Sunday, August 14, 2016

Baptism, testimonies and miracles

Wu Mama invited us over for lunch
after our Zone meeting
Awesome week.

Quick email today. We had a super busy week. Zone meeting, 2 exchanges, Lots of lessons, good stuff. Brother Xu got confirmed yesterday. He'll be such a great addition to the Songshan ward. He also came to the new member fireside last night with us.

I just wanted to share with you guys a pretty simple, yet powerful moment from my week. Every fast sunday, they do a new member fireside. Last night we went with Brother Xu and a 18 yr old kid named Rain. He was baptized nearly 2 years ago, but got busy soon after and didn't come to church. Recently, he has been coming to church and has really been trying to get things in order. At the fireside, one of the elders played "Jesus of Nazareth" for a musical number on the piano. I put my elbows down on my knees and just pondered. When I sat back, I saw Rain out of the corner of my eyes, bowing his head with his arms folded. I immediately thought of all the young Taiwanese kids I've met here. All the struggles they face. I thought of how Rain had humbly accepted the Gospel, and even after losing sight for a short while, is again sincerely trying to come unto the Savior and enjoy the blessings that
I buzzed my hair for the first time
since elementary school

I've feel so blessed to have this opportunity to serve a mission. To see people follow Jesus Christ with all of their hearts is indeed something that has brought me so much happiness!

Do you guys remember Sister Liang from Longtan? I also saw her last night and she told me that she had just opened her MISSION CALL early yesterday. She's serving in the Taichung mission! She'll be a great missionary.

That's pretty much it for this time. Sorry if my emails make no sense!

I love you all. Jesus Christ lives!
Elder Matua

Some of our investigators
Exchanges with the Yilan Elders
Elder Lindahl is heading home!
Us, Elder Lindahl and Sister Liang who just got
her mission call to Taiwan-Taichung

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