It is another beautiful day here in KK. We went for about three weeks with no rain, but now we are having rain again almost every night. It seems to rain during the evening/night hours so that is good. We don't have to travel in the rain. Things sure did dry up in a hurry when there was no rain. All the grass turned brown around the roads and along our driveway.
The YSA came over to our apartment for a swim party. About ten of them showed up. Not everyone swam but they all seemed to have a good time. We have an "Adopt-a-Highway" project coming up the first week of August for both branches and they always come over to our apartment for a swim and ice cream after. They do like ice cream, although I just can't force myself to buy the corn or yam ice cream yet.
Here are some more pictures of our trip to Tawau and the clean water project there:
On Thursday, Pres. Ling's wife, Mary, came over to bake cupcakes for their son Gideon's first birthday. She asked me about a month ago if I would make her about 100 cupcakes. I don't want to get in the cupcake business so I told her to come to our apartment and I would teach her how to make them. She thought that was a good idea. One complication happened however. On Wednesday night I was baking in the oven and could smell plastic burning. I looked all around inside the oven but couldn't see anything. After I was through baking I was wiping up the counters and noticed that where the oven plug goes into the outlet, it was all black and melted. We couldn't even get the plug out. I called Mary and told her the problem but she said they would still come and bring her niece's microwave/convection oven. They brought it over Thursday morning and we made cupcakes. I had them bring all the ingredients and then I showed them how to put the batter together. It was tricky at first trying to get the convection oven set at the right temperature for the right amount of time. The cupcakes weren't very light but they still tasted ok. I also made Mary some white cream cheese frosting, some blue frosting and some chocolate frosting that she could take home and frost the cupcakes later with. They had a party for Gideon's birthday on Saturday night and she had all the cupcakes frosted and decorated. They looked great, she did a good job. Like I said, the cupcakes were heavier than usual, but still tasted great. I think she ended up making only about 60-65 cupcakes instead of the 100 she had originally planned. I think this comes under the "teach a man to fish" category.
Oh, btw, the electrician came Friday and fixed the plug. I'm back in the baking business. Also, Natalie, Mary is David Liew's sister. David is now home and he does remember you and your family.
On Wednesday we are going to Kuala Lumpur for three days. We are meeting with other welfare missionaries in Malaysia and also with Elder Subandriyo of the 70. We are looking forward to it. I will return and report next blog.
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