|Zone Leaders surprised us with a|
birthday breakfast treat
Things in Taidong are good! Even though time is going by pretty fast, the work is still a little slow. And it seems to be getting slower every single day.
This past week we had zero new investigators. We have zero progressing investigators. We have zero investigators with a baptismal date. Zero lessons with investigators with a member present. Lots of zeroes. I sort of feel like I'm in the biggest rut of my life. But it's okay! All we have room for is improvement. This week is going to be a great one! Time to rebuild!
|Elder Lindahl made me a birthday|
cake using the rice cooker. Genius!
I had the great opportunity to have my first birthday on my mission. The things about mission birthdays is it's NOT about you. It's about everyone else around you! I absolutely loved it.
|We saw this dog guarding a piglet|
Only in Taiwan
Apart from all the things I'm complaining about, Elder Stephens and I see miracles every day. Small and big. Our ward is doing great. Our relationships with the members is getting good. I've found some really awesome friends down here.
I love being a missionary. I love serving people. I love meeting and talking with new friends. I love Heavenly Father and everything He does for me, even when I fall short in the simplest of things. I am so humbled to be His servant.
Sorry the email is all over the place this week. It's kind of how my brain has been working lately haha. I hope you each have a blessed week this week!
Elder Chase Matua
|Birthday dinner Round 1|
|When it rains in Taiwan, everyone BBQ's|
|Sorry dad, but I had to send a pic of this amazing shrimp|
|Birthday dinner Round 2|
|Our Ward Mission Leader has become a great friend to me|