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, July 27, 2015

Great Miracles!!!

Dear Family and Friends, 

With Elder Kunz - Cow Pasture Outside of the City
This week has been a great week.  I love my new companion Elder Kunz.  He is in this thing to win it.  I love that about him.  He is a hard worker and loves the people.  It is so fun to learn from him.  He is from West Jordan.  He loves soccer and running, and is a beast at throwing the frisbee... hahaha as for me... I just kinda stick to catching it!  haha I am still working on the throwing part!  We had an awesome first week together.  We were able to see a lot of miracles.  I have to say though... this week was the fastest week of my entire mission... TIME HAS GOT TO SLOW DOWN!!!! 

Anyways... here is how this week went:

Ward BBQ
Last monday we had our usual ward FHE that we have every monday night.  We have been working with this investigator named "C..." he is  17 years old kid and is really quiet.  It is funny because he is so quiet... but when we ask him questions about the gospel he opens up a lot! He is really progressing.  We were just worried about his family... we knew that in order for him to get baptized he would have to get permission.  Well... on monday we showed up to FHE and there he was... and he brought his Dad!!!!!   I was on the spiritual share and the spiritual share went really well. Then we played a game... it was so funny to watch C's dad!! hahaha After FHE I went and talked with his dad and told him that he is always welcome at this church... he looked at me with a smile and told me that we could come to their home anytime!!  It was a miracle!!  

More Rain in Taiwan
2nd Tallest Building in All of Taiwan (Largest is in Tapei)
The rest of the week was awesome as well and we saw a ton of awesome miracles.  There was one day that we were leaving the church and on the way down in the elevator I was talking to Elder Kunz about the miracles we were seeing and when we got outside I saw this kid... so I just invited him to come take a tour of the church... He said yes and we ended up teaching him about prayer and heavenly father.  He is coming back this week.  He lives like and hour away riding a bike. We are very hopeful for him. 

With Jonathan and Reggie - Awesome Guys!
This week as we were making calls at the Family Mart (Does America have Family Mart?) we get a call from a member who said that an guy just walked in with a tract and was looking for us.  haha so we got on our bikes and got to the church.  Came to find out that the other night at a stop light Elder Kunz gave him a tract and invited him to come see and then he saw me a little ahead talking to someone and giving them a tract and they rejected me... (haha that is pretty common) but he just said that he was interested in why we would do this.  We met with him for about 2 hours sharing about restored truth and invited him to be baptized.  He said that he would.  It was a miracle.  He is such a kind guy... when he left I commented on his shirt... I thought it was super cool.  It had monkeys with these cool glasses on haha... he then was about to give it to me right then and there.  haha I told him that I could go and get my own! haha but it just really helped me see the love in him.  It made me want to love the people even more.  

We also met with another guy on Saturday who is in the AirForce.  It went really well and he asked very sincere questions... We invited him to be baptized as well to.  He said that he would.  

"Look Mom, No Hands"
It was just an overall great week.  I am so grateful to be here at this time and just hope that time can slow down a little bit for me.  I hope that I can take everything in and continue to learn and grow and become a more effective messenger of truth.  I love you all so much and very strongly encourage you to read, pray, and go to church.  When you are at church take a second to look around at all our wonderful neighbors and friends and think to yourselves... how can express my love for them my brothers and sisters? I know that as you do so the Holy Ghost will come into your hearts and let you know something you can do to love them more.  I promise that as you do so Church and talking the sacrament will have greater meaning to you.  When we are doing our best to love as the Savior did.. we cannot help but feel of his love.  

I love you all so much. Thank you for your support and encouragement.  You all mean the world to me and I want you to know that I love you and pray for you. 


Elder Redding

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