Monday, September 26, 2016

Busy, busy and more busy!

Sept 25 2016
Well another week here has just flown by and we have lots of things to cover, from meetings, to exchanges, to teaching, to transfers, and more so let us "get stuck in" shall we?

Monday: Well Monday was a day of firsts. After spending a much needed day just relaxing at the chapel, we went out finding that night because our investigators couldn't come to FHE, and there was like no Chinese people out on the streets that night. When returning home to our flat, some hooligans decided to throw some eggs at us. Luckily I inherited my dads cat-like reflexes and I didn't get hit! (Neither did elder Zheng) so that was exciting! Then to make that night more exciting at 2 in the morning, all of the neighborhood cats decided to get together and have a social outside of our window! Ooh my goodness I have never heard so many cats meow at the same time!! Uhhhhh..... that was lame!

On Wednesday we had a fun day. We got to go on exchanges with the Zone Leaders, and me and Elder Ferrell got to go together! Sooo fun... me and him are really good buds, and it's always fun to be able to serve with him. We went and knock doors in a uni area and university students are so funny! We found one guy who loved the NFL so he was easy to talk to we got in and taught him the restoration! Pretty sweet guy, his name is T..... and he is a professional gamer. Like does tournaments and gets paid and stuff! Pretty crazy! Anyways, but then we had to go pick up a car from Ashington that night, which isn't really close, so we didn't get back until way late on Wednesday night!

Thursday morning was bright and early! We got up at 5:30 in the morning for a very special occasion. We had an amazing meeting in Leeds and it was for all of the Language missionaries in the whole mission. It was so awesome so the 7 of us Chinese missionaries in Newcastle had to drive down early in the morning so me and Elder Ferrell drove two cars down to Leeds-  a 2 hour drive! It was sooo scary and so fun to drive! Wow I miss driving, so now I am going to get my license, yes mom and dad, I  still haven't gotten it. But our meeting was soooo good it was all day long. With all of us there, the assistants  and President and Sister Turvey talked about the challenges and improvements we could make for the Chinese work. It was awesome, I just grew such my love for president and I am so grateful for his passion and desire to improve the language program. This is going to be a great couple of months! Then we drove back just in time for branch council that night. Meetings all day, you could say that we were pretty tired. 

All the Chinese speakers! 

Thursday was pretty sweet. We got a new investigator on Thursday. His name is M..... He is so awesome, he was so interested in prayer and was so eager to pray with us. It was so awesome, so we taught him the first lesson and scheduled him for the October 22. Then to make it even better, he came to church this week and he did really well!  He said after church that he felt "really comfortable." So we are excited to work with him!

Also we received this: 

"Dear Elder and Sisters,

I am so so excited to confirm that we will be privileged to hold a Mission Conference on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at the Huddersfield Stake Centre from 10am to 12pm..

In attendance will be: President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy, Bishop Gerald Causse, Presiding Bishop, Elder Patrick Kearon, Europe Area President, Elder Gary B. Sabin of the Europe Area Presidency."

Sunday was really sweet. So of course we got more people to come to church and at church we had the best sacrament service ever. We had two of our members give their farewell testimonies. And the spirit in the room was so strong, wow it was just so amazing. We are really going to miss those members, one of them B...... pictured below is such an amazing guy. Wow it's going to be sad not to have them. 

Then this Sunday marked the end of a transfer here, wow what a quick six weeks it has been up here in Newcastle I can't believe I have been here for that long!
So what it happening with the Chinese district this transfer you ask? :
Me and Elder Zheng: we are both staying!!!!!:)
Elder Lui and Jensen: they are also staying!!!!
Sister So and Sorensen: Sister sorensen will be leaving us, to go to Leeds. And sister Huang from Sheffield is coming up, so we will be in the same district again!

They are starting to film for the Transformers movie!

Well this week was really fun. We are still working with A...... and she is progressing really slowly but she is starting to talk a whole lot more which is awesome! Life is sooo good for me right now. I am so happy to be here and I know that this was the absolute best decision I have ever made. The church is true and I am so glad to be apart of it.

ElderHanks 韓長老

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