|One of my dreams came true this week when I got to wear the Yuanzhumin native costume:)|
|I sent my first official text in Chinese this week!|
Dear Family and Friends,
THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!
It's been a crazy week full of growth and change in my life. Here are a few things that happened this week:
1- We met President and Sister Jergensen(our new mission president & wife). So how it happened is we went up to Hualien for a meeting and then came back that same day. It was the weirdest thing... but when I saw Sister Jergensen for the first time it was literally like I was seeing one of my old friends from my home ward. It was really just like talking with mom :) It was the best! then we met President Jergensen. HE REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF PRESIDENT HARDING (Georgia). It was incredible. So their family did a little presentation and introduced themselves and it was the best. I could feel of their love for us and for this mission. I also can totally feel that President Jergensen is called of God. I just know it. I can feel it in my spirit.
3-The most important lesson I learned this week... the mission is a refiner's fire. Which is so good and so hard at the same time. I think I had been given a little bit of a break from trials and then this month they've all come to visit :) haha. But for some strange reason, it's exhilarating. It's almost thrilling to know that I have a new challenge ahead. I'm so excited to continue to change myself and to progress and grow. I think I'm really changing who I am and how I see myself and others. It's pretty cool being out here in Beinan because we don't really get to see other missionaries a ton. It's hard sometimes, but I think it's been a blessing for me to be able to really concentrate on what matters most.
I love this gospel. I testify that it is true and that God loves his kids.
Thank you for the love and support and prayers :)
PS. Pres. Hou took us on an amazing pday adventure!!! Taiwan is such a beautiful and amazing place. Thanks Pres. Hou!!!
|Our p-day adventure!!!|
|Pres. Hou and Johnny. They are the best!!!|
|Sister Walker and I|
|Sometimes you just gotta JUMP!!!|