Monday, February 27, 2017


pine river dairy 

amish friendship bread 


the district 

evees baptism


Week 68 in Field!

This past week has flown by!! 

Hopefully these pictures will capture some of the highlights

FHE with this beautiful Burmese Family!
We testified of the Plan of Salvation and made a poster for their wall :) 

Pleasure to be serving with these Gentlemen! 

What better to help someone feel loved than hearts with encouraging scriptures and quotes? 

The only missionaries serving as international in all of Thailand!!! :D

A HUGE MIRACLE! The Elders from Burma were in Thailand for a couple days to do visas and come to Zone Conference and while they were here, two of them were able to teach and interview Brother Om for baptism!!!
These two Elders who were more than willing to serve in an area that was not there own were such an enormous blessing to this beautiful family! 


My LAST ZONE CONFERENCE (for real this time! I guess I made it to the next one from the last time :P ) 

On top of the spiritual upliftment and direction we received, we received direction on how to be better English teachers and learned from fun activities! 

My Granddaughter in the Mission, Sister Watts! :) 



On Friday Morning, Sister Fa and I had the opportunity to go the Immigration Detention Center where refugees who were not able to get visas are pretty much imprisoned until they can find a sponsor to help them get a visa. One of the most charitable members here in the Asoke International Ward, Sister Shaheen, brings food twice a week, every week for the trapped inside. She seems to have become the leader of a group of people who work together to put together food and care packets.
We helped this incredible woman bring one huge bag of food each (each person is only allow to bring in food for one person and the people on the inside are free to share as they wish).
Inside there are two row of chained fences, with an aisle in between. We had to yell across to the other side in hopes of some communication. 
There are no individual rooms, and everyone is talking (or rather shouting) at the same time, so it's all very hectic...
But, despite that, what a special experience it was to get to know some of the people inside!
It really put my life into perspective, of how lucky I really am to be free! My heart was filled with compassion towards all the people in the IDC and many others struggling to find refuge. 
For a moment, life really seemed unfair. 
But, I know that there is hope. I know that if we endure, and endure well in this life, with faith in our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ we will be welcome in our Father in Heaven's Kingdom with open arms!
It's hard being a missionary in the international ward because even people who want to be baptized, cannot be unless they have a visa. 
Thank goodness for God's perfect plan which will give them a real chance to be ! 

Different cultures also means different methods of eating...?!?! 

This fabulous family is incredible!
No matter what life throws at them, you can be sure that this family with fight with their unwavering faith! 

I met Jenny, one the first investigators (actually I think she was THE FIRST one)  I taught as a Greenie!!
She still has not been baptized, but is trying in her own way to keep the fire of her faith flaming! 

We taught Jodti (a recent convert)'s cousin, Dip!
To our amazement, our testimonies about our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and prayer in a brief lesson almost instantly touched his heart!!
He wants it to be true! And desires to learn learn more :D 

Jodti sent this video clip of our lesson to a friend ! 
And he replied thus: 
"seems like Sis Kwak taught white magic to the black night"
black night being Dip the magician :) 

One of the members has this on her shelf! It's an honour to have made it on there! 

A bride sighted at church!! 

What an incredible journey it has been for this family!!!
Only one more son, then they will all be baptized! :)

There was another 8 year old baptism too!!! What a cutie! 

Other Sunday Adventures!!! 

Monday, February 20, 2017


Sad day...

Home of the ice cream sundae
This is my home

Sister Hendricksen&I

Package from Momma Gross

Happy Valentine's day

Sunday treats

Week 67 in Field!

Another week has gone by, and my count down is in real time!
This new area has many challenges, but I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for trusting me to allow me to witness the miracles that we see every single day. Every time  my companion and I get discouraged, and are just about ready to give up, Heavenly Father graciously places someone in our path to brighten up our day. 

Family Home Evening with Br. Jok (our new assistant ward mission leader)'s family and friends! 

MTC Reunion at Sister Cordon (Primary General Presidency 2nd Counselor) and Elder Evans (of the Seventy)'s Special Meeting for Missionaries! 
We sure have come a long way!! 



My companion, Sister Fa

Getting FAT! 

The biggest miracle of the week!! Just the day before, our investigator B. Om was unsure about baptism. He said that if he saw Christ in his dream, he would convert...
So what a great surprise it was for us to receive this text from his wife who is already a member and has been patiently waiting for him to want to be baptized too!

Sister Smith and I had a switch off (she's my STL and we live in the same house now!) and was blessed to spend some time inviting at Lumpini Park, where it all started for us. 
This was the park that President Gordon B. Hinckley said the dedicatory prayer for the Work of Salvation in Thailand, and where each missionary called to the Thailand Bangkok Mission has the privilege of kicking off their missions! 
I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve close to my MTC companion as our missions come to a close :) 
What a blessing it is to be reunited in the closing weeks of our great adventure and to have the opportunity to reflect on just how far the both of us have come on this amazing journey! 

For the first time on my mission, I saw a father baptize his son!
What a wonderful thing it is to witness a faithful family continue to grow in the gospel :) 

It's been a long week, but I am grateful to be a part of the Lord's work here in Bangkok. 
This past week, I was reflecting a lot on the power of repentance. I am so eternally grateful to my Heavenly Father for sending us a Savoir, that we may be able to leave our sins behind and keep moving forward.
I'm not perfect. No one is. But that is okay, because we have Jesus Christ who atoned for all of our sins and weaknesses and shortcomings. 
Through him, we can be liberated! 

I feel my Savior's love, in all the world around me!
His Spirit warms my soul through everything I see.
He knows I will follow him, give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior's love, the love he freely gives me. 

I feel my Savior's love, its gentleness enfolds me.
And when I kneel to pray, my heart is filled with peace. 
He knows I will follow him, give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior's love, the love he freely gives me. 

I'll share my Savior's love by serving others freely.
In serving I am blessed. In giving I receive.
He knows I will follow him, give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior's love, the love he freely gives me.