Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Exchanges with Malaysia 8/31/15

This last week seemed to just fly by so stinking fast! We have been so busy teaching here in Burlington! Everything here is going very very good! Last week the weather cooled down a bit which was so nice, but everybody keeps saying it's going to be hot again this week! Joy. We have been working a lot with ward members to progress the work in the mission field and it has been working wonders! It's so cool to see how many miracles have come just from working with the Members! 

We had a super powerful lesson with Robin this last week where we talked about Christ's love for each and every one of us. She was talking about how she doesn't love herself which was so sad! We began to talk about Christ's love for all of us, and how he performed the Atonement because he loves us so much! The Spirit was so incredibly strong! Without the spirit I would be nothing as a missionary! It's so cool to see people figure out their own concerns by the power of the Holy Ghost!

One Night after Dinner this week we were out walking down the street at like 8:40. Pitch Black out, nobody around, and questioning our inspiration on why were there. We had about 10-15 minutes before we had to head back so we went walking down the street towards a girl at a bus stop! Turns out she was starting a job working for a Optometrist in the area so that got the conversation rolling! We introduced the Book of Mormon to her and gave her a copy! I slipped a Mormon.org card into the book and she looked at it and said "Funny, someone on the bus gave me one of these yesterday, maybe it's a sign." Just then her bus rolled up and she got on and disappeared into the night. Elder McKinnon and I stood there, very humbled by the situation. It taught me to just go where the Lord would have us go and follow the promptings! 

This week I got to go on Exchanges with Elder Ngerantar in Hamilton! It was a total blast! Elder Ngerantar is an amazing Elder! He is 23 and from Malaysia, and he has been out for 6 months. He joined the Church about 3 years ago, his mom just joined the church a few months ago, and his dad is currently meeting with the missionaries! He is so bold and isn't afraid to get his foot in people's doors. We were out tracting and area and we could hear people in the backyard of a house, so he walked over to the fence and yelled over the fence at them! Hahah, they pretty much told us to get lost, but it just made me want to be so much more bold! For Dinner with Elder Ngerantar we had Curried Goat, that was actually really really good! It was leftover's from the night before that Elder Ngerantar and Elder Erickson had at a Jamaican families home.

Really funny experience I had this week that I didn't get a picture of but I wish I had, we were walking down a street in Burlington where there was this tiny baby squirrel running around! It ran up to Elder McKinnon and I and sat on my shoe, where it proceeded to try to climb up my pants! I don't know what was up with that but It was hilarious! 

That's about all for now! Not sure if Aaron is reading this or not, but if you are! Good luck bud! You'll kill it out there, I'm so excited to hear all about it! Just remember to rely on the Lord and all will go well! 

It's great to hear about Coleman's recovery! My prayers are with him!

Love, Elder Taylor

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