Time is flying by! December 1 marked the three-month mark of our mission. I was reading my cousin Marty's newsletter. They'll be heading home soon. I hope we can accomplish as much as they have before we return home.
Monday we took the ZLs to the post office so they could mail some packages home. They are always asking us if there is anything they can do to help. We usually tell them no, but today we took them up on their offer. We had them change some light bulbs that were a little awkward for us older folk to change.
|I had managed to change the bulbs in the lower three globes, but the upper two were too high for me and the ladder. The missionaries came to our rescue and replaced the top two bulbs.|
|Just adding the final touch!|
It looks pretty good!
Thursday was a bizarre day for me. I don't know why, but I didn't sleep well Wednesday night. I was tired. We had language lesson with our tutor, and I was really tired for that and discouraged that Sherrie is doing so well, and I am struggling. Eventually everything caught up with me. I think I was somewhat homesick, too. I miss the kids and grandkids, other family, friends, decorating the house inside and out, setting up the train in the front room, Choir practice with the ward choir for the Christmas Sacrament meeting program, Christmas parties, yada, yada, yada. I was pretty bummed all day. I know what and why Wednesday was happening, but I was having trouble getting through it. However, after getting a good night's sleep Thursday night, I felt 200% better on Friday. There is no better place to be at Christmas than the mission field, sharing the Gospel with other people. This is where we need to be at this time. I don't doubt that at all.
We are looking forward to Zone/Senior Couples Conference next week in Singapore, then Youth Conference the following week, then Christmas, then get seminary started here in Sibu. It will be busy, but exciting.
Speaking of Youth Conference, we've had to get a lot of shopping done, and get the T-Shirts designed and ordered. That's been a task, but the shopping and, as of last night, the T-Shirts are ordered. Thanks to Josh and Aaron for their help. Here is the final work up how the shirts will look.
The maroon shirts are in Malay; the white shirts in English.
Everyone will get one of each color.
One more thing to complete tonight . . . design the program for Youth Conference. We started working on it, and continued working on it late into the night. We finished it up Saturday morning and got it printed. Done! Tomorrow we can actually rest? Not likely! It's Sunday, and we have Primary, Temple Prep, Youth Conference committee meeting, and choir practice, and then prepare to leave for Mission Conference.
We were able to have a second session of language study with the zone leaders Saturday afternoon. This has been most helpful to us. I am grateful for their help. Thank you Elders J and S!