Friday, November 29, 2013

Just a trial of faith

Hi all,
The past week has been a really SLOW week. We didn't get to meet with any of our investigators, and one of them dropped us. She was on date for baptism but said that she would just stick with her own church. We were really disappointed. But we also knew that we had already done everything that was required of us, and everyone had agency to choose whether to accept the gospel or not.  We have faith that we will be able to find some new people this week.

We were trying to find a member who could speak Mandarin to help teach Lily, our Chinese investigator. And we talked about that at District Meeting two weeks ago, and all missionaries in our district asked about it in their wards. And we finally got some good news. One set of the Elders told us several days ago that their Ward Mission Leader, Brother Fish, could speak Mandarin! We then texted him to see if he would be able to come to a lesson with us. He works during the day but Lily goes to school in the evening, so it's not going to happen. I then talked with the Zone Leaders that maybe I could go to have language study with Brother Fish once a week. I did know that it wasn't going to be easy and learning Mandarin wasn't something that I loved to do, but I knew that Lily really had to learn the gospel in her own language. Brother Fish told us last Saturday that we could have the language study today, but he also told us that he lived by himself so we couldn't just go into his house (According to the mission rule, we are not allowed to stay in the same room with someone of our opposite sex). I was like "Why? Why is it so hard". We really were praying that we would find a way to have language study but there was always something coming up. We then tried to talk with our Ward Missionary Sister Crandall to see if she could come with us. She has a baby girl, so we actually didn't really want to ask her. We did it anyways as we couldn't think of any better solution, and we were grateful that she was willing to come. We are going to learn and practice Mandarin tonight, and we have Lily on our plan for tomorrow, so hopefully the practice will help me with explaining the Restoration and the Book of Mormon clearer.

This transfer has been going by so fast. Next week is transfer week, and my companion and I are hoping that we will stay together. I wish you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sister Leung
It has been cold here is Seattle finally! The temperature has been between -2 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees Celsius.

It was finally cold enough to have some frost on the grass. I'm still waiting for some snow:)

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