We moved apartments this week and our new apartment is awesome! It is right by the mountains and the street name is pretty funny. It is Beetle-nut Road which is the Taiwanese version of tobacco, so it is a great coincidence that we moved here.
Moving this week was fun but it did take out a lot of finding time because it was such a big project. You can imagine the filth and junk that piles up after five years of 19 year old teenage boys living in a small space with no desire or know-how to clean. It really was quite the project and we are excited to be done with it.
We ended up throwing away all four desks and all the furniture and pretty much everything that we didn't bring ourselves because it was all broken and gross. Our new apartment is a lot better and more modern. Our toilets were made in Japan and have some cool functions. At night, it will light up and it will spray ya good when you are done to get you all clean. It's real nice.
Besides moving, it was also a rainy week which sometimes means less people are out, but we were still able to see a lot of miracles and success despite the distractions and setbacks. We would come home soaked but happy because we were working hard and that is always satisfying. Our pants dry out pretty quick but my shoes have been soaked through for a few days and are still a little moist. The bottoms are falling off too but I think they will make it through to the end. I might bronze them after I get home haha. Anyways, it would be nice if it stopped, ya know?
We are also really excited for Wang Qi Ming, who is the brother that is getting baptized this next week, and we have been working a lot with him to overcome smoking. He called us the other day and said he had no more desire and that he was ready to get baptized! He had his baptismal interview at the same time as another set of Elders' investigator Sister Chen Bao Feng did. Brother Wang passed and so did she! We are all really excited for their baptisms coming up this next weekend. It was my first time doing a baptismal interview (I interviewed Sister Chen) but I wasn't nervous at all. I think it is just because I am an old missionary haha. It was a very relaxed and peaceful interview and the spirit was there. I was happy to be able to help someone make this step towards Christ, repentance, and baptism.
Thank you for your love and support have a great week!
Elder Henry David Christensen