Monday, December 15, 2014



"Continue to look for people to serve this Christmas season. 
Shout out to the Hidden Lake Ward for the awesome Christmas service project! Way to be!"
I love the tree.  I can feel everyone's love.  Thank you all so much for making me feel so happy and blessed.  Also, thanks to the Coreys, Mamoo and Boppy, Wendy and Mike, and Steve and Lisa for the packages and everyone else for their letters.  Love you guys so much!! Thank you so much!!

Hello everybody! 

This week was another great one just like last week. We saw a lot of miracles and are getting pretty excited for Christmas. We've been working with Chen2 Jie3 Mei4 and she is so awesome! She is loved by the ward. We finished teaching her all the lessons and she is on the stop smoking program right now that Boppy referred me to. She is over a week clean!! No smoking at all! She came to church on Sunday and is doing so great. She is having her baptismal interview this upcoming Saturday and should be getting baptized on Christmas :) We are so excited for her. She has progressed so much. Please keep her in your prayers as she puts off the natural man and is preparing for baptism. We had a really cool lesson with her and taught her about the priesthood. I felt like we should ask her if she wanted a priesthood blessing. She really wanted a blessing so we had our member Brother Xu3 give her a blessing and the spirit was so strong. She is so great! We can see the light of Christ in her. The Gospel is making her so happy and her expression is one of joy, hope and happiness.  We got to church 30 minutes early and she was already there waiting for us :) She's amazing!

Also, our investigators Jimmy (from Haiti), Huang2 JM(Jessica), and another new investigator Hook came to church. It was cool having lots of people at church. We worked with some new LA's and were able to get 5 of them coming back to church this week! That was really cool. Also, the Bishop gave us a list of people to contact (LA's) and there was this 91 yr old guy who said we could visit him. His health isn't great but we visited him last night and had a great meeting. He's hilarious and also the spirit was really strong there. We shared a message with him about the restoration and he was crying when he said the closing prayer. He told us he felt the spirit so much. It was cool! We are going to try and work out taking him the sacrament weekly now :)

Our 91 year old member.  Love him!

Our investigator Lai4 Jie3 Mei4 is doing great. She is progressing well and is looking to be baptized on January 4th. For English class (she attends the English level class that the sisters teach) the sisters taught the Word of Wisdom for spiritual share and Lai4 Jm loved it and is now obeying it without us teaching it to her yet. She told us that when she had her last cup of coffee she felt so guilty and now she doesn't want to drink those things anymore. She said it just makes sense. She is great! She gave us some scarves to keep us warm out in the cold. 

Lai4 Jie3 Mei4, Sean and Elder Willes and Elder Jensen
She gave us scarves to help keep us warm.  She is great!

I also went on exchanges this week with Elder Heaps (Elder Nelson's trainee) and we had a cool exchange in his area. We had ALL night to go find and we decided to go tracting. I told him how cool it would be if we had a knocking miracle (very rare here) and he was like lets say a prayer. So we prayed. And the last door we knocked on was a college student who we shared the He is the Gift video with and a short message about Christ. She is now Elder Nelson and Elder Heap's new investigator! Super cool. We also sang Christmas carols for people while knocking and that was fun.  Haha a little awkward but still fun! One thing I love doing here is making Taiwanese people laugh. Most people here just seem depressed and so busy and I like to make them laugh. It makes me happy. 

I couldn't wait! I opened my Christmas gifts.  Everything was so perfect!
You guys are so smart (mom ;))!  Thank you so much!

I am loving Stephen's hot chocolate!

The scripture of the week is Doctrine and Covenants 128:19 such a great verse. This gospel is so happy and I treasure it. Love you all so much! Continue to look for people to serve this Christmas season. Shout out to the Hidden Lake Ward for the awesome Christmas service project! Way to be!

Last week for p-day we went to Ying1 Ge2 to make some pottery.  Such a beautiful place.  This is the Ying1 Ge2 crew!  Sam, who is a member, came with us!

Love you all!

Elder Willes

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