This week was pretty great! Last Monday, we had the chance to go with our investigator (now member) to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (I think that’s how you spell it in English…) to look around!
Afterwards, we attended a concert that was put on by Jenny Oaks Baker and her family. She is a very accomplished violinist and her children accompany her by playing other instruments. My companion, Jim, 楊士誠, Jenny Oaks Baker’s son, and I took a picture together after the performance!
On Saturday, we had two baptisms in the Xin Ban ward. One of them was the sister’s investigator, Sister Huang, while the other was our investigator, Jim! I made chocolate chip cookies to provide as part of the refreshments afterwards. It was a great day!
On Sunday, I had the opportunity to confirm Jim a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the past, we’ve always had members do the confirmations, since (of course) they’re in Chinese, but recently we’ve received instruction stating that the missionaries are supposed to perform it…therefore it came down to me!
We had two of the guys from our ward leave on missions within the last couple of weeks. The first was Michael…he’s going to the Washington, DC mission. There’s also Steven who’s going to the Irvine, CA mission…he just barely left yesterday to go to the Missionary Training Center. They’re both currently in the MTC…having fun hopefully!
Today is our temple day (which is why Pday was moved to today), so we have the opportunity to go to the temple for a couple hours! Other than that, we haven’t really planned what we’re going to do…we’ll see.
– Elder Austin Simonson