Well Hello Hello Everyone!This week has been great! Prepping for a Baptism, getting higher numbers, meeting and getting new Amazing investigators. Overall this week has been filled with seeing the fruits of our labors. And oh it does taste just so sweet!QUOTE OF THE WEEK:Ezra Taft Benson:"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature."I love this sooo much! I don't even know what to say about it, except that it is 100% true! The world really does focus on the outside, and sometimes i forget what's important and do the same. But Jesus focuses on our souls, on our hearts, and on our minds. Not on our bodies, faces, smells, etc. He knows what's important and what's at the center of it all. If you want to help someone to change their situation, overcome their problems, and come unto Christ, we need to first help them overcome their own self will. Change their own hearts and minds. They need to have a desire to change and follow Christ. They need faith. Hope. Belief. and Trust. They they have the power to change. Change themselves, change their surroundings, change the world.Hey Tell tanner that i love him and hope he is doing amazing! He is such an amazing guy and great leader. He is going to do amazing on his mission and really become a great example to all those he comes into contact with. Something that i think makes a great missionary is one who is obedient, diligent, loves god, the work, his comp, and also one that has fun doing it all. Tanner is someone who will do all of those things wholeheartedly. Love that kid!!I cannot believe that Landon is home from his mission. Tell him I love him!Okay a little background on our investigator AC. she will be getting baptized this next week. She's so amazing and is down here in Gaoxiong going to Law School! She is studying to become a Prosecutor. So she's really smart. Which was a little detrimental to her investigating the church. She's seen many bad things and abuse and such, she had a hard time believe that God exists and lets that kind of thing happen. She's learned to rely on faith though and to just have hope and trust. She's definitely going to be a lasting convert, not one of those who goes LA after a few weeks like many people here we see. She's 21 and her family all lives in Taibei. Her mum died while she was in HS so that was another hard thing she was trying to understand. Her when people go to uni they don't have to do the general stuff first before they go to law school. They just go straight into their major and get really good at it. Seem like a better idea to me! hahahahahahaFUNNY/AWKWARD/AWESOME/ADVENTURE MOMENTS OF THE WEEK:***Li Jiamei (sister) got baptized! She's not our investigator, but she is the other Sisters in our District's. She's so amazing! Sister Haupt taught her before they split the area and i came down to Xiaogang. It was a really good baptismal service and she's going to be an amazing addition to the Qianzhen ward!***Everyday I remember funny little memories or things that have happened to me in my life. I'm so grateful to the Lord for helping me to have these happy moments that can lighten my day and my attitude!***When we were at our bishops house, his little boy looked at me, had a piece of candy in his hand, and chucked it as hard as he could at my head. He's about 4 yrs old. Before the candy hit me though, I snagged it out of the air with incredible cat like reflexes....(I have no idea where they came from!) hahahaha after that he was super amazed (so was I!) and now everytime he sees me he chucks things at me to see if I'll catch them!Well that's all the time I have today, but I love you all and talk you to next week on: THE TAIWANESE EXPERIENCE. Hope on .Journey on. and don't every stop Believing!
PREVIEW: Next week on THE TAIWANESE EXPERIENCE....drama, baptisms, and maybe a surprise mini zone conference. Stay tuned!Love, Bao Jiemei!