Elder Fleming

Elder Fleming

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Emails 11/19/15

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One good thing about emailing at internet cafe's is that sometimes people are listening to good music. ;) I just heard "Take me to church" by Hosier. I don't know if you remember that song, but I do and it's super good! ;) Love you! More emails in just a minute... :) 

I'm glad that Grandma is taking things so well and that Becca is doing alright. I've been praying A LOT for everyone and I feel like everyone seems to be doing well. :) My companion's well and alive. :) I just hope that I'm doing a good job at being a trainer for him. Yeah, we had mission tour on Wednesday, which was super fun and awesome! :D I feel like I was able to learn a lot of cool new insights and stuff about serving a mission. We are still teaching the kid's English class and they are still crazy but funny and cute. :) That is awesome and exciting that Grandma will be there for Skype time! :D That will be really good to see her. :) 

I started my 11th month the other day! We went to Taizhong on Monday with one of our investigators where we ate peanut butter burgers which are super good, by the way! :D Wednesday was mission tour, Sunday we had church. It was kind of a standard week. There wasn't anything too special besides mission tour and seeing a couple of my old companions, Elder Sales and Elder Ludwig. :) The district is good, everyone's alive, one of the zone leaders (they're in our district) is about to go home, because this is his last transfer. The sisters are doing really well, too! 

I'm good. I wish I could do even better than right now. I'm looking at what I had wanted to do by my year-mark and I've seen the things that I have done ok and the things that I still need to improve on. I feel like I'm not where I want to be or need to be sometimes. We have a few new potential investigators set up for this week and a new investigator yesterday. He's Christian and he seems pretty cool. It's weird teaching someone with a Christian background. :) 

Interesting people... We have a person in our ward who has some mental issues. He shared his testimony in sacrament meeting on Sunday. I didn't understand all of it, but he started crying saying he needed to repent I think for doing something with a $500 bill. I was trying hard not to laugh, because the way he did it was funny. :) 

The ward is awesome! I love them so much and they love missionaries and missionary work! they have a list of the month where the members will come out with us to do missionary work! They're pretty on top of things and are super great! :D My companion seems to be adjusting well. He seems pretty used to the life and doing alright here. :) 

Mosiah and Alma are where I've been reading lately. , I like what you talked about trials. It reminded me of the stories in Mosiah, where the Lamanites put King Noah's people in bondage and then put Alma's people in bondage. There's a scripture that I read this time through the Book of Mormon, it's in Mosiah 23, and it talks about how even though we might be righteous and trust in the Lord, He will still give us trials. It goes on to talk about that He will give us trials to strengthen us and to help us and He will be with us through our trials. I really like how it goes on to talk about how Alma's people's burdens were "made light" and that they were able to bear their burdens with ease and still found happiness. I feel like that is one of the greatest blessings of this Gospel; despite trials, we are strengthened and can find happiness. I love that example and the contrast between the people of Alma and Noah (it ends up being King Limhi after Noah dies). 

As for miracles, I see them all the time, whether they're bigger or smaller. Sometimes it's simple things, like a lesson goes well or we find a member to help us out with something. Sometimes it's bigger, like investigators wanting to be baptized and stuff. 

Anyway, yeah, I'm lucky to have such a wonderful sister and family! :D I love you lots and hope everyone's doing alright! Love you! :) time's up. love you all. :)  

Elder Fleming