We had a great lesson with Yi Jie Mei. We watched the Restoration video. She committed to reading and praying everyday. It felt really natural to invite her to be baptized tonight. She said that she would think about it.
On our way to lunch we ran into Grace so we ate with her. I miss her a lot.
We met with Wu Qing Zi. This was our second time meeting with her. She is great now. With our first meeting she seemed not that great. But this time we taught the Plan of Salvation. We asked her what she thought about it. She immediately said that her family needs to know this plan. No problem! Teach when you find and find when you teach. And she really liked that idea of repentance. She feels the Holy Ghost. Hardest part is helping her recognize that it is the Holy Ghost.
We went to dinner at the Bishop's house. It was Elder Trotter and Sister Luo's birthday. I love going over to the Bishop's. I practically live there. Bishop told me that I was like a daughter to him. That when I get engaged I have to get his permission first. He really is like my Taiwanese dad.
We met with Mickey. She is amazing. She has gotten in the habit of reading the children's version of the Book of Mormon with her daughter and then she goes back to the real book and reads by herself. She understands everything. She did ask us the question, "Why do I need to know if the Book of Mormon is true?" We were able to bear testimony, but she is going to have to see what it actually means to HER. With this investigator I have little "revelations" during the week. Like videos that she can watch or certain scriptures that she can read. And instead of waiting until the next lesson to share I have realized that you have to send it right then. Every time she thanks us for lifting her up and the scriptures/videos help her better understand. We are really good friends now.
There are a lot of creepy guys in Taiwan. #besafe
We changed the way that we teach English. Now we repeat EVERYTHING we say like 4 or 5 times. Sometimes I forget that these people are beginners. Our English class was shocked that we couldn't date on the mission or have a boyfriend. They had lots of questions about us and the elders. I am really glad that I do not have to worry about that stuff right now.
I lost my wallet yesterday. It is a miracle that the Family Mart still had it. On the way to get my wallet back I contacted a lady and the Spirit was really strong. It was really cool. The Spirit took over what I was saying. There was a parade that was going on right next to us and it was blasting music. It was really hard to hear this lady. And usually when I can't hear I pretend that I understand. But I felt that I should really understand this person. So I asked her like three times what her name was and then confirmed that I understood. There is power when understanding God's children, even if it is just their name.
We saw Grace twice today.
We met with Titan and Vivi. SUPER AWESOME LESSON! Titan told us a story. There was a situation at work. I don’t know what it was, maybe something illegal. The company wanted Titan to cheat. And Titan didn't know what to do about it. He could lose his job if he voiced his opinion. So he prayed and prayed. In church we talked about honesty. He finally told them and they let him keep his job. It reminded me of Courageous. Remember that movie? That is exactly what happened. Titan is spiritually sensitive and blessed for following the Spirit. Vivi is as well. They work together with everything. They are the cutest couple and they are going to have a great Mormon family. She voiced her concern about her sister. Her sister has run away and Vivi is worried about her. I would too. Kami, don't run away. She needs prayers.
This weather has been really weird. It was dark at 4 pm today. Qiao Jie mei, a member, texted us today. She is trying to get her neighbor to come back to the gospel. She told us that she invited Ma Jie Mei (LA) to eat dinner with her family. And at the end of the dinner they discussed church stuff. She invited her and her family to church. She said that she would think about it. The next day Qiao Jie Mei prayed for Ma Jie Mei and for her family. And they accepted the invitation to come to church together. She was soooo excited!
We met with He An Ting and her mom, Xie Mei ling. An Ting wants to get baptized. But her mom won't let her. Our fellow shipper was a amazing. Bore testimony and really helped Xie Mei Ling realize that these things are important. She even started crying. They committed to praying everyday together. They need to pray everyday together. I remember when I would pray with my family everyday. It has definitely helped invite the Spirit in our home.
We met with a Less Active with the Bishop's wife. I met this lady when I first came to Sha Lu about eight months ago and haven't met her since. Her son is going to get married in the temple and that is softening her heart. Her son is a great influence and so is his fiancée. So we are really excited to bring her back. She just needs some uplifting.
The Family Mart ice cream flavor is peanut and if you mix it with chocolate it tastes like the peanut butter shake from Jamba Juice. Super good.
Love, Sister Graham