Hello everyone. I hope your Thanksgivings were all stuffed with turkeys, stuffing, and thanksgiving. Mine definitely was. It's too bad that people weren't very filled with thanksgiving when we knocked on their doors. So, we opted for a different form of work, namely, putting up Free English Class posters so that no one in Irvine cannot not know that we have a Free English Class. For Free. Free English Class has actually been quite a success as of late since the development of our marketing technique of putting up flyers near Chinese markets. One newcomer has been to church the past two Sundays and asked us yesterday when she could get baptized, so I think that it must be a hit.
Another thing that happened this week was that both of my trainers, Jeremy Bray and Myungho Kim, showed up for the holidays. That was pretty crazy. It really brought back memories of the Glory Days for me. That was nice because I got to look back and see how much I've changed since then. But then I heard both of their Chinese, which reminded me of how much more I need to improve. But there's time. Actually, you all might be interested in the incredibly sad news that I have one year left in the mission field as of today. Time flies by, that's all I can say. And no, I'm not trunky, because how can you have the following experience and be trunky?
Okay. So we were tracting yesterday. We just happen to have the addresses of all the Chinese people in Irvine, so we were out knocking on those. Then we hear the wonderful sound of Chinese people talking in a house that was not on our list. We knock. This guy opens up. He says he is Christian as of last month, we ask him what it has been doing for his life. Then he says, "Well, how about you come in?" Which is like asking a missionary, "Do you want some free food?" So we go in and start talking religion. He was receptive and very interested in ours. He heard about our church on the news - Mitt Romney being the facilitator, if you can believe it. We reviewed the baptismal interview questions with him and read some of Moroni 10 together. He read over everything again and kept saying, "This is really good. This is true. God led you to my house tonight. I'm usually in China. This is great." Man. I would knock on a thousand doors to get another experience like that. It was wonderful. We'll keep you updated on how this all works out.
Alright, everyone. This work is sweet and more than worth all the knocking. It's true and that's why it's worth it. Heavenly Father is preparing His children to hear and accept the truth. I know for myself that that is true.
Have an awesome week.
- Elder Winters
This is Sherry's baptism. Daniel taught her until his new companion arrived in the mission.