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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Family, Friends and everyone else!

Family, Friends, and everyone else.
Things are going great here in Hualian. It is still my little world out in the middle of no where but I know the Lord loves his little world  out here because of all the blessings we saw!
This week we had a very special specialized training. We learned about sisters' fashion and we also learned about how to be more obedient. It was really cool (The obedience part) Pres. Day talked aobut how the Lord already trusts us and how he trusts so they are taking all the previous rules and throwing them out you can say. We are just going off Preach My Gospel, The Missionary handbook and the scriptures. He talked about governing our lives by principles rather practices. It was powerful and it puts a lot of responsibility on us. With that said, we still have to be obedient and work even harder for the spirit.
This week was fun as Elder Fang, the assistant to the president came on exchanges with us. We really saw so many blessings and miracles. One of my favorites was when we went to teach the Pan Family. It was fun and they were a happy little family. We meet with mama Pan, her oldest daughter 19, youngest 10, and her niece 7. The lesson was going really well, but Mama pan was wanting her daughters to get baptized but for herself, she was willing. SHe wanted them to have them to have the change but she was good. At that point I remember Elder Gong from the Area authorities gave us a special promise if look our investigators in the eyes and ask God what they needed, it would be given to us. So I did. I was impressed to share Mormoni 8.10. As we read the scripture it really hit her hard and she was willing. In fact she was quite excited for the baptism invite. I know the Lord answered my prayer and provided that miracle.
Next This week I went on exchanges with Elder Bowler to YuLi! It was fantastic. We actually did a bit of travelling. We took our bikes to train station and throw them on and went to ruisui. It was fun. When we got there we went to work. Its a really small town but we went and found a cute little family! Its going to be some work with them but get there faith up and they will see miracles. Also we went and blessed the sacrament for a lesson active you can say who couldn't come to church. So that was cool. Elder Bowler is a great missionary. One of the Gilbert, Arizona boys. This Elder Has some pretty intense faith and puts it to action. He loves to find and share the gospel. It was fun to work to the side of him and learn about his passion for missionary work. He is good one and will do great things there.
Finally Peng peng passed his baptismal interview! Big blessing but satan is already trying to eat him. On the way home he found work. But his new job requires him to work on sunday. He really wants to get baptized but he doesn't know what to do. So we will just have to wait and see I guess! Lots of prayers.
Well lots of Love!
Elder Townsend

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