elder Matthew Jones
Taiwan, Taichung mission
First off, just wanna wish all the mom's out there a happy Mother's Day! You have no idea how much you do for all of us, and we are so thankful. Specifically thankful for my mom and all she does for me :) She's the best! Everyone who knows her is blessed by her wonderful spirit. Love you mom!
Wow, we had such a special week. Last week on P-day, we headed back down to Gaoxiong 高雄 to check out Lotus Pond. It was super pretty, and we had lots of chances to take cool pics, so there should be some good ones this week. We also got to eat some Mexican food which I've been craving for months. It's hard to find Mexican food here, so it was a real treat.
Next super awesome thing about this week was we got to go to the temple!! Elder J had an RC that got baptized last year, and this year she got sealed, so we had the special opportunity to go to her sealing! We got to take the High Speed Rail up there which was so awesome. We went to the ceremony, took lots of pictures, and got to see some cool parts of Taibei. What an awesome day. It was super amazing that that day happened to be the temple day for our ward, as well as the Fengyuan ward where I used to serve, so we got to see some old friends.
And of course the best part of the week was skyping the fam :) Seeing them was so awesome, and being able to chat and tell stories and have a good time was the best. Family is so important, and I'm so grateful for the one I have supporting me all the time. Love you all so much!
That night after skype, we had a really cool miracle. We had a lesson set up with a 林小姐 (Mrs. Lin). She came and we didn't really know what to expect, cause the first thing she asked us was why we can't eat on Sunday. We started sharing, and worked into the first lesson, and realized she was so prepared. She had so many good questions that she's been looking to find answers to, and we were able to answer them and help her out. She was super excited to get a Book of Mormon, and we'll meet with her again this week!
I love you all so much! Have a great week, and remember your moms this week. Sorry this was kinda short, my fingers hurt haha.
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.