Saturday, May 1, 2010

Zone Conference and New Bikes

Well, it's Zone Conference and District Conference this weekend here in beautiful Ipoh, which means we have twelve Elders staying at our house for three days. Crazy. I can't imagine the mess that's gonna be here after they go home, but it's super fun until we have to deal with that. Get's a little lonely. I still haven't lived in an apartment with more than 2 Elders which is really unusual actually, but I guess I'll just appreciate it more when I get the chance.

We got new bikes. The Elders in Butterworth sent their spare bikes on a bus down here (that's kind of a common way to send boxes here, just stick them on a bus and have the elders on the other side meet the bus to pick it up). The boxes were so big though that all of the taxi drivers refused to take us back home, so we were kind of just stuck out there at the bus station. So, after frantically calling members for about half an hour we finally found one who could take us. That was really only the beginning of the problems. It's amazing how hard a device as simple as a bike can be to put back together, but believe me, there's more to it than you'd think. So, after replacing a few parts, it looks like we finally have decent bikes. Hooray!

Alright, well, that's kind of the news from here in Ipoh! Still doing great. Loving the gospel more than ever. It's becoming more clear to me everyday that this is really the only path to lasting peace here on Earth and Eternal Happiness afterwards. It's the most important message in the world, but also the happiest and more hopeful!

Thanks so much for all your support sending me out here and the years of preparation you gave me to come. Isn't it crazy that we can send out 19 year-olds with no real formal theological training to come out and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not really relying on anything but the strength of the message to convince people to change their lives, and that it works? That's been a big testimony builder to me.

Ok, love you so much! Talk to you soon!

Elder Blissett

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