Dear Family and Friends,
Well this week was fun. We taught more this week then any other week of the transfer! Emily is doing well, we taught her family on Monday and had the elders quorum president there. He is getting ready to receive the melchizedek priesthood. Solid. The week gets better though.
We had district meeting on Tuesday then taught Wai at the church. We had president alba come. He speaks Mandarin and she speaks Cantonese so he can help a bit. It mostly helps with the culture barrier. She is super solid, her last name is Kam which we found out translates to Gold. She is gold! she reads everything we give her and more. She has a good memory too, we have her read the gospel principles book and then recite back what she learned. Its the best teaching method with her. She is moving back to Hong Kong at the end of September so we’ll be building up the church in Asia. After her we had our weekly scripture study with pizza. Its a great time.
Wednesday was the best, we taught Teresa at the church. Then saw sorbi, she is on very thin ice. then saw Patrick, we finally got him his book of Mormon on CD! so now he should be able to listen to it as he drives. We met this funny part member family this week who loves islander missionaires (elder Makoni) so we used him to get in the door. Some of the first words out of the non member husbands mouth were “I hate Mormons!” He then proceeded to tell us all about all the Mormons that he knows who are super solid and nice. He knew a lot! I think he just needs to be slapped. But we’re gonna work on him. We saw a bunch of other people that day and had a fun dinner with some non members that our ward mission leader tracted into. (he works for vivint so he tracts too!) They fed us and asked us a bunch of questions. The husband was native American and we asked him if he had any questions for us. He raised his hand and said “lost tribes, whats that all about?” apparently he had some Mormon buddies in high school that kept telling him he was from one of the lost tribes haha so we talked about the 12 tribes and how they were scattered. then we told him about the book of Mormon. He loved it, his family doesn’t have much faith but he is going to read it. I’m facebook friends with them now. We taught Emily lesson 3 that night. It was way funny.
Friday had our 2 best lessons, they were back to back, and about the same topic. Baptisms for the dead. We saw Kasandra! I love seeing her. We talked about baptisms for the dead and family history and invited her to come to the FHC on Saturday to get started. its gonna be fun. We had a member there, Milton who bore his testimony. It was powerful. We then saw Wai at the church and taught her the plan of salvation and focused on the same thing. Because baptism for the dead is how she found the church in the first place. It was powerful as Milton again shared his testimony. It was good for him. (we are working to get him on a mission) he is solid. On Saturday we had the Windsor Blitz, where we had 14 missionaries and 14 members pair up and go see a ton of people in Windsor. I had a sweet experience seeing a lady in one neighborhood who was inactive. We had a good talk, she knows she needs to come back. Sunday we saw wai and had church. then did weekly planning cause I can never seem to do it on Friday. Then had our super secret meeting with the zone leaders and district leaders. Its been a solid week. I’m moving next week, to an apartment on Old Redwood. Its the one I was born in!! i’m going to be going full circle. 😀
that’s all I got, I love ya all! i’m excited to see Arizona, and go to some cardinal packer games. 🙂 who do they play next? Colorado, Oakland, San Francisco, or Arizona? we can go to one of those games in 2 years. I’m glad you are all having fun and paying attention in church. Keep reading your scriptures and paying your tithing! work hard! Say hi to all my return missionary buddies for me.
love elder tubbs