Chapter XL – New Companion and New Transfer! // 第四十篇 – 新的同伴和新的搬家期

Monday, April 14, 2014

First things first, I have a new companion! Her name is Sister Wade and she is 19 years old from Mesa, Arizona, just like one of my old companions, Sister May. We hit it off right away and it’s funny because we still don’t know each other very well in the sense that we don’t know each other’s life stories or really any details about each other. We literally have only been talking about the work that needs to be done here and through that, we’ve been able to develop a strong, unified companionship and have gotten to know each other in that way. She has helped me see a whole new perspective on the missionary work here and I’m so grateful that I have a companion who will push me to do my best in my last few weeks here before I go back to Temple Square. She definitely was an answer to my prayers! We have talked to so many people this last week and we already have 7 lessons set up for this coming week. I can’t wait!

Anyways, the weather is FINALLY warming up! Saturday was the perfect day – I seriously felt like I was back in California. But today there are apparently gonna be some thunderstorms and tomorrow is supposed to rain all day. I’m still not used to all the rain that they get out here. I’m used to nice sunny California weather but I’m just glad spring seems like it’s finally here.

We currently are teaching a sophomore from China who has been living in the United States for the last 5 years of his life. He used to go to a Christian high school and when he came out here for college, he didn’t have a church to go to anymore. He told us that he wants to have a stronger and more stable faith in Jesus Christ and wants to have that “good feeling” again. We told him that the “good feeling” he had was the Holy Ghost and he agreed. He is leaving for China for the summer though and will be back in August, but we are worried that he won’t be able to have receive much spiritual help if he goes back to China since our Church isn’t recognized as an official religion there. We talked about the gift of the Holy Ghost that he would always have once he is baptized and that he would never feel “empty” like he did when he came out here for school. He really thought about that and decided that he might want to get baptized right before he leaves for China! Before, we had asked him to be baptized June 7th but he said that was too soon and he wasn’t gonna be in the States by then. Now, he promised us that he would pray to know if he should be baptized on May 10th! This experience made me realize even more that there truly are many prepared people who need this gospel and I firmly believe that God will put these people in our path as we try our best to seek them out.

This past week has been amazing and I love being a missionary! There truly are so many people waiting to hear our message and we are blessed to be official representatives of Jesus Christ, our Savior. I hope you all had a wonderful week! I love and miss you all!

Love,
Sister Olivia Ying

My new companion, Sister Wade!

My new companion, Sister Wade!

Downtown State College. And I got a Chinese name tag!

Downtown State College. And I got a Chinese name tag!

2014年 4月 14日,星期一

首先,我有一個新的同伴!她是魏姐妹,她來自亞利桑那州的平頂山(跟我以前的同伴梅姐妹一樣)。我們倆個很快就變成好朋友。但是我們還是不太知道對方的生活背景或細節。我們就是在專注我們在這邊需要做的工作。在這樣的情況下,我們已經培養一個團結和堅強的同伴團。她使我對這邊的傳教事工的看法改變了。我很感激在我將要回去聖殿廣場之前,有這樣的同伴,就是很會鼓勵我勤奮地工作。她確實是我禱告的一個答案!我們這周已經接觸很多人,而且我們約定七個課程。我很期待!

這邊的天氣終於變暖了。上個禮拜六的天氣真爽!我那天感覺好像我回去加州。但是我聽說今天和明天都會下大雨。我還是不習慣這邊常常發生的暴風雨。我比較習慣的,是加州那邊晴天和美好的天氣。不過我還是很高興春天終於來了。

我們最近在教導一個來自中國的大學生。他現在正在讀大二,而且他五年前就從中國移民到美國來。他以前上過一所基督教的高中,但是他來到這邊之後,就沒有可以去的教會。他告訴我們說,他想要對耶穌基督有更堅強和穩定的信心。他也說他要那種「舒服的感覺」。我們告訴他,那個「舒服的感覺」就是聖靈,然後他就同意了。不過他這個暑假要回國,然後他將會在八月份回來。我們有點擔心他回國之後,就不會有機會繼續學習福音(就是因為在中國大陸我們的教會還沒有完全地受到歡迎)。我們跟他談到聖靈的恩賜,尤其他接受洗禮之後,就能一直有聖靈與他同在,所以他以後再也不會有那種「空虛」的感覺。他聽到這點和想一想之後,就決定在他回國之前要接受洗禮!我們以前邀請他在六月七號受洗,但是他在那時覺得這個目標太快,而且他可能也不會在美國。不過,他這周跟我們答應說他會做祈禱來知道他應不應該在五月十號那天接受洗禮!這個經驗確實使我更相信外面真的有很多已經準備好聽福音的人。我也相信只要我們努力地尋找這些人,神就會把他們交給我們。

這個禮拜過得非常好!我愛這個做神的傳教士的機會。外面真的有很多在等待聽我們的訊息的人,而且我們這些傳教士都很幸運能成為我們的救主,也是耶穌基督的代表。我祝你們一周愉快!我愛和想念你們大家!

愛,
應姐妹

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