Sawadeeka family & friends!
I hope you have all had a great week! Greenwich is as fantastic as ever!
One of the great things that I've been learning here is that everything will always be eternally okay if we follow Jesus Christ. With Him, nothing is beyond healing. It may seem that a lot is required, but those who live the Gospel can attest that the requirements themselves are gifts from God. Happiness that goes soul deep, peace that lasts through any trial, strength to overcome human imperfections, forgiveness that leaves no trace of sin, and hope of eternal rest with those we love come in and through Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
"A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation;" - Joseph Smith
Let's rise up. Let's remember.
Who are you? Why are you here? Where are you trying to go?
Please, if you know the answers to these questions, live according to that knowledge. Please continually correct your course through eager daily repentance. Please forsake whatever distracts, dulls, or distances your relationship with God our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ our Saviour. These relationships are worth any sacrifice. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not an event or an organization, it is a way of life that makes us whole.
-Sister Ruengurai & I were in charge of the YSA FHE last Monday. We had a great lesson on the Book of Mormon and then got these suckers to play bobbing for apples. #almostdrowned #byun&chaoMVPs
-A new girl came into English class this week. Her name is Yulia, she is from Taiwan and made me cry laughing because she is so cute. We taught her some English, got to know her, and taught her about the Gospel. She told us that she is moving (south mission) but wants to stay in contact. We said goodbye to her after games nightas she was leaving . :( Then , as we were talking to one of our investigators outside the shops, I heard someone squeal and felt arms wrap around me. Yulia! I got to say goodbye to her once more and we're sooooooooo referring her to south missionaries.So blessed to get to meet the people here!
-I had trade off this week with the lovely Sister Ihler! She is the sweetest person EVER! She follows the Spirit, she is easy for the people to love, and she works hard. She set a strong example for me and showed so much love! So happy to be able to learn from this sister. Also working in Sydney was amazing! So many people to find. We worked along Darling Harbour and China Town and had opportunities to teach so many people, almost every one of them were willing to meet us again!
-Once again, my companion. We are both so stubborn and always fight to our point across lol, but ultimately we know we both understand and love each other unconditionally. There is never a time I am not grateful she is with me. We laugh all day every day, we have some of the deepest gospel discussions, we have a constant friend and support. She has become my family! I'm so grateful for the gospel that unites us. #lukemaaaauuuuw
-We finally got to meet David (our miracle investigator who contacted us) again. We read the Book of Mormon with him and he soaked everything up. He said "I believe this Book can bridge the gap between human nature and the teaching of Jesus Christ...This will help me to follow Him." We were like um wow. We taught him more about baptism and he agreed to be baptized in December as he reads more in the Book of Mormon. I love this work!
Have a great week everyone!