Monday, December 26, 2016

(The 33rd week) I wish you a Merry Christmas and the Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from the Dural District!!!!!!!!!!

(Thai): สวัสดีเด้อพ่อแม่พี่น้อง เป็นยังไงกันบ้างน้อ สบายดีกันถ้วนหน้าไหมคริสมาสต์นี้ เมื่อวานนี้เขาไม่ให้หยุดก็เลยไม่ได้อีเมล แต่วันนี้วันหยุดก็เลยได้มาอีเมลและพรุ่งนี้ทรานส์เฟอร์แล้วนะ เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะกำลังจะได้คู่ใหม่แล้ว เพิ่นชื่อว่าเอ็ลเดอร์โมทัน..ไม่รู้ว่าสะกดยังไงแต่นั่นแหล่ะเอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะได้ยินมาแบบนี้. หึ้ยๆ คริสต์มาสที่ผ่านมา เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะได้ของขวัญเยอะแยะเลย มีมาจากสาขาขอนแก่นด้วยแหล่ะ
ขอขอบพระคุณหลายๆ สำหรับปลอกหมอน+ข้อความจากเพื่อนๆพี่ๆน้องๆจากสาขาขอนแก่นเด้อ

(English): Hello everyone! How was your Christmas?!?! My Christmas was very awesome! I got heaps of presents and letters. 
Thank you so much for these wonderful presents that you sent me. I loved it!!!
​I learned a lot from last Christmas. Even though, it was Christmas, Me and my companion still worked very hard. I had an opportunity to call my dear mother on Christmas' day. My mom is doing very great and I was so very surprised when she said she wants to go to church! Oh..how happy I am!!
I'm so grateful for this opportunity for me to be here on the mission to serve and help everybody to get closer to Christ in Australia Sydney North Mission. I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and He has a plan for us to return to live with him again after this life. 

Well..we need to keep going now! I hope you all are doing good! I ♥ you. 

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most skux missionary in Australia Sydney North Mission)

Me and Elder Sibbett
จากสาขาขอนแก่น
From Khon Kaen Branch
จากครอบครัวเดลี่
From the Dailey!


Me and my companion came here(A member's house) to call our parents!
บ้านของสมาชิกที่โบสถ์ของเอ็ลเดอร์ รวยมาก
The only color in the world!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

(The 32nd week) Merry Christmas!

Hello family and friends! How are you doing? I'm doing good on my mission. It is a little bit difficult but I will never give up. And about this week I will write about special things of each day. I hope you will love it

Monday - P-day. There were two missionaries that came to stay with us. One of them was Elder Leota(my last companion). It was very nice to see him before he finishes his mission.

Tuesday - Christmas Conference! The best conference ever! I had a lot of fun. I had opportunities to see heaps of my friends before they finish their mission and to meet new friends. And also, I learned a lot about the life of Christ. One of the best moment was my mission president allowed us to watch a movie "Finding Dory" during the conference. It was weird, isn't it? well..but I learned heaps of this movie. especially, finding who I am and being who I am. And after the conference, we went to visit Jean at the end of the day.

Wednesday - Mm..I got a headache and was very sick so.. we didn't work.

Thursday - It was raining all day. We went to see some potential investigators. After that, we went to visit Jean and encouraged her to stop drinking alcohol (She still has this problem) and we asked her if we could come to visit her every day, just to say hi and see how she is doing with alcohol. She said she would love to have us every day!

Friday - We bought two bottles of none-alcohol wine for Jean(very cheap) She loved it and it was very awesome to have a chat with her. 

Saturday - We went with the Normanhurst Elders to help a family member move their house. 
In the evening, we went to visit Jean again. She still drinks alcohol but less.. I'm kind of happy wit that but not really.

Sunday - Special day! Heaps of our investigators came to church and this couldn't happen without helps from members!
  1. Rodney - Long time no see him. He's doing fine. Just going to move to another area soon. I went on split with a member(Ben Chalke) to pick Rodney up at his house because his car was dead. He was very happy to come to church and learn about the Savior. 1point to Ben Chalke
  2. Jean&William(Jean's son) - Her car was dead too.. and we got help from Ben again! He called his sister to go to pick Jean up. Jean said she loves coming to church and she really enjoyed church service. 
  3. Ali&Muhammad - These mates are the best! I really love them. They have very good understandings about the gospel. We taught the Restoration to them and committed them to pray and ask God if this message is true, and if Joseph Smith was a prophet. They said they will do that! Oh! The kingdom of God is not too far from them hahaha
and today, I got a very good news from Elder(Brother) Sribunruang that my family is still learning the gospel! Yay!
Well.. I hope you enjoy my journey(this email). I testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and I hope you all have a very good week. Do not forget that I miss and love you all. Merry Christmas!!!

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan


Monday, December 12, 2016

(The 31st week)

สวัสดีทุกๆท่าน สบายดีกันไหมน้อ เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะสบายดีมากๆ เป็นห่วงแต่คนทางบ้านเพราะไม่มีใครส่งหรือติดต่อเอ็ลเดอร์มาเป็นเวลานานมากแล้ว ก็หวังแต่ว่าทุกคนจะสบายดี. 
วันนี้เอ็ลเดอร์หยุดพักผ่อน ขอหยุดงานแห่งความรอดไว้เพียงแค่นี้(เย็นนี้ค่อยลุยต่อ) ต้องสู้...ต้องสู้ถึงจะชนะ วันนี้ก็ไม่ได้มีแผนจะไปไหนหรือจะทำอะไรทั้งสิ้น แต่พรุ่งนี้ทางมิสชั่นเขาจะจัดการประชุมคริสมาสต์(Christmas Conference) ได้ยินมาว่าผู้สอนศาสนาทั้งมิสชั่นจะไปรวมกันที่ฮีบเบอร์แชม(ชื่อหมู่บ้าน) รู้สึกตื่นเต้นจะได้เจอเพื่อนๆที่นั่นและทำกิจกรรมร่วมกัน. เอาล่ะๆ อาทิตย์ที่ผ่านมานี้ก็สนุกมิใช่ย่อย เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะได้มีโอกาสพบกับคนใหม่ๆหลายคนและได้ช่วยให้พวกเขาได้เรียนรู้พระกิตติคุณของพระเยซูคริสต์.
ตอนนี้ไม่รู้ว่าจะพิมพ์อะไรต่อ ขอข้ามไปเขียนภาษาอังกฤษก่อนละกัน แล้วเจอกันเด้อ บายๆ 

English :

Hello everyone! How are you doing?! I'm doing fine..and I'm just thinking about my family. especially, my mom. I haven't got any email from my family for a few weeks. I wish I could call her right now..but I need to wait until Christmas 😞 however..this week was pretty fun. There are heaps of miracles this week. 
(I forgot my planner)
Monday - P-day. I bought some Thai foods!

Tuesday - did door knocking all day and I don't remember what else I did...
Wednesday - My companion and I visited Jean. We read in the Bible and the Book of Mormon a little bit. We talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ(Faith, Repentance, Baptism) so she can understand more why it is important to be baptized.

Thursday - There was a Zone Training Meeting and trading off! I was with Elder Maea(from New Zealand) I learned a lot from him. Especially, listening to the spirit.
We visited Jean and helped her to know why we do not drink alcohol, coffee, and tea. She understood pretty well but it is kind of hard for her to stop drinking wine. However, she said she want to get baptized so she will try her best to stop drinking wine!
We went to scriptures class but it was too late.
Friday - We went to the library to make and print pass along cards for the scriptures class. We just did the scriptures class last Thursday for the first time in our area! so we have the scriptures class every Thursday at 7.00PM! Feel free to come. We welcome everyone 😂

Saturday - We went to church to watch a church movie(Joseph Smith) with Jean. She loved it. and in the evening, we got 2 referrals(Ali(?) and Muhammad) from the assistants presidents(AP) 

Sunday - Ali and Muhammad came to church. My companion and I taught him the plan of salvation. After the lesson, we committed them to get baptized on December 31st. Ali felt the spirit so hard. He cried and said "I want to learn more and get baptized". Muhammad also wanted to get baptized. I will try my best to help these brothers! YAY! 

I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. They love us. I testify that Joseph Smith was a prophet. He restored the church of Christ and translated the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God just like the Bible. It teaches me how to be a better person every time I read. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Heavenly Father's church on earth today. And I am so grateful to be a part of God's church and I am so grateful for this opportunity to be here to help people to come to know this amazing truth of God. 

I love and think about all of you every day! I miss all my family and friends. I hope you all will have a great week! Stay cool! 

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North Mission)


Sunday, December 4, 2016

(The 30th week) Just a simple week.

สวัสดีเด้อพ่อแม่พี่น้องและเพื่อนๆทุกคน เป็นอย่างไรกันบ้างหนอ ไม่ค่อยได้ยินข่าวกันบ้างเลย มีอะไรแปลกใหม่เข้ามาในชีวิตกันบ้างไหม อยู่ทางนี้เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะสบ๊ายสบายดี เดี๋ยวสักหน่อยจะไม่สบายดีแล้วเพราะว่าอากาศเริ่มร้อนเข้าขั้นวิกฤต ร้อนแบบตับแตกไปเลย(ตอนมาใหม่ๆนี่บ่นแต่ว่าหนาว)555 แต่ไม่เป็นไร..เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะหายใจทางเหงือก เลยสามารถมีชีวิตรอดได้ทุกๆบรรยากาศ. เอาล่ะๆอาทิตย์ที่นี้ก็ไม่ค่อยมีอะไรมาก ผู้สนใจก็น้อย ท้อแท้และสิ้นหวัง แต่เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะก็ต้องดิ้นรนต่อไป ต้องไปเคาะประตูบ้านและเชื้อเชิญผู้คนต่อไป.. สู้สู้สู้ สู้สู้เว่ย(นักสู้พลังข้าวเหนียว) อย่างไรก็ตาม..สมาชิกที่นี่เขาก็ใจดีกับเอ็ลเดอร์มากๆ เอ็ลเดอร์ไปทำสวนให้เขา(รูปด้านล่าง) เขาก็เลี้ยงข้าวเลี้ยงปลาเป็นอย่างดี แค่นี้ก็มีความสุขกับการรับใช้ผู้คนแล้ว อิอิ
เอ็ลเดอร์ต๊ะรู้ว่าการรับใช้ผู้คนก็เหมือนกับการรับใช้พระผู้เป็นเจ้า และเมื่อเรารับใช้ด้วยสุดใจของเรา เอ็ลเดอร์เป็นพยานว่าพระผู้เป็นเจ้าจะประทานพรให้เราอย่างมากล้นเลยทีเดียวนะจ๊ะ วันนี้ก็ขอตัวไปก่อน(ไม่รู้จะเขียนอะไรต่อ555) โชคดีกันถ้วนหน้าเด้อ ปล.งวดนี้ได้เลขตัวไหน ส่งอีเม็ลมาบอกเอ็ลเดอร์ด้วย อยากรวย(ล้อเล่น😜)

And behold, In English version : 

Hello my beloved family, brothers and sisters! How are you doing? I'm doing very good! just feel a little bit hot because it is summer now! This weak was pretty simple.. Door knocking, serving people, teaching, and no more. Let's see what I did..

Monday - P-day! I was playing board games and card games with all my mates at the flat, emailing, and going to visit some people. It was a very easy Monday hahaha!

Tuesday - Me and my companion visited Jean! She was very awesome and was doing great! We read Introduction of the Book of Mormon with her and committed her to continue reading from what we read. She said she felt good when she reads the Book of Mormon! That's very cool huh! 

Wednesday - We had district training meeting(every Wednesday) and then tracting all day!
Thursday - My companion and I did a service for a member in the morning..
 and I forgot about the rest of this day.. I probably did door knocking for the whole day but In evening, we went to visit Jean again! just read a little bit in The Book of Mormon and helped her to understand why we need to get baptized.

Friday - Trading off with Elder Valenteros! 

Saturday - Me and my companion visited Jean again! We talked about The Word of Wisdom and committed her to stop drinking wine(Alcohol) and guess what.. she accepted our commitment yay! I'm glad that she wants to follow Heavenly Father and His commandments! 

Sunday - Visited some people, Church meeting and then we got feed by a family member! OH..I visited a potential investigator and It was very fun! He was with his friends. We talked a lot. I love them!

I love being a missionary! and I truly know that serving people = serving our Heavenly Father and if we serve with all our heart and strength, Heavenly Father will bless us and help us in our lives!
Do not forget that I miss you and always pray for you! I gotta go now! something fun is waiting for me 😁 
Have a good week!

LOVE, 
Elder Phimphan (The most Handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North Mission)

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