Monday, October 13, 2014

10-13-2014

10-13-2014

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:46:36 +0800
Subject: Running to and from Kaohsiung
From: 
eric.heaton@myldsmail.net
To: 
heatonjudy@hotmail.com

Hello the family!!!

Well this week has gone by really fast, I can hardly believe its already been a week, but we have been just kind of going all week, and with this week ending in conference (for me) I can't think of anything better to be doing! =)

Well looking up at the subject, this week we spent quite a lot of time just traveling up to our stake center in Kaohsiung (Gaoxiong) just because we had quite a lot of activities, starting on Tuesdaywhich was a Zone Training Meeting, so we took the hour bus ride to get down there and because we were down there we decided to find something interesting to eat that we couldn't really find in our area, which made us arrive a little late to the Meeting, however the thing that I didn't know was that our Mission President was going to be there, so I was a little put off by that, but it was a really good meeting.  But after that we went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders.

The next was really good, I was able to have some fun with the Zone Leader and we got to accomplish quite a lot, were able to find some new people to teach ect. but of course to end the exchange we had to go back to Kaohsiung, so that was a little more time out of our proselyting schedule.

Then of course we discovered on Monday that we would be having interviews with the mission president on Thursday, and so the next day after our exchanges, we went back up to Kaohsiung to the stake center to be able to do those interviews, which was ok but took a good amount of time out of our area, but we were able to get back early enough to be able to quickly refocus and to get back to work.

And finally the nail in the head for taking time out of our area was while we were watching General Conference, our branch president walked up to us and reminded us that the priesthood session of conference would be held up in Kaohsiung... so that was once again another trip up there...

But within all of that traveling we were still able to get quite a lot of work done and I was really pleased to be able to work with one of our really cool investigators.  He is a brother Chen who is a bit of a lazy guy, and so when we noticed that he didn't come to conference on Sunday we decided to go to his house and see why.  what came of it was a really cool lesson that we were able to have with him, to be able to really clearly invite him to come unto Christ, and we were able to get a real true and solid commitment out of him.  It was one of the better lessons that I have had on my mission and I can't wait to see what comes from it.

Well that's just about it for this week, hope that you are all having a great week, Love you all!!

Elder Heaton