Monday, April 20, 2015



A cool week of finding
We ran into some members of the church on the street.  So cool!

Shi1 DX is coming back to church and has been 2 straight weeks!  We played a little ping pong game the other day.  He is super legit and beat me 21-19.

Hello family and friends,

Well this week was crazy. I don't know where to start. We now have 6 Elders in our apartment. Elder Green and Elder Pincock are also now training and so there are 3 sets of missionaries in our apartment.  It's a ton of fun. There was a little earthquake this morning and when it happened we were like, "Hurry get under the table. HURRY! Earthquake!"  I will send a picture of the 3 Elders all huddled under a little table. 

This week we saw some awesome miracles! 

Xiao1 JM is progressing really well. She comes to church every week and is in Jacob in the Book of Mormon. She has so much faith but for some reason is just so scared about baptism. We are really hoping that she will trust in the Lord and be baptized because she's the most prepared person I've ever seen. Love her so much. We are just fasting and praying for a miracle now. She just needs that change of heart. 

Just putting the last piece in the puzzle Xiao1 JM was working on.

We also had a cool week of finding. We gave out 10 copies of the Book of Mormon this week. It was awesome! And we found 6 new investigators. Thanks to everyone for your prayers this week as we truly were guided by the spirit! We have a new investigator- a FAMILY of 3. We met the mom at our English class and then we went to their house to share a message about the gospel. They all really liked our message on families and came to church on Sunday! This family is legit! Sister Zhou1 (wife) Kevin (husband) and li4bo2 (17 year old son). They texted us after and said they loved church and seem to have great potential! We are so pumped about them. Please keep them in your prayers! 

Another cool investigator is Li3 Jie3 Mei4 from Indonesia. She is progressing well and set a baptismal date for the end of May. Super awesome. 

Ding1 DX is busy and is still struggling with smoking. Also our investigator Isabel from the Philippines told us her parents oppose so she can't meet with us anymore but she will join the church in 3 years when she turns 20! 

Elder Willes and Elder Tan with their investigator Isabel.  She is unable to meet with the missionaries anymore due to family opposition.

We also took all of our RC's to the temple. Xu2 Qiu1Chen2 DX couldn't make it cuz he's in the army right now, but Lin2 Zhi4 Ren2 came for the first time and loved it. Also, Nichole, Xu3 Ya3 Ting2, a reactivated LA Li3 Yao4 Ming2, and Cai4 DX. It was so fun. I did confirmations for like an hour straight reading everything in Chinese. It was tons of fun. I love the temple. Such a peaceful place. I'm really grateful I serve in a mission that has a temple, but I still wish I could go more. Get to the temple! 

Also we were out finding one night and said a prayer and the spirit led us straight to Patrick the coolest Christian ever. We shared with him the Book of Mormon and he was so excited to take a copy. We hope to meet with him again this week. 

Our boy Patrick

One of the most important things I've learned on my mission is the importance of following the spirit. We NEED the spirit to make the right decisions and receive personal revelation. If we don't try to act on spiritual promptings why would God give us more spiritual promptings? The spirit is incredible. I'm grateful God watches over all of his missionaries! 

The church is true! Love you all!

Elder Willes

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