Hello from Malaysia!

“Hello from Malaysia!” Friend, August 2020

Hello from Malaysia!

Friend Magazine, 2020/08 Aug

Illustrations by Katie McDee; photograph from street market from Getty Images

Hi! We’re Margo and Paolo, and this month we’re

visiting Malaysia!

Malaysia is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia. There are about 10,000 members of the Church and 33 branches in Malaysia. The Church there is small but strong!

Keluarga means “family” in Malay. This family likes to play together at the park.

Durian is the strongest-smelling fruit in the world! Many people in Malaysia love this creamy fruit. It’s used to make candy, ice cream, and other treats.

In Malaysia, people believe in many different religions, including Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity. These colorful steps lead up to the Batu Caves. A famous Hindu temple is inside!

Families in Malaysia like to go out to eat together. People can buy street food all day and night.

These Primary children are sitting in front of a Church sign in Malay and Chinese. People in Malaysia speak many languages. At church, members help translate so everyone can understand.

More than half of Malaysia is covered in tropical forests. It’s home to amazing animals like the Malayan tiger and the proboscis monkey.

Meet some of our friends from Malaysia!

God wants us to be kind and to keep the commandments.

Anika C., age 7, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My favorite article of faith is the fourth: “We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Leif C., age 8, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Are you from Malaysia? Write to us! We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for exploring with us! See you next time!