Ward splits // Ground 0 // Fat raindrops
Hello EVERYONE :)
This week is kind of all jumbled up in my head. My journal entries are a little out of order, so I am going to try my best to get everything that happened this week into this email.
This week we visited Su Xiao Jie 3 times, and she came with us to church on sunday! She hasn't had a cup of coffee for the past 9 days now :) I can really see the Lord blessing her. Her testimony is starting to grow, and I can see her really embracing the gospel every time we go to visit her.
Sad part is- there were some mix ups about the ward boudries, and we realized that she actually doesn't live in our area anymore after it split, I have really come to love her, and I am super sad that we won't be able to keep on meeting with her, but I know the other missionaries will help her reach her full potential in the gospel :)
Because of the ward splitting in half, our area was also split, turns out all of our investigators lived on the other side, so we won't be meeting with them anymore :( It's a little hard to start from the beginning again, especially as we have really come to love our investigators and form relationships with them, but I know that they are all very special people, and the Lord will always take care of them. As for investigators now, Sister Defranchi and I are going to become tracting/contactig pros by the end of this move call.
We also had zone conference this week! We were able to see President and Sister Blickenstaff and receive some training. My favorite part was when we discussed a talk by Gerald Causse called "The Consecrated Missionary" We talked a lot about what sacrifice means to us, and how serving a mission is not only a sacrifice, but a huge blessing as well.
We spent some time this week visiting ward members that have been struggling with the ward splitting in half. We have been working on strengthening their testimonies and helping them realize that the reason we go to church is to worship Heavenly Father, even though they might be missing some of their friends, the church is the same no matter which ward you are in.
And to end this on a lighter note, there was one day where it rained really hard- and the rain here is nothing like the states. The raindrops here are like cups of water being thrown at your face- it's a great time. I never knew that raindrops could be so fat. Also our lightbulb burned out in the bathroom, and since we are too lazy to figure out how to change the bulb, (it's stuck in like this weird box contraption) we have been taking showers with the door slightly open so there is a crack of light in there. Even with those things happening, I still love it so much here :) Wow, the mission really changes people... Haha
I love you all!
Always, Sister Michelle Liu
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