Monday, November 17, 2014

WEEK SEVENTEEN: Will you still love me if I'm stinky?

I refuse to take one more shower in our apartment because we don't have hot water. And it's getting cold outside so it's like I'm getting pneumonia every time I take a shower! So I hope my comp still loves me even if I stop showering because I can't take the ice cold water anymore! We thought maybe it was because our gas tank was we had our RC Huang Cong Ming come and change our gas tank! But that didn't fix it, sooo we're still trying!

Such a funny week! Probably the funniest thing...JERRY GOT HIT BY A CAR THIS WEEK. Or more accurately, he hit a car. I know it doesn’t sound funny, but there is a reason why it was actually really funny: 
There was this van pulling out and Jerry was probably checking out Sister Branch in his mirrors because he has a crush on her, (it’s so obvious) and he ran into a car on his scooter!! Then the craziest thing happens...a huge WHITE guy gets out!!! He’s a Syrian man who has been here for 28 years!!! So strange and funny! We love Jerry - and he's getting baptized in two week so YAY!! haha! 

Taipei 101
 We went to Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center. Taipei 101 is a landmark super tall skyscraper located in Xinyi DistrictTaipei, Taiwan. The building is comprised of 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The building  architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition!

 SO FUN!!! It was amazing to be 91
stories in the air! We also talked to an American teenager from Oregon; the most normal conversation I've had in Taiwan with a person other than a missionary!!

Before we went up 101 floors!

BEST PART OF THIS WEEK: we had our follow up trainer-trainee meeting!! I GOT TO SEE ALL OF MY FRIENDS!! It was amazingggg <3 I missed them all so much! I learned so much from the trainee meeting this week, mostly about how I am not entitled to more success or less struggles than the Savior. Recently I have been struggling with doubting myself and comparing myself to my wonderful companion.

taking in the view!

what a view!

I took Weston to Taipei 101 for his Birthday! He had a great time!

I cut my hair this week!! Well my bangs...I'm seriously thinking of cutting my hair, it's just so much and the humidity is like BLAH so I’ll see what happens. Oh and we got locked out of our apartment this morning...that was funny. And awkward to sit in our neighbors house while the kids got ready and just sit and wait and wait for a guy to come unlock our house. Ha ha this awkward life of ours is so good.

Most of my struggles have been in my head and I realized this week that I just need to trust in the Lord and realize that everything has a purpose, and as long as I am working to overcome my faults, I am growing. It was a big comfort to me this week to be reminded that the Savior sacrificed Himself for me, that I was worth that much to Him. We all are worth it. I'm just continuing every week to grow and progress. So just all remember that we ALL are entitled to His love!!

I'd like to ask you all to pray for Joyce, and Jerry to keep progressing.  Any and all prayers are greatly appreciated! Also pray for us to get our water fixed please:) Also, it was an ongoing joke in the MTC that I had old lady clothes
because on three occasions I matched with a senior missionary. I would just like to announce that my FAVORITE pants, the ones I bought in China, the ones I wear like every day...I’ve seen two Amas wearing the same ones. Whatever, I embrace it!!! Haha

Well I literally can't write everything but I love you all and miss you and pray for you every day!!! My heart can hardly hold all the love that I feel!!! Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Heavenly Father loves us all!!!

Rèn Jiěmèi (Taiwan Taipei Mission)

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