I tried some new sting ray curry at a place called 4 square (it is a better, more original name than most- the supermarket is called (get ready).... "THE STORE"!!!!) My P-day was switched to Monday, so nothing that exciting happened.
OH! Parties were happening! We were able to have a lot of members invite their friends (well, actually one member who invited 3 members), and one of them said she would meet with us! That was super exciting!
We had a VERY empty chapel yesterday due to the large amounts of members who are gone to Youth Conference! They are going to have a blast, I am excited for them! I was able to give my first talk on Sunday, that was exciting! It wasn't that hard of a topic- Missionary Work, and I have progressed enough in the language that I can express myself bluntly (not quite effectively or eloquently by far!). There was also 3 Americans visiting (Jesse(sp?) Winnhin(sp?) and his parents who are visiting his mission-- he ended when I came in. I spoke in both Mandarin and English, alternating about every sentence, or thought.
Well, I really like one of the members who understands English perfectly (kind of) and who gives very honest feedback on the language, So I can ask him how to say a phrase and he will tell me. That is nice.
I meet a lot of people who have amazing spiritual experiences and yet refuse to act on them. It is sad, and I hope I will learn more and more how to connect with them on a level which will help them feel more comfortable asking questions.
Something I learned years ago, and am constantly relearning, is that people really don't care what you know. They care that you care. I notice a change within myself, when I am listening to a person and caring about them, rather than just listening to the words they speak. It takes a lot of effort, but I am learning so much about people, how they interact with others, and why they do and say different things.
Well, I would like to bear my testimony that I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that He loves us perfectly. He is waiting for us to ask if He exists. To pray to Him. Love you all!