Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Funny story but nothing more

Another great and super fast week here at the training center for missionaries. Again, nothing fantastic has happened except for life. Life is pretty fantastic.

Something super funny happened in class this week though. There is a sentence particle...? (I don't even know what to call it) in the chinese language; de (pronounced 'duh'). There's five different ways to use it. we were all pretty confused about it. So Li Lao Shi decided to spend a little more time on this grammar principle. One use is to describe how an action is being made. For example "wo kan mo'ermenjing kan 'de' hen kuai"--"I read the book of mormon very fast." He went around the room as everybody gave different examples. When it was my turn I said (AS AN EXAMPLE, no reflection whatsoever to my true basketball skills hahahah) 'wo da lan qui da de hen hao' ... "I play basketball very well." Yeah I didn't even think before I said that hahah. Very straight forward and sort of nonchalantly, li lao shi says, "chuanjiaoshi zhi shuo zhenshi de shiqing" "Missionaries only say things that are true".....

It took everybody a second to register what he said... then we all just busted up laughing. Yeah funny moment of the week haha

Sorry my letter is super short today. Really nothing going on.

Is mica okay? he told me you guys took him to the doctors and he has pneumonia? that's really sad. I hope he's doing okay.

I miss you guys all so much.

Consider this question: What can separate us from the love of the Lord? Yes, the answer is nothing. On the Lords part anyways. No matter who we are, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will always love us. It is only through our own choices that we push the love of Christ out of our lives. And even if we do so, He's more than willing to show us how much he loves us. We can feel the love of Christ in our lives daily. We must ask, and we must have faith.

I love you guys. Family, you have no idea how much I love you guys. I can't wait to be with you again.

You guys rock!
Ma Zhang Lao

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