HIEEEE!!! Sounds like you're doing so good! It's good to know that people back home are okay. I love little hunter, every time I see a baby I want to snatch them and hold them. haha bad bad bad. Yeah so I live in the coolest place. Malaysia is suuuper different than Singapore, I really like it here. It's Chinese New Year, so I have received a lot of random gifts, like random food. It's nice, and sometimes weird. I got four new investigators last week, and they are all from Pakistan, and they love me and my companion. Being a missionary is the coolest. It is unexplainable. Everyday when I bear my testimony I can feel the Spirit validating to me that what I am saying is true. It is hard with the language barrier, but the spirit can do things that I cannot, it can witness to them truth, even though they can't understand what I'm saying very well. This is truly the coolest mission. When they say that you will preach to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that is totally my mission. I am surrounded by different races, and languages. I love it more than anything. But it is SO hard. Everyday I'm exhausted beyond belief, and people are frustrating, and the weather is SO miserable. But the miracles I see outweigh everything. When you see someone light up, because you have just let them know that through Jesus Christ they can be relieved of burdens, nothing else in the world matters. When they figure out that they can live with their family forever, they change, because they want that so badly. My favorite part of being a missionary is being able so see people as God sees them. The love I have for these people consumes me. I want to hug them all, and let them know that they have a loving Heavenly Father that is by their side, waiting for them to let Him into their lives. I am honored to be here, to be useful to Heavenly Father, to learn, to change, and be fully converted. This is the most humbling thing of my life. I teach people who have no furniture, who live in squalor, and they are the most grateful people I have ever met in my life. They would move mountains to serve the Lord. I am inspired by them, and I continue to learn from them everyday what it means to be like Christ. I love this Church, God's plan is perfect. I am grateful to every person who has gone on before me that paved the way for the Gospel to be spread to all the world. Truly without them this work would not be possible.
I love you and hope you're doing okay. I am sending a letter, and it will be there in a couple of weeks, keep an eye out for it. Welp be good, and healthy. Kiss your children for me. I pray for you every day.
HELLLEEEWW!! Okay so I have 3 new investigators and they know like everything about the bible. They were like Joseph Smith couldn't see God because God can't be in his presence....Would God change himself or would Joseph have to be changed? Then they were asking all this stuff about Lehi's heritage, and about tribes. They committed to read the Book of Mormon though and to pray about it, so we'll see how it goes after I see them this week. Man I need to study the bible, but I'm learning so much. Today I read from 1 Nephi 12 and it is AMAZING!!! The revelation was perfect and exact. I am also trying to connect the bible and the BOM as much as I can. The scriptures are so cool, before my mission an hour to study seemed like a life time, and now an hour is not near enough time. People ask me the toughest questions and about specific references, and I'm like uhhhhh so I'm working on memorizing though. But my branch president couldn't think of a scripture and I quoted it for him, and that's how I knew my studying was paying off. After emailing today we're gonna go to the zoo to ride elephants, I'm stoked! Last p-day I got the dead skin eaten off my feet by fish...it was the nastiest and weirdest thing I have ever done, I didn't enjoy it in the least! (I'll send a photo) My area is progressing greatly. Everyday we have been praying to find investigators that will be kingdom builders, and who possess the qualities of a leader, specifically someone who can hold the priesthood. We're trying to get members to be self sufficient because they rely a ton on expat families from the states, and we have so many inactives so we're looking for those who will be truly converted. It's tough but I love it. On the bus this week a whole family came up to us thinking we're nuns and they said God bless you sisters. We struck up a conversation and they are inviting us over for Chinese new year and we're going to teach them a lesson, I think they'll love it!
ummm I don't know what else to say my days feel like weeks and my weeks feel like days. I am growing so much, and feel honored to be apart of the Lords work, He loves us so much. I can feel the blessing pouring out from faithful prayers, from not only me, but from all those who pray for the missionaries. When we're diligent and obedient we are promised blessings, and I am a witness that those blessings come. Well I love you daddy, thank you for being a good teacher, when I get home we'll have to have some good doctrine discussions. Have a good week, thank you for all you do for me, your hard work has not gone unnoticed.
Everyday I study the scriptures I always wish you were there so that I could ask you questions about what I study...I guess I have to learn things for myself. Being a missionary is so hard and rewarding. When I got to Kuala Lumpur I was like "what am I doing here" Of course I don't really mean that, but I'm in for a lot of work here. Luckily we have many people to teach already. Ask mom to pull up the email I sent her so I don't have to repeat a whole other email. I love you so much and am thankful for you every day. It amazes me how perfectly Heavenly Fathers plan is. He knew I would need to be sent to you and Mom and my heart is so full of gratitude. My testimony started with yours and it is because of you both that I am able to take what I know to the people in KL. The Lord is so mindful of all of His children, and He has not left us alone. I am loving the Book of Mormon, I swear I have never read it before. Everyday when I study I'm like, what the fruit, why have I not noticed that before. It is such a blessing for members teach with missionaries, you should tell the missionaries that you would be glad to go to a lesson with them. Especially since it is a goal for us to teach with a member present. Anyway I must go, but I love you very much and hope you are able to be healthy. I am so grateful that you are supporting me in this. Have a good week read read read the BoM and be a good example :)
Hey duuuuuudes! Thanks for all the emails....ehem. Just kidding it's fine you're probably busier than I am! Being a missionary is the most fun and hard thing of my whole life. I feel like I haven't slept in years. My companion is Sister Bradfield and I adore her. She's from New Zealand, and we are such good teachers together. So I'm either studying my face off all day or laughing my face off. My district is hilarious. They're all like Sister Krivanec, why do you laugh at everything, it's not even funny; but it's so contagious, if one of us laughs we all laugh. And it happened. I laughed during the PRAYER ahh twice! Once when the our branch presidency member brother hobbson was praying...and what's worse is he's a Patriarch, and another time during just a class lesson. It's fine I'm trying to get better. Okay so teaching is SO HARD!! We have legit investigators that are hired to work here, they ask me the hardest things and sometimes when they swear they're like opps sorry I forgot you don't swear and I'm like yeaahhhh so anyway. My whole district is going to Pittsburgh except for my companion and me. Everyone read the Book of Mormon DAILY and study every verse carefully there are is so much revelation found in there. Holy I'm learning a lot, but I have suuuuuuch a long way to go. The spirit is so amazing here, I think all members should spend a few days here, it would change lives for sure. I already have to prepare a talk, and I'm like GREAAT! Welp that's part of being a missionary I guess. So I love you all sorry if I'm leaving a lot of stuff out, I'm doing so well, and love being a missionary. Everyday when I wake up and put my name tag on I feel so honored. I love my Savior, and I love this work even though it's so exhausting. Mostly I love you all! Thanks for all the prayers, I can really feel them, I pray for you all everyday. Enjoy the snow for me, I'm gonna miss it! May God be with you all.