Monday, February 16, 2015

Happiness and Prosperity - Elder Joshua Avery

Written by Elder Joshua Avery, serving in the Singapore Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking Mandarin Chinese.

Elder Joshua Avery - Singapore Mission
Hey Family and Friends,

This week was awesome and I owe a lot of the success to my brother, Jake. He sent me some really inspired words that really rekindled a fire for this work. I am so lucky to have such great examples to follow.

I am worried about Jo**. We have not been able to reach him in 2 weeks, so I am worried he is dead in a ditch somewhere...I don't know if anyone other than us would know or care that much if he was. We are going to try and hunt him down this week.

I** was on date, but we feel like he has not been honest with us, so we are postponing his baptism so he can get his act together. He and his mom are taking a trip to Indonesia to find out what ever happened to I**'s dad. They have been out of touch for 20 years. They think he is probably dead. Hopefully this trip will bring them together.

Elder Li and I have felt prompted to thoroughly go through all of the potential investigators we have information for. It looks like no one has reached out to them in years, so there was a lot of gold to mine in there. One of the potential investigators we called was named Tha**. We set up an appointment with him at the church for Friday and he was so excited that he brought his daughter so she could learn too. He told us about the first time he met the elders, about two years ago. He was getting some food and something told him to go and talk to them. He met with them once and they gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon. He said that he loves the book so much that he gave one of his relatives who lives in Russia his copy because it teaches about Jesus Christ in such great detail. He was so excited to when we gave him another copy and he committed to read it and pray about it.

Zh**'s husband is visiting from China, and she is so much more happy. They have the cutest kid who is Abigail's age. She has been coming to church and all the other activities since November, and is more than half way through the Book of Mormon, but she still has not had a spiritual witness that it is true. That will be a focus this coming week.

Love you all!

Elder Avery

P.S. The color red represents happiness and prosperity. It's important in all celebrations (Chinese New Year is this week). Sunrider is a health and make-up store. One of our ward members opened a new store, so that's what the celebration in the mall was for.

Trust God (February 9, 2015)

Chinese New Year  (February 23, 2015)

Photo bomb
Elders Li and Avery with Sister Chris
Ipoh Malaysia Relief Society