Monday, January 4, 2016


Hey everyone! Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful white Christmas because I certainly did! I know what you must be thinking, "A white Christmas in Malaysia?! Its too hot for that!" But this years white Christmas was more special than any other white Christmas in Utah. That's because we had a baptism!!!! The person who got baptized name was D*** He has been investigating the church for 8 years! He is only 16 years old. He has wanted to get baptized the whole 8 years but his Hindu father has not allowed him. His mother is actually a member of the church but is inactive and not much support. We had him in our minds a lot a couple weeks ago when one Sunday he came up to us and told us that he feels it is his time to be baptized. We were way pumped but we had to meet with him several times to encourage him to ask his father. People under 18 cant get baptized unless they have both parents permission. So when he finally built up enough courage to ask his dad, his heart was softened and he said yes! He even signed the form! It was a Christmas miracle!!! :) So we had his baptism on Saturday right before the Christmas party which was wonderful! He then received the Holy Ghost and Aaronic priesthood on Sunday which was also his birthday!!! Way awesome! He is a great kid and planning on serving a mission.

Christmas this week was awesome! The Christmas spirit really softens peoples hearts to be willing to hear about the restored gospel! This week was super jolly! Lots of fun. When we ride our bikes through the streets we sing Christmas carols as loud as we can and shout Merry Christmas to everyone. Haha everybody loves it!! Elder Perritt has been Santa Clause this week and he is so good at it! His voice is perfect and he's a theatre kid so he's way good at acting! It has been way fun watching him make people smile haha.

I have had a ton of fun this week and the work is going along great! Today is transfer news! This transfer was so good and so successful! We got 21 new investigators this transfer and the missions standard of excellence is 12 new investigators a transfer. So were working way hard and I love it! 

I have no time today, Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!!! I will send pictures sometime this week! I have a ton of way cool pictures, don't worry! :)

Love you all!

-Elder Schwemmer

Photos on Christmas!!

"Our Christmas tree!!"

Haha crazy Elder

New P-day shirt from Greg!

Skyping Elder Schwemmer on Christmas!!!

P-day waiting for a computer haha

Silly Elders


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