This past week I went back to school and it was so weird to be on campus! Everyone was running around trying to get to their next class and scattered across the campus grounds, vigorously working on last-minute assignments I’m sure. I felt kind of stressed just being there! Luckily though, I was just there as a visitor! We visited Hong Kong University last P-day which is like a super nice college that’s actually in my area! We just kind of looked around and got some cheap campus food–brought back so many memories, but I was definitely a lot happier to just be there as a missionary hahah!
I don’t know if you remember, but a couple of weeks ago, I talked about a guy from America that we met on the street and had finally got into contact with after months of nothing. Well, the week after I wrote that e-mail he wouldn’t pick up his phone again. Bummer, but it happens a lot. People get busy and just don’t have time. After weeks of not hearing from him again, I decided to call last night and he picked up and apologized as he had been in Europe for the past couple of weeks. He promised that we could FOR SURE meet next week, so we are super excited!!! I’ll just have to figure out how to talk to people in English now without sounding incredibly awkward and unsophisticated!
We have been working on getting more people to English class as a tool to find new investigators and it has actually been working out pretty well! We have some new faces to work with which is always so exciting!
We got a new bishopric yesterday! I am really excited to start working with the new bishop and see if we can pick up the pace of the work here a little bit. It will be a good fresh start and a great opportunity to really set some good goals! We actually had dinner at the old bishop’s house on Sunday which was really fun. They have the cutest little kids! Hearing little kids speak Chinese with perfect tones and everything just warms my heart and makes me smile 🙂
I got an opportunity to use my German on Saturday doing welcome center in Wan Chai. Heheh, well not really, but I tried a little! We gave a tour of the building to a couple here from Germany and the wife absolutely LOVED everything that we told and showed her! She kept exclaiming how amazing she thought the work that we were doing was and that we could speak and communicate in Chinese after only a matter of months. There was ONE copy of The Book of Mormon in the building in German and we were able to give it to them and invite them to pray about it. It is such a privilege to get to teach people from all over the world!
We taught a new investigator for the first time on Monday and it was such a great experience. He was from Mainland (as most people here are) so he really didn’t have any idea of anything relating to religion. We taught a simple lesson to help him understand a little more and then invited him to pray for the first time at the end of our lesson. We all sat with our heads bowed in silence for a few minutes, waiting in anticipation for him to say something. At last, he started to speak and uttered the most simple, but most heartfelt prayer I’ve heard in a while. The only thing that he asked was to know what his purpose here was, but you could just feel from the way that he said it that he really meant it and wanted to know. One of my favorite things about teaching these people is getting to see them pray and come to know this whole new world that they had never known existed.
I still can’t get over how blessed I am to be here on the Lord’s errand. The goal of my mission has been to not take a single second for granted or forget how blessed I am. I invite you all to do the same–choose to see the blessings and be happy!
I love you all–thanks for your support!
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
1) Dinner with the Yeungs, the old bishop. I don’t know why I look like a giant!
2) A GIANT dog that we saw while finding!
3) Everyone needs the gospel
4) Hong Kong University!