Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February16, 2016 Chinese New Year

February 9, 2016

Sry dont have a lot of t ime butt...

Don't worryyyy all is fine after the earthquake over here. Like you observed, the worst of it was in tainan. The place where i was in really wasn't affected that much. I think all the buildings were good and everything. It happened at like 3 in the morning. So i kinda just woke up and was like WHAT IS GOING ON WHY IS THE APARTMENT SHAKING. and i just kinda laid there in my bed until it stopped shaking then got up went to the bathroom and went back to bed. haha the next day i wasnt sure whether i had dreamed about it or not until we got a call asking if we were all okay. The only damage we had over here was my pile of flashcards got knocked off of my desk. We haven't really been helping out with cleaning up anything bc there isnt really anything to be cleaned  up.

Other random stuff that happened this week..I got knocked by a scooter onto the hood of a car. He told me to be more careful and drove off lol. We made stuffed bell peppers which was cool. Last week we visited a place called 佛光山 (fo guang shan) which is like this big buddhist place. I'll try to send some pics.We met with a guy named b this week who told us that he knows that the Book of Mormon is true but he can't join the church because of conflicts with 拜拜'ing(worshipping) his ancestors. FRUSTRATING. We also met a dude named w who's super interested in the church and the direction that it can bring to his life, so i'll keep you updated on him.Its been kinda hard to meet with people recently because of chinese new year and everything which btw is crazy. We literally have a member feeding us every lunch and dinner of this week. Like its just barely started but we've already been fed A TON of food more details on that to come next week.

This week in personal study i came upon one of my favorite scrips in D&c 122 "The Son of man hath descended below them all, art thou greater than He?" I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. I know that because of Him, we can overcome our trials and we are able to find peace and hope which simply just cannot be found anywhere else. I love my savior. and i love you all! I hope you have a great week!

Elder Nelson


Heyyyyy so super bummer that my email didn't go through last week. There must have been a glitch in the system or something. I just sent it again so hopefully it gets through. Taiwan didn't skip a beat after the earthquake. Like you said senor, just kept on scooting on haha. 


Another project checked off the list for super woman :)

How many hardy boys have they gotten for you up to now senor?

The NIH stuff sounds super boss. What cool stuff did you read about for this go around?

That science tidbit sounds pretty BOSS. What exactly does that mean for scientists now?

What are you and comp subbing for cold contacts? <---- i have no idea what this means

So yeahhhhhhhh this week i got really sick. Like Monday continued the chinese new year celebration with lots of food but monday night after teaching a lesson i soon began to feel really nauseous and ended up puking my guts up the entire night. I dont know how that much food fit in there in the first place. Just when i thought stuff was done coming up more and more kept coming. So then Tuesday i was in all day for the first time on my mission. We felt bad!. All 4 of us (me my, my companion, and the sisters) all got it but no one else that we ate with that day got it. So yeah after that day in we were able to go out again but our stomachs haven't been the same since. Like diarrhea, not feeling like eating stuff, etc. Kinda unfortunate.

Move call came this Saturday and...drumroll...im not moving! And neither is my companion. We're going to be together in the same area for another movecall together at least. 

In terms of fooodddd since we were sick a lot of families that had invited us over for chinese new year food made this stuff called  (zhou), this rice porridge type stuff then besides that when our stomach's were okay/before the incident we ate a lot of 火鍋, hot pot. Hot pot is basically what you saw in one of those pictures where they have a kind of soup  in a big pot over a propane fire then throw in a bunch of vegetables, meats, and other random asian stuff. and surprisingly a lot of members got pizza for us for the celebration as well haha.

The weather was starting to feel like summer again then today it randomly got nice weather so we'll see how long that lasts.

In terms of investigators, that 11 year old boy ( part member family) passed his baptismal interview last night, and the elder who did the interview says he's super awesome and ready. So just have to figure out with the parents when the best time to get it done would be. We're gonna have a baptism! :)

In terms of investigators, j came to church! He was able to work his work schedule around it and he had a good time but it looks like he may have a hard time into the future to not work on Sunday because he feels like he HAS to for his kind of work. He was so funny though when we asked him some of his goals for the new year his first was "Get baptized" and his second was "Pay off his debt." We;re also still working with william who slept in and didn't make it to church on sunday. And then there's brother f

who is the most intersting guy. He's totally willing to read the book of mormon and to come to church but for some reason or another he will not pray. Apparently when he was younger in high school he was forced to pray and sing hyms because he went to a christian high school and now he's got this attitude like nobody can force him to do anything. He says when he feels like he should he will.

but yeah...that was pretty much the week. In personal study this week i really liked 1 Peter 3:15 : "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" Jesus Christ has given us hope and happiness that can be seen by other people. We should always to be ready to testify of Him and the things we know to be true, especially to those whom we love the most.

Ilove you guys and hope you have an awesome week!!

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