Last Monday was spent over in the Mong Kok shopping and just spending the chihn. (money) I need requested items in the ASAP by the way. Have any needed Chinese items? Just hit me at my inbox. K thanks. But really do. This isn't a joke. Anyways after preparation day we did finding and did some calls. Then Sister Morgan and I began by mere happenstance discussing our mutuals love of Musicals and now it has turned into an apartment trend. Among plots shared during meal times or exercise times has been Wicked, Aida (twice, the first time we forgot plot and didn't do it justice), Throughly Modern Millie, Once on this Island... Yeah it's too much.
Tuesday, we had district meeting and then after inspiration was received we hit the streets for some testimony time aka finding time. Then we raced back to the church and taught Mandy the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Such a good lesson. She really is too sweet and too good to be true. After the lesson, we were cleaning up and Mandy got a phone call. I couldn't hear the person on the other line very well but it didn't sound good and it sounded like whoever the man was that she was talking to was anti-ing her right then and there..saying we're a cult.. you name it. I'm freaking out. I mean so I started praying really hard. She left while still talking to the confused soul on the other line and I"m just like "NOOOO" this has happened TOO MANY times. So I prayed. And then I called our mission correlator Brother Chan. (who also happens to be on Colgate toothpaste commercials here in China.. did I ever tell you that?) Anyways, I spend the next half hour on the phone with him and he tells me exactly what to say no matter what her reaction. He called me a good 3 times more that night while we're trying to teach Isis and meet other people.. ha. He is too good to be true. We called her that night (under Brother Chan's close direction) and she seemed a-okay. So prayers were answered, but I was still a little uneasy, the anti is really crazy here and so I left it in the hands of the Lord, because he is more powerful than any crazy website or uninformed person.
Wednesday- We taught a new investigator who we just met while traveling home almost a month ago, a cute mom named Shirley. She had such good questions and I just loved her to pieces. She's from Mainland but her mother tongue is Cantonese so we can keep teaching her. She is too good to be true. There really are prepared people in China, sometimes I just need to slap myself and have some more faith. Sister Aldana said something really interesting to me this week. She talked about how her MTC teacher said that we need to share this message like it's the cure for cancer. That might sound entirely cheesy to the outside world but it really is. And if we had the cure for cancer and we saw people sick we would be running all over the place to tell them about it. We wouldn't give up. Sometimes I think I give up to easy in finding. So I have a new resolve to bear a more powerful testimony and not give up on anyone. Because every single person needs this gospel. Especially the people of Hong Kong.
Aww man, this always happens. I'm running out of time.
Soand were both so good. So busy. I was still really worried about Mandy because she wasn't going to be able to see us until and I was just a little anxiety filled about that. BUT, we did teach 2 families this week!!!! Both part member families who's spouses have a lot of potential. We took a picture with the Lau Family (attached) and they are just too precious for words. We had taught them a while ago but they hadn't been available. In fact as we sat down to teach Lau Tai.. (Mrs. Lau) starts out by announcing, "well I almost died." And she wasn't joking. So needless to say because of this surgery she is much more receptive to share the message. *rejoicing*
This church is true. I know it. The Book of Mormon is God's word. He answers our prayers when we will sincerely ask him and put our trust in him. I am learning to trust God and not my own understanding. I love this work and I love my Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ.
I love you all. Keep praying for Mandy and all the other investigators here in Butterfly. God is hearing our prayers and changing hearts here!
Love you all.
Love, Paak Jimuih