Wow! It was an incredible week. I feel like I can't even describe the feelings I've experienced! It's pasted 6 weeks since I arrived here in Taidong and I'm so unaware of the time that pasted by and how much I was a part of!
This pasted week:
First we had Outdoor Zone Meeting!! This is a zone/training for all missionaries within a certain boundary. So, all the east coast missionaries were able to all meet up in Hualian! For us Taidong people we had to take a 4 hour bus ride up there. We than had our Conference at Taroko National Park!
Secondly, Sister Walker and I went up to GuanShan again to visit a lady who has been inactive for awhile. It was so exciting to met her and get to know her. The train ride from our normal area to hers takes about 40 mins. We just spent the day there and visited more people!
Lastly, it was our Hualian Stake Conference so once again we took a train all the way up to Hualian. It was just a 2 hour ride on the fast train.
It was such a crazy week! Here are some pictures!
At conference we able to hear about the family that we had told the hualian missionaries about. The missionaries that the family is awesome and that the grandma is getting baptized next week! What?! We were so excited. This grandma lives in Taidong and one night we knock at their door and asked if we could come in a say a prayer for their family. They were so sweet and let us in. We got to know a mother with 3 kids and her mom (the grandma). We were able to share about Christ and about baptism. They were christian already and said they were about be willing to be baptized. They were in Taidong just visiting and deciding to move to Hualian soon. They did and were happy to see them at the Stake Conference this pasted weekend! (See picture)! I'm grateful to be apart of her story and allow her to get to know God more! WOW! Miracle's happen and they truly change you! I'm changed!
I'm so grateful to be a missionary here in the east coast. At the end of conference the stake president made this man brother lin stand up. This old man has been apart of the church for awhile. He also brought 16 of his family members to the church. It was a spiritual moment. The church here in Taiwan is still being built. Then the stake president told all the missionaries to stand. He said that we are young people helping them. That they were grateful for our service. I was so grateful to be apart of that and to be helping the people here!!
At this Zone Conference I was able to regain a lot of strengthen from Christ! I know that I'm His disciple called by Him to share His gospel! I'm captained by Christ!! He is also allowing me to be apart of His works. I'm not sharing the gospel for Him because He's not here - no. He"s allowing me tag along and change the people of Taiwan's lives and see the miracles that happen! Be on a mission was the best choice I've ever made! How lucky I am to be in the most beautiful place ever and serving amazing people!!!!!! The Sister had trained us about loving every moment of life. They invited us to look up more often. They told a story about a man that was called to the Quorum of the Seventy. At that time he was very busy doing so much in his life. One day this man stood in the elevator with his heavy suitcase thinking about the daily tasks he had to do. A man sooner or later walked in and look at this man looking down. It was President Monson. He then said to this man, "What down there? It's better to look up then down."
Another story! We went to GuanShan to visit an inactive member. The train ride only is 45 mins so for her it would take a while to get to church every sunday wince she only rides a bike! She is a sweet old lady that still believes in God and that He has a plan for her. I could only feel complete love for her. She showed us the picture of her missionaries that taught and baptized her.
WOW! This truly was an amazing week. Thank you for allowing me to share these stories with all of you. I know that God is a God of the living. He moves through the lives of those around us and through us. He hears every prayer and is there is comfort every broken heart. I've seen His miracles and I know He sees every . Please look for Him in your life. I promise that as you pray, study the scriptures, look up more often, and do all you can I know the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour out an abundance of blessings!
Love you all dearly!
Thank you for your constant and love and support!
Sincerely, Sister Komatsu 小松姐妹