Sunday, April 21, 2013

Conference Time

It was General Conference today in the branches.  We are always a couple of weeks behind by time we get the CD's or thumbdrives or whatever they send.  Both branches meet together on Saturday and Sunday.  Sunday always has better attendance than Saturday because so many people have to work on Saturday.  Between sessions they take an hour break for lunch/dinner.  It is a pot luck dinner and almost everyone contributes.  For Saturday's dinner I took the cabbage/ramen salad and a chocolate cake.  Today I took a macaroni salad and an oatmeal cake.  We had a good time and the conference talks were great.  I especially liked Elder Holland's, and Elder Folabella (sp) and of course Pres. Monson always gives a great talk.  After the dinner usually the women do the clean up but Pres. Ling said that today the Laki-Laki (boys) had to do the clean up.
 Some of the men washing the dishes and cleaning up.
 Elder Parker and Elder Tan with their "supervisor" Pres. Fausto learning how to do the mop-up work.
Pres. Ling got in on the clean up too.  He can push a mop and make the floor shine.  He is a really great guy and we enjoy him a lot.  Pres. Fausto is his one and only counselor in the district right now.

This week for YSA/FHE we went to Sis. Lillian's house.  It was her daughters birthday.  We all met at the church to make sure everyone had a ride.  This is how the YSA interact with each other:
Everyone came in and immediately they were on some type of techie type device.  I bet they were just texting each other rather than talking.  Some things are the same the world over.

Bro David Chong was home on break from the university in KL.  He is a world famous dancer (not) and showed us some of his moves:

 He was going to be teaching the primary girls how to dance on Wednesday.  I would love to have been there to see that.
The YSA's eating of course.  The birthday girl is the 2nd one from the right between the two guys.  And that is sushi on the table.  I did not try any of it.  I'm not your sushi type of girl.

I had a video to send you of Mount Kinabalu, but I keep getting an error message, so I'll have to check to see what is going on.  Mark!  Help!  Last time it went so nice and people said they were able to see the video.  I'll keep trying.

Tomorrow bright and early we leave for three days in Tawau.  We need to check on a water project that was completed one year ago and make sure everything is still as it should be.  We are also going to check on a vision project that LDS Charities has in Tawau.  Hopefully everything is as it should be.

We are always thinking of everyone back home and praying for you.  We appreciate your prayers in our behalf also.  Take care and as always, please drop us a line.  We would really love to hear from you.  Love ya all    Elder and Sister Read

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