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, June 29, 2015

Monkey Mountain PDay and Finding Amazing People!

Dear Family and Friends, 

Monkey Mountain PDay!
Monkey Mountain last week was a success!  It was awesome!!  These monkeys were all about
stealing things! haha... We were walking by these monkeys and all of a sudden this monkey jumps on Willie's back (A member in GangShan) haha he starts screaming hahaha it was so funny!  So after that I got the idea that it would be down to just jump on my back!  So I went up to this monkey sitting on this railing and said get on... hahah (I said it in chinese thinking that naturally it would understand chinese more!) haha but right after I said that it jumped on my back! haha it was awesome!!  It started trying to get in my bag and then I grabbed my hat because I think he was a blackhawks fan! hahaha!!

Well this week was great!  We were able to see a lot of great miracles!! This week we started with some heavy contacting.  We have been having trouble finding new investigators lately... so we said a prayer of faith and went out!  I have come to really have faith that it is for sure -  we will get rejected... but it is also sure that Heavenly Father has prepared people to receive us.  We just have to be diligent in the work.  So this week was a big finding week.  And we found.  

We had a great meeting this week in ShiZhong.  It was great to be there and learn from president.  He is a great man and I feel so lucky to be able to serve under his direction and learn from him.  

The real big miracles this week came while finding.  After we ate we ran into this guy who seemed cool, and when we asked about religion he said he was daojiao.  ....we told him that we share a really happy message and would like to share.  He said that we could for sure... but he would have to ask his wife.  So we called him later that night... he said he couldn't then next day he was like.. do you have time right now?  So we ran over to the church and met him.  We got talking to him and wanted to do a prayer and he refused to because of his religion.  We said one anyways... it was neat how the spirit worked on him because by the end of the lesson he said the prayer.  We will keep meeting with him!  

I was calling formers this week and found this guy who had met with missionaries 8 years ago.  I called him and he set up a time to meet.  We met with him and he was really neat.  He is open to the message, and wants to change his life right now.  He told us he is just having trouble finding the strength to do so.  We testified that the power of Christ and his atonement can help anyone change.  He ended up coming to church yesterday and He set a baptismal goal for the 1st of August.  

We also ran into this awesome family on the street.  He had a red sox shirt on.  I asked if he was a fan, and then saw that his family was in the back.  I started talking to his son and tried to speak English with him... and set up a time that they could come and meet.  That was really good because most parents with oppose to them learning about Christ... but they were right there and agreed.  So we met with him and his dad and found that they are really open to things.  His dad just wants to give his son opportunities and let him discover himself.  In the lesson we found out that the mom is also Christian... the dad never knew it either.  She prays with the son every once and a while.  I think that they all have the potential to set and hit a date to be baptized.  That was a real miracle.  

The last story is last night... we were contacting and I saw this house with these people out playing the guitar.  When we walked up.. they did not look happy..  So i just asked the daughter if she played the guitar.  She did a little and then let me play.  We sat down with them played the guitar.  Then the uncle asked to play.  Haha he grabbed the top of a beer can thing and used it as a pick and then started playing sweet child o mine! hahaha!!  He played and played.. and even played some cool Taiwanese songs.  We got to find out that they are all Christian.  They are Taiwan's aborigine people.  Most of them are Christian.  We shared aobut Christ and our missions. We tried to set up another time... and they did too, but it wasn't their house. They said we could come back on the weekend and see if they were there and could share about Christ!  

The work is moving forward.  I feel so blessed to be able to be out here serving the Lord.  This is his work.  It is the greatest work in the world.  The gospel is true and I know that it has the power to improve every single aspect of our lives.  If we just take the time to use it.  I hope that you all get a chance every day to really use and live the gospel.  I know that by doing so you will see your lives change and improve every day. You WILL find yourself a more happy person every day... no matter what trials you face.  

Love you all, 

Elder Redding

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