First a question. Mom do you really want me to skype on
Everything is going well over here. I sent y'all a ton of
pictures of some of our pday escapades so hopefully they came through.
We're really excited about B. He's planning on getting
baptized on the 29th of April. He's more active than a lot of our members haha.
He's a little miracle himself. A month or so ago we walked into a Family Mart
(one of the billion convenience stores sprinkled across the island) and saw him
studying. At which point he said he was kinda busy studying and we asked if
he'd have another time we could get to know him. He left his number and that
was that. About a 25 second contact.
R and C also made it out to church this last Sunday!
They're both doing great and are reading the Book of Mormon daily. C was
that lady from the red light and R was a guy that we found in just a short 10
minute period of time in between lessons.
You know, it's funny that you'd bring up J again Senor
because it's been amazing to realize that the effects of the work we do will
never totally be seen by us. But every so often God lets us see these small
little miracles. Just this morning, i dont know why but as we were biking to
the train station I felt like we needed to bike really fast and get there as
soon as possible. I didn't think anything of it until when we got there we ran
into one of our relatively new investigators K (chemistry high school
teacher) who we hadn't been able to get a hold of the past couple days. She
proceeded to set up a time for later in the week. It wasn't till after I
finished talking with her that i realized the small "nudge."
The work is really starting to pick up in the tiger tail. I
love being a missionary and am excited to tell y'all even more about it when
the time comes.
The thing that i keep realizing more and more is kinda like
what Elder Holland reminded us in his talk "The First Great
Commandment" - "What
I need, (Elder Nelson), are disciples—and I need them forever. I need someone
to feed my sheep and save my lambs. I need someone to preach my gospel and
defend my faith. I need someone who loves me, truly, truly loves me, and loves
what our Father in Heaven has commissioned me to do. Ours is not a feeble
message. It is not a fleeting task. It is not hapless; it is not hopeless; it
is not to be consigned to the ash heap of history." The journey of coming
to know, truly know, Jesus Christ is a long one. And it starts now.
How are y'all
Sorry i need to repent for not emailing y'all the past
couple weeks. It's just that, as much as i hate to say it, my time left here is
not a lot so our p-days have been filled with a lot of attempts to soak in as
much of Taiwan as possible while i still have it. The past couple weeks we went
to Ken Ding, which is the Hawaii of Taiwan and this famous museum in Tai Nan
that I've always wanted to go to. Today we're going to a famous mountain range
to the east of Jia Yi called A Li Shan. Pics will probably coming next week.
The work is going great here in Taiwan. We have an
investigator named B who's super awesome! He comes to church,
english class, the single adult FHE and institute every week. He's loving
We also have a couple others who we're really excited about
- E a freshman in college who's experiencing a lot of change in her life
and wants to find some direction, C a 30 something single lady who ran into
missionaries up north before but is now in yun lin, and K, a highschool
chemistry teacher who's also super awesome.
Elder Bennett's doing great. It's been amazing to see him
progress with the language, ability to talk to people, etc. I'm blessed to be
able to work with someone who's willing to work hard for the last stretch.
Conference was great, we watched it on a week delay because
of the translation. The biggest message that hit home to me : charity, true
love, striving to become a real Christian.
Just because i dont write much doesn't mean i don't love
you. I'll be happy to tell you all you want to hear and then some when it's all
over. Have a great week! :)