Monday, September 22, 2014

Taiwan, Taichung mission: Week 53

Dear family and friends, 

       Happy Mooncake Festival to all~~! To those we are not sure what this festival is, it's a little like the thanksgiving for the Chinese people. In Taiwan, they will do BBQ and eat mooncake and pomelo to celebrate it. In Malaysia, we will also do the similar thing, in addition to that, we will carry lanterns too.Good memory from childhood. We have been invited to 3 different BBQ for the past 2 days. It was fun to celebrate this significant festival with our Taiwanese members, get to know their family and enjoying the great food. Definitely a great opportunity for missionaries to actually receive member referrals. 

       This week I have a chance to go back to my 2nd area, Qi Shan for an exchange with Sister Eliason. To my surprise, some people (non-member) that we used to associate with for a brief time we were there still remember me and welcome me back to the area after a year. Never have I think that I will leave impression to some of these acquaintances. It keeps me think what have I done in the area that leave them an impression? People might not remember my name or even what I have talked to them about but they always remember the sincere love I showed to them when I associate with them regardless if they accept the gospel or not. I know that for some numbers will definitely be one of the motivation for missionary to work diligently but I want to be a missionary that work diligently because of my love to the Saviour and the gospel and the people. 

       One of our investigator, Kiki has been learning the gospel for the past 7 months. We are so glad that she actually willing to set a baptismal goal at the end of the month. We are really bumped to continue help her and really discern what is her needs. Please pray for her that she will be able to come to 3 hours of church on Sunday because that is her challenge now, that she has to work at her dad's shop and couldn't come to church for full hour. 

Spiritual moment: while reading in D&C 71:8-10, I learn something that I really like: The truth never failed. 

Hope all of you have a great week! Jia you~~ Love, Sister Ting

Here are some pictures: 

This is what the Taiwanese do after peeling the pamelo. 

 Sister Grigg and I on exchanges. eating cream pie on the train. So ggod to see her again.

 Celebrating a member's birthday and also all the birthdays in the next 6 months. Haha

Kiki's mum, summer, she is such a funny and great lady. She saw us passed by their shop and realised we went to the post office so wait for us outside the post office so she can treat us for the famous bean pudding in the area. 

 Last monday we went to the famous tree house in An  Ping Area. It used to be a fort for the Holland army when they were here. It is incredible how the tree can just grow in/over the house.

 Like a scene in the horror movie... eaten by the tree or something.

 Ready to swing like a Tarzan

 BBQ with Kiki's family in the community park. So many family celebrating Mooncake festival together. 

​My favourite duck noodle place in Qishan.

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