Friday, March 4, 2011

Amy - Jilong, Taiwan March 1, 2011

Qinai de jiating,
Zao an! Sister Howell and I decided to get up really early today since we are going to the temple today at 10am. We woke up at 5 and ran to the e-mail shop that is open 24 hours. I am so excited to go to the temple today! So this week we had a good week. We had quite a few appointments fall through so we had a lot of opportunities to go tracting. One evening we tracted up by our house and found a truly golden family. Her name is Huang and she said that she has been looking to join a church but doesn't know which to join. We shared about the Restoration and invited her to pray about it. The next time we met with her we talked about the Book of Mormon a little more in depth. She said that she already knew it was true because 1. of Joseph Smith and 2. Because it talked about Jesus. WOW!! She has one absolutely adorable daughter who has the most hair I have ever seen on a baby. The baby was sick this last week so she wasn't able to go to church. But next week she said she would. She is set to get baptized on March 26.
The rest of our investigators are doing good. Our problem is still getting them to church. On Sunday we were suppose to have 7 investigators to church and Sister Howell and I were so excited. We only had 3 come. 3 of them slept in and said that church is too early and the other ended up having some family thing come up. Its so frustrating!!! Church is at 9 which is not that early! Whats hard too is that they say that they will come and then they don't. Its ok though we will just have to bike to their houses and wake them up and get them to church!!! I don't mind knocking on their doors and waking them up.
On Monday our ward had a ward activity. We went up to this waterfall and had a kaorou (BBQ) It was great! The area was so beautiful and the weather was gorgeous! We had about 4 days of sunny warm weather. Right now its raining though. haha Anyways, so we had 5 of our investigators come. It was a wonderful time to get to know the ward. Even Green came with his son. He ended up not getting baptized last Saturday. During his baptismal interview he said something that will make him have to delay it for a week. Its not a big deal though because he is still getting baptized. His new date is March 12 my birthday!!! I couldn't ask for a better birthday gift! Anywhoo, he was there just having a great time with the ward. He was talking with all the ward members and even helped cook some of the food. It made me so excited to see him as part of the ward. He totally fits in! I will have to send you pictures next week of the kaorou.
I hope that you all have a great week. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve. I know that this Gospel is true. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the Lord here in Jilong and to share his Gospel with so many of His children here. I know that God is mindful of his children here and knows each of our needs. Wo ai nimen!!
All my love,
Yang jiemei

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