Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Piece of Heaven

Wow. This moment is here. I cannot believe how fast the end came. This is my last email. I literally have no idea what to say or how to express how I'm feeling. This is very surreal to me. I still feel like I have a year and a half left to go! I would like to talk about our Sunday miracle. So several weeks ago my companion found a phone number in the back of her planner. She has been calling him every Sunday and inviting him to come to church. He says that he will, but then he just stands us up. This week she called and said, "Hello! Is this Huang Xiansheng? This is Sister Luo, the one that you always stand up." He sounded super sorry, so she told him, "Today we will meet with you at the fruit stand in about 20 minutes." So about 10 minutes later she called him again and asked if he had left the house. He still hadn't so she said, "Don't stand us up again!" He agreed to meet with us. Ten minutes later Sister Luo called the number again and said, "Why haven't you left the house?... What do you mean your dad already left?... Oh! That was your dad?! No! You are the one that has been standing us up! You need to go with him!" Haha! So we found out that Sister Luo was talking to the wrong man and he had no idea what was going on! But we got to the fruit stand and this sweet old man was waiting for us haha! So we started biking with him to the chapel. Sister Luo was leading the way and we got to a stop light. She was stopped for about 3 to 5 seconds and this man for some reason crashed right into her! Haha! He explained that he didn't see her... I don't know, the whole situation was all so hilarious! He came to church though and seemed to enjoy talking to the other old grandpa in our ward(: Haha!

We met with Jia Dixiong and his son for the last time. Every time I meet with them I feel the Spirit so strongly. We went over the Plan of Salvation with them. It was a cool experience because the last time we taught them the Plan of Salvation was when Jia Dixiong decided to get baptized. The Spirit was so strong in this lesson. I got an impression that this was a little piece of Heaven. It was a really neat moment to know that I will see them again, whether that means this life or the next. I'm so grateful for this gospel!
How do I even begin to say how much I love my mission? How do I even start to explain all of the things I've learned? How do I express my gratitude for a loving Heavenly Father who allowed me to come to Taiwan? I am just so happy! I can say without a doubt that I know that God lives and loves me. I know that the Savior's Atonement is so real! I know that this life is a time to prepare to meet God. I know that by being obedient to the commandments that God has given us we can find true, lasting happiness. I have never been happier in my life. This has been the best year and a half of my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that this church is true! 
"And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!" (D&C 76:22).
I'm so grateful I have had the opportunity to represent the Savior and to help others come unto Him. I love you all so very much. I'll be seeing you soon <3

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