Sister Maisie Carrillo

Sister Maisie Carrillo

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thailand/ Chaengwattana Week 52

Hey Fam, 

This last week and a half was CRAZY! But let's just say that this week is Songkran and I've only been sprayed once with water. Walking on the way home from Zone Conference a little kid on his bike took a water gun to us. It was funny, like the first snow fall! Haha. I think I've gotten a little used to the heat. I'm not dying AS MUCH as I did last year. Only a little. We are going to play today at Central World. I have no idea what that means but I'm going to find out! 
North Bangkok Zone Conference
Some of our MTC group at Zone Conference! 
We hit our year mark in country today. I love these people!

We've been teaching a lot. We're trying to meet with our investigators and members families. There's a lot of people here that go to church by themselves, they're the only members in their family. It makes me so sad. We're preparing for them to get a temple. We are not suppose to go to the temple by ourselves, we go with our families. Thailand is still young in the church, but we want the families. Families are so important. It made me really grateful for the way that I grew up. I didn't know how blessed I was to go to church every Sunday with my family, go to young women's with my friends, have family home evenings, watch general conference, all the things I think I really took for granted. I'm really grateful for those things now. Let's just say, I understand now just how much of an impact it had on my life. 

I have so much hope for the future! Despite all the bad that we meet and all the hardships, I know who I am and I know that God won't allow us to suffer. Why? Because we are His children. One of my favorite things I learned from conference was that the greatest commandment of eternity is that we love God with all our heart, might, mind, and strength but the greatest truth of eternity is that God loves us with all His heart, might, mind and strength. Elder Holland said, "That love is the foundation stone of eternity, and it should be the foundation stone of our daily life." I find so much joy in telling the people of Thailand that. That is one of the first things that I tell everyone I invite. That God is our loving Heavenly Father and He loves them. He really does. I feel that in my heart every time I share it. And with knowing that, how can I ever be sad? How can I ever lose hope or feel weary? Have faith and know that God is on your side. We are never alone! He has never left our side and He never will. 

I love Heavenly Father and His children. I love the people here in Thailand. I've had that confirming witness that I have been sent here for them, to serve them and to bring the blessings of the gospel to them. This gospel is real, it's real life. Let's not forget it in our daily lives. Let's remember Christ in all that we do! 

Remember who you are and to choose "harder right, not the easier wrong." -President Monson. Make the choice to follow Him today :) 

I love you all, I'm so grateful that I'm able to be apart of this family. I have been so blessed. 

Sister Carrillo 

"Forever - is composed of nows."
This is Jenny! One of the members brought her to church 
and we had the great privilege of getting to teach her before 
she went home to Buriram. She's going to get baptized!
This cute old lady! She would come up and wai us and
 just say thank you over and over. She was so sweet. She wanted a picture with us.
We went and volunteered at the homeless shelter 
with some of the members from the Chaengwattana ward. 
These are some of the cute kids that were there. Probably the saddest place I've ever been to!
Just sharing the gospel with others while taking a train ride in Central!
Sister Sirikwan! Got to switch off with this girl. I just love her face!
Brother Michael LOVES President Johnson haha. 
I just had to get a picture. 

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