Another Week gone!! O.o NOOOO BUt HI! :) I realized how fast time is going for us out here in the mission. I've never had time move so fast, but it's ok. I love it, and I can't wait for all this progress with our investigators to continue to move forward! :) I'm also reading through Jesus the Christ and I would advise EVERYBODY to read it! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! I've learned so much from that book. After I finish it, I'll just have to read the old testament :(. That one is a little difficult, and I probably will just read it after my mission. Book of mormon again :) Being a missionary is great because we get to study the scriptures for TWO HOURS EVERY MORNING! :) YAY! Sadly, we haven't had conference weekend yet. I'm really excited to see it soon though. We have four chances to get investigators to church! YEH! hahahaha. And we can always count on the prophet to answer some of the questions that our investigators have. Our whole district is really excited to be able to watch conference at the end of this week. :) I hear David Archuleta sings.... maybe he's in the MTC in which I apologize and sayElderArchuleta. He's the man for serving a mission. :) Sadly,ElderTsai is leaving our district. He's being transfered today. We don't know who our new friend will be, but I'm still with ElderMonsen. :) we're doing really well. He's a really good missionary that really cares about the people he serves. We joke around a lot about our investigators, but in the end we really love and care for them. :) He's the man. Jeff is always doing so good! I can't believe it. I need to step it up!!!!!! The work out here is super difficult, but as long as we learn to trust in the Lord, we can always make our way through it. Congratulations on your date in the sealing temple :). 10:00 December 21st I'll hold a little party for you over here in Australia :). Vicky is really doing well in Taiwan. I can tell everybody must trust her so much for her to be having so much success. She's definitely such a good role model for me. Verina is the best as always. Everybody here in the mission teases me about her now. ElderTutai, our AP was over at our flat for lunch one day and said: "When I get home, I'm going to marry a little asian girl. And she'll have to be good at the piano." They all know you're the best... sorry bout that :P hahahaha Jonjon is the man!!! Keep up the good work! you got mostly A's!!! You're the man! next semester you're going to get straight A's! Just work super hard! As long as you do that, nothing can stop you. :) I keep hearing about Dad's Soy milk machine and I'm really jealous :P two years from now, I"ll be able to try it. But only in Two years. DOn't worry, I'm focused! :) Ooh!!! Somebody can bring mail? hmmm... pictures!!! :D I LOVE PICTURES!!!!!!! Every missionary loves PICTURES SO MUCH!!!!!!! Plus I love showing off my family to our investigators. It works. They always say that you all look so happy. And they still think that mom is my sister. At least they don't think she's my wife :P hahaha. I love the temple. But other than that, I can't really think of anything. I have tons of clothes... tons of food. the best mission. I could last another two years out here. :) YOu're all the best for helping me out and supporting me so much. so yep. Pictures and whatever you feel like :). except for more clothes. I have so many clothes. SO MANY CLOTHES!!!!! GAH! and I'm not even buying anything. Posterity items are killing me. I now have 5 bags, and SO MANY CLOTHES. hahahaha. I'm the oneelderin the field with four trainers. :D YAY! Ok, so fun stories for the week. This week, we had a cockroach infestation in which we killed 26 cockroaches. O.o GAH NO!!! and they were all SOOOOO big. I don't like cockroaches at all. anyway. So we did that for a while. Killed a few... got some cockroach killing stuff and now I think we've got most of them. We picked up anelder from the airport and he had to go to the bathroom. As soon as he got in, he yelled: "Are you keeping this as your pet or can I kill it?" hahaha. Turns out it was a massive cockroach. He stepped on it, and then it ran away, thenElderTsai stepped on it, and it was still alive, and so we had to stomp on it two more times to kill it. Resilient little things. :) Another fun story: One of the missionaries here(ElderHadfield) had a drunk guy run and scream at him trying to scare him, butElder Hadfield isn't really easy to scare, so he just shouldered the drunk guy. I thought that was pretty funny. hahaha. Ok, maybe it wasn't that funny, but at the time it made me really happy. Drunk people are the best. :) We were teaching one of our investigators (Kevin) at 3 and we had an appointment right after with Victoria. Victoria actually came a little bit early, so we closed up with Kevin, but as kevin was leaving he said to victoria: "You should get baptized. It'll be good for you." hahahaha. Funny thing is that Victoria is supposed to be baptized on the 21st while Kevin still refuses to set a baptismal date. :) We'll hopefully change that soon. Kevin is the best. We met with him one day and he threw down his lectures and told ust hat he was studying htem till 4 in the morning O.o. I took a look at it and understood a lot of it!!! crazy huh? well, I explained it to him and he started opening up to us a little more. I know that God definitely helped me understand that to gain his trust. Business law is actually quite interesting when the spirit is explaining it to you :P hahahaha. Well, I actually can't remember too much from the rest of this week, except that we had one of the coolest experiences ever. We were going to teach a lesson in the city to an investigator from china. We usually call out a chinese speaking member to help us, or brandy and stephanie (because they help us all the time. :) They are the BEST). Anyway, this time, we decided to call out a sister named sister lim. Turns out they live in the same building (Casino Towers)!!!! She invited us all for dinner and invited him to institute and everything. We don't know what would have happened if we had called someone else out, but she helped us so much. I can imagine mom was an amazing fellowship as well! I love members like that! We have a few go-to members that help us all the time! and they are the best. I can tell that God really loves and blesses them. They are born here, where there's a tendency to go away from religion and away from church, but they still stand strong! They are the epitome of letting their lights shine and standing firm on the foundation of Christ. Everybody here complains of how low the retention is because of the members, but I have seen how good the members here are!!!!! Sister Munro is the strongest fellowship and member I have ever met! It's so wonderful to see such missionaries that have extended their calling past their two year mission. Today, I had an epiphany! :) It was a really good one. In the morning, I was contemplating eating another bowl of cereal :P hahaha. But the epiphany came. The spirit is SUPER clear! strange story huh? Ok, well I'll let you know where this all comes from. WHen I wanted to eat the cereal, I knew that I probably shouldn't and that I should be more healthy, but I really wanted to eat that bowl of cereal. Well... life and the spirit is just like that. I shouldn't pause when I feel the promptings of the spirit. That moment of hesitation is a moment where I am accountable for my actions. when the spirit whispers to you. just DO IT!!!! NEVER BE TOO BUSY FOR THE SPIRIT!!!! Oh how important that is! There is always a moment when the spirit tells you to do something and you have a moment to act. What you do in that moment will prove your obedience. I heard a wonderful quote that I really want to find. "The difference between us and the rest of the Christian world is that we do not draw a line in the sand where we stop following God". I know that this work is the work and the glory of God. We are helping people be worthy of obtaining the kingdom of God, and God WILL send the spirit to be with us, to guide us, and to protect us. We are required to listen to that spirit. To find the elect, and to rescue the one! I love this work. I love being out here. I love the people I serve, and I love and cherish this gospel. Without it, where would we be? I hope we can all more sincerely listen to and follow the promptings of the spirit because he IS THERE! he is speaking to us. It's our choice to follow it or not. That is the way we can live with no regrets. :) I love you all, and hope you all the best :) The spirit will guide. No regrets! I think as of now, that's my mission motto :) No regrets. Cheers, ElderChen ps. here are a few pictures from our adventures on P-day. Isn't Australia amazing?! I've fallen in love with Islands, sand, the beach, etc. The great thing about that island is that there were no immodest people on it!!! :) I was really excited. A few crazy people, but it's an island so that should be normal.