So time is speeding past ridiculously. I have no idea where this week went. On preparation day we chilled at the house and ate food, and then we attempted to meet with an investigator named P who has leukemia, and converted from Islam to Christianity. He seems super cool and has a super strong testimony, we just need to meet with him but his health makes it difficult.
Then on Tuesday we had a great ‘zone journey’ (aka zone meeting) in botanic gardens! It was all about the Garden of Gethsamane and the Garden of Eden, and about coming closer to Christ and Heavenly Father. So fantastic!
we had a completely fantabulous amazing lesson with E and C, who are referrals from our stake president’s wife!!!!! The spirit was so strong, E actually cried! We talked about Mosiah 4:9-12
, and about how much Heavenly Father loves them. C is recovering from open heart surgery so won’t be coming to church for a while, and they are so amazing and great I love them so much already!!!
Zone activity at Botanical gardens
Zone activity at botanical gardens
On Wednesday we went and did service at YWCA, packing up care kits for those who are in need. Then afterwards we met with a student from Myanmar named P who is studying Electrical Engineering here. We taught about Jesus Christ and a little bit about His Atonement, and P agreed to be baptized January 31! He is so sweet, he is really prepared for the gospel and we are so lucky to be blessed enough to teach him!
After we met with P, we went to go meet V to give him a large print Bible. He is an adorable little Chinese uncle who wants to understand the Bible, so we agreed to help! It was great! We thought we were just passing him the Bible, then he pulls out this 6-page sheet of questions and so we went to a food stall and talked about Jesus Christ! He is so cute!!
On Thursday we did a LOT of planning and calling, so that was fun! Elder Allen promised us that someone in our area books is ready to be baptized this week. Well, if that’s true we’re definitely going to find them! I love how miracles follow when we do what needs to be done! We have been so blessed in this area, with filling our funnels with new investigators and meeting with old investigaotrs and being able to teach with unity and the spirit! It’s great!
On Friday we met with an Indonesian named Y (when I first saw the record I got super excited because Ithought it said Yoda….That’s ok, it’s still a cool name) and a Chinese girl named L. That morning we were praying about what date we should ask him to be baptized on, and December 13 came into our minds. Then we prayed a obut L, who we were meeting later, and December 6 came. And it was interesting because a lot of times they come as the same date. But we felt impressed that they should not be baptized the same day. So we go to teach Y and at the end we asked him to be baptized on December 13 and then he just looked at us and said, “Why did you choose that date?” And we told him we’d prayed about it and that’s when we felt impressed God wanted him to be baptised. And he then went on to tell us how he’s been in love with a girl for years whose birthday had been December 13. WHAT?! Seriously, there are so many cool things that happen when you turn to prayer!
And then L was a miracle!!! Sheis so prepared and excited to be baptised Decmeber 6! She came to both sessions of conference on Saturday and we got her a Mandarin translation on her phone and she said, “I feel like I’ve gotten closer to God today.” WAHOO!!!!! And she has only been Christian for about a year!!!
On Saturday and Sunday we had a spiritual overload at conference. I just cannot even describe the happiness and joy and appreciation I have for the gospel and all the guidance and peace and comfort and ANSWERS that it brings to our lives!
At a fun activity with the Clementi ward
Their church meeting house
On Sunday afternoon between sessions the Boyters threw together a last-minute luncheon for missionaries and people we had brought, like recent converts and investigators, adnd there wasn’t going to be enough food, but we had brought tuna sandwiches and fruit for us and CCK sisters and so we literally used loaves and fishes to feed the 20! Even if it wasn’t 5,000, it was still awesome!!
A little hair help
On Sunday night we went hunting for some people, and found A, a former who is Filipina and whose birthday was on Sunday! So we ate some pig stomach, filipina spaghetti (which has sugar in the sauce), and pig’s blood stew.
Then afterwards we went to the Clemente family and had a fantastic dinner with them and the T and the L families!!! It was so fun, I love this ward!!! And the food was so good, the fellowship so friendly and ultimately I just am completely besotted with this area. I hope I stay for forever!!
I love you all! I know this gospel is true, that when we learn to trust Heavenly Father and Jesus Chrsit miracles and healing and great power are brought into our lives, that we can truly lean on them!!