Sunday – the final day of the week – This title is a little misleading since on our calendars it is the first day. However it is the final day of my goal for recording every day for a week.
At around 4:00am I was awaken by the thunder. It was really loud. Then I could hear the rain hitting the roof. It was really coming down. There was a lot of lighting and thunder. However we didn’t really see the lighting directly, it would just light up our bedroom and then a little later we would hear the thunder. It seem that when the lighting is out over the water, the thunder rolls on for a few seconds. However when it is closer in the city, the thunder is loud but short. This storm lasted until some time after 6:00am. This is the rainy season so I am glad that the storm was at night instead of during the day.
We got up at around 7:00am and bathed, ate, and studied. We then attended the services in the Clementi Ward at 9:00am. That is real nice because it is only about a 50 foot walk to the building. During sacrament service, Sister Kor Shau Juan was confirmed a member of the church. She has such a sweet spirit about her. I really was feeling the spirit of love and appreciation for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I really love this ward. I love watching their little children and it is all I can do not to pick them up and hold them. I am looking forward to being able to do that with our grandchildren. The members are great and I have a great deal of respect for them and what they do. They are very capable people and carry out their responsibilities. It is a great feeling to see the people who have joined the church come, be accepted and integrated into the ward, and grow in their testimonies. We have quite a few young converts in their 20’s. They really are examples to me. Today Sister Connie Wua gave me the Book about the Church in Singapore. I had read it and told her how much I had enjoyed it. She said she had an extra copy and that she would give it to me.
Well it is shortly after 1:00pm and I am writing this blog. We have eaten lunch. I had a hot dog and sister Palmer had some soup. Our meals are generally not very elaborate. We will read, work on the computer, and nap for most of the rest of the day. It is nice to have this day to rest and relax. However the upcoming week doesn’t seem like it will be as busy as the past week. We don’t have much scheduled other then a Senior Couple arriving from Provo MTC on Tuesday, a welcome dinner on Wednesday, and I have a dentist appointment Tuesday afternoon. Sister Palmer will have a lot of baptism records to enter and I will have bills to pay and petty cash funds to deal with. I still have to finalize the rental of the apartment in Joho Bahru, West Malaysia.
Well I accomplished my goal of recording our activities for a week. I don’t plan on being that regular in the future. I will try to write when things of interest or significance occur.