elder Matthew Jones
Taiwan, Taichung mission
This week was a great first week here in Pingdong!! The area is super cool, one of the busier areas that I've been in so far. It's been super fun to be with a Taiwanese companion. I'm learning so many words that I wouldn't learn otherwise, and it's been cool to see that even though we are from opposite sides of the world, we can still connect and be friends. Elder H is super awesome. He is a very Christlike missionary. He is humble, patient, and willing to learn. He's only in his 3rd transfer but he seems so mature. He's always thinking of others, and it's been great to learn with him.
This week was a fun week full of getting to know lots of new people. I'll give a quick update on some of our investigators. We are teaching a really cool lady named Sister Y. She is so prepared, and really has a testimony of the benefits of this gospel, especially related to family. She is a mom of 2 kids and loves how the gospel strengthens families. She passed her baptismal interview this last week and will get baptized this week so long as her husband doesn't oppose. We're definitely praying for her!! We are also meeting with a couple other moms and a family, so our teaching has definitely been centered on the importance of family, which has been awesome. Gotta love sharing about something that means a lot to you :)
This week we got to go on exchanges with the Zone Leaders. The Zone Leaders also live and work in our area, so we didn't have to go anywhere which was super nice. I got to go with Elder V, which was super fun. He's only got a couple transfers left, and is also from Utah. We had a great time teaching some lessons and getting treated lunch at a buffet haha. It was a good exchange.
I also get to teach English class in this area, which is the first time in about 4-ish months. It's kinda fun to be able to offer that kind of a service to the people here. We also had the opportunity to give a couple of blessings this week, so lots of good opportunities to serve :)
Well that's about it for this week!! This next week will have lots of opportunities to find people to teach and meet even more new people! Love you all so much!! Have a great week!! Good luck to those of you starting school this next 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.