Dearest family and friends,
How's your thanksgiving? We had a good one at the McClellan. Sister Parkinson and I went to have big bowl of turkey rice which we regretted because we were still full by dinner time.
It has been such a good week with many learning and growing opportunity. Elder Funk, the Asia area seventy came to visit our mission and train the missionaries. Couple weeks before he arrived, we has been asked to prepare talks about " how I as missionary gain spiritual power?" based on his talk at conference and President Blickenstaff will randomly selected a few missionaries to gave talks. Since I didn't think i will be picked, I didn't put too much of thought about it till the night before when my companion reminded me about it. So you guys can probably tell how nerveous I was when I was told that I will be one of the missionaries to give the talks. I was just grateful that I actually discuss a couple principals with my companion of Elder Funk's talk earlier the week. Lesson learnt: Always prepared well under each circumstances even if they don't seem probable.
Also, new movecall is coming up. I have been informed that I will be training the new missionary for these 2 movecalls and sister Parkinson will be leaning Dou Liu. I realised that I am very anxious about having to train some new missionaries. I felt like I just barely got to the island and still learning how to be a good missionary myself. I heard from some trainers that they find their weaknesses being exposed when they train. I just pray that the Lord will help me to be humble and love my new companion/trainee.
My favourite quotes of this week that I read from conference talk:
“Our most significant opportunities (to learn and grow) will be found in times of greatest difficulty.” - President Thomas S. Monson
It's Christmas month~~ I already heard couple plans from family or friends about the Christmas. They are wonderful plans and sounds super fun.
Also, Let's not forget it is a great opportunity to look around and see who you can serve for the Saviour.
Sister Ivy Ting
Definitely the best 6 weeks with her, sister Parkinson.
Thanksgiving dinner/FHE at the McClellan.