February 12, 2017
Last Monday we cleaned a ton! We found out that President might be visiting our area and we figured there was a good chance he’d want to see our living conditions. So we swept EVERYWHERE. I found enough dust and hair and crap that if I put it into a pile it’d have been the size of a really fat cat. That’s pretty neat right?
Later that day we visited this family that I met when Elder Watson was here. They fed us dinner and we figured out they aren’t very interested in Jesus. But we got to talking about cooking, because they run a breakfast restaurant and long story short they want me to bring them some biscuits. We’ll be doing that tonight. I’m really curious to know if Taiwanese people like America biscuits. That will be fun.
There’s this crazy guy in our ward named Li Zhi Cheng. He’s the best. He’s in his 50s, he’s single, and he’s hilarious. To give you an idea of what he’s like, one time randomly in Sunday School he mentioned that America has really big turkeys. And that was that. He didn’t bring it up again. Well we wanted to find out where he lived because we heard from some other missionaries that visiting his house is a lot of fun. After looking for his house for about 20 minutes, and then calling him, we found out I’d been to his house before. Missionaries first found his house 7 years ago trying to find a shortcut from Qishan to our church building. When we finally got there I realized I had done the same thing about 3 weeks ago. I walked right up to his front door. He lives down this weirdly bricked path into the woods that at one point I wondered if it cut through to the main road. No it doesn’t, it goes straight to his house. He’s nuts. I love that man.
John Sullivan. Ahhh. He has a baptism goal. I’ll say that again. He has a baptism goal. WHAT. So cool. Its two months down the road. This is the first time he has ever been willing to make that commitment! This is HUGE! This Wednesday was the best I’d ever seen him. He was very peaceful and relaxed. We hadn’t met with him for a month because he had family in town, but that whole time he was reading the Book of Mormon and look at him now! He’s progressing so much! Miracles yall!
Thursday and Friday was zone training meeting and exchanges. That was fun. I learned some good stuff. I went on exchanges with a missionary named Elder Gilbert. His dad actually was the President of BYU Idaho until about a week ago. So that’s cool. Anyway, Elder Gilbert is a very friendly guy. When meeting people on the street he’ll just go right up and pat them on the shoulder and shake their hand and start talking. I’m going to start doing that. (the patting on the shoulder and stuff, I already do the talking lol)
President Teh is so cool! So is his wife! It was a blast having them in Qishan. After church they came over to our house (just as I had foreseen) and ate pizza with us! I got to show off my kitchen and let them know that I can cook. President Teh saw my apron which says, “May the forks be with you” and he laughed. His wife didn’t think it was as funny. AND because our house was clean, they were impressed. But Sister Teh did tell us to mop. So we’ll be doing that today.
Well this email was packed with lots of good stuff. I congratulate all who read the whole thing. You are awesome. Prepare to be hugged in a year an a half or so.
I love you all!
There was good lighting that day and it was cold enough to be wearing a sweater, so I took a picture.
Love, Elder Councill