Monday, May 19, 2014

Rain rain go away.....

Hi family!

Okay I have llike no time left...we had an emergency tooth crisis. My companion needed to get her tooth fixed and we've been running around all day. All is well now. This week I got to do a tour for the Xinzhu members because my old MM leader there got married and he had a ton of family come. It was fun seeing all the Xinzhu members again. I missed them! I went on an exchange in Tucheng and it was so much fun. It was SUPER windy that day and sunny and we biked across this bridge and thought we would never make it. we biked to shulin. It was so great. I missed biking. anyways. here is what happened this week. 

This week was just full of miracles...AGAIN! We went on two exchanges as well. The Lord truly blesses His missionaries. 

This week, we had a huge miracle! Our investigator from China, Shi JM, is getting baptized! We met her about 5 weeks ago and she was an Atheist. She was searching for truth and happiness and was curious about all the different religions. She continued to meet with us and just LOVES church. She fits in perfectly with all the members, especially the YSA. She is so driven and smart and thought a lot about baptism. She finally said that she wanted to get baptized because she might pass up a good opportunity. I feel like all the lessons we've had with her have been so powerful and filled with the spirit. Without the spirit, she wouldn't have changed and developed faith in Jesus Christ. I feel like she is going to lead the church in China. She is truly prepared and Heavenly Father put her and us at the right time and at the right place so we could find her. 

The family we are teaching, Wu Jiating, came to church this Sunday. The mom and kids came a little late so they didn't take the Sacrament, but Wu DX came on time. Wu DX is progressing really well. We ran into some bumps when he had a friend tell him that we were the church of the devil and how he shouldn't join this church. We had some good lessons with him and he is still reading and praying daily. He mainly wants to join the church for his kids. He worries about his 2 girls a lot. His wife seemed like she loved church, especially relief society. However, she feels like she can't join the church because of all the commandments. She definitely needs more faith. Her husband however is prepared and I believe he can get baptized within the next week or 2. He just needs to give up coffee completely and be willing to keep the commandments 100% of the time. I have seen the power of the BOM change his life. He said that his wife doesn't have as much faith. We told him that if she starts to read the BOM, she will change. We are trying to get him to get his family to read and pray together everyday. However, his family is not always on board with that. They don't really seem to have the best relationship. But I know with time and Wu DX's example, they will all be baptized. His wife and kids are just a little slower. It's been so great teaching the Wu family. They feel like my second family. They love having the missionaries over. 

We have a new investigator named Kriss and he came to church this last Sunday. He is kind of unique and I could tell he has had a rough life with lots of mistakes that he wishes he never made. He told us that he wants to change and make better choices. The elders were so nice and took care of him at church for us. I think Kriss has a lot of potential and I know this Gospel can really change his life for the better. He needs it! I'm glad we are able to teach him about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

We have had some miracle finding times and found a few new investigators this week that I hope will stick around. We really need more people to teach and it's been a blessing with the new investigators we have found. I know we have to find lots to get to the one who is prepared. We have almost met our goal for the month and we know that if we work extra hard this week, even with exchanges in Hualien and Taidong, we will make our goals! I have faith we will! 

Love you all!
Sister Chao

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