February 24, 2014Hello Family and Friends!
This week has been so fun! It was so warm, in the 50s. We saw a lot of great miracles this week. Were working with a lot of Less Actives, and we are really seeing a lot of them progress.The ward I'm in really focuses on what’s called the "Oval Diagram". Basically, 15 names are chosen from the EQ, RF, and HP. And it’s our job to help find and teach these people. They really like using us missionaries to find less actives that the ward cannot get a hold of. We are "Hunters of Men". lol.
Boni has a desire to be baptized, but his Dad is against the family joining the church. He's the only one that is opposed to the idea, so we are praying and fasting that he has a change of heart.Limao and Jing are wanting to help us learn Mandarin. SO HARD!! They have too many different tones. The word "MA" has 4 different meanings and all because of the way you say it.
We have a couple more potential investigators that we are really excited to see. There’s a guy, Zido, who just decided to come to church and has come 3 times in a row! We are just now having our first lesson with him this week.President and Sister Jensen dropped in for a surprise visit to our Church. One thing the Iowa City Elders have is a lot of perks that most of the other areas don’t get. IC is the central meeting place for the mission, so we get to go to ALL transfer meetings whether we are being transferred or not. And President and the APs drop in on our meetings also. (District Mtgs, etc.) And some other stuff :)
We pray all the time for guidance and direction. And He NEVER fails us!!Thank you for all your love and support!
12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.Elder Allred