Sunday, April 13, 2014

4-7-2014

4-7-2014

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:30:46 +0800
Subject: Another week has come and gone
From: eric.heaton@myldsmail.net
To: heatonjudy@hotmail.com

Hello the family!

This week has been good.  We are winding down to the end of another move call here in the 台中 mission, and we have been working hard to keep our focus on the work.  My companion has been telling everybody in the area that he will not be moving, and in turn we are actually expecting to be together here for another move call, but who knows and we will find out who goes where next week.

Lately our mission president has been encouraging us to be working harder with the ward members and making sure that they are involved in all of the missionary work therefore during our DTM's as well and just during our daily plans we have been trying to think of good ways to do just that.  What we have come up with is a game night with the missionaries which we invite the ward to come to as well as we invite investigators so that they all have a chance to meet outside of a lesson situation.  It's kind of interesting but it hasn't really taken off yet, but we are still trying.

Other than that though, this weekend here was what the taiwanese people call 掃墓 or just a day for the Taiwanese people to go to their ancestors graves, clean them up a bit then do some traditional "Bye byeing" which is their form of praying here.  But as a tradition in the mission we got together with a ton of missionaries, went to a nearby graveyard and cleaned up a lot of the old graves that didn't have someone consistently coming and cleaning it up. it was kind of fun and gave us a chance to do a little service for the people here.  Attatched should be some pictures of that =)

Other than that though we have just been doing missionary work as it comes along and hopefully next week we will be able to see some of the fruits of that as we have a baptism scheduled for this next Saturday, so pray that our investigator will be able to say faithful till then =)

That's pretty much it for this week, hope that you are all having a great week and I will talk to you next week!!!!

Love you all
Elder Heaton
何長老

最好吃的在高雄的外國人 =)