Hello Again All -- We have had a very busy week. It seems like things are really starting to speed up now with just a few days left. On Tuesday we had our weekly district meeting. It was the last meeting with the same district as it was transfer day again on Wednesday/Thursday. I think I've mentioned before how much I hate transfer day. This was our district at our last meeting together:
We have a young single adult in our branch who was studying in KL when she had an automobile accident about 6 months ago. She was in the hospital in KL for about 6 weeks and then she finally made it back to KK to stay with her mom and family. She still hasn't learned to walk again. She desperately needs to go to PT. In the meantime, LDSCharities provided her with a wheel chair. It was her birthday last Sunday night so everyone went for her birthday and food.
On Saturday morning we woke up to heavy rainfall. We usually get rainfall in the afternoon and evening, not too often in the morning. I was disappointed because Saturday was the day of our project and ceremony with the deaf society. We were supposed to be painting outdoor play equipment. I just prayed and prayed for the rain to stop by 8:30 so we could still do our project. The branch members met at the church at 8:00 am so we could car pool to the deaf society. And, by 8:30 it had stopped raining and the sun came out. YIPPEE. We could do our project if things weren't too soggy. We all piled in cars and off we went.
After the painting, we had a small ceremony. The press was invited, the deaf children and families were invited, and some of the board members of the deaf society came.
After the ceremony everyone had something to eat:
We were so pleased with the turn out. We had planned on maybe having 60 including the guests of the deaf society, but we ended up with over 80. I was so worried about the food, but Sis. Josie kept assuring me there would be plenty. And she was right. We fed the 5000 and had some left over. The Lord was really with us for our project. There were four newspapers represented at the ceremony. They all interviewed Elder Read and took pictures. This morning, we were in at least 3 of the newspapers. One had a three column write up with a black/white picture and one had a 3 column right up with a full color picture. Ben had prepared a press release in advance so that helped with the write ups. They were all very favorable to the church and gave the church some great publicty and coverage to the KK area. It was GREAT.
Afterwards we had two baptisms that night. Bro. Riz (pronounced Reese) and Bro. Leonior
Everything about our project day was wonderful, from beginning to baptism ending. It's days like these that you can see the Lord's hand in your work and you can feel good that you had a very very small part in it.
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