Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I Love This Work!

Dear Mommy,

Are you ready for some exciting news?! Okay, well it's not that exciting but it is a fun fact that I just found out. So I am living in the same apartment that Sister Roy lived in when she first got to Taiwan! And I am serving in her first ward. How crazy is that?! She takes care of me so much. When I first got to Taiwan, there were so many missionaries who were expecting me because of the fact that Sis. Roy told everyone that her best friend was coming and that she was so excited. And now she continues to tell ward members wherever I go to take care of me. Serving with Sis. Roy is such a blessing from the Lord!

Another exciting news is that since I moved to the Central Zone, we are doing a pilot program for using Facebok in the Taiwan Taipei mission. So that means that I'll be using Facebook to proselyte! But according to my companion, we'll have to disable my old Facebook profile and the mission recorder will set up a new profile for me that is exclusive for the mission. I will only be able to add people in my ward here and use it only for the mission. But when I move out of Central zone, this profile will also be deleted. So this is surely new for me!

Here is my letter to President Day explaining some exciting events that happened this week:
Datong is certainly a different experience from Guishan but I love it just as much. I'm growing and learning in new ways. We had an incredible week! One of the things we did this week was do Temple Square tours. As we prayerfully set our goal for how many tours and referrals we wanted to have, I noticed that it was high, especially for a tour on a Friday. On top of that goal, we wanted 3 of them to be peikes. Well, the Lord just strengthened my testimony of how this is His work.

We got to Jin Hua and set up. We started with our prayer asking Heavenly Father to please send people our way. Immediately after getting settled and getting familiar with our resources, someone wanted a tour. It was a church member and her non-member friend. We found that they had been waiting for quite some time, especially since they thought that we'd be available at 1pm. When we finished that tour, we had a scheduled tour for 2pm with a brother. We asked the member sister if she'd be willing to peike for that lesson as well. During his tour, two other RC brothers came looking for us wanting a tour. After this lesson, she was willing to peike again. This wonderful member, Hong JM peike'd 3 lessons! She later told us how things she worked out. She actually was planning to have lunch with her friend and then go do a session at the temple. But because she misunderstood the time, she wasn't able to go to the temple. Instead though, she was able to peike for us and bring her friend in for a tour. She said it was doing the Lord's work in another way.

Later in the day, we found two sisters who came in the chapel and offered to take them on a tour and they accepted. We found out they were from China. We gave them a Book of Mormon before they left. What a wonderful opportunity to be a part in spreading the gospel to China!

Lastly, after dinner we get a call from the temple sisters who tell us of a last minute schedule. A male member wanted to bring his friend in a tour. The Lord is so merciful! He allowed us to achieve our goal of temple tours, referrals and peikes!!! He expects us to set the goals, have the faith, work, and let Him take over. He answered our prayer of sending people for temple tours.

This week, we really tried to focus on dividing our time equally in all aspects of missionary work. I feel that we were successful. I have a testimony of just sitting down and making important phone calls to former investigators, potential investigators, English class members, and sending referrals. While we do that, we must also talk to those around us. While we were sitting at 7-11, I decided to just spark a conversation with a sweet girl sitting next to me. She was on a lunch break from work. She ended up telling me about her family. Before she left, we offered to say a prayer with her. When I asked if there was anything in her life that we could pray for, she paused and tears came to her eyes. In the best English that she mutter, she explained how she was worried for her future and for her family. Although we didn't have a lesson with her, I truly felt the Lord had His hand in allowing us to meet her. He wanted us to meet her and to let her feel the Spirit. I can't wait to follow up with her and actually have a lesson with her!

I read this talk this past week entitled "Worship the True and Living God" By Pres. Spencer W. Kimball. He shares with us an important fact: " If a man owns a million dollars worth of gold … , he possesses approximately one 27-billionth ofall the gold that is present in the earth’s thin crust alone. This is an amount so small in proportion as to be inconceivable to the mind of man. But there is more to this: The Lord who created and has power over all the earth created manyother earths as well, even “worlds without number” (Moses 1:33); and when this man received the oath and covenant of the priesthood (see D&C 84:33–44), he received a promise from the Lord of “all that my Father hath” (D&C 84:38)"

What a promise!!! I testify of this and I know that there is more to this life than what the world has to offer.

Today we are going to Taipei 101! YAY! I can't wait to send pictures next week.

I love you!!
Sister Sagisi

I love custard pies! Now I know how Hawaii got them. It's a Taiwan influence. :)

I don't really know what that is behind me, but I needed a picture to send in this email so I took it yesterday after church while waiting to cross the street.

We visited Zhong JM! And this is Sister Roy with her a year ago.

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