Well, both Elder Peterson and I were sick this last week (me only a little cold, Elder Peterson's gotten a pretty nasty little virus though), but that didn't stop us from having a few awesome adventures this last week!
First and foremost, two of the Ibans were baptized on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday, so those would have been the confirmations I did with Brother Doxey (Elder Peterson baptized them both on Saturday and I got to do the confirmations on Sunday). The rest of the family is still looking pretty good, but unfortunately couldn't make it to the baptism or to church on Sunday. R***'s husband is still doing really, really well. He really wants to be baptized, but he's working on kicking a bad smoking addiction, so it may be a little bit of time. He's doing great though and has already set a goal for himself to be baptized with the next group of his family members. So, that was very exciting for us.
Speaking of exciting, we had an exciting run in the other day with a Myanmar man who was apparently an Elder in one of the local Myanmar churches. We had a really nice conversation with him, and found out in the course of our conversation that his wife was a prophetess. Pretty interesting, I've never met a prophetess before. Anyway, at the end of the lesson I closed with a prayer, and we were just getting ready to go when the man told us, "Ok, now my wife will give you a blessing. She will pray for you." Oh, ok, no problem. So, the wife gave us a nice blessing (in tongues) while her husband interpreted so that we could understand. That was something new for me! After the prayer though we all sat back and she made prophecies about both of us. She only spoke Myanmar languages, so her husband was our interpreter for the whole thing. First he turned to me and asked, "Are you married?" "Umm, nope, not yet." After that he told me that his wife saw a very lovely Malay woman with me "in the form of a man." Well that was a little weird until he told me that he just meant that she would be strong like a man. Anyway, she prophesied that someday I would marry this very lovely Malay woman and she would help me in my ministry. "Well that wasn't so bad," I thought. She then turned her attention to my companion, who, unfortunately didn't fare as well as I did. His major prophecy was that he would "remain a virgin, even until Heaven." Oh well, at least she threw in that Heavenly Father was very pleased with him!
So, anyway, that's kind of the news for the week, except that Elder Pratt (yes, he is related to Parley P. Pratt) of the Asia Area Presidency is coming for Mission Tour on Friday. Those are always really special experiences, so we're really looking forward to his visit.
So far no plans for my birthday, except that we've been justifying buying all kinds of delicious fast-food this week reasoning that with a birthday so soon we're entitled to some extra treats.
So, that's the week from Kuala Lumpur. Thanks again for the birthday present. It was so awesome, and a huge boost for my whole week. I love you all so much! I'm loving it here serving the Lord in beautiful Kuala Lumpur!