Taipei Taiwan

Taipei Taiwan

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Taoyuan # 70

Hello everyone!!!!!!!!!!!! This week has been so great. Really. I feel like this week was just super awesome. I am super happy. I love serving with Elder Clyde. I really feel like he and I are doing really well here. The relationship that we have established with the ward and stake members here is great!! The Lord has been really merciful to provide us with so many opportunities to serve, minister with (unto), and love them. Update!!!!! Brother and Sister Jiang: No opportunity to meet with them but we are developing a better relationship with the members that introduced us to them. Brother Lu: We met with him on Saturday afternoon and taught him the commandments because right after conference he himself came up to us and said he wanted to learn what commandments were. That lesson went great, and then our member invited him to attend a YSA activity that night and he went. He loved it!!! Unfortunately we couldn't go with him because we had to go do a baptismal interview, but it was probably best that way. Anyway, I'm not even to the best part yet. He came to church the next day and was just awesome. We learned about Eternal Marriage, and the Celestial Kingdom... haha those are two really deep subjects and it was just awesome because there was a brotherin our Priesthood Meeting that shared for us to obtain that celestial glory it is absolutley necessary for us to make a covenant (baptism) with Heavenly Father, and after that class he came up to me and said... "I feel like I need to make a covenant." hahaha I had to ask him again because I thought I heard something wrong!! Hahah he had a baptismal date before, but he found out for himself that he should be baptized!!!!!! Sister Jackllyn Tang: Good, she is reading the Book of Mormon. She really wants to repent and change her life, but she feels hesitant because she still believes in Buddah. Brother Burt Huang: Super great!! He has come to church 3 weeks in a row... hahaha, we finally got to meet with him, and he really wants to learn! Hopefully his wife will be willing to meet with us and him and that we can find some time other than right before church to meet with him so we can help him progress faster!!! Thank you so much for your prayers!!!!!! I really do feel and see the strength that you pray for these people and me. I love you!!!!!!!! Hurrah For Israel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Elder Westover

Monday, October 13, 2014

Taoyuan # 69

Dear Family and Loved ones, Thanks for the pictures everyone!!! It looks like Conference was awesome. Laci!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) hahahahah Today my report is going to be a little short, but I can say that I loved General Conference, and it was a total miracle week!!! Brother and Sister Jiang, Brother Lu, Sister Jackllyn Tang, and Brother Burt Huang all came to General Conference on Sunday!!!!!!!! The Spirit was so strong for them and they loved it. Thank you so much for your prayers. The power of prayer is so incredible. Seriously. Thank you so much. Just like I said last week. I can feel the prayers and I can see the miracles that come because of our faith in the Lord and His work. D&C 88:73 says, that the Lord will hasten his work in his time, and as we have been commanded to work in the hastening of The Work... He is doing it. I'll give you an update next week on the investigators and their status, but Thanks so much. I love you. This Conference I got alot of inspiration for my future family and I just want to thank mom and dad for doing everything you have ever done to teach me to use my priesthood, and become more like the Savior. “When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.” -Tad R. Callister Hurrah For Israel!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Elder Westover

Monday, October 6, 2014

Taoyuan # 68

Hello!! Happy birthday to all of you October babies :) I love you!! You're so great! This week the Taoyuan Zone went to Yang Ming Mountain just north of Taipei for our mission annual Outdoor Zone Conference, and it was super great! Beautiful. Our Heavenly Father is so wonderful. We received some special training from President Uctdorf (a recorded talk given in Hong Kong's recent Asia Area Mission President Conference) ;) on the bus ride up to the trail head. Fear No Man!! (3 Nephi 5:3) It was wonderful. The other training we gave and received was really great!! President Day talked to us about becoming fluent in the Language of the Spirit, the Language of Love. Super great week!! We didn't get to meet with the Jiang Family this week, but we will this Friday. I'll get back to you on them, but this week we found really great people and got to help some people start progressing. I'll give a quick report. I'd like to tell you that I feel the Spirit often remind me of you praying for me and my investigators, and I felt like I should give you a quick update on them and ask you to pray for them specifically and keep their needs in mind. Right now we are working with: Brother Jason Jian- come to church and be able to quit smoking. Brother Lu- is listening to the lessons again and is learning. Pray that the Spirit will soften him. Brother Burt Huang- Cool dad that we met this week on the road!! haha He is awesome. I met him at a stop light and asked him how he was, then after thinking about it he responded, "I'm really tired." and then that led into us pulling over and sharing the Restoration. He is really great!!! He came to church this week and loved it!!!!!!!!! Sister Jackellynn Tang- Met her one night right before we were going to go do an emergency exchange, but Elder Clyde listened to the Spirit to stay and share with her a little more right there. She is really wanting to change, and was really touched by the Spirit as my companion shared Moroni 10:32 with her and bawled as she said, "I am so imperfect, how can I become better?" Brother Zheng- he is the really golden guy that just stopped answering our calls after sharing the Word of Wisdom, but he set up again!!! We have had members calling him and encouraging him. I know that the Savior lives. I know that there really is no other name on this Earth that has power to change a man that His. I pray that you know that I love you. I love this work. He lives and has restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a living prophet for us in this age. Read the Book of Mormon. Daily!!!! You're missing out on so much if you don't!! I look forward to General Conference :) I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alot. Hurrah for Israel Love, Elder Westover