Monday, April 11, 2016

Robin Hood and Little John

 Runnin' through the forest is our daily routine now.
We had an awesome zone meeting this last week! Our focus for the trainings was  to give everyone a chance to share and teach. So we called ahead and gave every missionary in our zone a responsibility for the meeting. The night before, we found out that President Jergensen would be there, so we were pretty excited to see how it would all turn out. It went awesome! 
We received a lot of inspiring training and President Jergensen loved it! He was super happy how united we were as a zone. It was pretty cool. 
Recently we have been focusing on 1X1 which is just focusing on the one in front of you right now. For example, if I run into a member on the street, I will give that member 100 percent of my attention and love. Same thing with investigators or missionaries. 
It is hard to do, love everyone, but I think it is a great practice. We are also focusing now on using the scriptures and become good teachers and I am loving it. I think our mission is forever heading in a wonderful direction. I love my mission president. He is a great man and a true friend.
I passed off 3000 characters in Chinese!
I went on exchanges with an Elder Merrell this week and it was super fun! He is a quiet dude but very hard working. He has a lot of love in his heart and shows it through his thoughtful teaching and effective use of scriptures. It was awesome to learn from him. 

Last P-day we biked way up into the mountains and my legs are still sore from it, but we are doing it again today because we don't care about that.
The coolest part about this last little bit of time is the growth in our recent convert Wang Qi Ming and the progression of Alex Huang our investigator. Brother Wang will get the priest hood next week! And Alex: about three weeks ago on a Saturday night we were getting ready for bed and a random number texted us asking when church started. We told him and then asked who he was and he was like, "oh, this is Alex!" and we had no idea who that was. 

Nevertheless, the next day he showed up to church. It was kind of a weird way to meet him, but Alex is a homie. He cares a lot about health and has pretty good English. He has a friend that he went to school with that joined the church just a few months ago and it was super cool to see them catch up. He is super awesome. The other day when we met with him after almost 2 weeks of not seeing him we talked about scriptures. He had already read the first 50 pages! 
a lizard that lives in our apartment

an Taiwanese Aboriginal Woman
We shared on some great ways to get stuff out of the scriptures and it was super spiritual and then we committed him to keep the word of wisdom as well as some other commandments. He is super willing and is awesome! We have some other awesome people that will get baptized soon but we are most excited for Alex.
Have a good week!
a member drew this of me

Elder Henry David Christensen 

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