News this week
and pray my "baby" can learn from our mistakes together :) Haha.
But that does mean I'll be in this area for another 2 transfers...
those of you who speak mission-time, that'll put me here in my birth area for 6 transfers. I love this area and this ward and these people!!!!!!!!
Pondering gratitude and recommending reads!
the church in china
So, using the Book of Mormon can be counted as a success from this week, and I feel that our companionship also is. I love Sister Sun and am so sad she is leaving, but I know it's time for her to start her next adventure. I'm so grateful I've learned so much from her. I've realized that pride is such a stumbling block and could've really impaired my learning, but we always must be willing to try to ways, be ready to change and improve, because revelation can come, and will come! I've learned so much about how important the ward is. Without the support of the ward, our effort is almost wasted and is a lot harder! But when members let us visit their families and serve them, and bring friends, and just offer to sit wuth investigators at church even, it just takes so much worry and care from our minds. Yes, I'm super glad I get to stay in this area for another few months, I really love it. I'm so grateful that I'm here in Taiwan! That I can have the companions I've had and will have, the mission President I have, the experiences and miracles we are given EVERY DAY!
I just love being here in Taiwan, serving these people and representing Christ. It is so fulfilling at the end of the day or the week (Sunday is a marvelous reflecting day) to realize this work is so much bigger than us but at the same time, is so personal to every person we meet on the street. I love this opportunity and trust that in the trials, and challenges and happiness that lies ahead, the Lord is in charge. Keep the faith. Keep learning and growing and loving others, and using the times the Lord has given us WISELY. Be humble and willing to change. Be firm in the faith. And be happy. Be happy and at peace.
I love you all so much! Thank you for the prayers, the letters, the support, the stories, and the love you have given to me through the years.
Love, Sister Smith