Sisters... you're sweating...
Sometimes new is good.
In this case- new is very good.
I am currently working my way to unpack my suitcases-
slowly but surely.
I have been blessed with great companions my whole mission-
this time, it is no exception. My new companion is great.
Facts about Sister Olsen:
Oldest of 3, loves lacrosse
went to USU
arrived in Taiwan 2 weeks before me.
2 new missionaries put together to roam the streets of Taiwan. Don't really know what President was thinking...but hey- it happened.
//Cons of 2 newbies being together//
- It took us 30 minutes to send out a text in Chinese...
- Even if we send out texts we can't read the responses we get...
- The only thing we know how to order on a menu is rice...
//Pros of being two newbies//
- We have lots of fun figuring out how to survive in Taiwan
- Our confused looks always get us help from other people
- President trusts us enough to put us together
- We both are really really excited to go out and do missionary work (it's like this special energy new missionaries have :)
This area is amazing and is filled with so many things to do.
Miracle of the week:
This week we met with an investigator named Phyllis-
she is currently preparing for an english exam to let her go to England.
She loves the gospel and prays and reads the Book of Mormon everyday. But, English is her number one priority right now, so she planned on getting baptized when she got to England and was less stressed.
We had a lesson with her one night and felt like we should watch the Faith in Christ video with her.
The spirit just filled the room
. Afterwards she said,
"You know, I just had a thought, I don't know where it came from, but I think I would like to get baptized here in Taiwan before I go to England."
We totally didn't expect it.
We bore testimony that it was the Holy Ghost speaking to her and that Heavenly Father loves her so so much. It was an incredible lesson.
We tracted this week.
Like a lot.
This is how 90% of the conversations went:
Me: Hello! How are you today?
Person at the door: Oh sorry! I'm Buddhist.
Me: That's alright! What's your name? I'm Sister Liu.
Sister Olsen: Okay... so where are you about to head out to?
Me: SIr, I don't think you understa--
Yup.. The life of missionaries in Taiwan.
Sometimes it gets really frustrating.
But I have to remind myself that some people need 10 sets of missionaries to knock on their door before they listen to what we have to say.
And what we are doing right now is cutting the number down to 9.
Line of the week:
Leo: Sisters, you're sweating...
Me: Yes Leo, we know.
Leo: Like a lot
Sister Olsen: We know Leo...
Leo: But no one else is sweating.
Sister Olsen: It's because you're not biking.
Leo: Missionaries should get cars- so they don't sweat so much.
Even though there's helmet hair and sweat (apparently lots of it) the work is great!
Love you all!!
Love, Sister Liu
劉 姐 妹