This email is not as long as usual due to time restrictions, however, this week was amazing! I can feel the spirit molding me into a person that I never thought I could or would become honestly. I'm being prompted to do things that I normally would not feel comfortable doing. The miraculous part is that I'm listening to the spirit and acting on these promptings without hesitation! Whenever I act on something that I don't feel comfortable doing, such as trying to say something in our class that I don't know how to say in Chinese, wo ganjue Shen de ai (I feel God's love). The words that come out my mouth during lessons are surprising and wonderful. I don't know how I remember them honestly. I do know that Shen (God) is working through me and helping me when I need him most. I am speaking Mandarin Chinese, but more importantly, I have learned how to teach the gospel. My Chinese is only going to get better as I spend the next two years hearing it and speaking it full time in Taiwan. I am set apart as a Missionary and that means I am blessed with the gift of tongues, but I need to be able to allow the Spirit to work through me in order to reach the hearts of the mudaoyou (investigators). I need to be an instrument in the Lord's hands. I love my mission so much and I wouldn't trade it for the world! It is by far the best decision I have ever made in my life and I am so grateful for this opportunity. Taiwan.....here I come (Sept. 22)!!
I love you all and I hope you all have a wonderful week! Stay safe
This is Elder Slater and he is in my district. We are known as the class clowns and have way too much fun together!
This is a brand new Elder in our district from England. It is absolutely to hear him speak Chinese with his English accent! HAHA! I also cannot keep him out of my stuff....he loves everything I have, especially my clothes! ....oh well:)
Best Dang District....Period!