So on Tuesday we met with Benson and he was awesome! He told us that he already arranged to have work off on the third so he can come to church. That was before we even invited him! It is so cool to see that some people are out here actually searching for the truth and they are so willing to act when they start to hear the message!
Thursday we met with Chen Tian Lin and her little brother Chen Yuan Xi. We have been meeting with them for almost my whole time here and they are pretty much ready to be baptized but their dad wants them to be older and more mature before they decide.. Well we started asking them about their goals and Tian Lin's answer was amazing.. One of the best things that has ever happened;) She said "I want to work this summer and then start school.. And endure to the end" Hahaha And my mouth just kinda dropped cause I was so happy to hear that;) They are both truly converted, but they are having a tough time getting to church consistently still! So we'll be helping them out with that! And they also said it's looking like their dad will respect their decision and let them be baptized! Wonderful miracles!!
Hmm.. Then on Saturday every appointment we had canceled and we spent hours outside knocking on houses! It was super super hot and humid! The heat has taken me to the point where when we sit down I start falling asleep.. It's pretty fun! I really enjoy it though! It is fun to push through different struggles and stuff! And I'm yet to fall all the way asleep;) Also we met a man on the street and he wouldn't talk to us.. He just like shook our hand and got really close to us and it was kinda uncomfortable.. But then we found out that he is deaf and so we wrote to him and invited him to church and got a phone number and it turned out to be his dad so I talked to him for a second and he just said that his son is deaf and having some problems and then we told him where the church was and got the thumbs up and went on our way.. Well yesterday he came to church! Which was a huge miracle! Absolutely awesome! And then my companion spent all of sacrament meeting learning chinese sign language and trying to communicate with him! He stayed the whole time and came back at night for our potluk/family home evening so I think he liked it! Really cool! Thank goodness he can read or we'd be done for!
Also on the way to church this kid was riding his bike and I asked him if he wanted to come to church with us. He said what do you do at church. I said sing and pray and listen to talks. He said okay I'll come check it out! Haha then it turned out that Elder Diepeveen and I had knocked into him in April and shared a lesson with him! Kinda cool! He thought church was really boring though.. We'll see:)
Haha and then May the malaysian came to church as well and she's super cool!
That's some highlights from our week! There are a few more in the pictures! We had a fun week! Got to lift a bed to the second floor by standing on a car.. Got to go on a cool hike! Things are going great here and we are looking forward to helping all of these people continue to progress toward their baptismal dates!
Then as a little spiritual share I'd just like to invite everyone to think about where they'd be standing in Lehi's dream about the tree of life. Have we started eating the fruit and noticed others making fun of us and wandered off? Are we holding strong to the rod? Are we eating the fruit and trying to bring others to eat it as well? Lots of different places to be.. I'd just like to encourage everyone to keep holding on! I know that fruit is worth it! If you've tasted it and left come back.. If you are tasting it now don't leave!
I love you all!
Love, Elder Jensen!
May.... And more hiking