Sunday, October 5, 2014
Taipei 101, Leaving Taipei
So I'm moving again! Sister Smith's trainee came!!! Yay!!! So all the new missionaries (31 of them) who were supposed to come in last transfer are finally here. Their VISAs got processed and everything is all good. That just means that I'm moving somewhere and I get a new companion. I think the amazing thing about our transfer meetings is that we don't know where we are going or who our companions are until it is announced at the transfer meeting. Haha. I love Pres. Day and the way he does things in our mission. :)
Here is a paragraph from my letter to Pres. Day that I want to include in this week's email:It has been a fast but amazing few weeks here in Wanda. I can't even believe it's time for me to leave. I read an article in the August 2014 Liahona entitled, "Act Upon this Land as for Years." And I thought it was so pertinent to what is happening to me. When I heard that I'll only be companions with Sister Smith until the new missionaries get to Taiwan, it was easy to think, "oh I'll just live out of my suitcases because who knows, I could be leaving ." But no, I got settled and I acted as if I was going to be there for the whole transfer. I already know why the Lord allowed me to have this opportunity, though short, to serve here in Wanda and to be companions with Sister Smith. I love her so much!
Here's the link to the article: https://www.lds.org/
ensign/2014/08/young-adults/ act-upon-this-land-as-for- years?lang=eng
And here's a fun fact. So the son of Kaiping, in this mormon.org/kaiping video actually accompanied us as we did a temple tour. We didn't even know it was him until after the fact. Haha. As Sister Smith and I talked about the tour we just said to each other, "it made sense because he said that he attended a music school!" Haha. And according to the video, he's an amazing musician. He also has such a strong testimony.
We get to watch General Conference next week! Yay! I can't wait to hear these inspired messages. It takes a week for them to translate it to Chinese :)
I love you so much mommy!