So I'll read scriptures all day and never eat or drink?
Well this week was pretty eventful.
First some exciting things:
1. A dog tried to attack me yesterday
2. The elevator in our apartment stopped working.
We live on the 10th floor.
3. I almost biked over a cat.
4. We have started to put Christmas decorations up in our apartment.
5. "Meet the Mormons" finally came out in Chinese!! Best. Day. Ever.
Now some really exciting things:
1. Neal's Mom (mentioned her in last week's email) is really loving the gospel and what the
has to offer! We watched The Restoration movie with her and she really took it all in.
We have been meeting with her with another family in our ward, and I could tell that the member's testimonies really did have a big impact on her. I really learned about the importance of having members present at lessons, the Zhang family made it a lot easier for her to connect to the gospel. I'm so grateful for these members who are so willing to help in this work, it really is a group effort :)
2. We had Mission Tour this week!
Mission Tour is when a member of the seventy comes to visit the mission.
This time, Elder Sam Wong came and talked to us about understanding our purpose as a missionary. I learned so much about how to teach people according to their needs and how to be the missionary that God wants me to be. The best part was at the end.
Elder Wong picked a few missionaries to interview after it was over.
And I got lucky enough to be one of them
At first I was a little nervous, I mean, what do you even say to a general authority?
But he made me feel super comfortable, and just asked me about my family, my mission, and how I felt about the work in general. I talked about how I know that "no effort is wasted" but how recently it's just been harder for me to really believe that.
Then what he said really impacted me and changed the way I view missionary work now.
He told me that if there was only one convert on my mission, he would hope that it is me.
He said "Maybe you can't see the results of your efforts now, but you will see them as you are raising children firmly planted in the roots of the gospel, because you strengthened your own testimony by experiencing the things you experienced on your mission, that you otherwise couldn't of if you didn't come out and serve."
It was exactly what I needed to hear, and I am so thankful that Heavenly Father really does keep us in mind.
I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers.
Someone once told me that Heavenly Father has two priorities:
1. He testifies of Jesus Christ
2. He hears and answers our prayers
How cool is that? The most powerful being in all the universe's priority is to answer our prayers. Sometimes I feel like I am so insignificant, but to Heavenly Father we all mean so much to Him. Knowing that He cares and loves me, makes me want to become a better person every day.
I love this gospel so much and I am so grateful for the blessings that I've received.
Love you all.
Always, Sister Michelle Liu
Line of the week:
*while teaching Fan Jie Mei ( a REALLY OLD less active)
We watched this video together about seeking the kingdom of God first:
Then we asked her how she felt.
Sister Lemon: What did you learn from the video?
Fan Jie Mei: It was a good video. It was very good.
Me: Yes, but what did you learn?
Fan Jie Mei: It was good.
Sister Lemon: ok... well did you learn anything from it? Or like any part?
Fan Jie Mei: Oh yes! It's saying that I need to read my scriptures all day and never eat or drink!
I'll start doing that tomorrow!
Don't worry, we clarified.
That would be very bad if we didn't...