AHHH!!! MY HEAD IS STILL SPINNING!!!
There are some changes that I will have to tell you about!!
As far as the rest of the week went, it was really good! We had a big zone conference with our mission president where we watched a missionary broadcast and they announced some changes that are being made worldwide. They are reducing the number of key indicators that we report and cutting down our lunch time and allowing us to use our agency to do studies during any time of the day that we think is best. I have only had a couple of days with these new changes actually put into place, but I really like it so far! It’s been different, but it’s been good! Oh, and we can also go to bed earlier, so you that’s a plus 😉
A couple weeks ago I met this girl sitting on a bench and this week we were finally able to see her! She is like the cutest person ever and was so interested in everything that we were teaching her! She of course didn’t have any religious background, so we just taught really simply about who God is and then how through prayer we can communicate with Him. She had such good questions and when we said that she could pray at any time she was like, “Really?! Any time?!” Ah, she’s so great! The only sad part is that she doesn’t live in our area, so we are turning her over, but I have no doubts that she will do great with the elders in her area!
Taught our investigator Ms Cheung and she is actually doing pretty well! We have been really pushing to get her to come to church with us–and she came on Sunday for all three hours for the first time! I was sitting next to her in sacrament meeting which was Fast and Testimony Meeting and she asked if she could bear her testimony as well. I was just a tad bit nervous because this is the same investigator who gets super off track and talks about aliens sometimes during our lessons, but I told her she could and explained just a little bit about what she could share. And then she got up there. And did so well!! It was short and sweet and she said that she knew this church was true! Afterwards all of the members came up and greeted her and thanked her for sharing her testimony. I also learned that sometimes I need to have a little bit more faith in people!
Also went on exchanges with Sister Ng this week and she is just such a great missionary, I learned so much from her in the day that we were together! We also went to lunch with a member and afterwards we both walked away more stuffed than we have ever been before hahah! The restaurant that we went to had the BEST ice cream, which just so happens to be one of my weaknesses …
We also got to teach some more less-active members this week and were a little more to the point with them this time. It’s always just a little scary to speak exactly what you need to say and they need to hear, but I also learned that if you have the Spirit with you, you can’t ever go wrong. Man, I really am so grateful for the guidance and direction from the Spirit, I don’t know where I would be without Him!
This past week was the end of Chinese New Year which means that we have have a lot a lot of oranges sitting around our house. I have eaten at least two every day for the past week. I now really love oranges. I think that they are in my blood now.
So I have been in my first and only area for over 9 months now and fully expected to be here for the next 2 months, because that’s when we were told the end of the transfer was–but things changed. We got move calls last night and I am leaving my baby area, beloved West Point city, for Hung Shui Kiu which is in the New Territories and pretty much as in the middle of nowhere as you can get. AUGHISLDF I’M MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I found out that I was leaving, it was one of those moments where you’re too shocked to really do anything, including cry. It still hasn’t really set in yet that I will actually be leaving this place and theses streets that I have walked thousands of times, theses people that I have grown to love and care for. My heart really does ache even thinking about it, but I know that the Lord knows best and if He thinks that I need to pack my bags and head out then that’s exactly what I’ll do, and I’ll do it happily! It’s actually really funny because we ate with some ward members and were talking about how long I had been here and how I had broken the record for being here the longest. And at church before I had found out, I was sitting there in sacrament meeting and as we were singing I just started to cry because I had the feeling that it might be my last time with all of these people. But all of the gooey emotions aside–I really am so excited! I’m also sad to leave Sister Percival, my little baby in my baby area, but I know that she will keep doing such great work! I will move this Thursday, so I’ll let you all know next week how everything is! 🙂
I just know that the Lord is aware of me individually and if only I will listen to and heed His will, He will not only direct me down a good path, but the best path.
I love you all!!!! Thank you all for your support and love, I am grateful for your prayers and keep you in mine!
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
1) a Chinese New Year decoration in Wan Chai
2) After exchanges with Sister Ng!
3) A mosaic in the subway station
4) Loving that SEAFOOD!
5) It said “Here To Serve” so we of course had to take a picture with it!
6) MY CITY!!!!!