DUNCAN GOT BAPTIZED THIS WEEK YEAHHHHHHHH!!! he is our 4 week miracle. Literally he just gets it ALL and what he doesn't get, it clicks for him as soon as we explain it!! God leads the prepared to us and us to the prepared. Duncan listens to the scriptures because he hates reading haha. So we made him a special little calendar for his last week before baptism and he read all of those scriptures. He understands the scriptures REALLY well which is always hard for new members, but not him!!!
AND - HIS PARENTS CAME TO THE BAPTISM!! We went through the beginning speakers of the baptism and he was already changed, and then his mom calls, and everyone is sitting in the room with the baptismal font waiting for him, and he runs outside in his white clothes, no shoes, to wait for his parents!!! haha it was awesome, we just waited on him like he was a super star late to his own concert or something.
He was held under the water a little longer because he wanted the full feeling of it and wanted to pray underwater haha he is awesome. Everyone was freaking out though, like WHY is he under the water so long?? His confirmation was pretty cool too, he said he felt a warm feeling starting at his head and he really soaked up the feeling during the blessing. It talked about how his family would come in contact with Jesus Christ because of his example and that he would get married in the temple...SUPER cool promises!!! He just understands the gospel and understands how lucky he is that his first contact with Jesus Christ was THIS church.
This gospel is really just so simple, and he is the perfect person to understand and love it in its simplicity. He bore his testimony in sacrament meeting and talked about how Heavenly Father is so close to us and that his relationship with God is so close and He sends him miracles all the time. After church Duncan also told us that his way of receiving inspiration is just like a light bulb, he knows what he needs to do or has an idea. He never questions, just acts on it and THAT is what inspiration is all about.
Speaking of another person who their first contact with Jesus Christ was our church....miracle 王傳龍!!!!! He was ANOTHER referral from the 桃二Sister (Duncan was too) and he met with us having no idea who Christ even was but he wanted to learn more. He pretty much already accepted our message when we first started teaching. He believes that we all have spirits so it makes sense that Heavenly Father created us and that the Holy Ghost can communicate with our spirit and help us feel comforted and stuff like that. He wants to pray and read the Book of Mormon. He also wants to meet THREE times a week!!!
The only problem...he has class on Sundays. We were really worried that his problem would be coming to church. But sinceis also a Chinese Holiday, he had off. We asked him if he could come to church and originally he said no, he was going to celebrate with his family. BUT was a chapel open house so we were having chapel tours, and he wanted to look around anyway. So we sang with him and showed him around, explained sacrament and bearing testimonies, and classes and Jesus and all this stuff....
THEN he stayed for another 2 hours as we went around handing out English fliers and waving a sign around about chapel tours. He met members and felt the spirit that is within the walls of the chapel of the Lord. THEN he CAME TO THE BAPTISM THAT NIGHT TOO!!! literally at the chapel from 2-8 besides like an hour he went home for dinner. WHAT yes this was our first time meeting him and his first time stepping foot into this wonderful gospel. At the end of the night, he said no, he wasn't going to celebrate the holiday with his family, HE WAS COMING TO CHURCH INSTEAD!!!!
Ok, this is so out of order, but I have to mention some other miracles from this week: We met a ladyso we went to find her ...turns out she doesn't live there, but someone who lives on the floor above where she said she lives was a PREPARED SOUL!!!
廖Dixiong, he was already Christian but didn't feel right at the church he was attending. He prays every night already and understand that our church has God's priesthood authority. I LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS! You get lied to by someone on the street - and then you find someone else who lives there needs the gospel! Ok so it doesn't happen very often, but it was a huge miracle!!! He came to English class and he came to church and we are so excited!!
Another miracle this week....literally get ready for this....we were on the way to 江家庭's house and it was anight and there's a gospel doctrine class that night so no one can ever help us with their lesson so we just didn't try to find anyone. We had made them a scripture chain so that they would have homework for the week and for Easter. It fell out of Sister Kunzler's bike so we had to stop and run back and get it.
As we pick it up, a scooter pulls up and says "Do you guys need help?" and we figure its a friendly Taiwanese man who thinks white girls need help. No, he is a member and he got baptized 10 years ago and served a mission 2 years ago when he was 26! He asks us again "What can I help you with?" and we have no idea, but then he asks "Do you have a lesson right now that I could help with?" and we're like WHAT YES WE DO!!!!!!! he had time to help us peike a lesson that we were noobs for and didn't find anyone. Literally Heavenly Father sent us an angel. Not only that, but our topic for 江家庭 was about the Spirit and he was SUCH a powerful testimony of the Spirit. He helped answer questions we would have had no idea how to explain.
Turns out that this Brother Joseph Peng was late to deliver something for work and was gonna get in trouble with his boss, but he sacrificed his time to help servants of the Lord and I KNOW it paid off....do you know why??? becauseeeeeee 江Dixiong...HE CAME TO CHURCH AND HE BORE HIS TESTIMONY. DO YOU KNOW HOW AMAZING THAT IS!? We were worried because at our lesson he was prideful and stubborn and it was a little frustrating, but he had a miraculous experience that he shared in his testimony....
Apparently the previousnight he had gone to bed at like , so no reason to wake up for church. But at , he woke up on his own with lots of energy and he prayed to know if Heavenly Father woke him up so he could go to church...and because we had a lesson about the Spirit and Brother Peng helped him understand, 江Dixiong recognized the voice that came into his head that he needed to go to church as the Spirit, and he came and shared it with everyone. Yeah.
So church was amazing....well HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!! It was beautiful and sunshiney and lovely and we only have single adult male investigators. We also met this awesome 高Dixiong this week and he came to church too!!!
Another miracle from this week, we were biking back from Yingge and this guy stops us and talks to us and we talk to him about inviting his son to English class. We keep riding and 15 minutes later, he rides up to us AGAIN and hands us drinks!! he rode really far away to a 7/11 and bought us drinks!!! I LOVE Taiwanese people!!!! Besides the fact that he bought us tea and we couldn't drink it, it was super awesome:)
Pan Dixiong gets baptized this week and we get to watch General Conference on this side of the world!!!! SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! He wants to finish reading the Book of Mormon before!! He is awesome and his conversion has been truly incredible!!!!
I hope you all kept the meaning of Easter in your hearts. I also hope that if you went on YouTube yesterday, If you didn't go watch this incredible video.
I love taking the time to look at all of the big and little blessings Heavenly Father gives me, including being companions with Sister Kunzler cuz she is freaking hilarious and knows how to have fun and we are just crazy and fun together but get stuff done and I love her! with that I'll break the news, I'm training. I will get my missionary baby . Requesting extra prayers for me and this new missionary. Bye.
Sister Wright (Taiwan Taipei Mission)
Rèn Jiěmèi 任曼欣姐妹
Rèn Jiěmèi 任曼欣姐妹