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Elder Chris Carey 計長老
China Hong Kong Mission
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One p-day a week is way too much

Hey Everyone!

What a busy week! I often feel like just one P-Day isn't enough but at the same time, WAY too much because you just wanna be out there finding more and more people! There's nothing that makes me more happy out here than seeing someone's countenance ACTUALLY change! When someone brings their life in line with the Gospel, it truly is a thing of beauty and something never to be forgotten. These experiences have helped ALREADY so much for the real world...I can feel it. So, Sister Jeneffer was baptized yesterday! WHOOO!!! She is so strong and will be one who really can assist in building the Kingdom. Those are who we are commanded to find. Of course we invite ALL to come unto Christ but it's only those who have that desire to share what they know to be true with others that will inherit God's Kingdom. I feel so indescribably blessed to be here at this time. Oh man, you have no idea. I'm so grateful for the trials I've faced this past week right alongside with Elder Wing. It's in our most humble state that our Father in Heaven really teaches us and refines us to become more like Him. I know this is true. Sometimes they're hard OF COURSE. He wouldn't give us trials if they weren't and that's when the most growth takes place. Jeneffer is an excellent example of that. She lost her best friend (quit being friends with her)from joining the Church. I mean her BEST FRIEND! Her friend was the one who introduced it to her, and then was later antied by someone, but Jeneffer continued to stay strong. She didn't want to receive her answer from her friends or her family or even the internet. She wanted to ask the one where the answers are always right and never change. I know the power of prayer is indeed REAL! It completely changes people. I can't tell you how many lessons we've had where Sisters have prayed at the end of a lesson completely balling and in tears because that's the first time they've communicated with Heavenly Father in months, years, and even longer. These Sisters are great examples to me. Their faith is so strong and they are so in tune with the Spirit that it's almost too good to be true. We have investigators wanting to help us fellowship lessons for new pullbacks before they go to Church that day. They just never cease to amaze me. On Wednesday, we also have another Sister entering the waters of Baptism. YEAH! Her name is Heni and she's from Indonesia. While we were teaching her, the only problem she had was that she wasn't going to be able to go to church when she went home. We didn't believe her and thought there must've been a chapel somewhat near her....The closest LDS Chapel is over 1500 miles away in Indonesia, or she could take a boat to Australia and go nearly 1000 miles...we were floored...Elder Wing and I didn't know what to tell her. We concluded the best thing she should do what to be at home with her family, read her scriptures, liahonas, pray, and NEVER GIVE UP! How sad is that? There are people in Indonesia that are assigned to kill people if they find they've converted to Christianity...Indonesia is primarily Muslim, but we're hoping and praying the people there will begin to soften their hearts and be more open and understanding. Sister Heni is strong though and will ALWAYS be an active member of the Church. She's not scared to go home. She's sad there won't be a chapel nearby but that doesn't get her down. She is one of the most optimistic people I know and will always look on the bright side of things. This is actually Elder Wing's last full week as a Missionary...sad...Yeah you guys should totally contact his family! He said he wants to find you guys when he gets home! He has probably been one of my favorite companions. I don't think there's someone I've gotten along better with on my mission, than with him. He goes home next Friday, Dec. 2. Definitely call them! ###-##-#### They would love to hear from you guys for sure! They're living in St. George right now. Today we're going to finish some last minute shopping for him and I might start for me as well. This Thursday we do have a Thanksgiving activity as a Mission. We're not sure what it is though. The A.P.'s were talking to us and trying to get some ideas. We might do a giant capture the flag and then clean up this huge park that we're gonna have it in as a service opportunity. Then come back to Kowloon Tong and have a Thanksgiving lunch like last year. It should be pretty sweet. I'm pretty excited...but yet still jealous for what you guys are doing. Oh man...American food...it's ok, I can handle it though. It has started to cool down a bit. We have noticed it but not a whole lot. We have to start wearing suits. That's pretty fun! We had a huge multi-Zone Conference last Tuesday and that's when they told us. Speaking of which, Elder Wing and I gave three different sharings for it. They all went so well and we learned a lot from them. They were on Revelation through the Holy Ghost in Conversion, Revelation through Prayer in Conversion, and Teaching People, Not Lessons. 15 min each and we nailed it...I'm pretty sure. I haven't received the Ensign you sent but I will be looking for it, so no worries. Thank you again for doing that mom! As for the things the Thongs gave you (cookies from Hong Kong), I'm sure I've tried them before, or at least something like it. For me, it was an acquired taste and something I needed to eat a few times before I actually liked it. You guys should try them. That Bridal Shower sounds and looks like it was AWESOME! Oh man, I wish I could've been there to help out but it's ok. I'll be there to help do the last minute preparations for the big day. Don't worry Steph! For Christmas, I really don't need anything. I honestly don't want candy or food. I can just get that here if I want it that bad. You really don't need to send anything, because I'll probly just end up bringing back home on the plane. It's up to you though. I'm gonna be getting rid of a lot of stuff before I come home. Suits and shirts and garments and stuff. Just things that are really gross and I would never wear back in the states. Two years is long enough for those and I think time for some new ones. President and Sister Chan would love something from you guys! ABSOLUTELY! I think something unique from Seattle would be cool. Maybe something from Pike's Place. They love fish and and everything. Honestly, they would love anything you send. They're the sweetest, most humble people! Yeah you should write that e-mail to him about the scholarship just to make sure he's on the same page. Thanks! I just want to thank you as well for all you've done for me! You guys are what makes it possible for me to stay out here and keep waking up each morning. I think about a whole lot more than you think. I love you all! Stay strong and keep the faith! Unti next week...Do what you do!

Love Always-
Elder Carey
p.s. keep praying for that potential car Dad...I MEAN REALLY HARD! Love ya!

1 comment:

The Careys said...

There's nothing that makes me more happy out here than seeing someone's countenance ACTUALLY change! When someone brings their life in line with the Gospel, it truly is a thing of beauty and something never to be forgotten.