7/26/15... I think its safe to say that the miracles were not in short supply and neither were the laughs

best friends or Sisters??

Kkkk what a killer week with the reunion, the DAT, and the BYU baseball.. so happy about it all! might have even cried some way happy/excited/proud tears. geeeeesh I love you guys 

So anyways, such a good week here! We are working hard and having a GOOOOD time doing it..... I think its safe to say that the miracles were not in short supply and neither were the laughs

Probably my fave miracle of the week... to start you off with the big stuff, การ์ตู้น (Cartoon!) got baptized! Her date has been for this last Sunday from the beginning, but at the start of the week, she was just kind of like "Sisters I am not ready... I need to wait... next week or something..." Seriously though, we KNEW this girl was ready. Of any investigator I have ever taught, การ์ตู้น (Cartoon!) is one who understands the Atonement so beautifully and humbly and had/continues to apply it in her life. Like truly felt to "sing the song of redeeming love" and felt of the love of the Savior and Heavenly Father, just needed to have the courage to make the covenant. We taught her on Wednesday night, and she just knew too... she was ready. After her interview, Elder Visser told us he had never had someone answer the baptismal questions the way she did before... I'm telling you, she is awesome! Her baptism was so perfect, all of her family was there, her aunt spoke, and her uncle did the baptism! And the hymn that she requested be sung was Count Your Many Blessings, how cute is that?! I think it was like one of the only ones she knew... but nothing better than seeing a FAMILY grow in the gospel and seeing how Heavenly Father just totally prepared a way for it to happen. YESSSSSS
BAPTISM TIME... family love
Some snippets of other good stuff from this week:

Sent เค้ก's (Cake's) mission papers finally! We had so many little bumps in the road, but we finished them together, we road our bikes straight over to the post office and those babies are sent! He is going to be the BEST missionary. Kinda funny, I see a lot of Bradley in him, he is great.
mission papers... CHECK
We sent Sister โม (Moe) off to PROVO, MTC bound! 
one last goodbye outing with โม(Moe!) before she becomes Sister โม(Moe!)!!!
We had our first official day of rainy season where it rained ALL DAY LONG... and I bought my super cool poncho. Kind of regretting not trying it on before the purchase because it's a thicker plasticky one and definitely has a breathability of zero... so you can imagine how that feels in the humid hot rain. its like my own personal hot pink sauna on my body..... HAAA how could I not love it and there will for sure be pictures to come

We had literally the CUTEST family at church (young little mom dad and baby) on Sunday. They were a referral from some other missionaries, and they literally called like three or four times confirming that they were coming, just way excited. At first I am like talking to the dad on the phone and he was way unclear and says something to me like, "we have a baby...way interested...want to go" And I am kind of like oh no not again.... we have totally had people say that to us before in P-Log like, "my 3 and a half year old is super interested in religion and Jesus Christ, can I drop him off at the church?" and you are just like "Um really, your three year old who just learned how to speak and walk has been showing interest in Christianity, huh?" hahaha we are missionaries not daycare workers. But after a little clarification he was just making sure that they could bring their baby.... and of COURSE, bring your baby, the gospel is for FAMILIES!!! Pray for them to have more time to meet with us this week! Their names are Thaw! and Ewwie!

Definitely celebrated some Pioneer Day with a little Come Come Ye Saints companionship study singing. We love the pioneers.

Teaching our favorite พ่อสอ (Pah Sah) about family history and temples and getting him thinking about having his wife's work done! He told us he has been having dreams about her (Thai people are so into dreams and visions and stuff and will like way embellish them.. sometimes it is SO FUNNY) so we just capitalized on the opportunity to talk about how happy his wife is that he can bring her these ordinances that she can't do herself! He has requested a temple picture for his house... done and done. Kkkk other funniest thing ever... he didn't wear his dentures to church on Sunday for some reason and we died a little. I asked him why he didn't wear his teeth and he just laughed and laughed and laughed... LOVE HIM!! 

Then this week I have been thinking a lot about sacrifice. I have been pondering the scripture in D&C chapter 97 verse 8 that says:

Verily I say unto you, all among them who know their hearts are honest, and are broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenants by sacrifice--yea, every sacrifice which I, the Lord, shall command-- they are accepted of me.

I feel like every time I read that I get a little more light on what the Lord is trying to say, but I love that it talks about our hearts and our covenants. We observe or hold to our part of the covenants we have made with Heavenly Father through sacrifice. But even more than that, the Lord wants us to have our hearts in the right place as we do so, and then we can know without any shadow of doubt that He is pleased and, I think I might add, know that He will send blessings. I love this concept and thinking about how I can more fully observe my covenants in this way, especially as a missionary. I see this in the Thais all the time and am so grateful for their example. Like แม่ ตี๋ว (Mah Thiw) the other day, coming to the church after we had taught our investigators, these two 16 year old girls named เบนฃ์ (Benz, yes best friends with the same name)... and they have no way to come to church on Sundays and live pretty far out. Without even thinking twice, she quickly makes a plan of how she will come to the church early Sunday morning for her meetings and to drop stuff off (she is the Relief Society Pres), then leave to get them and bring them to church. WOW. We are standing there kind of helpless in this situation, because we don't want to inconvenience her, but we really want our investigators to have a way to church... in the end the realization that แม่ ตี๋ว (Mah Thiw) doesn't see it as an inconvenience at all- she sees it as a way to observe her covenants, fills me such overwhelming peace and happiness and love and gratitude for someone who just gets it. I love her and all the Thai members, who just remind me everyday through their sacrifices, that they cherish their covenants and know that the gospel is the most important thing. 
some FHE action
Last story of sacrifice and miracle that I will take you home with. So แม่หวาน (Mah Waan) the sister of our fave guy ever พ่อศรีไทย (Pah Seetay) who just got baptized at the end of last transfer...remember? So cutest lady, but she seriously had the hardest time understanding tithing and gaining a testimony of it. We spent the entire lesson on it one day and challenged her to pay it and she accepted, but was still a little bit uneasy.  Sister Olsen and Sister McKnight are now taking care of her, and they came home the other day from teaching her with the best story... last Sunday แม่หวาน (Mah Waan) paid 200 baht in tithing leaving her with close to no money... she knew that was the amount she needed to pay and just did it. So the next day, she goes outside and it is sunny, and she decides she wants to put on a sweater (Thais are way afraid of the sun haha). She goes inside and gets an old sweater out of her cupboard that she hasn't worn in a while.. She puts it on, and reaches into the pocket, and there she finds 300 baht. She was willing to observe her covenants by sacrifice, to the point of not knowing how she would have anything left, and just as the Lord promises, "it was accepted of [Him]" and she was blessed. Nothing more special than seeing a new RC or investigator realizes that the promises of the Lord are sure. SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah, that is all I have for you cool cats......... life is SO good and I know the Lord is taking care of you guys too. 

All of my love.......

big hug little kiss

Sister Morgan
hahaha this is what the elders consider "conversation" in english class.. toooo funny
totally suckered into buying these bamboo fish things.... dang it HAHAHA
(think dad walking around Cabo or anywhere for that matter with one hundred trinkets... classic)
giant duck on the water... you always duck face selfie... always
looky looky my old wheels found me in Udorn
this is Udorn by the park........ bliss
some p-day foot massages... we work hard ok?!

that companionship selfie you have been requesting.................

7/19/15... The people here in Udorn have become my family... I can't even tell you how special they are to me.....

Some post rainstorm selfie for you...... OMG people rainy season is in full affect...... เปียกตลอด translation: ALWAYS WET

hanging out with the best cousins around in the mansion cabin, what could be better?! Thanks for the pics and everything, it is so fun to see your cute faces. I hope it is a way fun week and all I ask is that someone keeps Grandma Nancy humble in Banana Grams without me there to do it! HAHA :)

Such a good week here in Udorn with the new companion. We are having such a blast together, I can't even tell you what a dream it has been working with her. We are laughing all the time and just happy as can be. But yeah, she definitely does know some of the BYU Hawaii crew so that has been fun with all of our random connections. We had such a great week............ a little run down as always:

So we had the funeral for แม่ตี๋ว's (Mah Thiw's) husband early this week and it was just a really special day. It was done in the perfect light of the gospel and the Spirit was so strong. I feel like my testimony and gratitude for the Plan of Salvation are constantly growing, especially as I see it so completely comfort and strengthen people around me (members, other missionaries, investigators) in real life situations.  The people here in Udorn have become my family, and I just sat there in the cultural hall with all of the members and just felt so overwhelmed with love for these people who were so banded together in this time of need. They are so amazing you guys, and they definitely understand the concept of truly being one "family" as children of Heavenly Father. I can't even tell you how special they are to me.....
love my แม่! (it was her husband that passed away)
at the funeral with the Sisters
A little update on พ่อสอ (Pah Sah), he is doing so good! We went out and taught him, and he is just cute as ever. He kind of speaks this giberish อีสาน (Esan) and so there is definitely some lost in translation, but he got the Holy Ghost this week and is just happy happy happy. It is way nice to have the แสงเวียนs (Sangwiens) go with us to teach because they are close in age and are คนอีสาน (people from the Esan) too, so they totally get him and just make him feel so loved. We are excited to keep working with him and his family, apparently his son in law has learned with the missionaries before so we are hoping to meet with him! And the newest/most favorite news we received from this last visit was that he has two women that he is kind of going on "dates" with......... hahaha! Who would have thought?? In Thai the word is หลายใจ which literally means "many hearts"...  พ่อสอ the LADY SLAYER!

Then this week we have been teaching การ์ตุน (Cartoon!) a new investigator who is the niece of one of the members here. She is the CUTEST girl ever, and it is seriously the best when you are working with member referrals because immediately there is a total support system. I can't even really tell you just how grateful I am that we are teaching this girl.... I don't know that she has always had the easiest life and definitely got caught in some situations and things that really just make your heart wrench to think any 16 year old girl has been through this or felt this way. It has been the most beautiful thing to watch the Atonement take affect in her life... to be with her as she realized that only through the Savior and making real changes to follow Him can she feel relief. It was definitely an Alma the Younger experience:

"And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world. Now as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the chains of death. And now behold when I thought of this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more. And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain! Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy

She came into the church yesterday just BEAMING... so happy and filled with light. Pray that she will continue to make the changes necessary for baptism next Sunday!

This weekend we had a little goodbye party at the church for 2 of the girls in the branch that are leaving on their missions at the end of the month (sidenote, SO many people on missions/ about to leave on one from Udorn, they are KILLING it here!!) We get upstairs to the cultural hall right before it is going to start, and แม่พร (Mah Pawn) totally asks me if I will be the speaker to just give them advice and encouragement... I was like uhhhhh ok! So way quick I just kind of had to gather my thoughts... but it was a way fun chance to really think about and actualize how dear my mission thus far has been to me. I think when it comes down to it, the best advice is what we learn directly from the Savior in word and deed and actually.... my fav Jack Johnson put into words in one of his classics when he says: 

"Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart" 
with Sister โม (Moe) before she leaves on her mish to AUSTRALIA...
she is going to be soooo good. love this girl <3
yeahhhh its true people, more than the baptisms, the companions, the areas, the transfer videos,the bike riding, the inviting at markets........... its all really just about LOVE. The realization that a life spent in the pursuit of loving like the Savior more fully will be a life well spent fills me with hope and happiness unlike anything ever has. So grateful for a mission, a country, a people, and a gospel that have written that on my heart forever. 

The church is true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Love you guys SO much.... hugs all around to the Van Slooten crew this week, have a blast!


Sister Morgan
Sister จอย (Joy) had the baby! Best part....... she named him "Olsen".....
Sister Olsen was like you should name him Olsen, and she TOTALLY DID!!! we all died
some post church badminton....... a must
and sometimes you just need to wear a batman suit to church and keep it on for all three hours...
They are absolutely perfect <3 OMG

7/13/15... I have a new companion... and I love speaking Thai!!!

my cute Sister Forte

This week has been sooooooo crazy but so good... so many fun updates coming your way!

 haha sounds like maybe it was a little more run of the mill for you guys considering that you titled it "Groundhog Day in the 509" I'm not going to lie, my heart skipped a beat when I read that in my inbox and announced mournfully to everyone that we missed Groundhog Day....... haha  We celebrate holidays hard here in Udon Thani so you can imagine the relief that was felt when we realized it was a false alarm!! But lets be honest, I know you guys and I'm sure the week was still so so good........ nothing beats a good Tri-Cities summertime

So first things first, I am still in Udorn, and I have a new companion! Her name is Sister Forte, she went to BYU Hawaii and is from Draper and is seriously THE COOLEST. She was trained by Sister Herrmann and I hope we stay here together for 100 more transfers, because she is happy, hardworking, and just so so great! We are going to see MIRACLES together.
Sis Forte hard at work...
our cute matching bikes
Which we totally already have! We got back from transfer meeting as usual, bright and early Friday morning and we had so much work before us to get balanced for the week. We didn't really have any set plans for the day yet, and before our eyes unfolded seriously so many opportunities to find and teach! We were able to go visit พ่อสอ (Pah Sah) who got baptized last week, and TEACH HIS DAUGHTER who lives with him. It was such a special lesson, and I guess since his eyes are so bad she has already been reading the Book of Mormon to him out loud for the past few weeks. YES! Nothing better than some family scripture study right?! Pray that she will have the time and the desire to keep learning and be baptized as well! Then the rest of the day, and Saturday too, we had so many miracle encounters happen where we were riding our bikes and saw an LA or RC on the side of the road and were able to teach them right there! We ended up with 17 RCLA lessons for the week and we had like 2 up until Friday. Total delightful exhaustion on Sunday night, but could not have happened without the help of the Lord!
พ่อสอ and his cutest daughter! 
Sorry, I just got a little ahead of myself there though, we will rewind a few days to Wednesday our last day of the transfer and our last day with Sister Coates! It was the coolest thing.. We totally had a baptism! แม่หวาน (Mah Waan), the one who I talked about last week who we  went to get the marriage certificate for but it totally didn't work, entered the waters of baptism! Seriously it was the most wonderful thing! She has been SO scared of just every little thing (worried about keeping the commandments perfectly, worried about fitting into the baptismal outfit, worried worried worried) and as soon as she found out that Sister Coates was going to be leaving, we mentioned to her that she could get baptized on Wednesday, but it was up to her and to not feel pressure, she just put on her (white) big girl pants -I say that in the most respectful way, like her courage just increased like 100 fold is what I am trying to say- and made it all happen! She went that morning and signed her marriage certificate with her husband, and unbeknownst to us, had had her daughter make her this beautiful white lace jacket thing for her to wear and BOOM! She knew she wanted it, and it was so tender how much she wanted Sister Coates to be a part of her special day. It was another one of those moments where I just wanted to burst I was so happy, right after her brother, พ่อศรีไทย (Pah Seethai, who sidenote, likes us to call him Joseph Seethai.. he is a HOOT and we LOVE him) baptized her, I was out in the hall right after he changed and was coming back into the room, and I give him a high five and he just kinda holds my hand up there in the air with the most tender overwhelmed look in his eye and just goes "ผมมีความสุขมากวันนี้" translation: 'I am just so happy on this day.' For sure we all were!! What a perfect ending to such a great transfer. Especially since right after, we had แม่ตี๋ว (Mah Thiw) make พะแนง (Paneang Curry) Sister Coates favorite and we celebrated with the members!
GNO at แม่หวาน's babtism! It is so fun to see her cause she totally already had friends in the branch!
Joseph Seethai... this is his usual attire. How could we not just LOVE this guy?!
Then transfer meeting, it was a DREAM!! I know you guys already got to see the video, so you already know it was so good. But the more I spend time with the Johnsons, the more I love them! It was seriously such a good time, and they put their own spin on it... kind of the perfect balance of spiritual and so much fun. I think we all left rejuvenated like "We love what we do! Lets get to work!" Especially since we came back to Udorn with a DREAM TEAM. I am so excited to work with this district, everyone is just so positive and fun. Sister Olsen is companions with Sister McKnight now one of the Sisters from my group in the MTC and she is the best best best.
Udorn Sistas...the DREAM TEAM
 The first transfer meeting with the Johnsons...the perfect balance of spiritual and so much fun
Jeffrey R Holland is coming to THAILAND next month!!!!!!!!!!! Tears. I am sooo stoked. 

other fun highlights that I can't let you go without:

-เล็ก (Lek), the radio DJ CAME TO CHURCH!! Do you remember him? He has learned everything and has a way solid testimony/ prays and reads everyday, he just has the most crazy work schedule. So I call him all the time to remind him about church/ follow up with him. (haha sidenote about my missionary self: I have had companions question the excessive amount of follow up calls I make... but I seriously think it is so important! hahaha like 'Sister Morgan, settle down there') But anyways, I call him on Saturday night to confirm that he will be at church, after weeks of him saying he will and then not coming, he just kind of says something to the effect of "You have called me for weeks, and every time that I don't come, you still call and you don't even get mad. If this is that important that you keep it up like this, then I have to go tomorrow for sure." I was SO happy. haha he then goes on to say how lucky he is to have met me to learn the gospel and totally way pridefully alludes to how lucky I am to know him because lots of people want to know him (I guess he really is a WAY popular DJ here.) It was one of those funny moments where someone just like knows they're awesome and makes a point to say "Hey, you know I am awesome right?" bless his heart. haha But he totally stayed true to his word and came to church! He was wearing these sunglasses and walked in like a cool guy and just listened so intently (and sang the hymns too!) At the end... it was the most beautiful thing, HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. And the word he used to describe sacrament meeting was "เรียบง่าย" which means "simple". I love that that is what he got, someone who's life has been so centered on status and eccentricity was touched by the simplicity of the gospel. He is going to be baptized either this week or next! Pray that he remembers these feelings and makes church a priority every Sunday. 

-ออง (Ong) our house guard got the Priesthood yesterday!

-there is totally a USTA Junior Tourney going on at these courts here and every time I bike by I catch a little action. My own little Wimbledon...... hehe (really though, I am mourning Fed's loss too mom :/)

-แม่ตี๋ว's (Mah Thiw's) husband passed away suddenly this past week. Definitely not a "fun highlight" but please pray for her and her daughter right now. They are the most amazing members and I know even though they aren't showing it (it is way bizarre, Thai people are not very outwardly emotional about tragedies.. they almost make light of it by making jokes etc. :/) I know they are having a hard time right now and could use some prayers from all!

- Shopping in a market with total ease to get stuff to make for Sunday dinner realizing that I totally speak this language. what?!  I love speaking Thai you guys, and the gift of tongues is so real!  I love joking with the people, or it is especially fun when they totally think you don't know what they are saying and they are talking about you... and then you tell them you got all of that... HAHA! But I am perfecting my Thai cooking too... last night our curry was way good... prepare yourselves)! Plus... the girl who sold us some of the vegetables totally came to church on Sunday!
these are the faces of Udorn/ why I can never leave this place!
- I finished the Pearl of Great Price this week and it is SO cool!!. I don't think I have ever read it all the way through like that, and it is just cool to read it thinking 'all of this is info that the Lord wanted revealed or recorded in the last days... why?' I think one of my favorite things that has just been on my mind ever since I read it was in Abraham ch 3 verse 25, where they are talking about the creation of man, and the Lord says:

"And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them"

It is so simple, but I have just been thinking about the peace and overwhelming happiness that comes from obedience. As I have tried to be obedient to whatever the Lord asks me to do, I have been way happy, especially when I do it out of my love for the Lord. The tried and true Jeff Morgan favorite, 'If ye keep my commandments, ye shall prosper in the land', has never failed our fam, and it for sure has never failed out here on my mish. 

Here is to even better, more exact obedience and in turn even better, more full joy. 

The church is true people, and life is good in the Promised Land (aka UDORN THANI!)

all of my love, Sister Morgan

ps You better all represent at the VS-15 Talent Show without me there to hold it all together... HAHAHA jk

A little outing to the CUTEST cafe here called 'Under the Tree' 
think The Chocolate in Provo but on Anthropologie eclectic steroids like 100x cuter

see what I mean?!

the washroom sign...... so perfect
Before our new companions were announced...
walking from Que Pasa to get a taxi (where everyone goes to eat after Transfers) 
and these people totally stop us and pick us up... 
They were the couple that Elder Anderson talked about in his General Conference talk! 
He is one of the Stake Presidents in Bangkok and they are SO nice!
my new district...

7/5/15... This week was seriously so awesome...

BAPTISM of พ่อสอ!!

To start off, I just have to say... I will forever have fun, fond memories of Loretta and will never forget her sweet example and friendship towards our family. Love you guys, Mitzels/ friends and fam!  

I just finished the Doctrine and Covenants this week and I love how some of the final sections really remind us of Heavenly Father's perfect plan and perfect love. One of my faves, Section 133 verse 45 the Lord reveals:

"For since the beginning of the world have not men heard nor perceived by the ear, neither hath any eye seen, O God, besides thee, how great things thou hast prepared for him that waiteth for Thee"

So good.. It gives us peace when we see loved ones go, that they are in His rest, undoubtedly heirs of all that He has, and gives us motivation to "wait" for Him, to serve Him, to love Him, till we too meet Him someday. His plan is oh so generous, and oh so perfect!

Anyways, you guys, this week was seriously so awesome. It was literally so full of this and that and I don't even know how I am going to include it all, but I will do my best! here goes......

So I know you are probably wondering, and the answer is Yes, we LOVE the Johnsons! We had our little meet and greet with them and it was so special. We were all sitting in our chairs, and as soon as they walked in we started singing "Called to Serve" (at a normal pace, not a traditional TBM pace that you have maybe seen in the videos haha!) and the Spirit just filled the room. As they spoke to us, it was exactly that confirmation that President Eyring spoke of in one of his Conference talks about how those feelings of love and adoration that we feel for the Prophet are totally a gift from Heavenly Father to sustain His chosen servant...yeah I felt those 10 fold for both of them, and I am so excited to work under their guidance and direction. No, I didn't do the robot or anything, but I did give the closing prayer, so I just took the opportunity right after to go for the tried and true classic handshake with some casual conversation..... haha! 

Seriously, the best part though. So on the way there, we stop at a gas station, and I am like 'ok I way have to use the bathroom.' So I am walking at kind of a swift pace with Sister Olsen and Sister Coates behind me. I notice this little "Safety First" sign on the ledge in front of the women's restroom, thinking it is just like some campaign for a safer Thailand or something and keep walking. Well I turn the corner, and suddenly I am like sinking into this quicksand substance........Totally walked into freshly poured concrete! HAHA like what?! why was it not blocked off?! I recover from the situation, wash my shoes off successfully, etc and we make it to the meet and greet. So President Johnson gets up after their little "Meet Us" slideshow, to address us and he totally pulls out caution tape and starts his talk on obedience with a story of a coworker of his going past caution tape (aka "Safety First" sign...) and winding up stuck in this glue (aka concrete...) and how we get stuck when we go past the rules etc. HAHA we were all dying. my life.... 

you guys I am seriously retarded sometimes.... HA
But yeah, I think next I just have to go to the story of พ่อสอ (Pah Sah) the tuktuk driver and his BAPTISM! So we go out to the boonies to teach him one last time and to review the baptismal questions. We teach the Plan of Salvation and get going on the bap questions, and we get to question 4 about crimes etc and I ask him if he has ever killed someone and he is totally like "Yes!" Sister Coates and I just look at each other like " there is NO WAY this guy has killed someone.." He is definitely kind of old and hard to understand, so we ask some kind of probing questions and it still stood that he had killed someone. Finally, after I don't know how long, it was understood that he used to do มวยไทย (thai fighting) and was like really good.. I guess it was just some pride for his past successful fighting career like "dang right I have killed someone in the ring!" HAHA Suddenly we were all picturing him in like a Nacho Libre outfit... just so relieved that he is good to go. HA
พอ่สอ (Pah Sah) the KILLER
So fast forward a few days to Sunday. He is there bright and early wearing a collared shirt and everything! Like 10 minutes before the third hour is going to end, we get him out of Priesthood to go change, go downstairs... and Sister Coates is like "SISTERS.... WE DID NOT TURN ON THE WATER!!" The font was completely empty, we had totally spaced it. So we turn on the faucets, say a quick prayer, and go search for buckets. Lucky for us, every stall in the bathroom has a bum sprayer, so we get this total system going of filling the garbage cans, passing them, dumping them... us, the Elders, แม่s (Mahs), and YW.  I kid you not, we filled the font in 15 minutes (with the brownest water ever... curse the Thailand plumbing system), a serious manifestation of the Lord's help and hand right before our very eyes...AHH!! It was such a special baptism, he bore the sweetest testimony, and is just going to be a way solid member!  
fillin' that FONT!!!!!!!!
this doesn't even capture the color!!
Sunday was seriously the most magical day ever... I just sat there in his baptism as we sang "Love at Home" while he was changing his clothes, and I was watching the dad of this little family that the Elder's are teaching right now, hold and look at his little girl while he sang the song... It was like I could just hear what he was thinking, like "yes, I have finally found it, I have found the thing that is going to make this little family of mine happy forever." My heart just kind of wanted to burst with happiness. This gospel, making covenants with Heavenly Father, having love at home, are really the happiest things this world has to offer and it is so special to feel it in your own life, and see it in the lives of others. OMG
สองนีว! (two fingers!) 
Other parts that made this week the BEST:

-Reviewing the baptismal q's with แม่หวาน, the sister of one of the CUTEST old members here, realizing that she totally didn't have a marriage certificate... it is Saturday. Her baptism was supposed to be yesterday, and realizing that the gov office to get it would be open for 15 more minutes... in that moment we are like "LETS GO RIGHT NOW!" we say a closing prayer right away, start following in our little bike brigade, peddling as fast as we can to get there before it closes! hahaha of course like everything possible happened to slow us down, cars pulling out in front of us, barely getting through the rail road tracks before traffic was stopped for a train, but we made it!! Turns out her husband needed to be there too, so they are going to get it done today, and she is going to either be baptized tomorrow or next Sunday... haha crazy times
there comes แม่หวาน (Mah Waan) in her tuktuk to get that marriage certificate!
-Making แกงเขียวหวาน (green curry) with แม่ตี๋ว and taking it to go visit an RCLA family here, this grandma and grandpa and their granddaughter. We have done it a few times (green curry is the granddaughters fave!) and they are seriously the cutest family... We had a way good lesson on the Priesthood, really wanting Brother อุดมศัก (UdomSak) to see his duty to lead his family in the gospel. They totally came to church on Sunday... and HE BORE HIS TESTIMONY. 
cooking with our แม่! her green curry is the BEST
-ต้อม (Thom!), one of the doctors from the hospital we took Bell to at the beginning of the transfer, who I totally taught like all 5 lessons to while we were waiting for two hours (haha! he was seriously so cool!) totally came to church! 

-Brother ออง (Ong, the guard at our house) came to church EARLY and was wearing a white shirt! He is seriously so so late every week, this was a serious miracle.

-Sister Tilley, a Sister who served here coming to visit with her fam. It is so so fun to talk to Americans sometimes! They were all so nice.
Sister Tilley! (too many cameras... literally not one shot where we are all looking at the same one. oops!) 
She is fabulous though!!
-Speaking of AMERICA... the Fourth of July was definitely celebrated, hard!! You best believe we wore our red, white and blue... and at the request of Sister Olsen and Sister Coates, we had a S'MORES roasting party! haha not my thing, but I definitely had some American Kettlecorn. We love AMERICA (and of course Thailand)
at the AMERICAN grocery store here getting our 4th of July goods
-having all of the members say "I AM A MORMON" in English one by one at Book of Mormon. Seriously the video footage is SO priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah, life is good, we are loving life! Transfers are Thursday and Sister Coates is moving, and Sister Olsen and I are both staying. I don't think we will be companions anymore, but you never know! 

Come what may and love it :)

xoxo Sister Morgan

love you guys, have the best week ever
the taste of FREEDOM
Our fearless Zone Leader Elder Batey
arm wrestling for English cause the lesson was on "the Body"
at the meet and greet.... post wet concrete drama haha
teaching with Sis Coates again is SO fun (and Sis Olsen is great too!!)
Sis Olsen hard at work!
YUMMIEST Vietnamese food this week... I will bring you guys here someday and you will DIE!
President and Sister Johnson from Kaysville, UT