Monday, May 26, 2014


Wow another week done.  The time is flying.  My family doing family history on my birthday?...what?  Dad way to be with those names! 45? Nice work! Congrats Nate on the swoosh. Super awesome :) Jake you will get it next time!  Mom way to be an awesome DJ.  haha  That is hilarious.

This week was a great one. Consisted of 2 exchanges. One was with Elder Lllu and he came to my area. We found a great new investigator. We approached him and he didn't want to talk to us but I felt like I should show him the questions of the soul we use  when contacting and asked him which one he would like to obtain an answer to.  He said he really would like to know where we go after we die? Elder Lllu flipped to Alma 40 and taught that through Christ we will all be resurrected and taught about this life's purpose. It was super cool and we exchanged numbers with him. The next day he called us and said he would like to meet!  Elder Westover and I took him to the chapel and gave him a chapel tour. Spirit was really strong and we set a baptismal date with him for late June. Then we met with him again and taught the first lesson. Funny sidenote: Our member was there at the church and we all sang I am a Child of God and he was singing SO loud.  I was pinching my arm so I would not laugh haha so funny. But the lesson was really great and he is know reading the Book of Mormon and praying. He also came to all 3 hours of church on Sunday :) He's super great! His name is Huang2 Di4Xiong1.  Keep him in your prayers!

As for Habip he is doing great. He passed his baptismal interview on Friday and has been 5 straight days with no smoking. He is set to be baptized this coming Thursday. We are really excited for him :) Such a golden investigator with such a great testimony. He calls Elder Westover and I his brothers. Haha he is so great and we love him so much.

Shi2 Di4 Xiong1 didn't come to church but we aren't worried about him. He hasn't drank coffee or tea the last few days and is really excited be baptized on 6/14. He's really great.

Exchanges went great with Elder Gibson in his area Zhu dong. I was able to pass off Phase 1 of my Chinese which was exciting.  I'm now working on Phase 2 which is like everyday Chinese vocabulary.  2000 words or so and then after that it's Chinese characters!  Really exciting.  Elder Westover has helped me a lot with my Chinese.

Elder Willes and Elder Gibson - "His Chinese is amazing!"
Rain this week was insane. Everyday just a literal down pore.  No big deal though. On exchanges with Elder Lllu there was a mini earthquake. Kinda scary 10 seconds of shaking.  Elder Lllu was so calm and just kept reading scriptures. Sure enough it stopped and he was like, "There's always earthquakes here." It was interesting.

Also, a member had us over for dinner and I had the wonderful opportunity to eat pig foot. Umm it was ok haha. Just a pig's foot. you know..

Pig's Foot...just as yummy as it looks

Another cool experience was Elder Westover and I were at the church one night making calls and a member just stopped by and said hi. (The one who fed us pig foot) and then all of the sudden 6 random college students walk up and asked if they could learn about our church. We were like of course come on in! They came in and our member started teaching them about the deeper doctrine and they were really confused haha he stopped for like 1 second and I testified what he said was true and then Elder Westover and I took over and taught the first lesson. The spirit was strong and we gave them all a copy of the Book of Mormon. They don't live in our area but they said they would go to English class and read the Book of Mormon. It was a really cool experience.

This week was another great one. Zhou1 Chang2 En1 our recent convert is doing great. Brought his brother again to church. In the summer his little brother should have time to meet with us. Our other investigators are all slowly improving. We try our best to make daily contact with them. Keep Habip in your prayers. His baptism is this week!

Love this work. So blessed to be one of 83,000+ serving the Lord. Growing closer to Him each day. I've been really working on feasting on the words of Christ not just reading them. I am in the process of actually experiencing the Book of Mormon which has been great.

The big huge burger Elder Willes had on his birthday
They went to a member's house and baked the cake we sent for William's birthday..."Yummy"

Elder Willes' 19th birthday and P-day last week!  Happy birthday William!!!

Megan, I'm sure your farewell was awesome. You are going to be such a good missionary!  I'm praying for you :) Jia1 You2
Have a great week everyone!

Elder Willes

1 comment:

Pat said...

Pig's feet? Elder Willes must have a strong stomach. :) Great letter!