Last week was really great, had a great week lighting up the world!
Last week we had a great Christmas yesterday! We went to church and celebrated Christmas! Chen DiXiong got confirmed yesterday so that was pretty special! He loves church! Although he is really shy his heart is full of love and charity towards the people around him. He will be a great member!
We visited 2 families yesterday. The Liang's and the Nash's. Good family and good food! We had turkey for both meals, so good! Yesterday was probably a really memorable Christmas. We had a secret Santa going on in our apartment, I got Doritos and a golden State jersey. That was pretty fun. I got Elder Evans a shirt with a cat wearing the Christmas hat. He loved it as well. The spirit of Christmas was really great as we were sharing with people.
We had a fun time singing on the streets of Tsim Tsa Tsui. We found a great place to sing and we sang a lot of Christmas hymns. It was really fun because the mainlanders were just all over! They crowded us and started taking pictures. They even came and started singing with us. Pretty funny! The mission really does put you out there...
The work is great. Elder Woolley is a great companion. What a great blessing it is to work with this fella. We have such great unity and we've seen so much miracles! I remember last year we would talk a lot about being companions again and we got what we prayed for and what we wanted. We did exert faith into the work though. We are having so much fun seeing Heavenly Father change the lives of people for the better even the better, best!
I love this gospel. I am grateful for hope that the gospel brings. I know that my Redeemer lives. I really do!
See you, have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
China Hong Kong Mission
Monday, December 12, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
This week was an awesome week! I think we were able to balance office work and proselyting again. It's been great to see miracles again and just seeing people learn and grow has been a great experience. We have developed great relationships with our investigators and members. They all seem to like us, I know that it is because of the Love that we have for the gospel and the spirit of love radiating. I love the members and investigators so much. It has been great to be able to learn the culture!
Okay, so our investigators are doing really well except for a couple but it is normal. Last week we had one of the most powerful lessons with ChenGuoWu dixiong, we brought a member with us. Elder Woolley, Guo Dixiong, and I taught with such great unity. ChenGuoWu was like a punching bag as we bore our testimonies and taught him with power and authority. It was awesome because there was no pauses, everyone was listening to each other and even the investigator would start sharing his thoughts as we were teaching him. It was basically a discussion! Pretty awesome. ChenGuoWu dixiong came to church in wanchai for weeks in a row. We are excited for his progress and we feel that he will be able to hit his date on the 18th of December. Exciting. It was great for our member, GuoDixiong, as well. The last two weeks he was struggling with faith and hope. He kind of lost the light. But he quickly chose to repent after sharing about how we can choose our destiny. That night we were originally suppose to go in with out any member presents because he said he had to help a friend out. After realizing that it was too cold and it was too rainy to go around Hong Kong he said that he had a feeling to call us and help us out with the lesson. The lesson ended well as he bore his powerful thoughts and testimony, he told us that he felt so happy and maybe for the first time he was able to recognize the spirit. It was awesome! He even brought a friend to yesterdays activity. Oh, I am grateful!
Livia the wife of Max is great too. We weren't able to teach her the last 3 weeks because of her being busy. But she goes to Church and Max is doing a great job of supporting. I believe that the right time will come. She has great faith, all she needs to do is to take that leap of faith. Likewise for Lyn, Scots wife. She has been listening and attending church regularly. I think time will come as well that a message in church will cause her to act. She seems to like church too especially recently the kids are joining a lot of church activities. Great part family members. President Zhou is working on it.
I learned so much this morning from President Monsons talk about obedience. D&C 1:39"Behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever". I really like how the last words says the truth abideth forever and ever. Although truth can be lost but truth is always there. It strengthens my testimony to think that Christ birth and ministry here on earth is still impacting the lives of people. It must be true if it is sticking around this long. Truth is indeed eternal.Doctrine and Covenants 93:24, 26–28.
Truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come.“The Spirit of truth is of God. …
“And no man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments.“He that keepeth [God’s] commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.” The spirit teaches us what to do. through obedience we can continue to learn and grow. As we are obedient we can have the constant companionship of the HolyGhost. It was a great reminder for me.
Christmas is coming up! The Church Came out with such a great and inspiring video! Watch it! Let us light the world up as we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.
China Hong Kong Mission