Monday, April 7, 2014

Taiwan, Taichung mission: Week 37

Dear family and friends, 


It has been a really good, busy and full of miracles week: 

Nothing is happier than the Luau (Hawaiian feast/party) activity that we have been prepared for the past weeks was successful done on Saturday. It is a ward activity. The ward and us worked together to put this activity together. I felt a lot closer with the ward members now compared to when I first get here. The disappointed part is that only 2 members brought their friends/family out of other 40 members. The main reason to have this activity initially is so the member can invite their friends. So church member who are reading my email this week, I encourage you to at least bring a friend to some big ward activities because nothing is easier for you to help your family or friends or acquaintances to have a first contact with the gospel than start from inviting them to church activity. I've attached the pictures of the Luau. 

          Miracle of the week: I left my scripture in the chapel after the Luau activity. I was meant to get it during the sacrament meeting but somehow it keep slipping off my mind. At the end of the Sunday service, as we were about to head home, I remember I must get my scripture. So we went back up to the chapel. We saw an eternal investigator (she came to church on and off for about a year) sitting alone in the chapel listening to the choir practice. Since there never was a good time for me to talk to her about her reason of not getting baptised, we grab the chance to talked to her. Through this chance, we have a better understanding of her concerns and resolve some of them. She told us herself that she think she might be ready to be baptised in the coming weeks. Biggest miracle right there! My companion told me afterward that was the first time that this investigator really listened and pondered the things missionaries taught. I could have gotten my scripture back within that 3 hours at church but I didn't until before I was heading home. And she happened to be in the chapel waiting for his son and listen to the choir. It's all the Lord's timing! 

One precious witness I have for the work is that : 
There is no such thing as coincidence with the Lord. He is literally our Father in Heaven. He loves us and very aware of us. If any of you out there doubt that, please said a prayer to ask Him to show that He does love you. I promised by the authority from God that He will provide you a way to let you know He does love you very much. 

 Favourite scripture of the week: Mosiah 26:29-31
29 Therefore say unto you, Go; and whosoever transgressethagainst me, him shall ye ajudge baccording to the sins which he hascommitted; and if he cconfess his sins before thee anme, anddrepenteth in the sincerity of his heart, him shall ye eforgiveand Iwill forgivhim also.
30 Yea, and aas often as my people brepent will forgive themtheir trespasses against me.
31 And ye shall also aforgive one another your trespasses; forverily say unto you, he that forgiveth not his bneighbor’strespasses when he says that he repents, the same hath broughthimself under condemnation.你們也要寬恕彼此的過錯;我實在對你們說,凡在鄰人表示悔改時,不寬恕鄰人過錯的,就把自己帶向罪罰了。
Forgive another person is a way for us to repent!!! 

Missionaries singing :Somewhere over the rainbow.

The male dance Haka leaded by Elder Scovel and Elder Gassman. 

The women dance Hula leaded by Sister Rohfling (she is from Hawaii)

With the bishopric and their families. They really helped us a lot with the Luau. Without them, it will not come together so successfully. 

Another Hawaiian dance from our guests from Tan Zi ward. 


SIster Ting 

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