Saturday, February 22, 2014

2-17-2014

2-17-2014

Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:41:40 +0800
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From: 
eric.heaton@myldsmail.net
To: 
heatonjudy@hotmail.com

Hello everybody!

Things have been going well this week.  Meeting with people that we have been finding.  Making sure that we are always finding so that we will always have people to teach and trying to have fun while doing it.

I feel like there hasn't been anything really special this week just missionary work as usual.  We have been working with two specific people who really seem to be prepared and ready to learn more about the message, and have had a couple of other people who seem to just appear out of nowhere and want to meet with us its kinda interesting.

So the first person that we are meeting with is a man by the name of Raymond.  He is currently working on finding a job and while doing so is trying to learn new things and meet new people.  We met him through the English class that we hold and talking to him after class we were able to set him up for the missionary discussions.  He has pretty good English and a lot of the time we teach in English and translate when we need to, but he seems to be accepting the message and has been to church two times.

The other big investigator that we are working with is actually a handicapped man by the name of 黃弟兄 or Brother Huang, or Brother Yellow if you want.  He has no strength in either of his legs, and no strength in his right arm.  He has been meeting with missionaries since before I got here, and has really accepted the things that we are teaching him.  He has already read through the book of Mormon is starting it for the second time right now.  Lately the only problem that he has is getting to church, as he lives on the 4th floor of a building with no elevator.  So we have been spending a lot of time trying to find a way that we can get to church and this week he was able to attend.  We found him a wheel chair, a member gave him a ride and helped us carry him down the 4 flights of stairs, it was a really fun and great experience.

Also at church this week it was stake conference, so 黃弟兄 was able to meet a lot of new people including our mission president, his wife and Elder Randy Funk of the 70.  It was awesome to see the reception of the ward in talking to him and just being his friend.  People were all willing to talk to him and gave him a spot right at the front of the chapel to sit and attend church.

Well that is about it for things that has happened this week.  Things are going well and we are having fun spreading the gospel.  Hope that you all have a great week.

Love you all!
Don't forget to keep smiling!
Elder Heaton
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