Sunday, December 14, 2014

12-8-2014

12-8-2014

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:56:22 +0800
Subject: The Party and other things
From: 
eric.heaton@myldsmail.net
To: 
heatonjudy@hotmail.com

Hello the family!!

This week has gone by really well, we were able to work really hard but also able to have a lot of time to relax and to just be able to think of what we need to do.

The week started really on Tuesday where we were able to have our ZTM or zone training meeting, which means that we had to take a good couple of hours out of our day in order to be able to go to that, and afterwards the zone leaders wanted to go on exchanges with us which meant that the next day would have some time taken out of it in order to be able to accommodate for that, but it was really fun and I learned a lot about just making sure to talk to everyone no matter the situation or what they are doing, you never know when you will run into a prepared soul.

After that however my week jumps over to Thursday which we figured out was going to our Christmas party!!  We woke up early in the morning and headed out to a place called Fo Guang Shan or the Buddhist light mountain, if you translate it.  Its an interesting place, really just a giant Buddhist temple, but our mission president took us there for the day to tour it and to be able to just talk with all of the missionaries, it also gave me the chance to get some good presents for everyone so you can all look forward to that.  But it was lots of fun and I got to see most of the missionaries that I had been able to meet during the time that I have been out, and it was just a good chance to be able to relax.

Finally the coolest thing that we had happen this week was with one of our investigators, a Sister Wang, we have been working with her for a little bit, and lately had been trying to focus the teaching on Baptism, so we went up to her house on Friday and shared a good message on baptism and she mentioned that she was a little bit worried that her step parents would oppose her changing her religion, but then her son turns to her and just goes off on a shpeal saying that the worries that she has are mostly in her head and any of them that are real can easily be fixed if she just has enough faith and courage to take the next step and to "Give herself to Christ" it was a little shocking to me to see such boldness from him, but afterwards we asked her to set a baptismal date, she promised us that she would pray about it.  The following Sunday she comes up to us and says that she has gotten her answer and that she would like to be baptized on the 21st!! I can definitely say that it was an answer to both our prayer and hers that she got that answer and that I am totally excited to be able to keep working with her.  I love the gospel and how it can truly change peoples lives. 

That's about it for this week, I hope that you are all enjoying your time down there in the good old US of A and know that I'm doing good here as well.

Love you all!
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