Sunday, August 25, 2013

Taiwan, Taichung mission: Letter 13

 Dear all, 

          So this week went by quick and slow at the same time. Some hours of the days just seems like dragging, but there are time I felt like I wish we have more time so we can fit more things in. Anyways this week has been pretty awesome. We have zone training on Tuesday and learnt that there are new changes to the rules in our mission which are great and needed change to help us more focus on our missionary purpose and people instead of numbers. Actually the couple changes aren't something new to me. It's similar to what I was used to when serving in Pullman, Spokane. I guess now I know another reason why I was serving in states for a while before come to Taiwan, so that I can get used of the new change quicker and gain testimony this change indeed is inspired from God. 

           Last Wednesday we had a unusual lesson. We were visiting a less active (LA) member in a far far away place which takes an hour or so to bike there. But our Relief Society President, Huang JM was kind enough to take us to the LA's house. When we arrived there, we realized the members from Jehovah's Witnesses were also visiting here the very same hour. I have never been feeling so unsure and helpless in my life. Though we are missionaries but we definitely would not like to get into contention with other faith. They entire time we were there I was praying so hard in my heart that the lesson/meeting will go the way the Lord wants it to be. Good thing Huang JM was a return missionary and very well spoken and friendly. We gave the message we prepared for the LA which was about the power of the words of God. Then it was the Jehovah's Witnesses member's turn to share their msg. To make the story short, Sister Haupt and I ended up taught them about Joseph Smith's first vision and the Book of Mormon being another testament of Jesus Christ and the truth about Resurrection. We weren't sure how much they taken in the message but we definitely felt the power of the Spirit as we bear our testimony about the things we shared. Through this experience, I gained a sure understanding of teaching by the Holy Ghost. I don't know how it works exactly, all I know is when I trust the authority that I hold when I was being set apart as the representative of Jesus Christ, I have been given the power to teach the truth by the Spirit. 

         I have a feeling that by serving in Qi Shan, the Lord wants me to learn how to follow the Spirit closely. That's something that I want to be better at in  this movecall and really be worthy enough to recognise the Spirit and act upon the promptings I receive. I am so grateful to be a representative of the Jesus Christ in this opportunity of a lifetime. I am so grateful that I belong to the true church of God and know my purpose on earth. 

I love my mission and love sharing what I know to be true with every children of God!

Wish you all have an awesome and happy week! 

Love, sister Ting xoxox

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