Sunday, February 8, 2015



Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:57:14 +0800
Subject: Blazing through the transfers.

Hello the family!

Well this week went by really well.  We were working hard trying to stay diligent and as one of our big focuses right now we have been trying our best to be able to find new investigators every week.  It has been fun and we have been able to see miracles because of it.

Well this week was also kind of weird because we knew that transfers were coming at the end of the week, and one of the members here who likes to help the missionaries kept saying because I had been here in Dong gang for about 5 months now that I was going to be the one to move.  So of course me and my companion just kept saying that nothing was going to happen, mostly joking, and we just kind of went through the week, however the topic was brought up multiple times during the week.

Starting on Tuesday we were working hard to be able to find some good new investigators, we went out tracting, we tried to get on Facebook with little success and so to end the day we still hadn't found anybody, but we were able to meet with some investigators and had some good lessons.  Once again the topic that I might move was brought up...

Wednesday we of course had our English class and as it was the last week of transfers we had our English Party.  It was lots of fun and we had it as a Birthday Party theme.  We played some party games and had some snacks and cake with a little bit of a gift exchange and all in all it was a pretty good time.  it was really good to see everyone in the English class and we had an awesome spiritual share about forgiveness to end the party, but that member was there and once again brought up that I was probably the one that was going to move...

Then the really big thing that happened this week was that our investigator that lives in our furthest away area was finally able to pass her Baptismal interview!!! woohoo! we were super excited for her and we were able to really get a good lesson with her explaining once again the need for baptism and blessings that come from it and she was super excited for it.  She said that her son was going to come down for it and everything should be good!! Woo

Well the rest of the week was more of the same, just doing the missionary work waiting for Saturday night when we would finally know the results of transfers and see what was going to happen.  Finally Saturday rolled around and as we get in the door, we got ourselves some good ice cream and headed up to the roof to wait for the call... but before we were even out our door heading for the roof we get a text from our zoneleaders, saying that there were no changes in transfers for now because it was going to be extended to wait for some of the missionaries that were having problems with their visas.  haha, lots of suspense for nothing, but it really made me laugh. =)

Well I have some more time now to be in dong gang and to bring more miracles down here, so I'm excited to still be doing the work.  I know that this church is true and I know that Taiwan needs the Gospel, that is why I am here and that is what I am doing!!

Love you all!



Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:18:44 +0800
Subject: Miracles

Hello the family!!!

This week has gone by really well, we were able to enjoy seeing tons of miracles this week as we decided to be as diligent as possible and to really try to hit all of our goals this week, so we went out and the lords hand really guided us into a ton of really cool experiences this week.

The first thing that really brought the spirit into the work was that we were able to have some interviews with the mission president, which is always a good fun time, and he was able to share some cool scriptures as well as some insights that really got me pumped to go out and do missionary work. So we decided after our interviews that we were going to hit all of our mission standards this week and to bring tons of people unto Christ.

So the next day we didn't have anything set up... so we decided to go tracting in an area that was near our house.  So we were out just knocking on doors and trying to talk to people, but nobody was home, until we came to a house that didn't have an outside door, so we could see inside it, and there was a man inside carving idols for a Taoist temple... I don't normally knock on those doors because everytime that I have they just point at the idols and say that that's their religion and just kind of walk away, so we were walking past the house when he yells from inside, come on in and sit down!  Well I wasn't going to turn it down so we go in and talk to him and he tells us a bit on how he doesn't really believe in any religion and just wanted to talk to us, so we were able to share a message with him and set up another time with him next week, it was pretty cool.

Later in the week we had just gone into a store to eat our dinner, we were standing at the entrance looking at their menu and deciding on weather or not we wanted to eat there, when a man walks up to us and just says to us I want to know where your church is... I was a little in shock as nobody ever really asks about that stuff here, but we were more than happy to tell him and to invite him to come to church in the coming Sunday and he told us that he would try, but it was a really interesting experience.

Finally to end the week were traveling over to a less active members house just to see if he would be home, and when we got there... he wasn't home, BUT as we were heading back to our chapel we notice a small pond on the side of the road and decide to pull over, because there was a little house in the middle of the pond and what was all around the house but a bunch of little turtles! super funny, so we decided to look at them for a minute or two and took a picture, and headed home.  All in all it was a pretty fun week!

Well thats it for what I did.  Hope that you are all having a great week and that you can get everything accomplished that you need to!

Love you all!!
Elder Heaton