last dinner with the district at the Granges! Love the Granges. 

Monday: Went to visit Synthia and Sylvia (our Pakistani investo's).... It was the coolest thing. We ad given Synthia te assignment to keep reading in 1 nephi. So we ask her how tat was going... not expecting too much because her english comprhension isn't te best (okay this key board is killin me... te "H" won't work unless i pound on it... so for te sake of time... just insert an "H" whenever it doesn't make sense.. aha).. So we follow up... And se tells us it went good. And ten proceeds to give us a PERFECT summary of the 1st 5 chapters of the book. And then what se LEARNED from it. Whoa... It was way cool. I pray that er living condition can become better so one day she will be able to get baptized. ... The end of tat visit though turned WAY sour... Because in Pakistani culture apparently it is WAY rude if you 1 turn down food and 2 dont eat all your food.... Seriously... Sylvia gave me like... 7 chuck-a-rama plates full of this terrible rice stuff.... And I ate it.. until I wanted to die. And wanted to die several continuing hours after that as well. #forthekingdom 

Tuesday: Amazing miracle. Sister A and I set out in the morning to try and find this member that had disappeared from the face of te earth... All we had was a name and a wrong address.. So we set out. And it was way fun. We were like detectives.. knockin on doors.. asking tese people if they knew a pakistani woman with four kids (oh we knew tat too ha). So we finally find er appartment... Wich was in a pretty sketchy area.. and the secretary person was not there. So we prayed... And desided we would go inside and knock on all the doors tat had little kid shoes outside te doors.. So the first door.. nothing,... We continue to walk down the halll... when we stop in front of a door.. because we could hear talking... we waitied to see what language it was... we heard thai... so we started to walk a away.. but i had a feeling to just stay... and then a couple of seconds went by... and i hear tat the thai was coming from TV and that te actually people were not speaking thai!! So we knocked on the door to find.... It was HER..... Turns out she's totally not pakistani but sri lankin. It was amazing. She didn't speak very good english.. But when we showed her te name of who we were looking for she pointed at herself and said "me". One of heavenly father's sheep was found. 

Way cool ting about Asoke.. It was food from all over te world. And it is all legit. All so amazing. Today we ate at a splendid italian pizza joint with Sister Johnson and Grange as a goodbye for sister Alley! We almost ordered a 1 meter pizza... ahaha language barriers... 

Wednesday: Way fun.. We got to prepare the new missionary lunch and take them out Dan Jonesing! (inviting).. It was so so fun... And a strange flashback.. to just a little over a year prior.. being in those very same shoes. What an adventure it has been. That evening we met wit sweet sister Robyn again for sister Alley's last time. And wow. We were spoiled. We went to an Argentian steak house. No need to annunciate on that. It was a crazy hi so restaraunt.. To which sister A and I brought a bottle of milk with Tim Tams so we could teach Robyn how to slam.... First class everyone. SO fun. I am excited to teach you how to slam one day!

Thursday: Sister Alley was died. And I took her place as the A. S. S. Assistant to Sister Senior (now sister Johsnon... but te A S J just doesnt ave the same ring to it... :P).... Hahah not really it is just for funnsies. Sometimes it feels tat way though with all we do in Asoke.  And to Asoke i brought the greatest greatest greatest new khuu! I am SO excited. My new companion is Sister Remington from Alberta Canada. She is SO cute. And such a great missionary. I can't even tell you how SPOILED I FEEL! Or as Anny would have put it... "richly blessed" :) We are so excited to work together. o!!! At transfers also so my sweet sister Olsen. She is doing so good! I am so proud of her. She will be training a khon thai mssinoary and opening a new area for sisters!!! I will be a grandma in the mission! Wooohooo. :) In the evening sister Smith (my old mtc companion) came and did a trio with us for a while! That was fun to reminsce wit her. we were invited to dinner with the bishop from the international ward. So tat was a change! Way fun. 

Friday: Crazy days begin. Introducing Sister Remington to Asoke.. We were running and running. We love it.

Saturday: SRI LANKIN SATURDAY! Way sick day. Sister Remington and I went with some members from the international ward to meet with this LA srilankan member! It was such an amazing experience. Won't go into details now about it.. Because their situation has lots of legal funsies incorporporated. fun. Later we went out to another member's restaraunt.. that happened to Sri lankan as well! it was prettty goood stuff. Much better than pakistani food right now. :) That afternoon we got to teach a french guy tat randomly walked into te church! Turns out Sister Remington is way good at speaking french. Okay. So that was fun. His name is Pescal. Is that te name of te chemillion on tangled????

Sunday: Nutty... per usual. but so good. So fun to see the LA's tat we've been working with come to church. And so wonderful when tey bring friends. Missionary work is real. The best way to help the missionaries is to open your mouth and invite your friends. And do your calling as a member. Fellowship. That evening we had a district dinner wit the Johnsons! It was a lovely dinner that ended with probably one of the most embarrassingly funny mission or even life moment of my life. I'll save that one for another day. ;)

Everyone Heavenly Father is oh so real. It was so humbling this week to see prayers answered concerning which sisters were called to this Zone.. I know it is God's will to make the Bangkok West Zone a stake. And I am so glad I have been able to serve in it these past 3 transfers.  The kingdom is coming forth.

I so love being a missionary.
Sister Coates

PS... P days are actually staying saturdays... This was just a one time ting tis transfer.... so see you at the end of this week!

me and the best sis O
Alley on the death couch. she's the coolest 


My gorgeous companion

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