Monday, February 24, 2014



The bottom salutation translates to:
He Elder 
Kaohsiung missionaries 
Taichung missionary 
Very happy man!

Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:34:49 +0800
Subject: Power Week and mission conference
Hello the family! and everybody else

Its been another exciting week here in the 台中mission as the mission president decided that it would be a good time to have a power week to see how well the mission does.  Aside from that we have been working with some less actives, trying new food and we had a great mission conference, so lets jump in.

As far as food goes this week we became really familiar with the bakeries around here as well as all of the convenience stores that they have.  Due to it being power week (more on that below) they wanted us to have as much time proselyting as possible so they said that they wanted us to have all of our meals on the go, so try to eat it on your bike or while contacting people, a little difficult but as we found random rolls and stuff like that we made it through the week.  the funny thing about Taiwanese bread though is I feel like its all a huge trap.  You sometimes would see a nice looking roll that has a little slice in it with some sort of cream coming out of it and you think "Oh that must be filled with cream, that sounds good" so you buy it, now after you have left the store and take a bite you realize that there is just that little bit of cream that you can see on the top of the bread... kinda funny =)

So Power week has come and gone.  What we did for it is for each day the president gave us a goal, either to have two on the spot sit downs from tracting to finding 20 people in a day that set up a time to meet with us later in the week.  It was kind of fun having the goals but as I mentioned above he cut down our eating time as well as had our personal study and companion study down to 30 minutes a day, and said no language study for the week.  It was a change, but fun all the same. I was happy that I was able to see a lot of miracles from it and this week will be a lot busier because of it.

Finally just this last Sunday we had our Mission Conference with the great guest speaker Bishop Stevenson, the presiding Bishop of the Church.  He was super cool and served somewhere in Japan on his mission as well as a mission president later in his life.  he gave us a great talk about extending invitations, helping people through the atonement and following the spirit.  It was so much fun to be there and to see all of the missionaries there listening and taking notes.

Well that's about it for this week.  the work is moving along and we have some great people that we are working with.  Hopefully there's more news on them next week, but until then remember to keep smiling!

Elder Heaton