Taiwan, Taichung Mission

Taiwan, Taichung Mission

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mangos are here!

Another great week! Its getting warmer and warmer here and now is officially MANGO SEASON (had my first real mango the other day)! The work is going well here, I'll try to give a couple good updates!

We are working with the husband of a recent convert right now. He has a big problem with tithing, but besides that and some work issues would be willing to get baptized... We decided to try and use the scriptures better with him. We had a lesson the other day where we did nothing but read Alma 36 and discuss the principles we could learn and how it related to his life. It actually went really well! It was a super uplifting lesson, and hopefully helped to show how we can apply the scriptures to our lives. He seemed to like it and hopefully we can make more progress!

We had a miracle referral this week from a university professor in our area. She lives somewhere else, so she's not in our ward, but she got talking with one of her students about the gospel and he's pretty interested! His name in Johnny and he's got super good English. We had a sweet lesson with him and the professor shared some awesome thoughts about how Christ has changed her life!

Our old bishop is having us over for dinner in a couple of nights and is inviting a friend that has interest in the Gospel. He literally wrote up a huge list of stats and info about him so we can be prepared to share something good. We'll see how it goes.

The ward just ate up our investigators at church yesterday. Especially this girl we brought. She's the same age as our RC Brother Chen. They were absolutely flirting up a storm after church!! haha they even exchanged contact info!

President Monson told a story and gave a talk a couple years back that I really like:

During the 1940s and 1950s, an American prison warden, Clinton Duffy, was well known for his efforts to rehabilitate the men in his prison. Said one critic, “You should know that leopards don’t change their spots!”

Replied Warden Duffy, “You should know I don’t work with leopards. I work with men, and men change every day.”

We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.

I love this area and I love all the stuff I'm learning!

Love you all!
-Elder Gilbert

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