Friday, November 7, 2014

11-3-2014

11-3-2014

Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:57:55 +0800
Subject: The Holidays
From: 
eric.heaton@myldsmail.net
To: 
heatonjudy@hotmail.com

Hello the family!!

Well this week has gone by fairly well,  we were working hard to be able to keep in contact will all of our current investigators as well as trying to find some new ones that would have time to meet with us, all in all we were able to see a lot of people and a lot of success.  I have been pretty happy with the week and with how the area is progressing right now!

Well this week started off pretty good, lately we have really been working on improving the English class that we offer here in Donggang and so with that we have been really focused on trying to get more people to come and to make sure that we are both prepared with a good amount of material as well as a good spiritual share that would help people come to church.  And so as part of that we have been spending about an hour a week trying to get as many people to come to our English class as possible, and it paid off, this last week the class that I taught had around 20 people who are all trying to start learning English, to say I was a little nervous would be an understatement but it was lots of fun to be able to teach a little bit of English, and in the end I was able to have a good discussion about prayer and communicating with God, the people there loved it and we are starting to see a little bit of success because of it.

Later in the week, because we were able to see such a good turn out from the English class we decided to try to take the methods that we were using to advertise the English class and try to get some people excited to come and just tour the church, so we made a poster, asking some basic questions about the gospel and just started going to work, it was a little crazy and didn't work quite as I was imagining that it would work, however at the end of the time that we spent, we were able to find a couple of prepared people that said that they would try to find some time to meet with us. it was lots of fun and we were enjoying it.

Finally to end the week, as we were going to church on Sunday, we normally go about an hour early to start up the AC and to set up some of the chairs.  While we were doing this however, 2 people came into the chapel, a brother Li who was a member in Taichung city (or Taizhong city) but had moved to our little town because we was waiting to start his military service, (in Taiwan every male has to spend 1 year in military service as part of their laws, people normally do it right after highschool but you can wait till after you have graduated college if you want) but the really cool thing was that he also brought his mother with him, who happened to be a non-member, so we wasted no time in getting to know them both and giving the mother a basic introduction of the gospel and we were able to set up a time with them later in the week that we would go share more with them, so I am excited for that!

Well thats about all that happened this week, Hope that everyone else is having a great time
Elder Heaton
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