When we first arrived we met two couples who took us on the MRT to the beautiful Gardens by the Bay. Words can't describe the beauty there. They said that the theme changes every three months and they were just changing the theme to Africa. They suggested we buy a year pass so we can go whenever we are in Singapore.
|We are joining the monkeys|
These rocks are everywhere. We aren't sure if they are natural or manmade. We will have to research that.
Inside there are different areas to explore, so here is just a sampling.
|The animals are made from a variety of legumes|
Note the three-story waterfall. We went up to the top and looked down. What a magnificent sight!
In the evening we all, including the Mission President's wife, went to the observation deck of the Marina Bay Sands. It was an incredible sight to watch as the sun set and then the lights started to come on. You could see the buildings on the other side of the Bay and also The Garden by the Bay.
This beautiful couple, the Pattersons, were so kind and helpful to us. They serve in Kuala Lumpur as Public Relations missionaries.
|Inside the shopping mall this looks like a huge toilet bowl constantly flushing|
On Tuesday we had our Conference where we were instructed by our Mission President and his wife. They are so inspired and you can feel the spirit so strong when you are with them. They taught us many principles and things that we can be doing as missionaries. The other couples also shared many ideas of things they are doing to help build the kingdom of God here in Malaysia and Singapore. After meeting with them I felt very overwhelmed, but also came away with many more ideas of things we can try in our little corner of Malaysia.
We were encouraged to strengthen the members and learn to love them. We are to help the Elders, whether it is with teaching English, visiting members, or investigators or just providing a ride for them to the grocery store.
Sister Simmons taught us that the path is Charity. If your path is filled with love you won't feel that you are in the dark.
If you look closely, you will notice that Elder Lamb is missing from the picture. He had a bad case of vertigo that morning and was not able to attend the training.
We chose to stay an extra day after the conference so that we could see a little more of Singapore.
I went shopping with Sister Kane in an enormous 4 city block, 4 story (Walmart) type store. It was so amazing and I am sure I only saw about 1/100 of it.
The Kanes are the sweet couple who were our unofficial tour guides and some of the "angels" that were sent to bear us up . They were so gracious and helpful. They serve in Kuala Lumpur as Humanitarian missionaries. They leave for home in about 6 weeks.
The Hotel Boss where we stayed is a very nice, new hotel, but check out the size of the rooms.
In contemplating our trip to Singapore and the difficulties that one can experience crossing the 2 borders we made the decision to take a taxi from our apartment to the hotel in Singapore. It was a great decision and made the trip much less stressful.
I am truly grateful for the experience we had in Singapore and for the continuing day to day experiences that we continue to have here in Malaysia. We are being blessed and know that we are truly being watched over.