Truth seekers will seek

8:32:00 PM

I wrote in my journal 6/7 days in the last week. It felt really rewarding because I can always reflect on how Heavenly Father's hand has been in my day, and remember how much He loves me and the people that we meet. This week I've learned that a part of being a good leader is being a good friend and being a good listener. It's a humbling experience to have sisters turn to us with concerns and struggles that they're going through, and I'm grateful to tell them that "it will all work out, if you seek for Heavenly Father's guidance". There's really no place like the VC with 32 sisters with different backgrounds and personalities! Differences help us learn and challenges help us draw closer to the Savior. The antidote to most problems is charity, the pure love of Christ.

1) Zachary got baptized on Saturday and it was so fun to hear his testimony! One of his good friends from high school baptized him. When he prayed to God to know if the Book of Mormon was true, he received his answer the next day. And he's already visited the temple in several times and loves the peace there. I'm so happy we were able to hear his testimony, that really is one of my favorite parts of serving here!

2) Micah (from Florida) requested for a Book of Mormon, and it's kind of funny how he became interested. His dad is a Southern Baptist pastor and made some pretty bold statements about our church. Micah wanted to find out if the Book of Mormon is true or not, kind of like Joseph Smith's willingness to seek the truth. And now he's being taught by the missionaries. :)

3) I was texting a girl named Jessica from Beijing, and she's a homestay student in Vancouver right now! She's just the sweetest, and was moved by the kindness of members she's met. She's so excited to learn more about the Book of Mormon, and to keep in touch. The gospel is spreading in so many different ways!

4) Sister Lor and I met a senior couple from California who are serving as service missionaries in a women's prison and also helping with addiction recovery meetings for the church. I just thought that is so cool because they're sharing the gospel with people who are really looking to change their lives!

5) While on exchanges, we picked up a inbound call and talked to Jan, and she was really struggling. Her sister is a recent convert to the church and recommended her to get a priesthood blessing from the missionaries. She's recovering from some addictions, and is a Christian herself. She felt like this was a sign for her to fill the hole in her life, even though in the past, she's been skeptical about our church. Phone calls are some of my favorite interactions online because you can learn a lot from someone's voice and the way they talk. She was crying a lot, and we shared with her how she is a precious child of God, and the message we share really can bless her life. We ended the call with a prayer I said, then she wanted to pray for us, and in her prayer, she was thanking God for us, and felt that we were really able to feel her pains too. I know I don't really receive any credit for the hearts that are touched through the Spirit, but it's just a confirmation to me that we're learning to mourn with those who mourn, and serve as Christ did. 

6) Sister Lor and I have been seeing so many miracles from teaching together at the VC. In one day, we met two couples, one from California, and one from Toronto, who were both really prepared to learn more about the gospel! 

7) Also on exchanges, we talked to a very argumentative girl on chat. She kept accusing us that we were being deceived into our church, along with other not-so-respectful statements, but I just thought of how important it is to respect other people's beliefs. We politely shared our testimonies and ended the conversation... We don't all have to agree, but there is nothing Christ-like about putting down other faiths or accusing them when you haven't even truly tried to understand them.

Chinese New Year is coming up! Last year, I ate Panda Express. This year, we're going to be a little more authentic than that...haha. I hear it's still pretty cold in Toronto, so stay warm and enjoy the hot chocolate! It's been a little chilly the last few days with major winds. 🤗

Scripture of the week: 1 Nephi 9:6
"But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen."


After we end exchanges, we take fun pictures like this one. Memories for days!
We went to the temple last Friday! The temple is the best place on earth!

​We went on a short hike this morning, and took cute pictures of course. I love Sister Lor!

Sister Wu

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