We stayed with Elder and Sister Hammer while in Kuching this trip. They have a lovely penthouse apartment. Sister Bodell may have been a little envious. Of course, we get a little envious every time we go to Kuching. It's a bigger, cleaner city than Sibu.
The Hammers are Family History missionaries. They are serving a two-year mission. They had some Family History business at the church so we went with them. Several missionaries were there in a meeting. It was like a Sibu missionary reunion when they were done.
|L to R: the Przbylas, Sliders, Sister Bodell, and the Hammers|
|A few of the S&I teachers in Kuching. I'm sorry to say I don't know all of their names.|
Those I know are Kelvin (short one in the center. He's standing next to President Sulai.
Brother Govan and his wife, Helen, are on the end.
Kuching is the Malay word for cat so there are many statues of cats throughout the city. Here are a few that we saw while we were there this time. There is also a cat museum, but we haven't been there yet.
|This cat is dressed in a traditional Gawai costume, including the hat!|
We are not sure what the fascination with cats is Kuching, but it's fascinating to observe. All the souvenir shops have a potpourri of cats for sell . . . wooden, porcelain, small, big, singular, groups. You name it; you can probably get what you want somewhere!
Sunday evening we were able to go with the ZLs for their discussion and dinner with Sister Star and her family. They mostly taught her husband this evening because he hasn't been able to attend all the discussions. It was a little bit of "Catch up." This is such a great family. They are living the Word of Wisdom and attending church each week. They will be strong members of the Church and a great asset for the branch they will attend. I'm grateful that we have the opportunity to tag along with the missionaries.
That's pretty much the week in review. Next week starts with Batman coming to our house on Monday morning.