Chapter LXV – General Conference and David Archuleta // 第六十五篇 – 總會大會和大衛阿初拉它

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hi everyone! Sorry I didn’t write last week. My parents were actually in town so I had permission to take them around Temple Square for a tour so I didn’t have any email time last PDay. So much has happened these last couple weeks but I don’t have much time so I will keep it short.

First, General Conference weekend. I loved it so much! It was sad because it was my last Conference as a missionary. I will miss serving at Temple Square so much, especially during General Conference weekend. We were on the Square from 7:30 in the morning until 9:45 at night for both days. My body was aching and I felt like the walking dead but I loved it. We were only able to attend the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference so I’m still playing catch up with all the talks. But honestly, I would rather be on the Square all weekend long and talking to people instead of watching it. I got to experience one Conference when I was outbound and it was spiritually uplifting, but I loved talking to so many faithful members and meeting those that Heavenly Father had prepared for us this past Conference. We actually met a lot of people who were not members of the Church and it was so amazing to be able to tell them that that the living prophet was just right across the street from them! The Spirit was so much stronger here in those 2 days and I know that everyone was able to feel it, including those who were not members. During that weekend, we also met two young girls (on separate occasions) who both agreed to be baptized. They had already been meeting with local missionaries and were thinking about baptism but were not quite yet committed. We got their numbers so we plan on calling and teaching them to help them progress towards baptism.

That weekend, we got to see so many little miracles. Quick story. When we were assigned to a desk, we met a really cool guy who was very interested in learning more about the gospel. We wanted to show him around but unfortunately, we couldn’t leave the desk. He gave us his number to keep in contact with him and left. Sister Humble and I decided that after our desk assignment, we would try to find him. Well, Conference weekend at Temple Square is packed with people and just pure chaos. We thought it might be hard to find him again but we decided that if Heavenly Father wanted us to meet him again, it would happen. Well, we finished our desk assignment and went to look for him. After looking around for a few minutes, we decided to head back for our lunch time because we couldn’t find him anymore. We turned around and saw him walking right towards us! We got so excited and we took him down to Scriptures & Revelations where we got to show him a clip of the last General Conference. He really enjoyed it and said that he would watch this Conference!

Anyways, I could go on and on about all the different things I experienced during General Conference but I just don’t have enough time. But I wanted to share something super quick. Last night, we had a special mission fireside and David Archuleta came to speak to us and sing a couple songs for us. It was so cool! Before my mission, I would listen to his music but I really admired him because of his example. He shared his mission experiences with us and his testimony and everything was so inspiring. The Spirit was so strong, especially when he sang a couple hymns for us. He is just such a great example of faith and we could tell that he really loves the Lord.

Okay I really need to go now but I love and miss you all! See you soon! Less than 2 months now. Crazy, huh?

Love,
Sister Olivia Ying

Taking the parents on a tour around Temple Square!

Taking the parents on a tour around Temple Square!

David Archuleta!!!

David Archuleta!!!

2014年 10月 13日,星期一

大家好!對不起,我上週沒有寫電郵給你們。我的父母來這裡拜訪我,所以在我準備日那天我有得到傳道部會長的准許帶他們去參觀聖殿廣場。後來,我就沒有時間寫電郵。最近的兩個禮拜發生了許多的事情,但我現在沒有很多的時間,所以我會很快地告訴你們一下!

首先,我要提到總會大會週末。我超喜歡總會大會!但是我有點難過,因為上個禮拜的總會大會是我在傳教時的最後一個。我會想念在聖殿廣場服務,尤其是在總會大會週末的時候。我們這些傳教士在上個禮拜六和禮拜天,從早上七點半到晚上九點四十五分一直在廣場上工作。我那時的身體有點酸痛,而且我也感到特別的累,但我還是非常喜歡這樣的機會。我只能去參加禮拜天下午的大會,所以我還需要跟上而去看被錄下來的演講。不過,我真的比較喜歡在廣場上接觸大家。我覺得這樣子比看總會大會還要好。我在賓州傳教時,有機會看全部的總會大會。我覺得這麼做使我靈性提升一點。但我真的超喜歡我上個禮拜的經驗,也就是能夠跟許多的虔誠的成員和神所準備好的人交流。事實上,我和我的同伴認識了很多非成員,而我覺得能夠告訴他們這點,也就是神的先知就在他們對面的建築物裡面,這是一個很特別的機會!在這邊過總會大會的週末時,聖靈的力量確實是非常強的。我知道連那些非成員大家都能感受到祂。在上週末時,我們也認識了兩個年輕的女生(兩個不同的經驗),她們跟我們說過,願意接受洗禮。她們已經跟當地的傳教士上過福音的課,但她們原來對洗禮這個決定遲疑不決。我們拿到了她們的資料,所以我們會跟她們保持聯絡而幫她們繼續地進步到洗禮。

我們上週末真的看到不少的小奇蹟。比如說,當我們在遊客中心的櫃檯服務時,我們認識了一個很棒的男士,他對福音很有興趣。我們非常想帶他去參觀聖殿廣場,但我們那時不能離開櫃檯。所以呢,他後來留下他的資料給我們,然後就走了。我和我的同伴決定在我們做完那個櫃檯的責任之後,要馬上去找他。但在這邊過總會大會時,聖殿廣場都是人山人海。我們覺得找到他不是一件很簡單的事情。不過我們也相信,如果天父要我們找到他,我們一定能找得到。所以呢,我們做完櫃檯的責任之後,就去努力地找他了。過了幾分鐘之後,我們還沒有找到他,而我們決定要回去吃午飯。但我們在我們回身過去突然看到他了!我們那時感到非常興奮!我們就帶他去看經文和奇蹟的地方,然後我們在那裡時,有機會給他看四月份的總會大會的一些演講。他和我們說過,他很喜歡我們所給他看的演講,而且他也說過,他想要看十月份的總會大會!

總之,我還有很多像這個小奇蹟的故事一樣,但我的時間不夠,所以我沒辦法跟你們分享。但我還是要跟你們分享這點。我們昨天辦了一個很特別的傳道部的大會。大衛阿楚拉它來到這邊而像我們做演講,他也為我們唱歌了!好特別!我去傳教之前,很喜歡聽他的音樂,而且我也很佩服他的榜樣。他跟我們這些傳教士分享他在傳教的一些經驗,他也和我們分享了他個人的見證。我那天晚上所感到的聖靈真的很強,特別是在他為我們唱了一些詩歌的時候。他真的是一個很棒的榜樣,他很有信心。我們也都能感覺到他真的愛主。

我們該走了!我愛也想念你們!我即將要有機會見到你們!不到兩個月!不可思議!

愛,
應姊妹

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