Favorite Scripture

Favorite Scripture:

“Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.” (Alma 37:37)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Dear Family and Friends,

Merry Christmas!!!  It has been another great week here in Taiwan!  A week full of new experiences, that I hope to slow down and take the most from all of them.  The weather here is actually cooling down quite a bit.  I am sure it is still warmer that Utah... haha but I think that I am just getting used to it here or something because in the morning it is actually a little chilly. haha! 

This last week we actually didn't have the baptism just because it was a little short notice for everyone and everything, so we are having it this weekend!  Actually on the 27th! haha so Happy Bday T!! ;) I am really excited for that.  That is a pretty great Christmas present!  We are really trying to help the others progress and feel the strength of the Atonement and the gospel! We met with D again and really got him focused on a new goal for baptism and got him focused on his personal change and conversion. 

This week we went on splits with the Assistants...well he came with us!  It was super fun because we just rode up the Mountian and contacted hard for like 2 hours!  Just talking to everyone and everything that even looked remotely living! Haha! It was hard work but was so fun and so rewarding!  After we went to this place called A-Bao, and it was so good!  I had this Chicken Burger and this thing called a ZhuaBing!  They are my favorite!  It was a nice end to a really good day!  ...and before that we had a lesson with a less active, who we have met with and he tells us he will come to church then just doesn't show up.  I had the lesson prepared this week and was kinda nervous because my chinese isn't great, but gave it and he committed to coming to church.  HE CAME!! haha I was so happy, and I sat with him at church!!!  It was really cool!  

After church we had a super cool miracle!  This lady from mainland china randomly showed up and told us that her husband had a heart attack last night and was in the hospital.  She amazingly is Christian and was wailing outside and saw our sign on our church that said Jesus Christ.  She came in because she was just really worried.  She found us and we contacted the sisters and they met with her, then she asked us if we could go to the hospital and give her husband a blessing.  It was so cool.  We went there and the security is crazy.  They make you wear these crazy things so that you don't get people sick and she only has 30 min with him and there weren't enough things to wear.  So she gave hers to us and Elder Munger and I went in and gave him a blessing.  He looked really weak, but I could tell he was thankful and felt the power.  It was really neat. 

I love you guys all so much! Merry Christmas!  I can't wait to talk to you guys in a few days!!!!!!  Love you all!


Elder Redding
Elder Varvel, Elder Dawson, Elder Redding, Elder Munger

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