New changes // Lunch with an apostle
Oh. My. Goodness.
SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED.
this might be the most scatterbrained email in the history of emails but here it goes.
1. Sister Lemon left.
Words can't even express how sad I am, but we know that everything happens for a reason. She is needed somewhere else now! But that was by far one of the best transfers in my mission. I learned a lot about what true companionship unity means. Companionship unity brings forth SO many miracles! I hope that I can work on having the same amount of unity with all my other companions as well as I did with Sister Lemon :)
2. Training a new missionary.
Her name is Sister Kuang and she is from Yuanlin, Taiwan.
She is currently waiting for her VISA to go to the California Bakersfield Mission!
I told her she is going to the best state there is :)
She is incredible and so hard working, and has that new missionary fire-
made me realize that I've been dragging it lately... gotta step things up!
I still feel like I just got to Taiwan, it's crazy how time flies by so fast...
3. Had lunch with an apostle.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson, a newly called apostle, stopped by our mission to give a fireside on friday because his son, Elder Stevenson, who served in our mission, was going home!
Anyways, his son served in the area that I am currently serving and he stopped by wednesday afternoon to have lunch with us! It was just four missionaries and a couple other people from our ward so we had the opportunity to just talk to them. Elder and Sister Stevenson were so kind and apostles really are just normal people ~ of course we are told that all the time, but sometimes we forget.. It felt like I was just talking to someone from home.. He asked us about our families and how our missions were going, it was such a incredible experience! I am so grateful for all the opportunities Heavenly Father has provided for me here~ I seriously never would of imagined it.
ahhhhh running out of time to write things.
Ok last thing: My favorite part from Elder Stevenson's fireside, he said:
"Don't compare yourself. You will either end up discouraged, or prideful.
And you don't want to be either of those."
I think the biggest struggle on my mission has been comparing myself to others. Leadership positions, number of baptisms, the list goes on and on. But serving a mission isn't about that. It isn't about other missionaries. It's about you. I've leraned that we need to focus on ourselves, compare ourselves now to the person that we used to be and keep on trying to be our best. We can't do better than our best, so we just do our best.
Ok I am running out of timeee.....
I love you all.
Thank you all for your love and support!
Always, Sister Michelle Liu