Chapter LXIX – 1 Month Left // 第六十九篇 – 最後一個月

Monday, November 10, 2014

It’s crazy to think that I only have a month left. Yesterday, I gave my farewell talk in sacrament meeting and had a “Finish Strong” meeting with the mission president and the rest of the sisters in my class. It just became so much more real to me that my mission is coming to an end!

Since it’s my last transfer, Sister Reed and I are working hard to make sure we do all we can so that we can find everyone the Lord has prepared for us. When we became companions, we didn’t really have many people we were teaching. But after 2 weeks of being companions and working hard, we are starting to see the fruits of our labors. I’ll share one quick story with you all before I take off.

During last month’s General Conference, I met a girl named R. It turns out that she had been meeting with local missionaries for the last month and a half and had married into a LDS family. We took down her contact information and for the last month, we weren’t able to get a hold of her. Finally, we called her up again and she answered! We talked to her and ended up committing her to pray about getting baptized on November 22. She agreed to do so and said that her local missionaries had never actually asked her to be baptized on a specific day yet. She said they thought they would be too pushy and asking her would scare her off. One thing I’ve learned on my mission is how to be bold and to discern by the Spirit. Well, she texted us a couple days later and said that she had prayed about November 22 and she felt the Spirit so strongly. She talked to her local missionaries and they have the date officially set for November 22 now!

We are so excited for her, not because she’s getting baptized, but because she and her husband will have the chance to be sealed in the temple for time and eternity! This is what the work is about, not baptisms. It’s getting Heavenly Father’s children to the temple so that we can receive the promised blessings from Him.

Well, I gotta run now but I will see you all soon! I love and miss you all.

Love,
Sister Olivia Ying

Us in the Teaching Center, where we get to call ALL NATIONS to teach the gospel!

Us in the Teaching Center, where we get to call ALL NATIONS to teach the gospel!

2014年 11月 10日,星期一

我不到一個月就要返鄉。不可思議!我昨天在聖餐聚會時,做了我的告別演講。而且,我昨天和我的傳道部會長,還有在我班別裡的其它姊妹們,參加了一個「勤奮地完成」的會議。這些事情都讓我更發覺到,我傳教的時間快要結束!

因為這個搬家期是我最後一個,所以我和任姊妹最近在努力地工作。我們要找到主所為我們預備好的人們。當我們一變成同伴團時,我們的慕道友不多。但過了兩禮拜之後,我們所付出的努力使我們開始看到我們工作的成果。我將要和你們分享一下,其中的一個小故事!

在上個月的總會大會時,我認識了一位女士,她的名字叫瑞琪兒。她在前一個月開始和當地的傳教士上課。而且,她所嫁給的先生和他的家人都是成員。我們把她的資料記下來,但在這幾個禮拜中我們聯絡不到她了。我們後來再打電話給她,然後她終於接了!我們和她聊了一下,然後我們也鼓勵她做祈禱來知道應不應該在十一月二十二日接受洗禮。她說她願意這麼做,她也說過,她那裡的傳教士從來沒邀請她在一個固定的日期受洗。她覺得說,他們有點不好意思邀請她接受洗禮,因為他們不想冒犯她。我在傳教時,學到如何聽從聖靈的提示而做大膽的決定。總之,過了幾天之後,她發了短信給我們說,她為十一月二十二日做了祈禱,然後她清楚地感覺到聖靈的影響。她後來和當地的傳教士說過她想要在那天接受洗禮!

她的決定使我們非常高興。我們不只是期待因為她要受洗,而我們也很期待她和她的先生會有機會在聖殿裡面做永遠的印證!這就是神的事工,衪的事工。我們這些傳教士都希望幫助天父的孩子進去聖殿,這樣我們才能獲得祂所應許的祝福。

我的時間到了!我即將要看到你們!我想念也愛你們!

愛,
應姊妹

 

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