Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Letter # 10

Ni Hao Family.
Okay so transfers have come around and I am still in the same area. Right outside of Taipei. But I have a new companion. He is coming home in just a couple of transfers. I just met him today so I don't know much about him. He seems a little out of control but we will see. I am super excited for this next transfer. We have a lot of new incoming investigators and a lot of hope for that. It's a little scary because I kind of have to show my new companion around and lead him around the area for the first week or so. Ya I am not ready to be in control of anything. Plus, he doesn't really know the people we have been teaching or anything so that will be hard for the first little bit. Things are really picking up though.
The last couple weeks were rough but through a lot of prayer I got through it. I am really loving being out here serving. I get more and more appreciative of the work every week. I love it.
Well I have like no time to write. But this week I am not sharing a scripture. But giving you my testimony of hymns. Hymns have so much power. Especially when your going through hard times. Whenever I am riding my bike I try to sing a hymn. It always lightens the load. I especially like Abide with me tis Eventide.
Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.

O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
Thy walk today with me
Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near thy side.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide,
And lone will be the night
If I cannot commune with thee
Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide.

I love you all so much - gotta run!
Wei Zhang Lao

Monday, May 18, 2009

Letter # 9

Hey Family,

So I will start by saying that the last week was one of the hardest weeks of my life. I got sick, I had no appetite, couldn't really get out of bed. It just seemed like trial after trial. I know that my brothers said missions were hard. But I had no idea how hard. It seems like when you have one more finger left on the pole holding you up and your about to slip. Somehow the lord will slip just one more finger in to help hold you up. I want to say how appreciative I am of everyones prayers. I know that they are helping me. I can feel it. So thank you so much.

Well besides all that the Investigators are going well. The Family I talked about before who has the son on the mission... They are still really progressing. That is such a miracle for them. The Dad is really trying to stop smoking. Also we have been meeting with someone who I contacted
on the street about a month ago. Last appointment he told us that when he knows it is true he will join the church. Which is great news, especially coming from someone with no Christian background at all. He is also praying and reading. My companion and I are confident that he will receive his answer.

Well your weather report is that it is starting to get humid. Really Humid! Something I am not used to. Better get used to it though. I have a long Summer ahead of me. Oh ya and Mango season has just started. Every missionary has been talking about it ever since I got here, and yes they are are as good as everyone says. The fruit here is AMAZING!!! Sorry, this is a little short this week.

The spcripture for this week is Alma 36:27. Alma puts it very well when he talks about God delivering him out of trials. The key is (TRUST).

Love you all with all my heart. Thank you so much for all your prayers
Wei Zhang Lao.

P.S. I included some new pictures this time.

This is the Tang parents. (Parents of the convert son on his mission)