I have fallen in love with church videos. We have one investigator who just doesn't really understand anything that we say. It isn't the language or anything but just not quite grasping the concepts. For a long time I was thinking of sharing a certain video with her that explains Jesus as our advocate. But in the lessons we just haven't had the opportunity or it didn't feel right. So one night we assigned her "homework" to watch it. And the next lesson she was so excited to meet with us. She understood the video and then watched other videos. She had questions about fasting too. She started reading the Book of Mormon all over again because now she believes that she can understand.
We had an activity on Saturday. We were putting on a play. On Friday night we practiced and a member made us Cafe Rio!!! The meat was just like it. But everything else was...well Asian. Still pretty good though! Found out that American food upsets my stomach. Caramel and whole milk? That is a no go.
The actual play ended up being really, really good! The elders are good actors. Us sisters didn't have a huge part. We were waitresses and I got to speak a little Taiwanese in an act, but that is pretty much it.
We met this one lady on the bus and she thought I was from France so she started talking to me in French. Well, did I understand a thing? No. And she refused to admit that I was from anywhere else. It was a long bus ride of guessing and body language. Do I look French?
Vivi and Titan got callings this Sunday! She is in the Young Women’s and he is in the Elder's quorum. They are soooo cute! I love them so much and I can't wait for my family to see them. They want to take us up to Taibei when ya'll are here.
It is the best feeling when you know that you are the answer to someone’s prayer.
Sister Rumsey and I are doing well. We laugh so hard everyday. And our unity is coming along :)
I went on exchanges with Sister Shang in Tan Zi. She is super cute and I noticed that after every prayer she just sits there with her eyes closed and she just listens. I started doing that and I have realized that God answers prayers a lot quicker than I thought. We just have to be willing to listen.
I have also learned a lot about using visuals in lessons. A lot of people are visual learners and need a video or picture to understand something. I have been able to spend time looking at these resources and in doing so learning and growing myself.
Thanks for the BYU package!
I know that this email was kind of all over the place. Sorry.
Love you all and see you next week :)
Ponderizing Scripture: Alma: 34:38 I have realized what it means to humble ourselves and "contend no more against the Holy Ghost." God knows all and we can't fight His message. I know that God knows us personally and has many blessings waiting for us if we just accept Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know that everyday we can see the Tender Mercies of the Lord if we watch carefully and value what we are given.
I know that from the Restoration we can learn the true nature of our Heavenly Father. We can understand His unconditional Love through families and we can desire to return to His heavenly presence.
Love, Sister Graham