Elder Dillon Haughton in Thailand

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Elder Dillon Haughton 28th Letter from Thailand

Okay so a lot has been going on. First off I’ve been transferred to Bangkok the geographical biggest city in the world! It’s huge!!!! And super super high tech! It blows my mind! The biggest market in the world is in our area as well and had some fun handing out English flyers at that. My new companions great and we are having a ton of fun in the big city! We of course have to go home early for new years because it gets insanely crazy after dark haha!! But to honor the parting spirit we are here at MBK a huge shopping center in Bangkok and its huge!! I’m constantly amazed at how amazing and high everything is over here on this side of the world. We have a lot of great people and it’s so easy to talk to people because people are constantly around you here.

Last week was great got to talk to my family kind of because of bad internet connection but great seeing there faces πŸ™‚ Hope you all know things are great I LOVE THE CITY!!!! SO MUCH!!! Take care everyone have a happy new year! Set good goals and don’t forget to party πŸ™‚ within the bounds God has set………. πŸ˜‰

Elder Dillon Haughton 27th Letter From Thailand

Ohhh GOSH! This week was crazy!

We had this amazing holiday called Loi Gratong, where you light little flowers and let them off on the river. We went to pass out English flyers and it was amazing how MANY people were really there! It was a blast with people just throwing explosives in the air, firework sticks, cars with stereo systems that shook the cars they were on, lights, floating lanterns – just an Asian party (haha). We got to light our flowers and put them on the river then got back to passing out English flyers. It was so incredible. Thailand is amazing!

Another crazy story. We went to go visit a less active. We rode a Song Teeo. (vehicle of transportation) there then realized we had no way to get back. We were 14 kilos away from the city. So we started walking and walking and this random guy pulls over and says “Where you go? Where you go?” (haha) He was nice enough to give us a ride, thankfully. He wasn’t interested in the church at all, but we were lucky to get home πŸ™‚ God watches over his servants when they’re doing stuff directed by the spirit.

We’ve helped a lot of people this week and I’ve really felt that just simple visits uplift and empower people to do great things. We have a Sister Oom who is very close to baptism. She’s been doing way great!

We also have another investigator who asks way way good questions! “What’s the Urim and Thummim?” “Why does God let bad people do bad things?” “Why did God call Joseph Smith and not someone else?” “So Nephi was commanded to kill his own brother?” (etc. etc. haha) Her scriptures are already marked up beyond reading the actual text (haha). She’s way great (Sister Joy and Gem her daughter).

We also took some time to call some “Formers” this week. One of which answered and immediately said she’d be at church the next day. The next day she comes to church and she wasn’t quite all there in the head. In the gospel class she starts laying down on the chairs and falling asleep. When she wakes up at the end of class the chair in swimming in drool. We couldn’t explain it. It was hilarious! Be careful about former investigators you call.

I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the difficulties I’ve been having in this area. Know that there will always be opposition to the work of God, but God is God and He will deliver you. Despite trials and needing to express those trials to family members, I ask you to understand I’m still having so much fun!! I’m still helping so many people and I still love were I am serving. I love it, I love it πŸ™‚ I see amazing things. I’m speaking amazing words. I have an amazing companion and amazing mission president and I’m having an amazing mission πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t trade it for the world because it has helped me find my soul πŸ™‚ I ask my family not worry, I’ll talk to you on Christmas πŸ™‚

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