Gok wai hingdaaih ji muih, jousahn!
We didn’t really do anything too crazy this last week. For P-day we just kind of walked around Hong Kong and went to some shops. But we did go to the bakery of all bakeries and it was like a dream come true. They had every kind of bread that you could ever possibly want and what’s more, they even had samples! I’ll probably be going back a few more times…. a week…
Zone training was this week which is always a great experience. For one of the trainings we talked about how important it is that you give off a positive attitude. A lot of the times people may not remember your name or what you said, but they will remember the way that you made them feel. It’s important to make sure that they recognize the importance of what you’re saying, even if they don’t understand all of what you’re saying (which is especially true for my Chinese!)
We were teaching a lesson with an investigator this week about baptism and how it’s the gate to God’s path. I was talking about how important it is that we walk God’s path to enter His kingdom. I had just been learning the words for path and pineapple in my language study, and as it just so happens they sound similar enough to confuse. So I ended up saying “walk God’s pineapple” instead of path. At least I don’t think that she’ll forget that lesson any time soon!
This week was a little on the harder side. We got stood up or canceled on more times than I would care to remember and our spirits were a little down. But you just always have to remember that this is the Lord’s work and His timing. You can’t always understand the reason why things happen the way they do, and sometimes maybe it’s better that you don’t at least for now. But if I am truly being an instrument in God’s hands, then things will happen exactly the way they need to! Things are what you make them! Through every experience there is always a lesson to be learned, but whether or not you learn it is entirely up to you and only you. I am so grateful for this opportunity that I have to learn these lessons and experience so much growth!
“To share truth in difficult times is to treasure it more. When you push against the boundaries of experience into the twilight of the unknown, the Lord will strengthen you. The beauty of your eternal soul will begin to unfold.”
As always, make this the best week ever!