Thursday, September 5, 2013

Taiwan, Taichung mission: Letter 14

Hi all, 

     Last week I have a chance to go to Tai Nan (nice place to live) for an exchange. My one day companion is Sister Shen ( I totally forgot to take a picture with her !). She is such an humble and responsible missionary. I felt so privilege to be able to learn from her through this time exchange and taught 2 great spiritual lessons with her. 

       It has been another very rainy and stormy week because of the Typhoon. Sister Haupt and I decided we need to stay in our apartment on Thursday for couple hours when it was too stormy for us to go out. We did a lot of studies,planning, phone calls, make little tools while teachings. And eventually run out of thing to do so decided to head out the apartment despite the rain still pretty heavy. Though there wasn't a lot of success with tracting that night because of the heavy rain, we felt good that we try our best to find people that we can invite them to learn about the gospel. 
I have a lot of reflection this week, particularly the real meaning of being a missionary. Personally, I know that I am out in the mission field not to convince people to join the church or persuade them that we are the only true Church that God has restored. I am out here as representative of Jesus Christ, simply to invite every God's children to learn about the true nature of God and His plan for us and our family. Baptism or not, it's outside my power but within the plan and timetable of God. I am grateful to have some time to reflect upon my role as a missionary of God. 

My favourite quote of the week: 
" We must put God in the forefront of everything else in our lives... When we put God first, all other things fall into proper place or drop out of our lives." ---President Ezra Taft Benson-.

Ps: I gonna spend some time replying personal email this week. Thanks for all the letters and emails I received. I love hearing all the "new" in your life ;)

Love, Sister Ting xoxo

The canal at the back of our apartment was flooded - about 9 feet deep. Good that we live on 4th floor.

The poor bird hiding from the rain on our balcony. 

 A member gave us a giant papaya - as big as a newborn baby. Loving it. 

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