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July 27, 2015

Elder Bundy shares his testimony 
with his friends and family!               

"I have a very simple but firm knowledge, through personal experience, that this gospel is true.   I see it bless families everyday. It has blessed my family. I know that I have a savior, Jesus Christ, and through him, I can have my sins washed away, and live with my family forever.  The gospel that was on the earth in the time of Jesus Christ has been restored again through a prophet....I know this church is trueI! I know that God loves me, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share this knowledge with all people but especially right now with the people here in Thailand!"

Elder Bundy and Elder Wright have been working really hard!  They are seeing lives change and miracles happen before their eyes.  He writes, "I'm doing great!  I love my mission!!!  O.K., I don’t love spiders and lizards, but I'm loving everything else.  Now don’t worry mom, cause I'm fine, but I was bitten by a huge poisonous spider earlier this week.. My arm didn't look good at all.....Elder Wright and I went to the hospital......before we went in the door, we found a recent convert we had been praying to find for weeks!  We ended up getting her new phone number and commited her to meeting with us later..... when we walked into the hospital right after that to check my arm out, my arm had only a little red dot where there was a HUGE beat red spot just before!.....The next day, I didn't have anything wrong with my arm at all!"

Elder Bundy went on to report on the missionary work they are doing, "our investigators are all progressing great.. just seems like they are all having a lot of little problems…like, cant be married, parents wont let them be baptized, disability, etc.....it's good and the gospel is true and changing so many lives here......I am watching as they start to know for themselves that what we are teaching is true, their problems just seem to disappear or don’t seem so big anymore."
"This is me eating the left over nursery snacks.......boiled pork bone and cabbage soup with prick sauce....make sure to tell holten, jace and Price, well all of the nieces and nephews, that if they ever complain about what kind of snacks they get, let them know that the kids here lap this stuff up lol"

When asked about how he and his companion are doing, Elder Bundy wrote, "Elder Wright and I are doing great!  No problems at all....we are really in a good groove and accomplishing a lot.   I've only spoken with my new mission president a couple of times and the zone leaders are way cool....."

"we're still waiting to get my packages with my go pro in it to ride the big elephants.  But while waiting we actually found a place where you can ride bull elephants!!  Because I might only get to do this elephant riding thing one time, I want to get good pictures.  Sooooo, we might make the trip to see the bull elephants before then.. lol"
Elder Bundy's handstand of the week!  Taken on a street they travel on every day.

Elder Bundy reported that he has given up the hammock for sleeping.  That even though his bed is extremely small and it is really hot all night long, he is SO exhausted at the end of the day, he is sleeping surprisingly well.  He is also getting up a little earlier every morning to exercise doing the video T25.....

He wrote, "other than that crazy spider bite and thinking I was going to lose my arm…..I'm great!

Elder Bundy wrote that the mission has a rule that they have to make at least two meals at their house each week…eating out is just so cheap.  So usually, they just buy some seasoning packets and cook up diced pork and rice.  But he loves the food, except crocodile! 

He writes, "I can’t believe Jonathan is getting the priesthood soon!!  That’s crazy!  I hope my nieces and nephews don’t forget me while I'm gone."

"I'm praying for you Jacob!!!!  Miss you bro!  Never forget that ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.....and, faith precedes ANY miracle"

July 20, 2015

Elder Bundy is LOVING his mission!
Here he is enjoying a refreshing rain after riding his bike all day.

Elder Bundy wrote, "I had the honor of  baptizing my first investigator from finding to baptism yesterday!  The Holy Ghost was so strong….I love these people......I love my mission!......Her name is sister ออ๋ย, she is a street vendor that sells snow cones. She is way nice and has a 16 year old daughter that we’re teaching right now….and because of her, we have taught her neighbor and she also has a baptismal date set..."

He went on to say, "Since I’ve been here, we’ve really been focused on getting new investigators and building our teaching pool.....but right now, we have about 15 investigators progressing who are all preparing for baptism, 7 with baptismal dates set!  The gospel is true!  I am seeing miracles in teaching these awesome people about Jesus Christ!  It is so exciting."  

When asked about what he was studying during personal study time, he shared, "every personal study I read 12 pages out of the Book of Mormon and I’m currently reading the Old Testament.  With 12 pages every day, I will finish the Book of Mormon again every transfer.... And….I just finished the book of Genesis last week....Bryant (Elder Bundy's brother-in-law) was right, it’s way cool to really know the stories and blessings in store for all of Heavenly Father’s children.."

There was so much to see in Sukothai, that Elder Bundy and Elder Wright spent another p-day exploring this beautiful city.  Here are some more pictures of the magnificent ruins located in this beautiful place. 

This is one of Elder Bundy's favorite statues.

This is Elder Bundy about to do a back flip.....
"I took this picture for dad... I've never seen a cow like this before.  
We call them 'bunny cows' and they're all over here."

Elder Bundy wrote, "The handstand of the week is in front of a good 'ole 7/11....I want you to look up how many 7/11's there are, because just on our street, there are about 9 of them.  They aren't even gas stations! They are like little grocery stores and we eat at them every day" 

Elder Bundy is apologizing to his mom for forgetting to cut his hair this week!  He also added, "look at the bag I bought!  It is from the Vietnam War.  It was used to carry grenades....."

Happy Birthday Jacob!!!!  
Happy Birthday Roxy and Calista!!!