Wednesday, March 2, 2011

An Iban Baptism Experience

Halo Keluargaku,

Welp, we finished off the week last week with an awesome Iban baptism! Woohoo! It was really sweet to see *** get baptized, and it was kind of fun for me to to get to experience that kind of a Sarawak style baptism without ever even having to go there! The opening and closing prayers were given by our Recent Converts (***'s sister and brother-in-law), we had talks from one of the Iban members of the branch and from one of the returned missionaries from this mission. ***, who is the wife of another of the returned missionaries from this mission (the sisters were teaching her) was baptized first, then our recent convert. And almost all of it done in the awesome Iban language. Lots of fun!

So, the next day we had church, but instead of being at its normal time at 10 they moved it to 3 this week so that it wouldn't overlap with some protests that were taking place here in KL on Saturday and Sunday. It's funny, I think back at home 3 o'clock church would be far from my favorite, but here I actually thought it was pretty fun. We even got to go to a member's house before church for lunch, which is something I've never done before! Anyway, both the recently baptized people from Saturday showed up and were confirmed on time which is always a relief. So now there's officially two more members of the KL branch.

Monday and Tuesday we spent doing exchanges in Johor Bahru, which is a city at the very southern tip of Malaysia, right across the ocean from Singapore (There's actually 2 bridges from JB to Singapore). It was fun to see the missionaries there and definitely helpful to see how things work there everyday. We're actually a little wiped today since we had to take a bus back from JB at 11:30 last night and didn't get into our apartment until 4. Normally I never have trouble sleeping on cars or buses, but I was really not as successful last night as I usually am. But, we made it back! I'm glad I have a full P-day to recover before we jump back into the normal work. :D

Welp, the sisters from my group went in to Singapore yesterday to have their release dinner, which means that today is officially my 18 month mark. I don't think anything more needs to be said about that!

Well, I think that's about it for the week in KL. We've got a few potentials looking really good for baptism in the next couple of weeks, so hopefully we'll have more good news to report soon!

I love you so much! Have a great week!

Love you!
Elder Blissett


  1. I can't believe it's been 18 months! Crazy how fast time flies.

  2. How awesome for him to have and Iban Baptism in KL...wish we could have seen that.

  3. Wow 18 months! Thats crazy! Time sure flies. How blessed those people are for Kevins hard work and dedication to the Gospel.