Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Trip Down To Melacca

Halo Keluargaku,

Welp, we've had a pretty average week here in KL, which is good, even average here is super fun! Unfortunately our baptism didn't go through this Sunday because we had a scheduling conflict that prevented us from doing the baptismal interview when we needed to, but the interview is done now so this Saturday or Sunday ***will be getting baptized. Hooray!

On Monday we took a day trip down to Melacca to do some training and exchanges with the elders down there. It's always fun to get to travel a little bit and see what some of the other areas are like and how the elders are doing. Melacca is a particularly interesting place since it's about the most historical place in all of Malaysia. There's all kinds of old churches and Portuguese forts and things there. The whole city is filled with museums and is a super popular place for tourists. It was really fun though. The Elders there are doing really well and I even managed to touch a chuch from the 1600s that we passed by. Lots of fun!

Last night we went to all of our appointments with a couple of members here, one from the Philipines and one American who is actually returned from this mission about 2 years ago. It's always fun to go around with members, and the American is actually working here in Malaysia for a while, and has had lots of time to get his Malay *really* good, so it was fun to learn some things from him too. He speaks Iban as well, so we took him to meet our recent convert Iban family that night. *That* is a crazy sounding language. If you picture in your head what kind of language people living in the jungle would speak, you'll have a pretty good idea what Iban sounds like. It's actually close enough to Malay that I can understand most of what people are saying, but it still has that appeal of being something that just seems so foreign.

We've been working on meeting more of the members lately and trying to get the referral work moving here, and so far we've been pretty successful. Things are definitely still in the infant stages (I think it's been a long time since missionaries have worked very much with the members here), but we're seeing some very encouraging things and starting to get more referrals. Hopefully in the coming weeks we'll be able to see more fruits from that.

Well, other than that, things are going pretty much the same. I passed up the half-way point in the new Indonesian Book of Mormon this last week. Oh, here's something kind of exciting though, this is the last P-day for the sister missionaries who came in with my MTC group. They'll be flying to Singapore on Tuesday and heading back to America the next day I think. It's crazy to see them go! It kind of snuck up on me to be honest. It's weird to see people that you've got such a connection with in the mission finish up.

Well, I know that the church is true. These last couple of weeks we've been able to see the power of the Book of Mormon and the Spirit really start to change the heart of one of our investigators. She's always been kind of interested, but these last couple of weeks as she's really started to seriously read the Book of Mormon, it's been really cool to watch her heart soften and open up. She's developing a real love for the Book of Mormon and it actually has wrought a very obvious change in her demeanor. So that's been really cool to see. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and I'm so grateful that we have it.

I love you all so much! Thanks so much for your prayers for us and for our investigators. It really does bring blessings into our lives.

Love you!

Elder Blissett


  1. He writes such a good email. I look forward to reading them every week. It always makes my day!

  2. Hi Elder Blissett!

    What is your email address supaya saya boleh hantar pesanan kepada awak?

    I also have question: Siapakah orang Amerika tu yg membantu dengan missionary work minggu ini?


    Cameron (Elder Hall)

  3. Oh... By the way. I have been reading your blog for many months now.

    Thanks for the quality messages.

  4. Hi Cameron (Elder Hall)! This is Elder Blissett's mom. I'm posting his letters on his blog and saw that you wanted his e-mail: kevin.blissett@myldsmail.net. Hopefully you will read this comment because I don't know how to get in touch with you! Georgia (georgiablissett@msn.com).