Tuesday, November 18, 2014



"Miracles and revelations really do happen and God really does communicate with and love all of His children."

Elder Jensen, Sean and Elder Willes out doing missionary work.  Sean has been less active
for a long time but is on his way back.  "Sean is a miracle."

Dear Everyone,

Hello from Zhong1Li4. This week was a good one. Well, every week has trials, setbacks, etc. but every week also has really awesome spiritual experiences. We had about 5 or 6 lessons set up with potential investigators and they all fang'd our ge1zi (they didn't show up). Anyway we had a really cool night where we had two lessons back to back with potential investigators and they both didn't show up and we were a little down, but we decided to press forward and go find. We were led by the spirit to a college kid who we had a great lesson with. Then we ran into another college kid on the way home and taught him about the Book of Mormon and set a baptismal date! Neither live in our area, but seriously they were the first two people we talked to after our cancelled lessons. Such a cool miracle!!

We met a couple from mainland China.  Their accent was SO cool.

Our investigator Sister Chen2 made some great strides this week. We met with her 3 times and she is progressing really fast. She came to church for the first time and LOVED it. She talked about how it felt like a big family and how the atmosphere was so loving! She is so great. She did tell us she smokes and doesn't want to quit so pray for her and pray for us so we can be led by the spirit on how to help her have a desire to do what Heavenly Father wants her to do. We feel really good about her! We also met with Lin2 Family last night and they are great! We invited them to be baptized and they declined. The wife said she already has been baptized and the husband said he hasn't felt the truthfulness yet. It will be a process but they are so nice! After the appt. they gave us 3 HUGE bags of chocolate to eat and when we got home there was another big box that looked like hot chocolate stuff. When Elder Jensen opened it he looked at me and was like, "uhh dude this is straight up coffee." Haha they gave us SO much coffee.  We threw it away. It was kinda funny.

We are working with Ace to try and help him switch jobs. We have members trying to help him to find a job so he can come to church weekly!  Please pray for him.

This week English class was really cool. We thought of a cool idea on teaching our students about what it would be like going to a restaurant in America. So we made a menu and named the restaurant Buffalo Wild Wings.  We did a little role play and E. Jensen and I were waiters and taught them about ordering, manners and stuff. It was tons of fun and the students loved it! English class is such a blast. Also, this week we helped Derek finish painting his roof! The project is complete! He was really grateful now that he won't have a leaking roof and it was fun being able to serve him!

Elder Jensen and Elder Willes with a member from another ward who bought them a hot pot.

This week I've dove into Jesus the Christ and am loving it! That book is so cool and I've learned a lot about Jesus Christ and it has really strengthened my testimony. I encourage everyone to get a copy and read it. 

We also met a guy from Turkey on the street! Totally reminded me of Habib! He actually has interest in the gospel and we are meeting with him tomorrow. Crazy stuff. Also, we met these two Jehovah Witness's this week.  The guy was American and his wife was Taiwanese. We shared with them about our church and the Book of Mormon as well as scriptures in the Bible that testify of the Book of Mormon. Even though they didn't really believe it is was super cool just us being these two 19 year old kids boldly bearing testimony of the things we know are true. Super cool. We weren't confounded among men. 

Also the Liu2 family that reminds me of our family had us over for a Thanksgiving dinner.  It was AMAZING. We had mashed potatoes, meatballs, turkey, donuts, etc. I was in heaven for an hour. Cool stuff. 

The Liu2 family had us over for a Thanksgiving dinner.  This family reminds me so much of our family.  The kid I'm standing next to is Michael.  Jake, you and Michael would be best buds!  Such a cool kid!

Thanksgiving!  Yuuuuuuummmmmm!
[They don't celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas in Taiwan so this was a huge treat for Elder Willes.]

The biggest miracle of the week actually happened in Utah. I don't know mom or dad if you guys remember LI3 (the Chinese girl I met at BYU).  [William's Bishop referred him to her because he had received his mission call to Taiwan.]  Cole, Riley and I would meet with her and help her learn about our religion and she taught us Chinese. She emailed me a month ago and told me ever since we started meeting with her she started meeting with missionaries and after 9 months she decided she wanted to be baptized. She was worried her parents wouldn't let her.  I told her that I would pray for her and encouraged her to share her testimony with her parents in China. She emailed me today and her parents were totally accepting and she got baptized yesterday!!! 

CHAHOOO. So cool. I'm seriously so pumped right now!!!  I will send you a picture. This work is true. Miracles and revelations really do happen and God really does communicate with and love all of His children. 


It looks like my Bishop from BYU was able to baptized her!  

Love you all!

Elder Willes

1 comment:

Pat said...

Wow...so awesome!