Chapter LXXII – He is the Gift // 第七十二篇 – 祂是神的禮物

Monday, December 1, 2014

I don’t have much time, but all I have to say is, Temple Square is THE BEST mission ever! Pennsylvania will always have a special place in my heart, but this is Church Headquarters and everything happens here.

Have you guys heard of “He is the Gift?” Many of you probably already heard about it but it is the new video the Church recently launched this last week to promote the true meaning of Christmas. If you haven’t watched it yet, stop what you’re doing and watch it right now!

Here’s the link: http://www.mormon.org/christmas

Amazing, right? Alright, so this last week we got some special training on how to use the resources we have here at Temple Square and to promote this new video. In just 2-3 minutes, the Church really captures how Jesus Christ is the gift for every single person. They re-did parts of the North Visitor’s Center and everything looks amazing! We have a huge new TV there to play “He is the Gift.” Sister Reed and I have had the wonderful opportunity of showing it to dozens of people already. They also put up new portraits of the Savior’s birth and they look so good!

The Christmas lights also turned on this past Friday so this weekend was PACKED. It literally takes us 15 minutes just to get to the North Visitor’s Center to the South Visitor’s Center. But, that means we have endless opportunities to find, teach, and uplift! We have met so many people, including 2 young men from China who are currently living in Idaho with LDS host families. We got their contact information and we will be calling them this weekend to teach them more! I might be going home soon, but the Lord’s work is never over! Unfortunately, I’ll only have a couple more times to teach them before I go home, but we still have many Chinese missionaries here and they will continue teaching these 2 boys.

Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention how we spent Thanksgiving. Since we never get the chance to be fed by members, our mission presidency arranged for each companionship to eat with a family in Bountiful! So we had a sweet older couple pick us up from Temple Square on Thanksgiving and they fed us a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Serving a mission here at Temple Square has increased my gratitude level, especially my gratitude for the warmth of a home. They had many of their children and grandchildren there, and it felt so nice and relaxing to be able to sit inside a home for a few hours before we went back out on the Square again.

I’m glad to be finishing my mission during the busy Christmas holiday season. It helps me to work really hard and give it my all before I go home. We leave the Square at 10 pm now and by the time we crawl into bed, Sister Reed and I are OUT in less than a minute. I hope you all have a wonderful week and don’t forget to watch “He is the Gift!” I want to invite you all to think about what you can do individually or as a family to make sure that our Savior Jesus Christ is the center of your holiday season this year. I know it’s so easy to get caught up with presents, parties, and Christmas decorations but I invite you to remember what our Savior has done for us so that we can even have this reason to celebrate Christmas in the first place. Take care and have a great week!

Love,
Sister Olivia Ying

Sister May (3rd transfer companion)

Sister May (3rd transfer companion)

Sister Sherratt (MTC companion)

Sister Sherratt (MTC companion)

2014年 12月 1日,星期一

我並没有太多的時間,但是我想說的是聖殿廣場真的是最棒的傳道部!賓州在我的心裡有一個特別的位置。畢竟它是教會的總部,所有事情的發生都源自於此。

你們大家有聽說”衪是神的禮物”嗎?你們有些人大概聽說教會最近發行一部新的錄影帶,這是在上週推出來有關聖誕節的真正意義,如果你們還沒有看過的話,請停下你們手邊的事,現在就來觀賞它!

這𥚃就有它的網站 http://www.mormon.org/christmas

很棒吧!對嗎?好的,這是在上週我們在聖殿廣場上,接受訓練來如何利用一些資源去宣傳這部新影片。僅僅在兩三分鐘內,教會真的補捉到耶穌基督是如何成為神賜給每個人的特別禮物。在北訪客中心他們有些部分重新修改,但看起來還是很棒!我們有一個超大新的電視在裡面播放「他是神的禮物」。任妹妹和我都很榮幸有機會已經向上千的人介紹這部影片了。他們也放上新的救主出生的新肖像,看來都很不錯!

聖誕節燈飾也在上週五㸃亮了,所以這個週末非常擁擠。從北訪客中心走到南訪客中心就要花上我們十五分鐘,這也表示我們有很多的機會去找尋、教導和提昇!我們遇到很多人,包括二個從中國大陸來的年軽男士,他們目前住在愛德華州的教會成員家,我們拿到他們的連絡訊息,所以我們在這個週末就可以打電話來教導他們福音了。我可能很快就要回家,但是神的事工永遠不會結束!而且我們這裡還是有許多中國傳教士來繼續教導這二個男孩。

對了!我差一點忘了提到我們是如何渡過感恩節的。我們向來都沒有教會成員提供我們晚餐,所以我們的傳道部會長就安排每對傳教士去和在滿地富的家庭吃飯。所以我和我的同伴就被一對慈愛的老夫婦接去到他們家,和他們的家庭共享感恩節晚餐。能在聖殿廣場做傳教服務,增加我對感恩的程度。特別是對有一個溫暖的家庭心存感謝!在他們家中除了有自己的孩子們,還有他們的孫子,這使我有美好的感受和放鬆一下!我們在他們家待了幾個小時之後就再回到廣場去了。

我很高興能在傳教結束之前還可以在此渡過這忙碌的聖誕佳節前夕。這幫助我在我回家之前還可以在此盡力的為神工作,我們每晩工作到十點之後就累得爬上床才能休息,任姊妹和我都累扁了!我希望你們都有美好的一週,別忘記去看「祂是神的禮物」我想要邀請你們好好想一想在今年的聖誕佳節期間有什麼你們可以做的,或是在你們的家中是否以耶穌基督為中心?我知道禮物,參加派對和佈置聖誕裝飾是很容易去做到的,但是我想要你們記得我們的救主所為我們做的一切,這才是慶祝聖誕節的理由和最重要的事!保重並祝你們有愉快的一週!

愛,
應姊妹

 

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