Elder Sabin

Elder Sabin

Monday, August 1, 2016

Week 54: Short and Sweet

Alright peeps, I don't have much time today again.  We're going to Chinatown, so my email is gonna be pretty short.

First fun thing we did.  Last P-day we went to the ZhenShan Buddhist Temple!  It was pretty fun.  Lots of really beautiful statues and a lot of monks chanting in the different areas.  It was super weird to be there, but it definitely helps you to appreciate the different cultures.  They had a whole ton of massive Buddha Shrines in a few of the different pagodas, and in one room they were chanting their prayers for like an hour while we were there.  I'll send home pictures.

First miracle of the week.  We really felt this one day that we should go to an intersection to find people, and I'd never been there before, so we gave it a shot.  It wasn't super effective for about an hour, and so we were thinking about moving along, but then we contacted this lady named Nancy.  We talked for a little bit, and she seems decently interested, but then when we gave her a Book of Mormon, she was just so grateful!  Honestly, you'd think we'd given her the keys to a new car.  It was cool.  Anyway, her bus came, and she had to go, but we had her number, so we were satisfied.  Then, probably 30 minutes later, we're walking past a Chinese supermarket, and she walks out of it.  She runs right up to us, and tells us "Hey, I'm working here, but this market closes at 9:00.  Can we talk then?"  We were thrilled at the idea, and so we came back, and it turns out she was super interested.  We could only talk for a few minutes because we had to get home by 9:30, but it was a pretty cool miracle.

Also, Vivian is doing awesome.  She hasn't yet gotten her answer, but if anyone has a desire to get one it's her.  We decided we'd just cover the basics again, and so for the last 2 lessons that's all we did, and they were both really good.  She really likes the church, and wants to believe in God.  We read Enos together, and talked about how his situation is a lot like hers.  He too didn't have a testimony, but he really wanted to, and so he prayed for a whole day and didn't get an answer.  Only after he prayed for a long time was he finally able to get his confirmation and have his sins remitted.  Really cool lesson.

Martin's doing awesome as well.  We're seeing him tonight, so that'll be good.  He really wants to get baptized, and he's been praying about a baptismal date. He lives 4 houses away from the church, so it's really easy to drop by on him.

Also, we had a lot of weird tracting experiences this week. Lots of people like answering the door in interesting attire.  One man reminded me a lot of Gollum.  Like, from LOTR.  It was weird.

Anyway, I love you all.  I've slacked off on the emails lately, and I promise I'll send a really in depth one next week.  Love y'all!

Elder Sabin