There isn't much to report on this week I'm afraid. Cheung Sha Wan is doing good! We have dropped a lot of investigators the past couple week, but it's okay. That is mean we are spending more time finding those prepared people :) President Lam tells us a lot that when one door closes, another opens, so we are trying to look for those open doors! I know the Lord has His reason for so many investigators being dropped. We just need to keep going and find those open doors! We are going to try and focus more on less actives and visiting members and just building up the area there. Maybe that is what the Lord wants us to focus on.
We finally were able to hear from Candice this past week after 1 1/2 weeks of no contact, but it was to tell us that she needed to drop us. Her parents don't want her to join our church. It made me SO sad to hear this! Candice is so good and really had a lot to learn from this gospel. It's okay though. I know the Lord has a plan for her and it's not her time to accept the gospel. I hope future missionaries will be able to contact her! I have no doubt that she is going to be baptized one day; it's just going to be in the Lord's time.
The ward is doing really good though. During ward council yesterday, they asked us what they can do to be better with our investigators. Usually you have to tell people what to do so the fact that they were asking how they could help caught me a little off guard but it was so good! We told them to be a little more proactive in fellowshipping our investigators at church and being friends with them outside of lessons. Cheung Sha Wan is an amazing ward! I am so blessed to be here and serving with Sister Yost!
I want to share something that I learned in a mission leadership council and it has stuck with me the past couple of weeks. We go to the temple every two months in this mission and missionaries always look forward to it. The temple is such a peaceful place where you can really feel the Spirit and get personal revelation. We always come with a question we want answered and then in the temple, we ponder and pray to receive an answer. President Lam made the point that we always value this precious time, but why don't we treat going to church the same way? We have that during sacrament meeting when we are partaking of the sacrament to put aside all of our cares and focus on Christ and His Atonement. We can come to church with a question for the week and during the sacrament, ponder it and receive personal revelation so we know what to do. I have done this the past couple of weeks and it really does make all the difference in my church attendance. So I encourage all of you to do the same next week! Come to church with a question and be prepared to receive an answer.
I hope all of you have a great week! Remember the Lord loves you and is constantly watching over you!
Scripture of the Week: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 We may ask to have all of our afflictions removed, but it is in those times that our weaknesses are made stronger through the grace of Christ.
Quote of the Week: Rise up and follow in the footsteps of our Redeemer and Savior and one day you will look back and be filled with eternal gratitude that you chose to trust the Atonement and it's power to lift you up and give you strength (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)
Sister Maggie Shiffert
Meet Henry the master erhu-ist! (pronounced yee woo) It's like the Chinese version of a violin (No I can't play it without sounding like a dying cat haha)
HK island is so pretty!
Fun in Tsim Sha Tsui :)
Dinner with Bishop Lok and his family and a couple members!
We ate with some members of our ward and Brother Kwok wanted a selfie haha!