This week was crazy! We helped members twice harvest their rice in on the plantations. It was a lot of work in the hot sun, but now I can say I appreciate rice. We had to cut each stalk of rice by hand, dry it in the sun, then sift the shafts. At meal times, the members provided live worms. I didn’t eat any because I’ve gotten sick from eating other foreign foods, but all the other Elders gave it a shot. It was quite entertaining to watch, the worms have a strong jaw. If you’re not fast at chomping its head, it bites your mouth. One Elder slurped them down like ice cream, and later in the week ate a “banshee-beetle”. The beetle makes a electrical-crackling noise and flies really fast. To top it off, we found a tarantula outside our house. My companion and I were dropping off some things at the house and he rode right past it. I found the spider on the street and Elder Lundahl-Wolford came riding back. He almost wet himself when he saw it, then rode over it with his bicycle. This week was just full of random bugs.
English Class is going great, the Lee family decided to attend this week. We completed the 12 week course for the curriculum, and so we awarded two of the students certificates for their attendance. We also bumped up our advertising efforts in the city. This week we spent some time creating “sandwich-signs” and brainstormed some ideas. We were dancing and hand-standing with signs and being really creative to make an impression. Hopefully we can keep our attendance increasing with these efforts.
…..And transfers is in. I’m staying in Sibu, being reunited with Elder Pierce. We served together in Tawau a year ago. I’m excited to be with him again. Well, that’s it for this week!