So because I am getting reassigned, I've been kind of slacking with my Chinese. But a "Tool Teacher" was talking to SIster Liu and I the other day about our Chinese goals. Well...she turned my perspective around. No matter where I go I will probably meet a Chinese native. Or Taiwanese. I could talk to them and teach them. And I should be prepared. The Lord is sending me somewhere else for a little while - and who knows maybe I will meet that one Asian in Idaho or Arizona who needs me. I became a little more dedicated to my Chinese after that. I will learn for that one person. That one person is a Child of God and He wants them to come home to Him.
Tonight District A got the whole zone together to tell a story. It's a really good analogy:
Your life is like an hourglass. All the little grains of sand represents every second of your life. As they pile up you grow as a person and eventually reach a peak. But then there are grains (moments) that fall. But in order for the peak to grow sometimes you fall down. And the moments that fall down just build your base.
WOAH! Ya, never heard that analogy before! Tonight Sister Liu and I BAWLED like none other. I absolutely LOVE district A. They were family. All my little brothers.
We sent off district A at 3:30 am...I was too tired and 1/2 asleep to cry. It was so weird going to meals without them.
Got my weekly package from the Packs! I love hearing about y'alls lives and getting little snacks. And the little rubber ducks?? How cute!
I got a package from the Rowley's today! YAY FOR HOMEMADE COOKIES! I think I literally ate 3/4 of them - haha. And I love the quote of the year. "It is better to walk AS Christ walked, rather than WHERE He walked."
Guess who I saw today! ANNA MORGAN! Cutest little red head from like 8th grade. Can't believe she recognized me. She is going to Australia speaking English and we leave the same morning. WOAH! What a small world! Guess who else I saw working! Caroline Anderson and Natalie Cole! Love dem gals. They have been such great examples to me :)
We are the worst missionaries! We didn't realize that our Thursday schedule is different because of service and we missed our appointment. GAHHHHH I FEEL SO BAD! Luckily Ju Zhang Lao had starburst Jelly beans to comfort me - hehehehe :)))) But don't worry we found them and set up another appointment. Ok, I have no idea if I have told you about them. Hely and Jose are the cutest couple from Guatemala. We don't teach them the lessons. They come over on their breaks and we teach them Chinese. The language lessons always turn into a spiritual discussion and we talk about the Gospel. They are such sweet and kind loving people. I hope we can stay in touch.
We had the appointment with Hely and Jose. They were asking us how to say certain phrases in Chinese. "I love you." "I'm hungry." "I'm full." Well ... they probably thought I was on drugs or something because I was out of it - really just physically not feeling well.
After our appointment our District leader, Elder Ludwig, had a stack of papers from the travel office. We all gathered around the classroom to see where everyone was going for their reassignments. I was really upset because the papers were just informing us that we would be getting our reassignments the following Wednesday or Thursday. Ummmm....SHEN MA DONG XI!!!!!! They hyped it all up like we were going to find out where we were going. But no. Imagine if someone told you your call was here, and then when you opened the envelope all it said was "It'll come in a week." So you'll be getting an email on thursday or friday on where I am going!
All I have to say for today is SIster Liu is sick. She got a bug or something - but she sounds terrible. I spent study time in my room while she slept. I was reflecting on my time here at the MTC. Ya...kinda crazy. Do I feel ready to serve out in the real world? No. But am I stoked? CHECK YES!
Sister Liu felt well enough to go to all the meetings and she even fasted. You go superwoman! Everything was great today! The talks, the food and we saw Meet the Mormons again for movie night. I even memorized how to write "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" in Chinese characters!!
Quote of the week: "Regarding one's testimony, Remember that which one willingly shares he keeps, while that which he selfishly keeps he loses..." - President Monson. I love this quote! Read it right before I went up to bare my testimony.