|Year of the Rooster 2017|
How are y'all doing this week??????????????????
Lol Pops no one does their home teaching in Taiwan. It's kinda sad. Also a partial reason why Taiwan has so many less active members. And also LOL we do not have a car. I meant just biking around from place to place. Sorry my English has gotten worse since being over here.
We went and saw the Lantern Festival for all of Taiwan! The president was there and they had this really big rooster that lit up. # culture
Hey do y'all remember A? She was one of my first investigators found and taught in Taiwan back when i was in Feng Jia. Well she got baptized this last Saturday!!! As I'm on the mission longer and longer i keep seeing the beauty of God's timing and plan unfold. So cool!
We had a cool experience when we went to visit this less active member that the branch mission leader wanted us to go visit. We spent an hour biking through the paddies in the middle of nowhere, Taiwan until we eventually get to the area where he lives. But, in rural Taiwan street names don't exist. They just have names of villages and then they randomly place houses of different numbers in it. So we go up to this house and ask the lady if she knows where this guy lives and she very angrily says NO. Then her father comes to the door and in Taiwanese is like "what are you talking about? He lives right over there" (pointing to a house, as his daughter tells him not to tell us). Anyways after getting past many barking, ferocious dogs (everyone in the rural areas have guard dogs that are more like bears than dogs) we eventually get to the house where we find out the guy is at work. Buttt we start talking to his older brother, who is coinicidentally back for the holidays. We talk with him about the message we're sharing and he's totally willing to learn more! So we sent off his information to the missionaries down South and he'll be meeting with them next week. Once again the perfectness of God's plan..
We also had a cool experience yesterday. I just copied and pasted my letter to President below so y'all could see it too.
This week was a great week here in the tiger tail! I really feel like things are slowly starting to grow here in Hu Wei. Yesterday was one of the highlights of the week. We decided to go tracting last night, as we know that Sundays are great times to find families at home. Instead of just randomly picking a street and going for it, we decided to first say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father where we should go. As we were biking, my companion all of a sudden said, "Here!" And as i looked to the right I also had a similar feeling that that was where we should tract. At first it was the usual rejections of "Bu Yong" and "Mei Kong." After some time though we started to see amazing things happen. We found 4 families, one of which already set up another time for us to come back. The father's older sister recently had been encouraging him to go to church so he had gone to "Zhang Lao Jiao" for 6 months previously until this last month when he had stopped going. Coincidentally, he had also ran into the missionaries 6 or 7 years ago and had 2 Book of Mormons. He had been praying for an opportunity to go to church again and to know whether this was the right thing to do for his family. He very adamantly told us that he was "Zhang Lao Jiao," but as we had the opportunity to bear testimony of the restoration, you could tell he was touched by the Spirit. This week we're going to pray about who would be good to help "pei ke" and get them progressing in the gospel. I am a firm believer that when we are humble enough to do things in God's way, that is when the miracles come. Thank you for all of your love and support!