Monday, November 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 Hamilton!

Dear family and friends,

This week was a good first week at Hamilton. I didn't take any pictures yet I'll make it up next week. 

The first day I arrived was really cold! I was worried but eventually it got a little warmer and maybe I adjusted to it a little as well. All the snow has melted. 

I am a "Relief Society President"! Not really... There are only sisters in the district besides our companionship. That means I don't have to go on exchanges with anyone but the zone leader. I can actually focus a ton in the work in my area now. 

The people here are really cool. The YSA branch is one of the best unit that I have been assigned to. They are all very supportive of missionary work. They are almost professional fellowshippers. 

My companions are awesome and 5 elders live in the house. It is a bit crazy there.

How are you? Tell me about it!

Elder Lee

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014 Baptism of Topaz Dao! End of transfer!

Dear family and friends,

How are you all doing? 

Topaz is baptized! Topaz was found in July by Elder Lee and Elder Howell while contacting on the street with a member. First she was interested in learning English from us. The gospel quickly touched her heart and she started to experience the mighty change of heart. After a long while it came to pass that she is prepared to be baptized. But she could not! Her husband in China would not agree. The missionaries exchanged opinions with the husband to no effect. Days later she bore her testimony to him and he finally agreed. Thus the conversion of Topaz, the defender and testifier of our faith.

The service went well and tons of people came to church. The baptism was spiritual as the ones before.

I am getting transfered to Hamilton! I am going to serve with Elder Howell again. But this time also with Elder Earley, another missionary. Three companions are always fun. I am very excited to see what that will be like.

Elder Lee

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov 10, 2014

Dear family and friends,

How are you all? 

This week went well, the main news was that Gary got confirmed! It was a spiritual experience for all of us. I love the feeling of giving blessings. 

One of our investigators, Topaz, has only one problem before she can be baptized. She wants to be baptized and she is ready for it, except that her husband wouldn't let her...yet! On Thursday we had a Q&A conference call with him. It didn't go to far... but this morning Topaz informed us that her husband will reconsider and give us an answer by this Thursday. We are praying and his heart will be softened and that he will respect the beliefs of his wife. 

That is exciting because I really hope that I could attend her baptism while I am still here... This will be the last week of the transfer. We will see...

Elder Lee

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 Baptism! Gary! Windsor Chinese!‏

Dear family and friends,

This week we baptized! Gary was found by Elder Sherman and Elder Kendell right outside of the university KFC. He was first taught on October 3rd. 30 days later, He was finally baptized yesterday. He is from JiangXi, China. We were so excited to see him make his promise with God. 

I have again seen the changing power of the atonement of Jesus the Christ. I know that He lives and that He was empowered Gary. I know that He has inspired all of us during the teaching process. Our next goal is to help him go to the temple. We are blessed to have a temple nearby in Detroit.

The baptismal service was great yesterday. We have 7 investigators come. It was wonderful and I know that seeing someone baptized helped them realized their potential to be baptized and follow God as well. 

The work is going well. I can say that I am very used to the style of life now. At the same time I still need to strive to improve. The time is far spent!

Elder Lee