Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ashley's latest



FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH my goodness. Happy Birthday to Mom and Rachel this past week. Since I wasn't able to be with you Sister Olsen and I treated ourselves to all sorts of un-healthy things so thanks for letting us celebrate with you. Okay I have a confession... I may have spent some of my birthday money early, I'm a shameless spender. I need to get a grip. I'm just saying Gap was having a sale and all of their modest stuff  was $10 American dollars or less so I couldn't help but say yes to the dress(es). So yes. Just had to repent and get that off my chest. Also I am so happy to hear all about McKay!!!!!!! I love him so much. I've been thinking about and praying for him a lot this week. Mom, congrats on your new calling you little teeny- bopper! Have they already had camp? Dad how's the yard? Spencer! Hello Mr. Bolt! You are crazy and looking mighty toned and strong. How's the 6 pack? Wade. Have yet to hear from you so I hope all is well in your little corner of Pleasant Grove. Just kidding just got your letter and I really appreciated the hash tag you did. #stillLaughing. Keep it up. Rachel. Braces and a birthday!!!! What a week. You look so cute!

Okay wow! I don't even know what to say. I have so much to tell you all and time is just flying by. HOW IS IT THE END OF JULY?!?!?!?! I feel like March should just be beginning.
-Jessie okay I'm sorry but I don't understand how she is a real life breathing Chinese human. She just gets it. She encompasses and emulates perfect childlike faith. We taught her a few times this past week and I am just in awe. I used to be a good writer but I feel like I can't express myself in any language anymore. But let me try and give an example. Aww yes. We planned to teach her about the Tree of Life and had the Relief Society President help us. So we sit down and Jessie justteaches us the whole thing and how it's one of her favorite parts of the Book of Mormon thus far because she loves how the angel tells Nephi to "look" in 1 Nephi chapters 11-12. She says she loves it because she knows that angels are real and that God answers prayers. She's getting baptized next Sunday and it is truly such a miracle. This work just isn't about me at all. But I'm so glad that Heavenly Father lets me play such a small part. Also, Sister Olsen and I and the Tai Wai sisters (Sister Foong and Sister Aguilar, whom we live with) will be singing "When I am baptized!" I went ahead and just wrote us into the program... it's fine.
-Remember the members relatives that I told you about from Canada last week? Well the younger daughter Melanie doesn't speak or really understand Cantonese so we teach her in English. Well we're teaching them about prayer and then I volunteer myself to give one. Only when I open my mouth do I realize that for the first time in months it will be in English. It was nothing short of an audible mess. I kept using the wrong tenses of thee, thine, and thy and kept correcting myself, multiple times. And I prayed for things in Chinese grammar... When I ended it, Sister Olsen just had the biggest grin on her face. Everyone else looked confused. 
-But the good news is that train wreck prayer didn't stop them from coming back! They came to church again yesterday and since Melanie wanted to go to young womens we taught Brenda (the Mom, Sister Chan's sister) and her older daughter Stephanie, the Restoration in Chinese. I love teaching the RESTORTATION. There really has been a restoration and I love Chinese! I mostly love being a missionary and sharing, testifying, and introducing people to truth. My mission thus far has been a lot of helping people and giving them introductions. I never fully understood that line in my partriarchal blessing before, but I am so happy to give lots of introductions and know that all things are made fair through the atonement and that these sweet people whom I love so much will accept the gospel someday.
-Among other things, this week I grew a second forehead (seriously a strange zit) and a cal-lick (sp?) on the side of my head. 
-Ann and her cute family are doing so well. Ann went to youth conference and loved it. She is remembering to pray everyday and we even gave her her very own Book of Mormon to start reading BY HERSELF. I love her and need a picture of their whole fam so you can see them. They are hopefully all getting baptized in August. :) Families are forever! (Ann's mom is who Sister Olsen and I are posing with in the attached picture.)
-We had a primary activity and it was a wild success. The primary wanted us to talk about what we do as missionaries so we told them and then made No-Bakes and thank you notes for their moms. I think everyone had a good time. 
-There are these SICK SLUGS the size of your palm everywhere. I need to get a picture. I seriously gag every time I see them.
Things really are going so good in Ma On Shan!!!!! We have a big week of lots of finding ahead of us and Sister Olsen and I are so excited!!!! Pray that we find some more prepared souls! I love you all so much and I know that this church is true. I know that families are forever and Heavenly Father knows and loves us all so much. 
Thank you for all your support and love!!!! Thank you everyone for all your letters! LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Love, Paak Jimuih

Friday, July 26, 2013

You're having a birthday and I'm shouting Hooray!!

Family!!!!!

Mom, you're up first. It's your birthday this week, are you so excited?!?!?! What fun things do you have planned? I love you so much and hope you eat double of all your favorite things. One serving for you and another for me. Rachel, you're next. You little cutie cutester, 10 YEARS OLD. WHAT. Oh my sweet heart. I remember when you were merely an infant not too long ago. I wish I could just pick you up and rock you to sleep like the old days.... but I hope your birthday is everything you've ever hoped for and Dad buys you a pet owl that you name Hedwig. That is my wish for you. Mom my wish for you is that you stay looking skinny. Also Happy 70th to Grandpa Gooch!!! wow! So exciting!

Well this week was another unforgettable week here in Ma On Shan, Hong Kong,China, World. Alright so here goes another list of miracles, laughs and unconnected thoughts compiled together.
-Ann and her cute Fam are doing so well. Ann is praying and reading on her own... which is a huge miracle. Before we'd invite her to pray and she told us straight up no (no in English... Don't worry there is no such thing as 'no' in Chinese. This is both a blessing and a curse) BUT the whole Ho Family came to church yesterday. We taught the cute Ho mother (Lisa) on Saturday with Ma On Shan's relief society dream of a president and it was such a spiritual lesson. We are currently helping her make friends. She loves the change she is seeing in her husband and children. (Her husband used to drink 3 bottles of beer everynight) and now they are all scheduled to be baptized on August 18th!!!!!! I love them so much. They are the cutest family ever. So humble and they really love Sister Olsen and I which is a great bonus.
-I'm not going to touch alot on this, but Wong Jimuih hasn't been answering our calls. We don't know why.. and we don't know what to do. We can't just go visit her because Hong Kong has crazy privacy laws and they get crazy with us and our black name tags. We have to call up to her house if we want to visit and she has to grant permission... which since she won't answer our calls makes it really tricky, if not basically impossible. It mostly just makes me so sad. I don't even know what happened. Sister Lau (RS pres) is going to call her this week... I just thought Wong Jimuih was our friend and 2nd Mom if nothing else. But on the 180 degree flip side her son A-Ray is just a blossoming spiritual butterfly. He has committed to get off coffee and keep the Word of Wisdom. We will hopefully see him tomorrow but he has such faith. We haven't wanted to bring up his Mom thing this past week to see if we could get a hold of her on our own.. but this week we might have to have a little chat to see what's going on. Pray for this sweet family! Sister Olsen and I just love them oh so much!
-A while ago at a multi-zone conference President Hawks shared the thought that we should "treat everyone as though they are going through something really hard because 90% of them are." I've been thinking a lot about this lately and have found it to be true. Sometimes while we're out finding and chatting it up with people they will share with us the most personal things and we just met them. Our investigators as we get to meet them further they seem so happy on the outside but inside small parts of their hearts are breaking. It's incredible because the gospel is the only part for those broken parts to become not just whole, but better and more complete than they were before.
-This week as I'm sure you all know was my 11/12 Birthday. (You all know how I love celebrating partial milestones and how some may consider this unecessary, I consider it to be a NECESSITY) Anyway, my dream of a companion, Sister Olsen really, truly outdid herself. She had Sister Foong special order our favorite Coconut rolls with DOUBLE THE COCONUT. Is your mouth watering? Oh my heck so is mine and my eyes are too. Isn't that the nicest thing you've ever heard? Happy 11/12th's and I frankly didn't deserve such a kind and thoughtful gesture. As we were carrying them home everyone was freaking out. China thinks we're fat. It's fine. Our building guard doesn't look at us the same.
-Jessie is such a miracle!!!!! I can't wait for you all to meet her someday. She just makes my heart sing! So since she just learned the Word of Wisdom this past week and so earlier in the week she had tea. In her baptismal interview yesterday our district leader wants her to be sure that she won't drink tea anymore so her baptismal date has been pushed back to August 4th. Which is great, build her faith, teach her more, and shower her with God's love.
-Speaking of Jessie, she asked me to baptize her this past week so we got to take a second to re-explain Priesthood authority. I'm grateful for these teaching moments.
-Right now, we're working on how to help our investigators really get the Book of Mormon. In personal study I developed this plan a while ago called "15 Days closer to Christ." It has 15 days, a question and then a short boufaahn of scripture that answers that question. Well I found it in my old notes, Sister Olsen was on board so it's been resurrected and now being given to all of our investigators. We are trying to teach our investigators the power of this book, by showing them. Pray that they will continue to do it and understand it!
-Last miracle is yesterday, one of our members brought her older sister and daughters to church. They are visiting from Canada (shout out to Klayton, they are from Edmonton and were impressed when I asked if it was close to Calgary) and it was their first time coming to our church! We really hit it off with their daughters, and they'll be staying for a month. Sister Chan invited us over tonight and we get to teach them all!!!!! Miracles miracles miracles i tell you. 

Okay I love being a missionary. I love it so much! I never want to stop. I know that God hears and answers our prayers. I know he gives us tender mercies everyday and they don't occur randomly. I know God loves us so much. I know Jesus is the Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true.
Well I love you all so much and can't wait to hear about the happenings of Elder Palmer! (Paak Jeunglouh)
You're all in my prayers and I love you so very much!!!!! 
Love you forever!
Love, Paak Jimuih

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bee Stings and Paint Thinner

Family!!!!!!!

Oh my sweet heart! Just when I think my family couldn't be any more hilarious and perfect I read your emails and realize you keep outdoing yourselves!!! You have all gotten funnier since I have left... You were hilarious before so I am unsure as to how that is possible. ANYWAYS-- Mid-July greetings! It's hot one second and raining sheets of rain the next so I mean the weather here is constantly keeping me on my toes. Shout out to McKay leaving tomorrow!!! So exciting. Will you DearElder this to him so he can get it before he leaves! He is so ready, youthful, young, skinny and vibrant. I am so proud of him!!!!

Speaking of keeping me on my toes WHA this week is just too much good to handle and I feel like I am truly constantly unable to express myself and relate to what is going on out here. I wish my life was filmed because every second I am either laughing or so happy because I am just so full of the Spirit I could just burst into a million specks of joy. 

So, on Thursday the Tai Wai Elders give us a call and they're like "We want to turn Jessie over to you... Can you be to Tai Wai in 30 minutes in yoru painting clothes?" Now before you go making assumptions No, we don't receive calls like this every day (or ever) so I'm laughing thinking he is kidding about the painting clothes part. (sometimes Elder's have the weirdest senses of humor) Anyways! he's dead serious. So we are at Ma On Shan church at this point so we sprint out the church doors, flag down a taxi, run into our apartment in City One, and then catch the Mini Bus to Tai Wai... all in a very sweaty 40 minutes. 

Turns out we were right on time and so we started helping Jessie paint doors and just met her mom and brother right then and there!!!!! They needed to paint the doors before they could finish moving to Ma On Shan and Sister Olsen and I were just elated that we could help. It's so convenient because, THEY ARE THE WORLD'S NICEST CHINESE FAMILY. We started painting and getting to know each other and then they tell us that they have to go to Ma On Shan to take some more of their stuff. So we're like okay awesome.. after talking to them for like 15 minutes they straight up just leave us in their apartment. Which means they trust us and I was just so happy.

Sister Olsen and I finish painting the doors and door frames and then we are starting to clean up the floor because there is brown paint everywhere. (Thanks Elders... just kidding but seriously.) Anyways Jessie comes back in and says we have 10 minutes before the new owner is coming and we need to get everything out. So we are running around everywhere and shoving all the knick knacks into bags and trying to get everything out. Well the floor is still a brown mess so we are trying to clean it up with these little rags and the owner shows up and he is not happy. NOT HAPPY. Sister Olsen and I, Jessie's Mom, and her brother and I all grab rags are we are trying to clean up the paint mess so consequently my whole body was basically soaking in the acids of paint thinner. Nevertheless all was well, and we got them out! Jessie herself is doing wonderful. We are going to teach her the rest of the commandments this week and she is just so excited to be baptized on July 28th. We of course will be teaching her family soon! (fingers crossed.) Pray for them. They are so special.

The other news on Saturday Sister Olsen and I were out finding and we were just walking like any normal human being and I hear a buzz and my middle finger is in a world of pain. I had been stung by a bee! So Sister Olsen happens to basically be a doctor thanks to her wonderful father so she just goes into what I now affectionately call "Dr. Mode" and buys a can of soda to stop the swelling and then bad news China doesn't have Benedryll so they think Zyrtec will do the trick. She says thinks like "this is crap" and "your finger is going to be the size of a tree trunk" all the while she's freaking out for me and I just can't stop laughing. She took great care of me and then we went back to the church. The Relief Society was there and they made me go to the Dr. who's in our ward. So [x] see a chinese doctor is now checked off my bucket list. Good news thanks to Sister Olsen's quick thinking I am a-ok and my hand didn't turn into a boxing glove like Wade's did that one year.

Okay I am sorry I promise this week was so spiritual and wonderful. I just wanted to share a little glimpse into a week in the life of a missionary. Nothing is typical and everything is equally wonderful. Our other investigators with baptismal dates, Karen and A-Ray are both doing well. I just am so happy to be here and I want to stay in Ma On Shan forever. I love these people and admire them so much. This ward is the greatest! I haven't been able to contact Eunice yet, but I am going to keep calling (I vow to never say 'I'm busy' ever again!!!!) and Wong Jimiuh is struggling but we all know that "Charity never faileth" So everything is going to be alright. Ann and her family are doing so good as well!!!! I don't think I can ever leave this place. I know this church is true. And I am so happy to be Jesus Christ's representative sharing the good news!

Okay I am going to send a world of pictures now. Thanks for all your emails,  love, support, prayers, kind words, thoughts, and actions.!!! I love you all!!!!

Love you so much!
Love, Paak Jimuih

Sister Olsen cutting Ashley's hair!! 

Ashley with Karen, she is the one in the school uniform.
 Sister Palmer and Sister Olsen at the temple last week.
 Ashley with Jessie.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Miracles, Miracles, Miracles

Here is the latest from Ashley. She emailed a little later this week since she was able to go to the temple. Goodness I love her so much!!!!                                                                                            FAMILY- I I have no words. Honestly. I am just so happy that a- I'M GHETTO and in the Apple store again and b- MCKAY SOUNDS SO GOOD. I have been praying for him so hard. AND HE SOUNDS LIKE HE IS JUST LOVING THE MTC. gahhhh Heavenly Father is so very good to our family. I love that we are both on missions and experiencing this together. It is the hardest and best most wonderful thing we could ever do with our lives!
Okay thank you so much for the emails and the 411's about your cute lives. I find myself again in the apple store soooooo... it's fine. THIS WEEK WAS INCREDIBLE. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN.
Here's a list:
-Sister Olsen bought a pair of haircutting sheers and took a snipsnipsnip to my hair. I wasn't even nervous... I really don't care anymore.. but she was freaking out! hahaha She did awesome. Get her a barbershop and a singing quartet to go with it!
-Remember how back in my Snow Coll days and it was homecoming week and I prayed so hard for no rain and then it rained? Well fast forward from then to now. I call one of our investigators Chan Taai Saturday night to double check she's getting her 80+ year old self to church and then she tells me I'm coming if it doesn't rain. So it was like crazy dejavu as I prayed so hard last Saturday night for no rain. It rained throughout the night and (WHEN IT
 RAINS IT POURS HERE!) but Sunday morning the skies were clear and I know Heavenly Father answered and heard my prayer. It was such a miracle. Also thanks again Dad for helping me with those letters for Homecoming nearly 3 years ago. I haven't forgotten and I am still grateful.
-Okay are you all sitting down. Because now is the time for me to pull out the big stories. For example: 2 of Sister Olsen's and I's investigators will probably be baptized at the end of this month.. aka on Miss Rachel Diane's birthday!!!!!!! Back Story:This week we turned over our investigator Crystal to the Kowloon Tong sisters because she was moving next month. Which I was really sad about because she was really progressing and nearly getting close for baptism. However, President Hawks had made an announcement recently to make sure that people are being taught in the ward's where they live. So even though we were being selfishly sad we followed the Lord's will and turned her over. It went well and I was just going to miss her. Then what happens? We get a call from the Tai Wai Elders (my old comrads) and  they say they have someone to turn over to us who was progressing just like Crystal and should be baptized at the end of this month?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!! Heavenly Father works after we have faith to follow and be obedient. It was so incredible. We are meeting Jesse this week and are so excited to help her continue to prepare herself for baptism.
-The other investigator who is going to be ready real soon is named Ann. (not Anne like Anne of Green Gables, love her regardless.) Anyways she is 12 years old and her dad only speaks Mandarin (he can understand Cantonese but can't speak it. pretty common here) Anyways so the Mandarin missionaries are teaching the parents and we get to teach Ann. (because her parents have a ton of questions and she gets bored and starts running around soooo yes.) We have been seeing her every other day and I simply love it. Yesterday we drew out the plan of salvation together and then after we taught it Sister Olsen and I had her teach it back to us. It was such a peaceful wish I could capture it on film forever moment. Children really are so pure. I love that Jesus commands us to be like them.  It is such a privelege to be able to help this family prepare for baptism together. 
-Yesterday the craziest most miraculous thing happened. After we taught Ann, we were going out of the church to go finding at a group of chuyns called Lee On. (Leih Ngon) Anyways there's a girl (college age) looking in the church window reading the display. Which is pretty common but usually when we go up to them they run away like we have a shot gun in one hand and a lighted pitchfork in the other. As we approach her she asks, "Who is this Joseph Smith?" We start teaching her right then and there and she's asking questions like "Are Heavenly Father and Jesus the same person?" "Why do we need prophets?" "Can we still receive our own revelation?" "What is the Book of Mormon?" "Jesus REally visited the Americas?" I MEAN HELLO EVERY QUESTION THEY PREPARE YOU TO ANSWER IN THE MTC WAS ASKED. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME. Her name is Eunice and she is a miracle by every sense of the word. pray pray pray we will see her this week. My favorite question she asked me was "How come other Christian churches don't read the Book of Mormon?" I responded "Because when they read it and find out it's true they join our church." This has never happened to me my whole mission. I hate the word "golden" to describe investigators nevertheless she comes pretty close and she had to go to school but before she left she said, "Thank you so much for your time... Can I see you again?!?!?!?" I nearly wept like a new born babe! While this was all going on, a man came up to Sister Olsen and started asking her "Who mormon is?" And so there we are in front of our church just simletaenously teaching the Restoration. I will be forever grateful for this tender mercy that Heavenly Father granted us. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY.

I have loads more and no time. Good news P-day is coming again sooner than later so I will write more then. I love you all so much. I love being a missionary and I love the Hong Kong people. Ma On Shan truly is the greatest place on earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true and I am so grateful we have a prophet who leads us today! I know families are forever and I am so grateful for all of you. 
Love you all so much forever and ever!
Love, Paak Jimuih

ps can you DearElder this to Paak Jeunglouh aka McKay my fellow comrad against sin?
pps sorry this is so short and not really funny. I'm just so happy and can't express myself.

say you'll still keep me. sayyyyyy itttt. love you!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mckay's Farewell!!

Holy Chinese Fish balls and Pig troughs!!!!!!!! gaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA (I'm laughing because I am so happy for you!) I was thinking about you all night before I went to bed and I am so sorry Mckay but I slept straight through your farewell. But I prayed for you before I shut my eyes and so did all the sister's I lived with. I just love you so much.But I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. Your talk was perfect and I can't wait to have a printed copy to highlight, reread, and cherish. SEND MORE PICTURES. McKay, I am so proud of you and I love you so very much. I can't even focus right now. Are you happy? Excited? Nervous? YOU'RE GOING TO BE AWESOME. Don't forget how much we love you, and more importantly how much Heavenly Father loves you. He's always there. If there's one thing I know, it's that.

Today is Hong Kong's birthday and so the library's are closed... but do you know what company never disappoints? Our good friend Steve Job's own---APPLE. Yep I'm coming at you live from a MacBook Pro and I couldn't be happier. (Also I couldn't be less classier but I honestly don't care.) I just told the workers in English and Chinese and then Chin-english that I love their blessed nation so I don't think we'll be getting kicked out any time soon. Also today the Elders in our district (who I honestly couldn't love more!) organized an Ice Skating activity. We invited our investigator A-Ray (Wong Jimuih's son) so I am honestly giddy with excitement. Ice Skating in July? Don't mind if I do. Just call me Sister Michelle Kwan.

This week. What a whirlwind. Bulleted list coming at you right now:
-I'll start with the sad news. Wong Jimuih. Apparently they're trying to move their company to Indonesia so she has never been busier... and she thinks she's too busy to see us. Which is frustrating and then I get mad at myself for being frustrated. Because It's like that Elder Holland quote from general conference about how imperfect people are all God has to deal with which must be terribly frustrating but he deals with it and so should we. hmm. I'm repenting but I just love her so much.. even when she doesn't want/make time to meet with us. Ha I'm selfish. I just don't want her to see the gospel as a stressor.. you know.. the whole word of wisdom thing. Thoughts? Insights? I'd love to hear them.
-However, Wong Jimuih's son is just blossoming. I love him. He accepted a baptismal date for August 18th. (Gave it to him and I knew it was a Sunday because it was the day before my birthday.... hahahahaha) Can you believe it?!?!?!?!??!! Such a miracle.
-We had a really cool lesson with the cutest little family in the ward. Their last name is Yu and the mom is a convert of about 15 years and her little sister is also in the ward. The Yu's have a little girl who is honestly the most beautiful doll you have ever seen. Anyways, we taught them and shared a quote from Preach My Gospel chapter 1- about missionary work. The Spirit was so strong as we shared about the gospel blessing families and a brief restoration overview. I then felt the spirit invite me to ask them "who they were thinking about that needs this message." If I've learned anything as a missionary it's that we don't teach people anything. We only help them feel the Spirit and discover the answer inside themselves. The sisters said they want us to teach their parents and help their less-active brother!!!!!! Which is exactly the answer we wanted to hear but it was so exciting to hear them say it and such a miracle. My eyes were basically wet with tears. I love the gospel. It really does bless families.
-Yesterday Ma On Shan ward had 2 baptisms! One was the son of a recent convert from last year, A-May. She is the strongest member ever. (She is the one that referred our investigator Crystal) Her 8 year old son got baptized and then this members Mom also got baptized. Now this Mom is a special case. She is from Mainland and doesn't speak Cantonese and she can kind of understand Mandarin. So what happened was the Mandarins would teach her and then her daughter would translate. But they both got baptized yesterday and it was such a wonderful day!!! The Spirit was perfect. I love Ma On Shan ward. I am never leaving. The members are so wonderful. They're my family. They want to meet you all. Funniest knee gripping moment was when Gwai MaMa (grandma who got baptized) shared her testimony and started shouting and crying at the same time. It was shocking, slightly alarming, and completely touching. Her daughter than translated then shouting and it turns out she was just so happy to be baptized. So cute.
-Our other investigators are doing really well. One other I will mention is we're teaching this girl named Karen who is 19 and just about my favorite person. I can't send pictures this week but I will send more next week. I love her so much!!!!!!!!! She just accepts a baptismal invite and loves the Book of Mormon. I just want to wrap her in my arms and take her to the temple. 
-Other news of note, WE FOUND TORTILLAS. My life in Hong Kong is changed. Sure cheese is $50 HK dollars, but Sister Olsen and I are probably the happiest people in Hong Kong.
-One last thing. We have these billionaires in the ward that ARE THE HANDS DOWN NICEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET, who had this dinner party with their high school friends at their house last night and just invited us over to share a message and hear all of their stories. After we shared our lesson Sister Ng talked about what good missionaries we are and that Ma On Shan missionary work came alive again when Sister Olsen and I arrived and that they love us. I almost broke down like Gwai MaMa did at her baptismal service. I don't deserve to be such kind, good people.

Alright there's loads more but no time. I love you all so much!!!! I am loving Alma 36 lately. I love how poignant the stories are in the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is true and it's changing my life one verse at a time. I love being   a missionary and sharing this good news every day in broken Chinese with a smile on my face and happiness deep in my heart. I hope you all have the best week and McKay always remembers how much we love him and how much his Father in Heaven loves him. He will pray more in one day than he used to in a whole week before his mission and it's wonderful. I'm grateful for the miracles I get to see everyday in finding and for the light I get to see touch people's eyes and lives. 

Love you all so much!!! Hurrah for Israel! Have so much fun in the MTC McKay. Take lots of pictures!!!! Email me McKay. Don't forget me. 
Fam I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! forever and ever and ever.
Love, Paak Jimuih