elder Matthew Jones
Taiwan, Taichung mission
哩賀！We had another good week down here, starting with a really fun Pday at Monkey Mountain. That is definitely one of my favorite Pdays here in Taiwan. We definitely had some interesting monkey interactions, and got to spend some time with some good friends so that was a good time. It was ridiculously hot that day (and has been ever since) but luckily at the top of the hike they have free water, so that was a life saver. Summer has definitely arrived, and we are sweating from the minute we walk out the door til the minute we get back inside haha it's great.
This week was a really busy one, and a lot of stuff happened haha. First off, a quick update on the investigators. Brother L, Brother Y, and Sister L are all looking pretty good to hit their baptismal goals on the 26th! They all came to church this week, and had great experiences. They are all so special, and I've really enjoyed working with all of them. We also had some great lessons with some new investigators this week, so we hope we can keep the area booming after we baptize, not just baptize and then restart. This is something that President Teh has been focusing on for a while so we are hoping that we can keep the mojo going. It's been a lot of fun serving here :)
This past week we headed up to Taizhong for MLC. Got to see Elder D and Elder H and some other homies for the last time before they go home. Kinda crazy. We also went on exchanges right after that meeting with the AP's. I got to go with Elder Z, who was getting trained while I was in Guiren. He's a homie and a great missionary, and we had a great time. We even got treated to some stinky tofu by a part member family that we visited. Still not my favorite food haha
This past Sunday, we had a special Asia Area Stake Conference broadcast put on by Elder Anderson, Elder Clayton, Bishop Waddell, and Sister Cordon. It was super good, they talked a lot about ministering and the importance of strengthening our own testimonies in order to help strengthen others' testimonies. We had our 3 investigators that are getting baptized this month there, and they all loved it. One of them said Elder Anderson's talk was the best talk he's ever heard in his life haha I was pretty impressed with that.
Well, that's about it for this week! Hope you all have a great week and have a good Mother's day. Super excited to skype with the family :) Love you all so much!
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.