elder Matthew Jones
Taiwan, Taichung mission
好久不見. The times are flying by haha. This week was a really good week! We had lots going on and met some really cool people. We also got to visit a lot of members, so that was pretty fun too. Lots of weird stuff also happened this week, including one of our investigator's dad telling us that his friend was god, and he teleports around the world. We were a little bit shocked by what he was saying haha. We also had some guy yell "Jehovah's witnesses! Amen!" and then cross himself hahaha. He recognized lots of Christian sects, but apparently not ours lol.
Last P-day we went to Monkey Mountain down in Gaoxiong 高雄. That was super dope. It was a super pretty hike, and there were so many monkeys on the way down. They were small and look really cute, but beware, they are vicious. We had a bunch of crackers that we were gonna feed them, and they started jumping on us and going crazy for the food. It was pretty wild. I felt like Nigel Marvin or someone like that from Discovery channel. It was super fun, plus we got to see lots of cool homies.
This week we found a dope investigator. We were originally contacting his girlfriend, and then he walked out so we thought it was gonna be super awkward cause he probably thought we were hitting on his girlfriend or something, but he turned out to be super dope. We met with him later that week, and after the 1st lesson he said he felt like this was something he could accept. He had grown up with no strong beliefs, but he has been to Christian schools and understands a lot. The biggest miracle was he came to church on Sunday!! He said he wants to come again next week, so that was dope. He seems really interested, so we are excited to keep working with him! Willy is doing great too! He is reading the Book of Mormon like a champ, and loving the lessons. Unfortunately, he couldn't come to church cause he had work, but we'll keep praying that his boss will give him some time off!
We got to meet lots of the members this week. I love working with the members, because you really come to love them through serving with them. You really start to care for them and want to help them as much as you can. During our spiritual shares with them, I really felt the spirit guiding us to help them in the ways that they needed to be helped. It was a really cool feeling. We also found out this week that once a month, we get to teach mission prep to the young men and young women in our ward, so if you have any good ideas for that, shoot me an email!
Well that's about it!! I love you all so much. I know this church is true!! Have a great week!!
Matthew is currently serving a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This Blog is for family and friends interested in following his adventures for the next 24 months.