Wednesday, July 1, 2015

So this week we had our last interviews with President Mains. Very cool. Since he is leaving and a bunch of other Elders are leaving with him he called an Emergency Transfer but Elder South and I will be staying in Miri, thankfully, but we were called as the zone leaders of the Miri Bintulu zone. I was not expecting that but it will definitely be a challenge and a lot of fun..

We go to singapore this week to meet the the new mission president have Mission Leadership council and then we are bringing President Simmons back to Miri and Bintulu for District Conference! It will be a very exciting and busy week! Now we will have to go on splits in Bintulu with the Elders there too. Bintulu is a city about a 3 hour bus ride from Miri so that will be something to look forward to! A lot to do though! 

Last week we went to Nia Caves on P-day and it was way super cool.. not as intense as the Wind Caves in Kuching because there wasn't as much off-trail exploring that we did but it was definitely overall more beautiful..

We watched meet the mormons again this week as a branch and it was wonderful.. we translated it into Chinese for a bunch of people which was fun.. we do a lot of translating here which is good. About half of our branch is Chinese and the other half doesnt speak any. It is good practice being able to switch languages almost every sentence.. it really makes you keep the two languages straight.. 

This week I started a thing that my companion is doing.. trying to be able to do 100 pushups in one set like no rest. It is a challenge but we are getting there.. also still doing the 100, 100, 100 challenge or at least trying.. working back up to it..

Elder South and I made some of the best Beef Stroganoff this week just throwing that out there.. 

We also moved houses today which is pretty crazy.. the new house is a little farther from the church but much much nicer.. it is the old Senior Couples house.. they are leaving on the 1st of July.

Also President Mains goes home on Wednesday and President Simmons starts his time! It is an exciting time! Sad to see such a great President go though.. In interviews this week though President Mains said he has family in Boston and wants to come to a Bball game next year..that would be super cool.. 

Less-Actives: You haven't heard me talk much about Less-Actives on my mission emails because I haven't seen much success on my mission but this week we had two miracles..

Barry Tan.. A return missionary about 15 years ago in this mission, who went worse than in-active came to church again this week for the first time over 10 years.. he had us come with him as his body was quite the was like bringing a legend back to church it was excited for him on the repentance process though..he wants to come every week now..

Also XiaoHui 小慧 who hasn't come to church in a few also came with her son..

Even though bringing in-actives to church doesn't let you report it like a baptism it is just as joyful. I can't really describe it. Repentance and change are some of the strongest feelings in the world. I have felt them so strong on my mission. 

I know that through Jesus Christ even the bloodiest blood can become the whiter and brighter than the sun, Because I have experienced it This week. You can too. This week. Because of Him.

love you all,

Elder Pierce


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