The grandmother in her bed. She sat like this all the time we saw her.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Elder Reynolds (grey), Elder Mix (red), Sister Anderson (green), Sister Fonbuena (black), Brother Christopher, and Brother Lee.
Sister Boyter came down with a bad cold the day before the project. So disappointed not to be there but sent muffins and cold slaw for the luncheon. Elder Boyter recommend I stay home and not pass my germs to the group. Especially the elderly grandmother. These projects are the hi lights of our service.
Elder Boyter came home wracking his brain how can we help this family. He wrestled with his concerns for a couple of days then called President Christopher, the elder quorum president, and asked to come over to visit.
As we sat down to visit with President Christopher about our concerns, the most wonderful thing happened. President Christopher and Brother Bobby had already discussed and put a plan together on how to help put a roof on. The plan was already in motion. The branch was coming together to help this family. Brother Bobby was providing the materials and the branch was providing the labor.
Elder Boyter was so proud of this Elder Quorum in Malaysia. Elder Boyter quickly volunteered to be part of the construction crew. Ten days later the roof was started.
We went out to visit Brother Lee and Sister Dony and their four children (Tini, Christina, Allen and James) about 10 days ago. Brother Lee started to build this home for his family but ran short of funds.
The family is living in this one room home with Brother Lee's mother. They also are using the two bedrooms in the new home with tarps and tin over the bedrooms. The Malaysian downpours makes for difficult living arrangements.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
If the elders can eat the hamburgers in 20 minutes, lunch was free. Elder Hill made it. Elder Bester well...he lost it. RM60 for Elder Bester.
Front Row: Sister Marteeny, Elder Berger (Sibu Seminary), Brother Gara, Elder Marteeny (Sibu Jaya Institute), Elder Jensen, Charles Bronson.
Brother Raymond (Samarahan Seminary), Sister Helen (KDC coordinator), President Lai (S&I Malaysia and Singapore Coordinator), President Sator (2nd Counselor Kuching District Presidency), Brother Kanzie (Missionary Preparation Institute), Sister Lenna (Sentosa Institute), Sister Sheryl (Kuching District Center Seminary) and Brother Paul ( Kuching District Center Seminary). Sister and Elder Boyter(Seminary and Institute Missionaries)
Elder Mitchell, Sister LeBaron, Sister Hales, Elder Strathearn, Sister Hawea, Elder Jacobs, Sister Bourgeois, Elder Flynn, Sister Mains, Elder Scott, Elder Egbert, President Mains, Sister Fonbuena, Elder Wynn
President Lai (Stake President of Singapore and over Seminary and Institutes of Malaysia and Singapore); Brother Jesper (Institute Teacher, Kuching District Clerk, 1st Counselor in District Young Men Presidency and over District Piano Class), Brother Ramond (Samarahan Seminary Teacher); Sister Boyter; Elder Boyter and President Sator (2nd counselor in Kuching District Presidency)
Sister Hawea (New Zealand), Liahona, Laura, Sister Hales, Sister Bourgeois, Sister Fonbuena, Sister Wynn, and Sister LeBaron
Friday, May 23, 2014
While we were in Sibu the missionaries invited us to join them for their weekly tradition of having a fruit bowl on Thursday night. Very refreshing! Shaved ice with a sauce made of syrup, sweeten condense milk and coconut milk. Fresh fruit, one slice of canned peach, some firm gelatin pieces and a red jelly (that is not very sweet). Just right combination. Colorful and yummy. Had to eat it quickly because it melted fast on a Malaysian evening.