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!!
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 :)
This week was a pretty good week!! The start of the week was ridiculously hot, and then it rained for 3 days in a row so that was a nice switch up. We had a rough time keeping our investigators this week. One told us she wants to investigate the Jehovah's witnesses instead, so that was a blow. We've also had problems helping our investigators get to church and read the Book of Mormon. It's tough, but we will keep doing our best!
So, an update on the 李先生 from last week (he's the one who told me he wants to be Christian). We met with him, and he didn't really have that much interest unfortunately. We taught him the first lesson and invited him to read the Book of Mormon, but he hasn't been answering our calls so that's a bummer. We couldn't meet with Jen this week, but we are meeting with her tonight. She hasn't read yet, but I know this message will help her answer all the questions she has right now.
Last P-day we went to an awesome buffet. There were ninjas everywhere, and never ending supplies of meat and haagan daaz ice cream. I was in heaven haha. We got to hangout with the whole zone so that was pretty fun. We've got a pretty dope zone if I do say so myself.
This week we contacted a Chelsea fan. I told him I was a Manchester United fan and asked him if he saw the game a couple weeks ago. He hadn't, so I had no chance to tell him how great it was that we beat them lol. He set up to meet, but never showed up so that was a bummer. We did however meet a dope new investigator named Mickey. He seemed to know a ton about our church, and was really loving the message. He was so excited when we said we were gonna give him a Book of Mormon, and we are meeting with him again on Tuesday!
This week we had one of the funniest things happen so far on my mission. We ran into this Christian Lady at a FamilyMart that was marketing her health products and telling us about how she helps drug addicts recover. It was actually pretty cool, but as we were leaving, she asked Elder J to pray for us. He started saying the prayer, and all of the sudden it felt like we were with a pastor or something. She just started saying "testify!" and "I agree!". Elder J lost it in the middle of his prayer and started dying, and was barely able to finish it. We were trying so hard not to laugh in front of this lady, but it was impossible hahah. One of the strangest things that has ever happened in Taiwan for sure haha.
Love you all so much! Have a good safe week :) We're going to play ball with the zone today in honor of the NBA playoffs haha. Go Jazz/Warriors!! #takenote #dubnation
Another great week over here in Formosa! My first week in 歸仁(guiren) was a super great one filled with lots of fun times and lots of cool miracles. This area is very different from any area I've ever been in. Our contacting takes place in 3 suburban cites: 仁德Rende, 歸仁Guiren, and 關廟Guanmiao. There is also lots of rural places and farms that are fun to see. Very different experience from the cities that I'm used to haha but it's super fun. In the smaller areas, it really feels like you can talk to everyone, and the people seem much more willing to talk to us here, they aren't all in a rush to get somewhere. I've definitely learned to love chatting with the Taiwanese people over my mission. I feel like it's the best way to build their trust and get to a point where I can share the gospel, so I'm always trying to think of ways to make connections with them. One of the really cool things about this place is I've been able to run across lots of people that like soccer! In fact, my ward mission leader is a soccer player at his college, so we had a fun time talking about Manchester United and all that good stuff. The ward here is pretty big and has lots of cool members. Our district is super fun cause it's me, Elder J, Elder M (he's dope and used to be Elder J's companion) and Elder M's trainee Elder T. Also, Elder D and Elder A are serving down here right now, so our Zone is super stacked. Good times ahead on P-days ;)
This week we saw some really cool miracles. We were contacting one night, and I was sharing with this guy on the side of the street who seemed to be paying attention but kind of distracted. He then asked if we could talk about this later, which is usually what people say if they are trying to get out of the conversation, but he followed it up by saying he wanted to become Christian. He told me he had just gotten out of jail and believed that Christianity could change his outlook on life. I was so pumped, it was basically like someone walking up to you and giving you $100. He set up for tomorrow, so we are super stoked to get the chance to teach him.
Another cool miracle was meeting Jen 郭. She is a 31 year old who is working as a cram school teacher. The cool thing about Jen is that every question/problem she has can be answered through the gospel and the Plan of Salvation. Her mom died 3 months ago and she really wants to see her again. She is also Christian but worries she messes up too much to be able to go to Heaven. She is literally so prepared, we just have to help here realize it haha. We gave her a Book of Mormon when we met with her and invited her to read it. We are gonna follow up this week and meet again on Friday, so we'll see how it goes!
I guess I should explain why this email is titled the way it is. Elder J and I decided to give each other haircuts. Tune in next week to see how they turned out ;) Pretty 帥 if I do say so myself. Hit us up if you need a new do!! We'll even etch in a lightning bolt for free
Lovin life right now and my mission. Love you all so much!! Have a good, safe week!
This week was an awesome week. Unfortunately, I found out I'm leaving Yuanlin after 1 transfer :( super sad cause I've really gotten so close with everyone here, and I'm gonna miss them all so much. This has been the most awesome ward, plus we've had super golden investigators to work with. Saying goodbye to Yu Zhe, Chase, Elaine, Angus, and all my other friends was super hard. It's been such a blast, and I'm really sad to go, but the Lord needs me in Guiren! I don't know much about Guiren, but I know it is pretty rural, so that will be a change for me!! I'm going to be with Elder J, he trained my companion and only has two transfers left. He seems super dope and works really hard, so I'm stoked. We're gonna have a good time!!
Last week for Pday we went to the toilet restaurant. It wasn't amazing, but it was worth it for the experience haha. Eating out of a toilet, sitting on a toilet, with poop themed lamps around you, what could be better? Only in Asia lol. Got to hang out with some homies last week so that was super fun.
This week we worked really hard, and saw some cool success, finding 2 new investigators. They both happened to come from Formers, and they both seem pretty cool. One of them had us come to his work, which was super weird. The coworkers were asking us crazy questions and trying to set us up with their daughters lol. It's a good thing this happens often otherwise I'd think it was super weird.
We got to watch general conference this weekend, and it was so amazing. I love the spirituality that can be felt from the prophet’s voice. I loved Elder Sabin's talk cause 1. He used ‘All In’ as the theme which reminds me of sports and 2. he referenced Star Wars so you know I was eating that stuff up. I loved this story that he shared: "Our son Justin passed away at age 19 after fighting a lifelong disease. In a sacrament meeting talk he gave not long before he left us, he shared a story that must have resonated with him about a father and his young son who went into a toy store where there was an inflatable punching bag in the shape of a man. The boy punched the inflatable man, who tipped over and immediately bounced back after every punch. The father asked his young son why the man kept bouncing back up. The boy thought for a minute and then said, “I don’t know. I guess it’s because he’s standing up on the inside.” In order to be “all in,” we need to “stand up inside,” “come what may.” I think that's a super powerful story about how no matter what circumstances we are in, if we are standing up on the inside, we will always bounce back and find joy in the little things about life. This is something that got me through a lot of rough times on my mission, and hearing him tell this story made me reflect on how I've "stood up on the inside" and how I can continue to do so. I loved all the talks, and can't wait to go back and review them.
Sorry this email is super short, but I'm trying to get ready to move in a couple hours. It's crazy how quickly you can grow to love something. 6 weeks ago, I really did not want to come to Yuanlin cause I wanted to stay in Houfeng, but 6 weeks later, I don't wanna leave! I love the people here so much. They have the sweetest spirits and a desire to serve the Lord. They are my friends, but more importantly, they are my brothers and sisters, and it has been such an honor to serve with them down here. On to the next adventure! I hear my new Ward Mission Leader loves soccer and can talk about it for days, so we are gonna have a good time :) Love you all so much!! Have a good week :)
What upppp. Long week of contacting again, and unfortunately we didn't get any new investigators this week, but that's no big deal. I've been learning to focus on the joy that I get from meeting tons of new people everyday, which I love, as well as the joy that comes from raising a warning voice to the people of Taiwan. What a blessing it is to have this gospel. Next week is transfers week. Fingers crossed I can stay in 員林. I love it here so much.
One really cool experience from this week is we tried out Quidditch contacting this week. Basically the idea is you pick a name, and for the next 30 minutes or 1 hour you try to find a golden person with that name. This is a lot easier in Taiwan cause lots of people have the same names haha. But anyway, we tried this with the name 林(Like Jeremy Lin except its actually pronounced leeen). Anyways, we were not having any success, and then during the last five minutes, I pulled up to this guy, and he was the one!! He was super dope, and exchanged numbers. He seemed to have genuine interest, so we will give him a call and see! That was a cool miracle.
We have two super dope investigators that are both gonna get baptized. One is 張焜葦 (Brother Zhang) and he is a beast. He has a goal for 5/20, and he's already read the Book of Mormon and knows all the young members of the ward. He shares the gospel with all his friends, and is basically just waiting til he is done testing so his parents will let him get baptized. He is such a stud. Our other super dope investigator is Eric. He is so dope. He has a goal for 6/17 and has also read the whole Book of Mormon. He knows all the young members and is good friends with them all. He also unfortunately has to wait for his school situation to calm down, but he is such a stud. I love them both so much.
This week our Bishop took us to a member's house to help with a blessing. He folded up a balloon into a sword and said in English, "This is sword of righteous" hahaha he's such a stud. One of the most hardworking members I've ever met in my life, and he really loves and cares about everyone in this ward. He then gave the "sword of righteous" to the little baby who we gave a blessing to. So cute.
For my little spiritual part of my letter I'm gonna reflect for a bit. This week marks 1 year since I opened my mission call. 1 year since my life was changed. 1 year since I realized that I probably shouldn't have said that I didn't want to speak Chinese on my mission out loud lol. It's kinda crazy to think that monumental day in my life was a year ago. Tbh, I have no idea where the time has gone. One thing I can tell you though without a doubt in my mind is that I am so glad I am where I am today. The lessons I've learned from my mission have helped me become a better son of God, and helped me gain a greater desire to serve and help other people. I've learned that hard work always pays off, as I've had to put in countless hours of learning and reviewing flash cards and working up the nerve to talk to people on the streets. I've also come to know my Savior so much more. Literally everything that I've needed to learn so far, I've been given an opportunity to learn, and I know I still have so much more to learn. I am so grateful for my mission and the way it continues to change my life. Going on a mission was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, and it's been the hardest thing I've ever done, but I wouldn't change it for anything.
Love you all so much!! Have a great week, and if it's spring break for you, be safe and live it up!!
This week was lots and lots of contacting, and lots and lots of rejections. ughhh haha but hey, we're doing our best to stay positive and keep sharing the light of the gospel with anyone who will listen. Really funny experience this week we were walking through the park and this guy walks by and we're like hello! 你好嗎? and then he just says "I'm from America I live in Wisconsin." HAHAHA but he was super nice. He is Catholic, speaks perfect Chinese and as we were leaving, he said "As we Americans say, good luck yo!" So yeah, to everyone out there reading this, good luck yo.
Last Pday we went to Lugang and saw a bunch of cool stuff, including the fan man who paints temples and stuff on fans. That was super dope. Later this week we had interviews with President Teh. Those are always the best. We also had to deal with thousands of mosquitoes in the church. That was not fun at all haha I have so many bites everywhere. The mosquitoes only bite the white people so the members don't even care if there are mosquitoes in the building. We also got to do more service for Bishop this week in helping his mom move out of her house!
Another funny story, we had a dinner appointment with our ward mission leader 褚弟兄 this week at 5:30, but he didn't actually show up until like 6:30 so we had to wait outside because we have to have a man in the house, so the Sisters kept bringing us out food and crackers and stuff haha they came in clutch.
This week, we contacting a lot over the weekend, and I probably got rejected 500 times in a row, it was the most frustrating thing ever. Then, we walked into this 7 and sat down with this Atheist kid. We explained how God can help us, and asked him what his life goals and such are. He said to make money, so I made the comparison of making money to learning about the gospel. If we stop working to make money, we can't buy food and go out and have fun, and if we stop praying and developing our relationship with God, we won't have a strong connection or idea of who he is. He liked that, and we shared about prayer. He prayed with us, and set up again for next week! That was an awesome miracle.
This week while I was reading in the April Liahona, I came across a quote that I absolutely loved. It's "Satan trembles when he sees, the weakest Saint upon his knees." When we pray, we access God's power, and render Satan powerless. If you ever feel like the temptations you are faced with are too much, or your trials are too much to take, turn to God in prayer and access that power.
I love you all so much!! Have a good week
I feel like I'm typing these emails every five seconds. It's crazy how time is flying by right now. Time on a mission is the weirdest thing ever, cause there are hours that feel like days and then there are weeks that feel like hours. It's good stuff. I'm learning a lot here in 員林. My Chinese is starting to improve more and more, so that's encouraging!! The members are awesome at being patient with us and helping our Chinese haha it's great. This week was kinda plain, but I'll try to think of something to share.
Last P-day we went to another buffet which was pretty good. After that, we made a cake and watched the Restoration and Meet the Mormons. Good stuff. I miss watching movies.
Tuesday we had Zone Conference. Zone Conference is always awesome, and I got to see Elder D again as well as some other homies so that was fun. President Teh is the best. He is a very inspired man, and he helped us realize how we can be more effective in doing this work. One thing he emphasized was using the Book of Mormon more in every aspect of the work. That has been hard to get used to cause it's a little bit of a change, but when we use the Book of Mormon in contacting, I've definitely felt a stronger influence of the Spirit, so that has been cool. They made us Taco Salad for lunch, which was like an answer to prayers cause I've been wanting Mexican food so bad haha.
In investigator news, Kun Wei and Eric are both still super solid. They will get baptized in May and June as long as nothing crazy happens. They are both super strong in the gospel, and are great influences on the members. It's been really awesome to work with both of them. Also, we started working with a young guy named Kai. He may not have that much interest, but we invited him to start reading the Book of Mormon so we'll see what we can do. Also, we met a 王 (wang) guy that was super dope. He doesn't have a job right now, so he is really struggling. He lives a very humble life, and is looking for some hope. He said he doesn't understand why we are so happy cause we are thousands of miles away from our families. We shared about prayer and the comfort it can bring, and invited him to pray to help find work. He said he couldn't, cause he didn't have faith in himself. I testified to him that he doesn't need faith in himself, he needs faith in God. It was a really powerful moment for me, and I could feel the Spirit working through me very vividly. It was awesome.
This week our Bishop told us his conversion story while we were getting bailed on by an investigator. He said that when he was 14, he met the missionaries. He really wanted to know what "truth" was, and the missionaries told him to read the Book of Mormon. He said he didn't understand it, and quickly lost interest. He then went until the age of 32 outside the church. He met with 8 sets of missionaries before he finally accepted it. It was a really cool story, because he is now the strongest member I have met in Taiwan. He is so awesome, and I really have learned a lot from him. One of the biggest things I learned from that story is never give up on people, because God works in mysterious ways.
This week I read a talk with a dope poem that can definitely be applied to a missionary. I've always wanted to be able to help people on my mission, and this poem basically sums up what I hope I'm able to do. It's called "Conquest"
Two years ago the stubble leered at him
And great boulders stood to bar the way.
Old dying trees with twisted trunk and limb
Snarled in defiance like wild beasts at bay.
Others from time to time had scanned the space
But had not dared the struggle to begin;
So tangled was the growth that ruled the place
That few who passed it by would venture in.
And then he came and vowed to clear the land.
With drag and chain he slowly inched his way.
At night some new attack he sat and planned
At dawn, undaunted, he resumed the fray.
I saw him once in battle, and I thought
His courage and his patience all in vain.
Today I passed the field whereon he fought
And it was flaming gold with ripening grain.
No effort is wasted. Nothing. When we do service in the name of the Lord, it has an effect. This makes me want to work harder, be more worthy, and always share with a smile on my face. Ever work is important, and I know the Lord is going to help us to accomplish his work, even if it looks impossible right now. I love you all so much. Have a good week!!
This week was a really good week. We worked so hard every single day, and we were able to see some really cool miracles. Definitely one of the cooler weeks on my mission, so I'll get right into it.
Last Monday we got to go up to 豐原 (Houfeng) to eat 石頭 (a buffet) with all my buddies from 豐原. That was super fun to see everyone again, but really weird to be back there cause it no longer felt like my area. But anyways, the food was AMAZING. If anyone ever comes to Taiwan, make sure you go there. After that, when we got back to 員林 (yuanlin) we got to meet with Eric! Eric is the investigator that I got to know a little bit up in 豐原, but it's more convenient for him to meet with us cause he's doing college down here, so we get to teach him now! He's super great, he's already finished the Book of Mormon and knows it's true, he just has problems getting to church because of work and school, so we'll get workin on that! But really, he is so prepared to be baptized it's ridiculous. He's great.
This week we also got to go on exchanges, so I went up to xihu 溪湖 with Elder B. That was a really weird exchange because we didn't really have time to do anything besides teach English class and make calls because of how far it is away and our DTM, but we had a good time.
This week, for the first time on my mission, we got to do service!! Haha it's really weird how excited I was to do it, but the people here literally hate when you do things for them, they think it's a sign of weakness I think, so getting a service opportunity is pretty awesome. We helped our Bishop's family move some furniture out of his Mom's house, so that was pretty fun. It was literally the wimpiest moving job ever and took like 30 minutes, but I had to get a picture cause it was a rare occasion lol. Something kinda cool is I hurt my back the night before, and it really hurt in the morning when we got up. I wasn't sure if I was gonna be able to help that much, but I prayed, asking for the strength to be able to do what I needed to do that day. I took some good ol Ibuprofen, and headed out. When we started moving stuff, all the pain in my back went away, and I was able to help out with no problems at all. To me, that was a miracle, and a tender mercy. The Lord is definitely watching out for us.
On Saturday night we spent some time with the Ward Mission Leader and Ward Missionaries discussing what the ward mission plan should be for the spring season. One thing you need to know about 員林 is the members are so awesome. They are so willing to help, it is super easy to find members to come help with lessons and they are always bringing people to church and trying to contribute in any way they can. That has really been awesome to be a part of. It makes our work a lot less stressful let me tell ya haha.
To end, I'll talk about the cool miracle for this week. We worked really hard this week and had a lot of lessons set up, and about 90% of them didn't show up. We'd call them, and they either wouldn't answer or they'd say they forgot or something like that. Well, we were sitting there in church on Sunday and it had just barely started. Suddenly, this Sister taps me on the shoulder, and she's standing there with this high school boy and says, "He wanted to come to church! Can you take him through the meetings?" Of course we were like yeah!! His name is 江弟兄 (brother jiang) and he's super cool. His dad had come to church a few times a couple years ago, and encouraged him to go. He gave us his number and wants to meet this week, so that was an awesome miracle, proving hard work is always the way to go.
Well, that's about it!! I'm loving my mission right now, and considering it a blessing and an honor to represent the Lord in his work. This is truly his work, and I'm receiving strength to do it everyday, whether it be in the language or spirituality, I know that he is helping me every step of the way. I love you all so much!! Have a good week :)
This week was a really rewarding week. Not because it was easy, it was one of the hardest weeks of my mission, but because I feel like my testimony has really been strengthened so much. I'll get right into it.
So my new area is Yuanlin 員林. It is a lot more rural than my last area. There is a city section, and then we have like 5 secondary areas that are all just rice paddies and houses. It is really cool, but there are mosquitoes everywhere haha. I serve in the yuanlin 1st ward, which is one of the coolest wards in the mission. There are about 100 active members, and they are all super willing to work. The Bishop is one of the coolest people I've ever met. He works super hard. To give you an idea, we spent half of Priesthood discussing which members need someone to care for them and then assigning members to go. All the members were so willing to go, they were all fighting so hard to be able to have the opportunity to home teach these people. It really made me embarrassed at my attitude about home teaching before the mission. That was a very humbling experience haha. Also, there are about 15 RC's and members that are between 16-24, so lots of really fun members that are always bringing their friends to things. It's a really great ward, and a really great area. We are still trying to figure out the best ways to contact here, but we'll get there don't you worry. Elder P is great. He's been on his mission for about a year, and he is really funny and nice to everyone we meet. He really has a desire to go out and do this work, and I really appreciate that. It helps me stay motivated to work hard and do my best. We are gonna help make this area explode, and it's gonna be great.
We have a really dope investigator here named Zhang kun wei. He is 17, has had all the missionary lessons, and really wants to get baptized, but he has to wait til he finishes testing for college before his parents will let him get baptized. He is super dope. He has a super strong testimony, and it was a great experience to get to read Ether 12 with him and hear his insights.
We had a really cool miracle the other day. We were eating at this place, and ran into a member named Jack. He was excited to see us, and asked if we had time to read some scriptures with him. We said sure, and it turns out that he was really being tempted to break the Word of Wisdom. We were able to share D&C 89 with him and he thought it was amazing. He bore his testimony about the power of studying with missionaries on Sunday, so that was super awesome. It's crazy how big of an impact you can have as a missionary, and the good we can do for investigators, the ward, and random people is what makes this all worth it. Serving others is the best kind of feeling you can get. We also helped get an RC back to church who hasn't been in a couple months, so that was really cool.
Today I wanna talk about trusting in God. Sometimes, the things we think are best for us, aren't really what's best for us. I've done a lot of pondering about how I can align myself more with God's will, and it's really helped me get my mind in a better place. I also know that when we trust God, he will support us in all times and in all places. I love in John 14:18 when Christ is teaching his disciples. He says, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." That scripture really hit me hard this week. I know that Christ is there to comfort us all the time. I know he knows us personally and very individually. If you every question that, pray about it. I know that sincere prayer can bring miracles, peace, and happiness to our lives. I love you all so much, and pray for you everyday! 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.