elder Matthew Jones
Taiwan, Taichung mission
This week was another great week!! It was definitely one of the fastest weeks of my mission, as well as one of the busiest. We were worried we weren't gonna have much time to find new investigators, but we saw some really cool miracles. To explain the title, we were sitting in a cram school this past week waiting to meet with our investigator who teaches there. All of the sudden, some of the students came down and saw us, and just started screaming "外星人" which means aliens in Chinese haha. Me and Elder J were laughing so hard cause for some reason, no one in Taiwan thinks we can speak Chinese, so they always say funny things in front of us. Good times.
This week, we had Zone Conference. Zone Conference is always the best, and I always feel so uplifted afterwards. We talked a lot about how to most effectively use the tools we can to find the prepared people in our areas. We really have so many options to go about doing this work, and we have been working on expanding our vision this week. We are meeting with a few members this week, and have some cool stuff planned. I'm excited to see how it goes. President Teh is so inspired, I can't explain what it's like to learn from him.
This week we got to go on exchanges with the Zone Leaders, so I was reunited with Elder A :) That was a really fun exchange. Before we started, we set a goal that we wanted to feel like we followed a spiritual prompting. We were tracting, and we felt prompted to turn down a road and tract there. We knocked on a door, and we thought the guy was gonna shut it, but he told his wife to come out, and it turns out she is really interested. That was a super cool miracle, and hopefully the Zone Leaders can start teaching her!
This week we met some really cool people. Like I said, we didn't have a lot of contacting time, but we got a super cool referral named 薛姐妹 (Mrs. Xue) She is super cool, and really needs this message. She is really interested, and we will meet with her again this next week. We also met a dope 蘇弟兄 (Mr Su). He is a really humble college guy who loved our message! He accepted a goal after the first meet, and we met with him the very next day to read with him! That was so awesome. Miracles from hard work I guess!
This week we gave talks in Sacrament meeting. I was really nervous cause I've never given one, and I thought it wouldn't be long enough. I prayed all week and prepared as best as I could. I got up there, and the power that filled me as I felt the gift of tongues working was incredible. I had to cut my talk short, I talked for about 12 minutes in Chinese and it was amazing. I'm so grateful for that blessing that I was able to see.
That's about it! We are heading to Monkey Mountain this week, so that should be fun!! Love you all so much!! Have a good 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.