Saturday, November 5, 2016

Week #16 - The Three Midgeteers: October 25, 2016 - October 31, 2016
The three shorties

 This week was transfer week! I stayed in Penang with Sister Durham, but we also gained another companion, whom we are killing as well (meaning she finishes her mission and goes home at the end of this transfer). Sister Durham and I are companions in crime ;) Anyway, our new companion is Sister Quan. She is from Virgina (Washington D.C. area), and is very kind with awesome ideas! She's also an amazing violinist! She's been called Malay speaking, but she speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, and understands many of the dialects here (including Hokkien)! She is actually American born Chinese because her grandparents were the ones who immigrated from China to the U.S. Previously, she had spent half of her life living in the U.S. and the other half in China! Plus, she's shorter than me (by like half a foot but it still counts)! That's very rare and amazing! So now our tallest companion is Sister Durham, who is still below 5 feet. We're officially the Three Midgeteers!

Vegetarian Spaghetti
Happy Deepavali!
This week was a regular week of missionary work and lots of rain. There were also a few flat tires here and there. The rain in Penang is kind of like the movies where it just pours. I didn't think it was a real thing, but it is! In a blink of an eye it seems to start pouring, stays for a good 30 minutes, and then leaves just as fast as it came. Once, our investigator told us about a day they purposely did not pray nor read the scriptures. The next day, they were not able to do their work at all. Everything was forgotten. After meeting with us, everything was all good again and as they continued to pray and read the scriptures. I know that the small things that build our faith and show our willingness to obey God are essential. It reminds us of whom we truly rely on and everything we have and can do are not truly ourselves, but are Heavenly Father's. It's not Heavenly Father who leaves us, it's us who leaves Him. Continue coming unto Heavenly Father by praying and reading the scriptures. These will truly draw us nearer to Him.
Last Day with Sister Larkin

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