Tuesday, May 31, 2016
I only have two weeks left.
I love this so much. I love being a missionary. I love representing the person I love. My Savior and Redeemer.
These next two weeks are going to be crazy. Our area is exploding right now. We had 10 investigators at church last week. And taught a lot of member present lessons.
I literally feel like I am serving in China. And that is obviously against the law but we spend a lot of time in Chinatown. We do language study there and literally it feels like I serve in China. This is probably one of the most unique areas in the world. I feel so blessed. I am able to serve in a ward from China and yet not be in China because that is against the law. This area is unbelievable. The members are unbelievable.
Recent converts are the best. Thank you for all the gifts that I have been getting lately :) (see picture below)
We have a state champion runner in our house. He is giving us some sweet running workouts in the morning :)
Miracles are real. That is all I can say. Some things I just cannot deny. And that is that miracles are real.
I gave a 20 minute talk this week in Chinese in Sacrament meeting. It felt way smooth. Never could have done that at the beginning of my mission.
Also this week started a mission prep class. We have some awesome youth in our ward. Teaching them how to talk to people :) it is awesome.
Love you all
Monday, May 23, 2016
I had that realization this week. People always say that but really it is that way. No matter what we are going to have good days and bad days. But we can always choose to be happy.
Why not choose?:)
We had a baptism this week. her name is 罗琳琪，or Luo Lin Qi.
She is from China and awesome. That is the first person from China that I have been a part of baptizing! Super awesome. People from China have the best chinese there is, along with people from Taiwan.
I am in love with Chinese and the culture. The language is amazing. I feel like in this area I have really began to understand loving the people. Even though you know you will only be in an area for so long you can't help but fall in love with the members. They are amazing.
Shout out to Gabe and Dad for sending me some new workouts this week. That was awesome. Really useful. If you have any more feel free to send them over :)
I wish you all could feel the spirit of a mission. It is hard to describe it over an email. But it is amazing. Mom and Dad when you come in 3 weeks I hope I can help you feel some of that.
That is definitely what I am going to miss the most. Being able to represent the Savior to all.
Love you all,
This week will you show you love for God by inviting them to learn the gospel? I promise you won't regret it :)
Sunday, May 15, 2016
We are having a baptism this week! She is from China and awesome! First person from China that I have worked with successfully. Awesome :)
Her name is Cathy!
If you want to know what I have learned about how to do missionary work on my mission it boils down to the following:
1. Finding. Talk to everyone. Ask Everyone for referrals. Work the Part member and less active families.
2. Planning. Every hour of the day have a plan. Never go contacting. Rather just talk to everyone on the way. Always be thinking ahead 2-3 days and thinking about the people you are going to teach and who is going to accompany the lessons.
3. Lastly, Teaching. Teach everyone all the time. On the street in their houses. And teach to what each person needs. Don't force them to learn things they don't see as important. Find out what they are curious about. Then help them see how that relates to the gospel. Teach People not lessons.
If you can master these 3 things, I promise you will be a successful missionary. It takes serious effort though and is not the easiest thing ever.
I love Chinese. I love this language. I love my mission. I love each minute. These people are amazing. I love repentance. I love my Savior. I love it all. I love both my Fathers. And all my Mothers.
God bless and have a fantastic week. Make it count. :) or give your time to me and I will :) i love this place too much. i need time :)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
This morning got to skype with them family. That was awesome :) I am so excited to see you soon!
But there are still several weeks left for me to help God in his work here in Singapore. And wow is the field white already to harvest.
Transfers were today and I will be spending the rest of my mission in the Singapore 2nd ward. Excited about it :) This is a dream area I love it.
Today We are going to play the youth in the ward basketball. They challenged me to a 5 on 2. i told them it would be too easy but rather that 1 on 5 would be more fair.
ball is life :)
i love missionary work. I can't believe my mission is going by this fast. I am going to take every minute to its fullest.
I love this work.
Jesus is the Christ.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
I love being a missionary. I realize that more and more every day that I am out here. I am starting to realize how much I am going to miss it.
There is nothing better than being able to represent the Savior to the members, less-actives and the people on the street. I love saying that.
I have really felt the spirit this week. He really does guide us in our work..
I love the Chinese language. It really is difficult but I love learning it. I love speaking it. I love living in it.
This ward that I am in right now is amazing. I wish you all could be here to feel that with me.
It is an actual full working speaking chinese ward. So different from all the branches I worked in throughout my mission in Malaysia.
I don't even know what to tell you about this week. We are finding investigators. They are so awesome.
We have 3 progressing towards baptism in a couple weeks here! :)
My mind is blank but my heart is full.