Anxiously awaiting her arrival!
Oh my gosh, there she is!
Zoe reunited with her brothers :)
Grandpa Eliason and Zoe
Grandpa Hendricks and Zoe
|The crime scene from my stolen bike.|
Haha I couldn't stop laughing
|These shoes have done me well throughout|
|And then it got worse haha. These shoes mean so much to me because of all the hard |
work they represent. I love my mission!
|This dog was hilarious. You can't really tell, but he was clapping haha.|
|I will miss these days~|
|Last time doing temple tours!|
|We went on exchanges again this week and played frisbee with the ShuangHe missionaries!|
|My companion and I :)|
|My last exchange as a missionary! I love these sisters!|
|I love sister Beeston! Such a good exchange. I will forever be grateful for her influence in my life!|
|Elder Robbins, Elder Robinson, me and Sister Lee. Yay for XinBan ward!|
|In my last District Meeting, the elders preformed "God Be With You Til We Meet Again" haha.|
|Our District photo! What a great bunch.|
|Rice ball for breakfast! Yes, I just woke up in this photo haha.|
|Just another day in Taiwan :)|
|We made pancakes for our members after General Conference |
and then we all shared our favorite parts. The spirit was really
strong as we all bore testimony together. I love this ward!
|Waiting for the MRT~ I love public transportation in Taiwan!|
|Lunch with the best family ever - Guo Jiating!! They took us to a super |
traditional Taiwanese restaurant right before General Conference. These
people really make you feel like family. I feel so blessed with the people I have in my life.
Yan Zi Juan and her baby! Her baptism was so beautiful :)I learned so much this week, and I know it's because it didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped it would. Getting an area running is a lot harder than I had anticipated. Lot's of our new investigators lived in other areas, stopped answering calls, etc. So we're just starting fresh again! It's been really difficult for us to find new investigators and a lot of our leaders have been following up with us and giving advice and what not, and I've just been so confused as to why we can't find new people to teach and why are the new investigators we are meeting gone so soon?This week I was talking with my companion and realized there's a lot she's still trying to figure out how to do. She expressed the concern of not knowing how to get people to talk to her on the street because she feels like the Taiwanese don't care about Taiwanese. They only stop to talk to other missionaries because they're from America. She also said it's really hard for her to know what to say and how to listen to the Spirit in contacts, etc. She said all she wants is to have a happy mission, but all she feels when we go out to talk to people is super tired and doesn't feel like it's fulfilling in any way. So I was pondering and praying about it throughout the day and then when we finished our dinner one night, we had a full night of finding planned. Literally my theme for this transfer has been to pray for the guidance of the spirit in everything I do and say to positively influence my companion. So when we went out to find I felt impressed to first talk with her. I told her that was going to be a night that we would never forget, and I suggested that during our finding time, we wouldn't focus on key indicators or what we needed to say or what time it was or anything. We were only going to focus on looking at people through God's eyes and see them as our brothers and sisters. It was one of the most spiritual experiences I've had on the street as a missionary. I can't explain it, but people just stopped and talked to us. Very few people rejected us that night. And while we were talking to people, the Spirit was present. My companion didn't seem nervous or anxious or anything, we just talked to them with love.By the end of the night my companion told me she felt like she actually made a difference . She said it's so easy to forget the purpose of why we're here and what we're doing when we're so focused on all the little things we have to do. But when we remember that we are a family of God and we are all brothers and sisters, then there's nothing happier than being a missionary!It's been a wonderful week. And not because we got a thousand new investigators or anything, but because we loved the people and shared the message of the Savior with them.Sister Hendricks
|I love Taiwan!|
|"耶穌愛你" (YeSuAiNi) Jesus loves you :)|
|Celebrating my 18 month mark with pasta!|
|I love my companion!|