No - I haven't eaten anything that is like ewwww! I have had a lot of mushrooms. I ate a weird fruit that tasted like a banana Popsicle but it looked like a melon.
I havent bought any chinese clothes. I dont really have time for that. But there is a member who might take us to a night market on a P-day in the future and I will get stuff there :)) My clothese are sufficient enough. When it gets closer to the end of my mission I will probably buy a lot more stuff and send things home that I will want to keep.
A lot of people aren't interested to hear our message, they are just being nice. Which stinks. But hey they are being exposed to the Gospel.
I have gone tracting a lot. We have gone into like two houses already. A lot of people say that they are busy. From 2-4 its like Taiwanese nap time. So everyone we talk to at that time are grumpy because we woke them up from their nap :(
I bore my testimony in sacrament meeting yesterday. I was really nervous. Ok, that has been a problem for me. When I roll play I can speak Chinese just fine but then I go out and try to talk and I am just like....uh uh ummm...你好. But I can speak better than I thought I could. Well, at least people tell me that they can understand me. Which to me that is awesome and a huge success! It's really the vocab that I am having trouble with. But that will come :)
So we are teaching a lady named Xu Jie Mei. She is awesome! She married a Japanese guy and her kids speak Japanese. So it is really hard for them to come to church because she is the only one that understands what everyone is talking about. And when she does come it is usually just for the first hour and then she has to go home to open her shop. She owns a cute little kid, toy shop.
We just met someone the other day who was interested. Her name is Karen and she owns a little smoothie shop. She was so nice. She gave us each a big bowl of shaved ice filled with toppings ... I don't actually know what was on top of that thing - but it was so good! Especially on a hot day! We taught her the first lesson and invited her to come to church. She said that she would only be able to come to church in the winter because summer is her busiest time at work. But she said that she WILL come to church that is all that matters right now. baby steps. baby steps.
I was studying about Hope. And I learned that hope is expecting something to occur (a promise to be fulfilled) because of your efforts. It is also an action word. You have to diligently work at whatever you are hoping for. It's kind of like faith. We all have faith and hope in the Lord's Second Coming. What we do now will affect our happiness when that day comes. I read in Romans, "But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it." I really need to work on patience. There was a whole lot more to that study but I didn't bring my study journal with me. But that was a small portion of it.
And then the next day I studied about Diligence. I really liked that diligence is being anxiously engaged in a good cause. To use your time wisely. To enjoy the journey. It reminded me of a book I read before my mission - "Tell me what you think about when you don't have to think and I will know who you are."
You know how in Arizona I was talking about that lack of "sparkle?" yup...it's gone. Officially gone.
K- the computer is going to shut down any minute. So gotta go!
LOVE YOU ALL!!