Sunday, May 29, 2016

Teaching, struggles and happy times in Songshan

Sis Li was baptized this week.
We're so happy for her!
Sister Li got baptized yesterday! It was a great experience and we're very happy for her. She is actually a friend of one of the members here in Songshan. Member missionary work is powerful and can bring a new spirit to the lives of many.

We had another good week. Lots of finding, lots of teaching, lots of baptismal interviews.

Met a really cool new investigator the other day. She started talking to us saying she's really interested in practicing her English. We gave her a tract, and explained to her our main purpose in Taiwan. She started asking questions about what we do. Then she started crying and opened up to us how she wants to feel God and come closer to him. She met with us again yesterday and she's pretty determined to experiment upon the word.

We were struggling in finding yesterday. Sometimes it's just called looking because there's not really any finding going on. That's what it felt like yesterday. Then we ran into Anna. She wants to come to our scripture study class on Friday night and bring her little brother along. God will place people into your path, be ready to open your mouth.

These wonderful ladies are like our mom's here in Taiwan.
We are teaching one of our neighbors. Her name is Xiao Ya. She went to church a long time ago, but stopped going because she didn't really understand what was going on. We ran into her a little bit ago, and last week was the first chance we had to meet with her. We taught her about the restoration and she loved it. She's pumped to learn more.

Yesterday in coordination meeting, the sisters that serve in our ward said, "we have a problem, all of our investigators are guys." Elder Tan looked at each other, thought for a second, and started busting up laughing, "yeah, most of our investigators are girls." We are working with some guys, but they're punks. Pray for us to find more investigators, the prepared ones!

At the end of the day, things are going good here on this side of the pond. Missions are so interesting. This week has helped me understand the whole "Best 2 years FOR your life" thing on another level. Sometimes it's rough, there are even times when I just want to be done. But with perseverance, things get done.

There is a God in the Heavens! and He loves us dearly. Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. I love you guys. Have a blessed week.

Much love,
Elder Chase Matua

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