Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"It Shall Be Given"

It's been nice to have a relatively nice, quiet week. If you remember, last week was really busy, so it was nice to be able to calm down and move a little slower. Well, it was relatively quiet because a few of our appointments canceled, so that definitely wasn't too good.

Our main appointment last week was with Kai Xin. We once again tried to talk to her about Church and her various other commitments. Unfortunately, she still was not able to commit or come to Church on Sunday. On Sunday itself, we went over to a member's home, the Grants, for dinner, along with Kai Xin, so that we could fellowship her. She called us mid-afternoon and said that she wanted to meet us at the MRT (train stop) because she said that she wasn't sure how she was going to get there, so we agreed, and arrived there right around that time. Had to wait for quite awhile with her, which normally wouldn't frustrate me too much. But, she's been late every appointment that we have ever had with her, and I just wish she's be more punctual. It has definitely taught me that I need to be always punctual. It really is a lesson to learn in life! After dinner, we sat down to have a short lesson with her, talking about the blessings that come from taking the steps of faith. We really don't know what to do now, because she still wouldn't commit. I'm really starting to think once again that we need to give her some time. It will be her that makes that change, to call and tell us that she wants to make those changes in her life. Until then, there really is not going to be anything that we can do. The Spirit has to convert her.

We managed to get Seoko back to Church on Sunday, but we're still working on him so that he can make his own decision and not to be influenced by anyone. Germaine had a friend come, and he enjoyed it. Joel said that he would be bringing a friend this Sunday, so we're way excited for that, and thinking of new ways to get members excited about the work.

While Elder Stone and I were headed back one night, he just had enough time to contact a girl from Vietnam, and left her with a name card. The amazing thing was that she texted a message that night asking if he had returned home safely. From that, we were able to get a return appointment with her, and had a good lesson. Joe is her classmate, and so he was a good fellow shipper to have. Unfortunately, he heads home in less than a week!

We've been able to do some finding these past couple of days, and we've been doing good, so we hope to be able to get on that track and get some new investigators from that. We went over to the Grant's last night to help them drill a couple of holes in their ceiling so that they could hang up a couple of lanterns. Elder Maynes was with me, he's on a visa run. Random comment.

Anyhow, to end off, here is a wonderful scripture that I read in personal study today from Alma 26:22, "Yea, he that repenteth and excerisethfaith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the mysteries; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance."

I know that the Lord will bless us with these things as we obey Him!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Elder Chua :)
It's me, Kylie! I only just got your postcards last week, I am guessing that it'll be a while before you recieve my letter. So in the meantime- I hope you're doing great Ee Chien. Keep up the good work- good to see your posts.
By the way, I am going to Lasalle this fall, so I'll take you and your companion to lunch.

All the best Elder Chua, you're in my prayers!