I hope everything is going well this Christmas season for you all <3
Small update: Sister Kuang is actually not leaving for America until February 1st! So we will be together for the next couple months :) Even though I'm "training" her, I really do feel like she's actually training me. I have learned so much from her over the past couple of weeks.
Heavenly Father moving his work forward in Tanzi ~
Met with Jiang Xing Zhen.
She is an investigator that we have been meeting with,
she really didn't want to meet with the missionaries for a LONG time,
her neighbor who was a member said she finally agreed to meet with us,
so we quickly set up with her.
This week was our second visit with her, and (Christmas MIRACLE!)
she said that she has been praying every day and that Heavenly Father has answered every single one of her prayers! She told us that she really can see God helping her in her life. Even though it was the second visit, she just seemed SO much happier, it's incredible how the gospel can really change a person ~
Made gingerbread houses.
Our ward had a gingerbread house activity, and there were over 70 non members there!
Christmas present to the missionaries, haha.
Our ward has been working really hard to put together this activity over the past couple months.
Well we met as many people as we could and we will be calling and setting up with many of them this week :) I am so grateful for a supportive ward who is so dedicated to helping out the missionaries. Members seriously make all the difference!
Lastly, I want to share with you all a couple of things our mission president shared with us in his weekly email. It really reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas, and what this Christmas season is all about ~
1) The gift of rest and renewal – “I hope you will take time this Christmas season to sit for a few quiet moments and let the Savior’s Spirit warm you and reassure you of the worthiness of your service, of your offering, of your life. Sit quietly with that little baby and come away spiritually strengthened and better prepared for all that is going to come later. Let that moment be one of rest and refreshing and reassurance and renewal” (Elder Christofferson, December 2015 Liahona).
2) The gift of change – “The transformative spirit of the Christmas season is rooted in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ to change our lives for the better” (Elder Clayton, 2015 First Presidency’s Christmas devotional).
3) The gift of light – “In every season of our lives, in all of the circumstances we may encounter, and in each challenge we may face, Jesus Christ is the light that dispels fear, provides assurance and direction, and engenders enduring peace and joy” (Elder Bednar, 2015 First Presidency’s Christmas devotional).
I love you all.
Always, Sister Michelle Liu