I made it. I worked hard. I loved the people to the best of my ability. I learned 2 languages fluently. I baptized on my last Saturday. I cried on my last Sunday. And now I am enjoying my last P-day. It's been the best two years of my life, and the best two FOR my life. I will love Malaysia for the rest of my life, and the people mean so much to me. I can't bear to leave them, especially when they are just barely maturing into becoming a stake.. God bless Malaysia and all those that follow Christ therein.
Monday, July 6, 2015
"It has been proposed that Miri and Bintulu combine to become one district, to push forward to make a stake in the coming years." -President Simmons
Honestly tears came out a bit to hear that. During my mission, all I've heard is that Kuching and KL will be stakes within the next two years or so, but nothing about anywhere else. Well, Bintulu being my home and hearing that it could have a stake in 3 or 4 years is just astounding. We have the numbers. We have 3000 of the 1900 members that we need, and Miri has been prepared for it, they just need the number of units to be 5 or more (which brings it to 6, soon to be 7 as the Chinese Branch is rising up from it's group stage within a few more months).. This is fantastic news for the Miri/Bintulu District. I am very very excited for them. :)
Love Elder Vincent