Well to start off the week, the office elders had brought down a nice shipment of copies of the Book of Mormon for us and our zone. We had the goal of each district passing out 65 in this month and well the missionaries have really taken on the challenge. Having 3 districts of 8 missionaries in each, we had planned there to be 195 copies given out. Well as of today (not even done with the month) our zone has given out over 300 copies!! So great.
Anyways we had to go pick up the boxes from another chapel and take them to ours. There was 3 boxes so the other elders came with us. As we were waiting for the light rail to come, we put down our boxes and sat on the bench. I wanted to save a little room so I sat on mine. Well after I sat down, across the track came another light rail. it stopped at the station to let people get on and off. Well at the window was this man. He looked at me and smiled. I smiled back. Then he started to chuckle a little. So I started to chuckle. Then he started to grin and laugh, so I gave him a thumbs up and laughed as well. Their train was having a lot of issues getting people on and off so it was their longer. Anyways eventually he was laughing so hard looking at me and we were all getting a good laugh too. This went on for about 2 minutes. We kept eye contact the entire time. It was pretty funny. For some reason, seeing me sit on the box was hysterical to him. Many of the people on the train around him were looking at him why he was laughing and then looked out to see us all smiling. They were probably confused. It was a great way to start off a laugh for the week.
This last Saturday, between two of the wards was a sport's night for the youth. Since our ward is so small we were invited with Jason and one of our investigators Leonardo. We had the baptismal interviews at that chapel so it worked out for us. Jason showed up with some other youth. Watching him play around with them was great. He just seemed like a priesthood holder. He is such an example.
Well then that night the games went on. We came back and it seemed to be going well. When we came outside we noticed a new man who had joined in playing with all the boys. He was "like a NBA star! So strong and dark!" said all the young men. haha he was from Berma and saw everyone playing(court is outside) so he stopped by with his wife and started to play basketball. We talked with him and his wife, they were super nice and great. His wife was from HK. Well after the games we had ice cream and had everyone gather around. Not sure if they just felt out of place eating it or what but they went off to the side of the court where a ping pong table was set up and started to play. I invited them but they said it's alright. Well here is the cool part. Towards the end, while all the people were eating ice cream and talking, two young men that are brothers went and filled up two cups. Then they walked over to them, split at the same time and gave them ice cream. They wouldn't leave until they took it.
I loved this story because how great of an example is that! Two young men just demonstrated noticing and loving others. They didn't just notice the people didn't come over, but they thought and acted in a way of involving them and feel loved. It was just such an example and reminder to me of the importance of striving to be like Christ in all ways and all time. I just loved that.
Cool News. not sure if I wrote about it or not. So the ward has a temple day on the. They'll be heading down to do baptisms. Jason really wanted to go and take part, the only thing is that he needs to have the priesthood to go in the temple. Bishop Wong has arranged that Jason will have a temple recommend interview and also be able to receive the Aaronic priesthood the day he his confirmed and receives the Holy Ghost. Bishop has seen how Jason is and acts and says he is ready to hold the priesthood. He has also interviewed him before and thinks he is an incredible man. the Young Men's leader, Hyde Leung, is so excited. He will be baptizing Jason and we are beyond excited!! Brother Leung has been such a great support and help to Jason. He always is there for him and takes time to pull him aside and chat with him. Between conference sessions, he talked with him and is helping him with his Duty to God. So awesome. this just made me so much more grateful for the young men's leaders I had. I don't think they will ever know or understand how much they mean and what an example they have set for me. I love them so much.
Well this week was pretty good. Just really quick. So excited forfor Jason. Also moves calls are tomorrow so pray that I stay in Tuen Mun!! I have been here for 6 months already.. But I have faith I will stay! :)