Hello world!!! This week was.... well, a little rocky. There were many nights this week where I went to bed extremely disappointed with myself. It kept hitting me over and over that I only have 18 months to do the Lord's work and help these precious souls as best as I can. And now it's already down to 15! So basically time needs to slow down and I need to step it up! My companions have helped me so much this week though. So grateful I have Sister Xia and Huang. We have gotten a lot closer and better at expressing our concerns with each other (although I still need to learn how to open up to people). This week, I finally got to go on a full exchange with Sister Huang. It's crazy how much more you can learn when it's one on one, but I know Heavenly Father put me in a trio for a reason. Anyway, the exchange was AMAZING. Sister Huang really pushed me and I felt like I was on the edge of giving up, but I was so thankful for that experience because I've been praying for Heavenly Father to really put me in the refiner's fire. She also gave me every advice or suggestion with LOVE. She is the best and she is such an admirable missionary. We didn't have many lessons this week, but Heavenly Father continues to provide us miracles everyday. Sometime, I feel like we don't deserve so many miracles but Heavenly Father is merciful and generous. One miracle we had this week was on Sunday. On Saturday night, we called and invited/reminded our investigators to come to church. Sunday came and no one showed. We have had several weeks in a row where no one has showed. During Sacrament, Sister Huang prayed sincerely for a miracle. When she opened her eyes, a FORMER and her FRIEND walked in! I know many times, Heavenly Father doesn't answer our prayers right away, but when He does, how extra grateful I am! I have also really focused my studies on how to really listen to our investigators and the Spirit during lessons. I've learned a lot of it has to do with truly loving your investigators. Also, I came across Alma 18 and 22 where Ammon and Aaron teach King Lamoni. When I read these two chapters, I can't even tell you how excited I got and how much inspiration I received regarding how to be a better teacher! The Book of Mormon has so many prime examples of consecrated and powerful missionaries. How grateful I am for the Book of Mormon. I haven't yet, however, found the answer I am looking for, but I know through more studying, the Lord will reveal. The work here is going a little slow, to be honest, but our cute little trio have very high hopes and a lot of faith that this week, we will see progress! Thank you for all your prayers, love and support! I am so grateful for trials. It really shows how much the Lord loves us - to let us burn in the refiner's fire so that He can mold us into the person He wants us to be. And Heavenly Father only wants us to be the best. Hope you all have a great week! Be thankful for your trials! Love, Sister Huang
Hello my dearest friends and family!
bit rocky. To start off, our companionship really saw the Lord’s hand
in helping us this week. First, we had zero new investigators last
week. This week, the Lord has blessed us with seven. Last week, we had
one investigator come to sacrament meeting. This week, we had nine
investigators come to General Conference! Also, contacting has been
slow but this past week, we got four phone numbers! It was so neat to
see the Lord guide us to talk and meet certain people. My heart is so happy.
Sister Xia and I had another chance to work with each other as a two
person companionship because Sister Huang went to Alhambra to do
exchanges with Sister Chan and Sister Gong. I love Sister Xia. She is
so hard working and has a great sense of humor. She is diligent in
improving herself so that she can be a more successful missionary. Once
she knows what she has to work on, she gets right to it.
We had interviews with the President Villanueva this past week.
Besides being the nicest man ever, I know he is an inspired man of the
Lord and I am so grateful to have him as my mission president. He is
an example of patience, charity, meekness and kindness to me.
And of course, the reason why this week was extra good was because it
was GENERAL CONFERENCE. It was another testament to me that Thomas S.
Monson is our prophet today who leads and guides us and that all the
leaders of the church are called of God. Each one of those talks were
truly inspired. I loved them all so it’s hard to pick favorites. I
really liked Jeffrey R. Holland’s talk with his story about the two
brothers. It was another reminder that the Savior, Jesus Christ, will
ALWAYS be there to lift you up, NO MATTER the circumstance. He will
NEVER give up on us. Get to know him. As you get to know him more and
more, I promise you your life will be better. We will all still have
struggles and challenges, but they will be easier to handle because
you can rely on Jesus Christ to help you and bear your burdens with
I am so grateful for this gospel. I am grateful for inspired leaders
who lead and guide us. Jesus has risen! He is here to help us and he
can be your best friend! No matter how hard times can get, life is
still wonderful and there is always hope!
Love you all!
writing next Tuesday instead of Monday. So excited for the temple!