This week I am really working on exact obedience and getting things done super efficiently! I would like to effectively handle all responsibilities given, and serve to the fullest. I love different aspects of the work like finding (proselyting, calls), updating the books (including getting updated pictures), and of course visiting lovely families and people of all kinds. I've also realized the importance of effective study and practice so that we can teach really well (this is such an important work, and these people that we are teaching are worth the time and effort).
As apartment leader, I made a cute little cleaning schedule with each room and tasks for the rooms to do the "5 minute flash" after exercise, as suggested in the apartment book. We alternate rooms every day. I am thankful to have such sweet sisters in my apartment who are easy going and willing to try new things. The goal is to have a house like a temple (cleanliness leads to happiness and allows us to be more receptive to the spirit). D&C 88:119.
I'm thankful that we have a district who is so uplifting and encourages all missionaries to be their very best and work harder. Elder McGrath is doing well as district leader. He takes his calling seriously and really wants to help us improve/ supports us while making it fun. We definitely all grow together as a district. It is great.
Sister Liu (Ann) went to the every day Wan Chai ward on Wednesday (she is unable to get work off on Sundays). She really loved it-- she hasn't gone to a church meeting in a long time. I am happy for her, and thankful for her faith, testimony, and good example to us. Every person has place to improve, and it is so special to witness others coming unto Christ and trying to become better. "Partaking in the enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ."
We met with Sister Tsui (77 years old). She will be going to Japan for 3 weeks for an extended family member's wedding. She will be preparing herself to be baptized on July 17. However, she is worried, because her family doesn't know about her attending church/ learning about Christ (they are Buddhist). Her family often tells her what to do (she is the youngest), so it really worries her to think about being baptized.
AJ (19 years old) is improving so much. She has really decided to turn her life around after a trial in her life. It is also amazing that she was able to see the example in Sister Allison's home of how the Gospel blesses families and changes lives. It really shows us our purpose and gives us necessary guidance and direction. As of now, she would like to be baptized, but would like some time first. She has been loving how personal the scriptures can be applied to her life. Alma 43 has really made an impression on her. She will be taking some time going to her mom's home town in China to reflect, ponder, and relax. She has been reading the scriptures and praying every day. I'm really happy for her growth and testimony. She is really such a special spirit.
I am very excited for the changes in the stakes as they create two new stakes. The work is progressing in Hong Kong every day, step by step. (This Sunday was the official 6 stakes in Hong Kong meeting).
Last week we went to Mongkok and got some cute really cheap things (you have to be good at bargaining/ lowering the prices). This P-day we will be going to Central/ Causeway Bay to go shopping a bit (probably window shopping). A lovely member gave us a ton of summery clothes to wear in this hot season. I am so thankful that God watches out for us through his faithful members!
Everyone: someone please send me a recipe(s) from online that use Horlichs (drink powder). I have a ton that I don't know what to do with. Thank you!!!!
I'm sending a package home today (June 6)... Maybe if my family isn't there, some grandparents could pick it up for them? I don't know... I think it takes 3-4 weeks for a package to arrive.
I love you all; be safe.
Wife preparation/ cooking up a storm. Ngoh hou lek jyuh yeh sihk haihmhaih (im super talented at cooking... #amirite)