Sunday, January 5, 2014

December 15, 2013

I know my English has gone to crap, its crazy how easy you lose information if you aren't always using it. I still have issues remembering some words but normally they are bigger words and when I mean bigger words they really aren't that big... ha :D

I love Elder Liu, we getting along great. He was actually step-trained by elder Ward and was also companions with Elder Krainock sooo we have a lot in common... He also was in Causeway Bay right before me (ie he knows my RC's Melody and Felix haha). So we getting along great. We teach great together, we find great, and enjoy our mission. I think this week though he got hit with the idea he is going home (this is his last move). He kind of freaked out a little bit yesterday but nothing that big just some anxiety for college and stuff.

We are teaching two families right now about our church! Its awesome, they let us come to their home and talk for an hour or so. We share messages or read scriptures together its pretty great. It kind of takes me home back when I would read with my family. We actually started teaching this lady named Mrs Jau this last week from a miracle. Two weeks ago we went out to eat to get dimsum (a Chinese brunch kind of thing) and she saw us bless the food (we were with members at the time). She asked why we blessed the food, so we explained. Then she left, she came back and asked why we (the white people) could speak Chinese so well, we explained to help people learn about Christ. She left and came back again and asked if we were Christian and we explained. This happened for like the next hour and half until we traded phone numbers. We called her last week and scheduled her to come take a tour of our church but said it was too far to bring her kids (its like 10 minutes away by subway) so by faith I asked, "can we come visit you?" (Which normally never happens, just do to Chinese culture) She said yes and gave me her address... We visited her (and one of her sons Jacky was there he is 7, she has a 15 year old son who was out at that time) and shared about the Book of Mormon and the Bible. She said she always wanted to learn about Christianity but never could because something always stopped her. She said she gave us her address because she felt like she needed to and felt there was truth to what we shared. HOW COOL IS THAT? She prayed in the lesson for the first time in her life and said she felt something (ie the Holy Ghost). It was amazing. Just a cool blessing from this week!

The other family is still Tong family. They are doing great! We taught them after church yesterday (they still only came to Sacrament meeting) and it was an awesome lesson! Sister Tong really opened up and said she wants this for Katie because she knows everyone is going to be faced with challenges and the church can prepare them more than anything else. She still isn't like fully accepting yet, meaning she herself needs to change and accept it too... BUT they are doing awesome. The bishop talked to Brother Tong yesterday and he seemed pretty happy sooo doing good.

Well A Wing is actually going to stay Feb 9, we prayed, talked with our ward mission leader and him. He will be fine, he can't keep the Sabbath Day holy currently with his job situation and he can't quit because he supports his family (since his dad passed away). However he is working on a promotion were he will learn to cook cakes so he will only be able to come to one hour of church in January due to this class HOWEVER afterwards he won't have to work Sundays anymore. I think this is a blessing. I am not to worried (all four of us, Elder Liu, me, A Wing and A Yung)

Patrick is doing the same not much to report, progressing and doing great haha. 

Herman we haven't contacted in a while... Think  his parents are restricting him seeing us sooo thats to bad. We are trying to use his friend to keep contact with him. yeah :(

We have called the family from the park but they are busy with school tests and studies soooo they can't see us. Hopefully soon we will see Tse family. We also found another family called Tung Family but they are going to mainland for Christmas so we will hopefully see them in January.

To answer your question about the Chinese on a computer... There are three well four ways to do it...
1. with Radicals on the key board
2. A pen were you write the characters on a pad and it comes up
3. By strokes (I don't know how to explain this but this is the method I use on the computer and cell phones)
4. Mandarin pinyin

 Its crazy but my sisters just left last Friday... We had one last get together and went ice skating! I am not sure what I am doing in this photo but I look great :)
 In case anyone is curious on how to say Turkey or Bulgaria in Chinese I know how! I had to learn how to write it and say it to explain to the people here... So have fun in Bulgaria Zac!!!
Check my super awesome hair cut (and scarf lol). I look pretty old... :o I am old man haha

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