Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January in Mukah

Thomas sent us a bunch of photos during the month of January.  Here are the highlights:

"Pioneers" of the Church in Mukah: First Senior Missionary Couple (Elder and Sister Cunningham); First Branch Presidency; First set of full-time missionaries (Elders Kwok and Parker)
What Thomas was able to get for 10 Ringgits ($3.25)
With Bara's family at their baptismal service
With the cutest kid in Mukah
What Thomas sees out of the window of his house in Mukah
Aerial view of Mukah from the commuter airplane
Chinese New Year Fireworks in Mukah
Thomas and Elder Parker went to Singapore to renew their visa and had a chance to visit Kuala Lumpur when they ended up with an unexpectedly long layover there.

Kuala Lumpur Towers
Sphinx at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur 
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall in KL
Petaling Street, Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur

Monday, January 23, 2012

December in Mukah

The month of December in Mukah was full of activities, including several families joining the church.  Thomas loves the people in Mukah.  They are very friendly and are happy to receive the missionaries into their homes.  Thomas is most happy to see that the number of people attending church services increased from about 30 in October to over 60 in November/December.  Here are some of the pictures Thomas sent home.

Teaching varies families in their homes:
Andin's house
Empeni's house
Jimmy's house
With Austin

Families who got baptized into the church in December:

The Abu Family

The Abu Family in the Chapel

Rizal (left) about to be baptized by Jackson.
Sister Magdeline and children
Gatherings and parties:

Elder and Sister Cunningham's decorated house.
Christmas party at the Cunningham's

Mukah Church Christmas Party

Live Nativity Scene

Santa from the North Pole