Thursday, July 26, 2012

All it has done this week has rained, but it's been exciting!!

These are the coolest pants ever! They are so comfy! All the Chinese have them!!!

 The museum 2 Pdays ago.

Hello Mom, Dad, Kelli, Nathanael and Savanna!

Happy new car day!  That's so cool that you have a spaceship (new minivan) to drive around now!  I can't wait to ride in it when I get home!! I'm glad that you are all so busy with different things it's so fun to hear about all of it! 

Well, maybe we can have our climates negotiatiate and China can share some of the rain.  All it has done this week has rained, but it's been exciting!! We had a typhoon on Monday!!!!!!  It is quite exciting when you're in a 27 story block of concrete, but not so much if you're a tree, or actually anything out side for that matter.  The Typhoon was announced as a level 8 typhoon at 6 on Monday so we all had to go home.  The public transportation is open for about an hour after a typhoon is announced, so the MTR was packed and some of the buses were already stopping, but overall it was a pretty organized system for everyone to be heading home at one time.  Sister F. and I slept in the living room because we have big windows next to our beds. I'm glad we did, the windows didn't break, but I could hear doors and trees banging all night, so it was good to know I was safe.  It actually got up to a level 10 overnight, and we could see the damage in the morning.  But since Hong Kong is already a neigborhood of huge cinderblocks, the damage was mostly just fallen over trees and a few broken windows, almost any other place would have felt the damage a lot worse.

NGM is baptized!  Not without excitement, of course.  It rained while we were walking to the chapel and of course we forgot to bring an umbrella so the baptismal clothes got soaked!!! And of course the whole language barrier thing is sometimes an issue. I don't understand their English they don't understand my Chinese, but things always ALWAYS work out, and once the service started it really was great.  NGM was so happy and so was her family.  Every time a grandchild got baptized, she said she would get baptized with the next one, but now she finally did.  We visited her yesterday and she made sure to tell us that we should have told her to wear ear plugs.  Sister Kelly jokingly said "Ok NGM next time you get baptized we'll tell you to wear ear plugs."  To that she said, "I've already been baptized I don't need to do it again!"  Haha she is adorable.  The Elders also had a baptism, his name is J.  He stood up to bear his testimony after he was baptized and said, "So I'm supposed to share a little bit about how I met the missionaries and I why I decided to be baptized. . 'and it came to pass.'"  Did I mention that he's read the entire Book of Mormon already?

V. is getting baptized in 3 weeks, we talked to her the other day and I think everything has really clicked for her.  She talked to her mom and her mom doesn't oppose her getting baptized as much as she expected.  I'm soooooooo excited!! We also taught M. yesterday and we re-taught her about the restoration. We invited her to pray to know if this church is  the true church.  She said, "You know, you invited me to pray and I don't think I need to, I already believe this is the true church."  Before when we talked to her she said she believed in Christ, but also believed in other Gods too.  She said yesterday that she read in the bible that Christ is the "King of Kings" and then she said, "If that's the case, then I should probably follow Him."  Wow, it's just hitting me as I write this, MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I read D&C 123 :17 - ("Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be reveale,"  in personal study this morning.  I think it is my new favorite scripture.  As we try our best to cheerfully do whatever Heavenly Father asks of us, we will be able to see His hand in our lives and the miracles He's doing.  As I've tried to learn and improve through hard times, it hasn't made it easier, but it has made it easier to see the miracle.

Ok I better go so I can send pics!!!

I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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