Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 29, 2012

Sounds like it was good with everyone taking a tour of the temple and I see mom is in my coat .  I'm glad so many people got to go.  We have pearl drinks every week and I always get it as a smoothie (the milk helps me handle the pearls).  I bet the juice is real good.  Sounds like your having fun.  So you found a chair as big as the one I found at the Science Center in Singapore.  I know I promised pictures but I forgot to bring my cord.  Be sure to say hi to every one and that I wouldn't mind hearing from them, and could you tell Amy that I'm still waiting for her email.  Here in Singapore they have a Universal Studios and over in JB is Lego Land.  Last week I found Idahoan mash potatoes (hehehehehehehe). (Faline) You look so tiny in the gigantic chair.  Did you see me in the big chair?  Here in the two wards I work with they're getting ready for their primary program too.

Till next time.

Sis Summer Ballantyne


Faline took my picture at the Farmstead Corn Maze

I took Faline's picture in a "little" chair at Farmstead

Our family with Cumorah, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Amber, Matt and Kyah at the Boise Temple Open House

A couple days earlier, Mom, Faline and me just outside the Boise Temple after our tour during the Open House

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

I'll be sending you a letter soon to help you learn Malay but first I would suggest getting a Malay Book of Mormon.  You may not be able to find one yet so get the Indonision one insted but the Malay will be coming out soon, it just needs to be printed.  Last Saturday I had my 1st baptism.  I forgot to bring my USB cord so no picture right now.  His name is Joseph and he was so excited to be baptised.  I will try to send a letter about Sis Gopinath and some of my investigators.  You should look on facebook for Singapore 3rd ward.  They like to take pictures and love to catch the missionaries on camara.  I'm glad all is well with you and hope things continue to do so.  One thing that I'm learning so far from my mission is to not wait for the last second to plan for what comes next and I don't what to be in that situation.

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

All is well.  I'll be having my 1st baptism this Saturday. I miss writing stories. Enjoy the haunted ginger bread house. this picture, I would like to have it on my plague. Till next time 

Sis Summer Ballantyne

October 14, 2012

Happy Birthday!

I know it's a little early but I won't be writing again until after you're 27. We put together your gingerbread house. Here's how it came out! (see attached) I tried to make the spider webs on the roof but they kinda ran together so on the other side I just made shingles. Your scriptures should be there soon. 

Cumorah and her apartment are going to the temple open house and Ryan's sister, Katelynn, and Brenda (Beuhler). You may remember that we're going on the 24th. Cumorah might say something about that. We had all but Brenda over here last Friday. I made roast and then we watched "The Avengers" using our new projector and blueray player. We had a lot of fun.

Grandma and Al went down to Texas to see Logan receive his Eagle rank and Flent's marriage to Amy. They haven't posted any pictures yet but I told them that they had to, since most of us couldn't make it. They should be back Monday or Tuesday.

We are taking more invitations to the temple open house around to our neighbors tonight. Hope all is well there.

We love you!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

More from October 8th

 I'm doing well and keeping bussy.  Lots of teaching and traveling the island, we might have appointments on both ends of the island a day.  Most of the new people we teach are reffered to us by other missionaries, sometimes we contact on the MRT or on a bus because we are always in motion.  The people here are awesome and so diverce there are people from all over the world I for the majority they are all very nice.  The appartments aren't that different from what is in the states if ex-pats live there if they live in Singapore and aren't they aren't there temporary then all the appartment buildings look the same except the color.  I haven't seen too many buildings in the more business or shoping areas but today I'll be going to the science center for p-day with my zone.  I'm still getting used to the food.  Indian food is spicy unless it's desert.  Chines and Indo is really sweet but Japaness food I like.  Glad you got so much fruit so have some of it left for when I get home.  I'm still in shock slightly over the age change.  That means in a few months I'll have a 19 yr old for a companion.  Oh well.  Enjoy the pig I'll want some when I get home.

October 8, 2012

I'm doing well.  I was stunned when I heard the news about the age change. I'm glad I'm hear where it's warm and if you guys want to pick me up at the end of my mission you can just and I can show you the Real Singapore.  Don't worry it is still all good. Yah I need them as small as they come so I can have scriptures with me when I'm teaching and not have all the weight of my current scriptures that I can keep at home. 2 seperate scriptures would probabley be best and yes my spelling has not improved.  I miss real bacon.  the stuff they have here is turkey bacon or something like that be cause they don't sell anything with pork here.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012

1st I'll tell you about the rain.   on Thursday I experienced my first real Malaysian/Singaporean thunder storm.  The rain was heavy, I was soked in the couple minutes it took to go from our appointment to the bus stop, and the thunder sounded like it was on top of our heads, the lightning was some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, even in Florida.  the MRT went really slow on our way home till we were underground. 

I got my absentee ballot the other day and will be sending it back soon to place my vote.  Thank you for having that sent to me.  Now a lot of the other missionaries are asking how to get one. Hehehehe.

Maybe after I get home we can all go to Singapore as visitors and just have fun and the reason why it has to be after I get home is because I want to be released before you come then I can do everything with you.