Monday, September 7, 2015

Surfing Cow - 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.

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was awesome. The numbers are starting to increase a lot, but I didn't feel one less bit successful before. Going through periods of little numerical success has been a big builder of testimony and faith. I wouldn't trade those teaching moments for anything. I am starting to understand more fully that I am a child of God and that I am His servant. I feel more purpose and there is still so much to learn, do, and become!

This week we found four new investigators. When we set the goal last week I was a little hesitant, but I knew that even though it was hard we had the names, commitment, and faith to get it done. One of our new investigators is a member referral named P**. We received a text from a member named T** who recently moved to Kota Tinggi (about 1 hour bus ride away). He told us he had been there 9 months but couldn't find out where the church was. He says he has four friends who want to learn there in Kota Tinggi. We met his first friend P** on Friday. We taught him about the restoration of the gospel and he accepted an invitation to be baptized in November. It is going to be a challenge for them to come to church, but they are very faithful and I feel like P** will progress well.

Our members have been doing a great job of fellow-shipping T* who came to church again this week. We are hoping he decides to stay because we are always in desperate need of priesthood holders, and he is miserable and without direction. We are still struggling to get members to lessons. Most of our investigators like to meet in the afternoon, but our members work at that time.

Love You All!

Elder Avery

Don't Look a Monkey in the Eyes (August 31, 2015)

Birthday Week  (September 14, 2015)

Out working with Elder Pearce
Funny pic at a place where we ate

I always know what time it is at home :)
At the end of a long day....haha!