Monday, December 9, 2013
Xinzhu # 26
This week was great!! :) I was so surprised to have a stack of letters when I went to the mission office for my new district leader training. Thanks everyone :) I love you all.... that being said I just want to say again. Due to the lack of our mission office mailing these letters to us weekly, there are too many of these letters to respond to right away... :) For heaven sake, PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!! but just know that if I don't write you back for like 6 months that I still love you :) This Thanksgiving dinner, I had 2 baozi (steamed buns) and a 50 NT Biandang(Lunchbox)!! I loved it :) two of Taiwan's cheapest foods and it made for a very filling meal! :) This week was great for Xinzhu District! Biggest miracle is that Xiangshan got an updated Ward Mission Plan for the start of next year!! We are still working with the Xinzhu 1st Ward, but we are praying and working hard for it! This last week our focus was on visiting members, and establishing a relationship with them. The week before we had 3 all together as a district, but this week we had 11. The Sisters and us went to visit the Zhu 1st Bishop and his family last night, and I feel like it was very good. I feel like we really established that we would be hard working and that we are here to help them accomplish their purpose as members in missionary work. We are still praying, and working for a Ward Mission Plan, but we know that this is what the Lord wants. Praying for softened hearts and continually for the strength to do the work that is here for us. I just have to say that I am especially excited for Xiangshan, because they are getting to work! We are having exchanges with them tomorrow so I am really excited to go over there and see some miracles. This week has been great! I think the greatest part was that we got to visit with so many members. I actually got to meet with some of the investigators that we have too, and to get to know who I should study for, and what their needs are. our finding has been alright, but I feel like we can do a lot better. Something that we are going to do better is getting lessons in the homes of our investigators, or in the homes of our members. We are having too many lessons at the church and we get "Fanged" (No show). Those are our plans. It's gonna take a lot of work and it's not going to be easy, but we can do it!! It's the way the Lord wants it done, so there will be a way. I would like you all to know that no matter who you are, where you are, or what you have done, the Lord Jesus is Christ. The Savior and Redeemer of the world. Only through Him are we able to lasting happiness. Think of how you can share that happiness with those around you... pray, ask God the Eternal Father how you can do that, and then ACT. I love you. Love, Elder Westover Strength and Honor!!