How are y'all doing?????????????
So first before i forget some questions i need to ask y'all. 1) Did you ever know a Fillmore family in Oregon or a Child Family in Texas? 2) I pretty much offer an open invitation to my good friends here that if they can make it to America, they could stay in our house and eat our food and meet my family, especially since they're so good to me. A lot of people say they'd love to come, but I think Tina and Steven might actually be able to come and visit next summer around the fourth of July time! I think it would be super fun for y'all to be able to meet some of the amazing people that i've met over here! Would you foresee any problems with that?
As far as this week..transfers came, and as expected, I am going to be with Elder Thomas (Not Taylor mom lol) for another transfer here in Wu Feng. We're pretty excited about the next transfer coming up. Last one was hard in the fact that a lot of our investigators either fell off or wouldn't progress, but we took some time to kind of evaluate where we were and where we could improve so that we could see more success.
This last week we actually saw a lot of cool miracles. This week we were able to meet with G (yes that is actually her English name), who is the sister of our recent convert Gr. She basically told us that she had been struggling with whether she wanted to meet with us or not for a month (since her sister's baptism in september). And the only reason we had planned to meet was to help her with some English. But she told us she had said a really genuine prayer and that she had received a prompting that she should meet with us and be open to new ideas. She specifically said she had a similar prompting to T, telling her "What are you afraid of?" Anyways we met with her and after helping her with English she said she wanted to repay us for us helping her and we told her the best way she could repay us would be to study about the restored gospel. And she said ok lets do it. So that's exciting!
Also Tuesday night we were on exchanges and we were late coming home (it was 9:35) and we were at the last stoplight before home. I was pretty beat at this point. But anyways i start speaking in English with this kid on the back of a scooter and i'm thinking they're about to buzz off (the light was turning in like 5 seconds) so i in desperation askedthem to pull up to the park in front of us so we could talk for a bit. I invited them to english class the next day and the kid was super pumped about the class. He said he was gonna come 10 minutes early (Granted we have a lot of experiences like that where the people never show up). Fast forward to the next day. The kid walks in 10 minutes late and trailing in behind him is his entire family! After class i talked with him about the Book of Mormon and they said this week we could go visit their house after english class and share about the gospel with them!
Besides that, the C Family and S were able to make it to church yesterday! A was able to help S at church which was great.
I can't remember much of what else happened this week. Excited for a fresh start at the start of the transfer.
This morning I was reading Lehi's vision and for the first time i noticed that it says that the people fell down and partook of the fruit. I thought it was super interesting how it said that they first fell down and then partook of the fruit. I think it taught me that before we can feel of the strengthening power of the Atonement, we have to be humble enough to "fall down" and confess that His Atonement is real. That God is real, we don't know everything, but He does. We have to be humble enough to choose to believe, and then only can we enjoy the deliciousness of the fruit.
I love y'all, hope you have a great week!
Candid of E. Nelson by E. Thomas