Monday, December 7, 2015

Working hard in TianMu

I just asked Elder Jensen, "What happened this week?"
He said, "umm.. on Monday we went and played basketball"
That feels like yesterday! Time is going by faster than ever.

We had another awesome week.

Elder Willes and I at Zone Conference
He leaves in two weeks!
On Tuesday we had our December Zone meeting. They asked me to give a training on how Obedience helps build Faith. I learned a bit about the two principles. The meeting went well. We have the second biggest zone on island with 16 companionships. We had a huge white elephant gift exchange which reminded me of all the priceless moments at the Matua family Christmas parties. Too fun.

On Thursday we saw some awesome miracles while finding. We saw this girl walking toward us, and we said hello. She pulled out her headphones and said, "I have work at 5:30" Elder Jensen and I looked at our watches, 5:30. Looked back at her, and she said, "but it's okay, what do you have to say?" Then we looked at each other and could almost hear the font being filled. No, she was super cool though. Living a pretty tough life. Her mother is hospitalized,
Eating with Aron
and her father passed away a little bit ago. She puts her whole family on her back and just goes to work. She was actually pretty inspiring. She said a prayer with us after we taught her how. Really interested in developing her relationship with God. We met with her again on Saturday and she set a goal to be baptized on January 9.

The rest of the week was also pretty good. Most of our investigators our progressing. Slowly buy surely. We've been seeing some miracles with less actives also.

Tian mu is such an awesome area. I get sad every time I'm leaving an area, but the next area always makes up for the loss. We live in the richest place on the Island of Taiwan. Lots of really fancy people. Surprisingly I've had more people talk to me here than in any other area. Lots of families.
At Bonnie's super fancy hotpot
Lots of students, and LOTS of foreigners haha.

This last week we found people from Japan and from the Dominican Republic who both may have some potential. We also received a referral for someone who is from France. It's pretty interesting how wide a variety we have to work with.

The language remains a challenge, but I'm getting more comfortable with it. I'm heading to the office today to interview with President and attempt to pass off Phase 2. It's funny that you mention Longtan. Last night at a fireside I ran into Sister Liang from Longtan whom I haven't seen since June. She was one that Elder McClellan and I baptized in April. She seemed to be so happy and doing well. I love being a part of this work.

I hope you all have such a great week. Have a blessed week.

Center yourselves in Christ.
Elder Chase Matua

This is youzi - super tasty
These 7th Day Adventist came up to us and started singing
then gave us a pamphlet - stellar missionary work
Morning ball. I look fat but I promise I'm losing weight
This lovely family that Elder Stewart and I
found were all baptized on Saturday
Every Polynesian Elder in Taiwan is in my District LOL!

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