We have been trying to get members, less active & investigators to read from the Book of Mormon daily because of how important it is to read and to follow the counsel from Elder Wilson & our training to get people to read & feel the Spirit of the Book. So an idea that come to us as we were brainstorming was to do a Book of Mormon reading chart & give it out to everyone. We printed a few off & began handing them out. So far, everyone who has received a copy of the Book of Mormon has been consistent in reading it daily! Sweet! We now have hope to grab on to this surge in reading & spread it though out the branch to strengthen testimonies of those who already have one & to strengthen testimonies of those trying to gain one.
The past couple of weeks, we have been traveling a lot & have not been to our regular lunch spot for a while. So when we had to to return, the people that work at our lunch restaurant were so happy to see us that they brought out a dish that was pretty good & said it was on the house! They wanted to make sure that we would keep coming back though, so the manager walked up to us & said that if we came back the next day he would cook us up a dish for FREE! What? Free food?! Why not? So the next day when we came back the waiter brings out 2 dished. One is a yam cake with vegetables & it tastes pretty weird. But the second dish was a PIG LEG- with the hoof still on it & everything! It was weird at first to try to pick at it thinking "Is there any meat on this thing?" but then when you found the meat it was pretty good. I was very grateful that we were able to have such a fun experience & the restaurant won my business!
So a funny experience I have to share includes some embarrassment on my part! So the word for cry or tears sounds like "ku - chi" and the word for pants sounds like "ku -zi" , which to my ear is very similar. So we are at a members house & I am having a runny nose & watery eyes & a member asked me, in English if I was ok, so I said I was, but the member whose house we were at didn't understand English, so in Chinese I tried to say "If you see me crying, just know that I'm not, and that I am ok." Well instead of that it came out "If you see me wearing pants, just know that I'm not and I'm good." Hahaha! We all had a good laugh, embarrassing as it was- good stuff!
Well, love you all, Happy Chinese New Year!
|This is our church building with fireworks set off by some teenagers warming up for Chinese New Year!|
|Yam Cake & Pig Legs! Free Lunch!|
|Walking the streets of Sibu (Hanks on the left, Earl on the right)|