Sunday, December 7, 2014

12-1-2014

12-1-2014

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:06:17 +0800
Subject: The tour of the mission and the invite to be Baptized!
From: 
eric.heaton@myldsmail.net
To: 
heatonjudy@hotmail.com

Hello the Family!

This week was really good, I have been having a good time with my new companion, and we have just been tearing it up here in Dong gang, the week has been kind of fun just traveling to and from some activities, but in the end we were sill able to get a lot of good work done.

Well the week started out with a Mission Tour where Elder Gong, one of the 70's who is president of the Asia Area came and visited our mission.  As part of his visit he invited every missionary in the mission to memorize the baptismal invite in PMG as well as the first vision, word for word, so I put a little more effort in really getting it down word for word and we had a really good meeting.  One of the biggest things that I got from the whole meeting was to make sure that everyone knows what our purpose is when we meet with them, and why we are in Taiwan, and so throughout the rest of the week we refocused and were more direct in inviting all to come unto Christ and to be Baptized!

After the mission tour things kind of continued as normal until we get to English class on Wednesday night, where we were able to have some new students arrive that were happy to be able to come and meet with us later in the week.  As it turns out one of the people that we talked to from the English class had been to Temple Square before and was really interested in learning more about the church, so we are now working with her to really get her to understand what the church is all about as well as to get her to really come to know Heavenly Father.

Finally the last big thing that happened this week was on Saturday.  Our branch president invited us to to up to Kaohsiung with him to participate in a Stake History Exhibit, it was kind of fun to be able to learn about the history of the Stake here in Taiwan and how before there was a temple in Taiwan people used to have to go to the Tokyo Japan temple in order to do all of those ordinances.  There was a man there who really liked to collect things, and he brought out a flier talking about how to get to the Temple there, it made me really grateful that I have always been able to have a temple really close to where I live as well as to be able to get their quite easily.

Well that's just about it for this week.  Hope that you are all having a great week! Know that I'm still sweating bullets out here. But it is truly the promised land for me and these people here, so I am having a great time.

Love you all!