"I love this cute grandma."

"I love this cute grandma."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Short and Sweet

From: Jeffrey Romney Wright
Subject: New Shoes New Places New People New Perspective
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 12:51 AM

Family and Friends,
Today was moves calls and boy was it crazy. A lot of changes in the mission. ALOT. We got our last set of elders and sisters that we'll have for awhile.
New Area: Kwun Tong
New Compaion: Elder Liu
Yes, my area got shut down, because there isn't enough missionaires to support all the areas here in hong kong. The mission is getting really, really, small CRAZY! So my companion and i are now the youngest companionship in the whole mission, so this will be a blast. The language area everything haha we are going to have a blast and are going to have to work hard so that we can do our best. I cant wait. We are both in very similar places with the language. He's a little better, so thats good. We can help each other and grow with each other. Should be good for both of us. I'm stoked. He is about 4 foot 11 inches, maybe if that. small guy. hes so tiny. I don't have much time to email this week, but promise a good one next week. We are sitting in an indonesian computer lab right now and i do not really understand a thing, let alone can i figure out the computer. Music is blasting, little children talking to me and dancing all around me, its sight to see. Haha. I will forsure miss Yuen Long and elder lee, he taught me so much. Love him. Thats all for now. Love you all. Remember why you are here and to smile everyday. The ward i left said the one thing that they learned from me is to always smile and be happy, to be grateful for everything that you have. It brought me to tears that i was able to teach them that and have an impact on their lives and i promise you can do that as well. Does not matter where you are, who you are, what you've done in the past, what lies ahead in the future, nothing. Just smile and love everything you are given. I pray for all of you and hope the best for all of you. I know that heavenly father loves you and knows you individually, he wants you to come unto him, to talk to him constantly and strive to have his companionship with you twenty four seven. I know that the book of mormon can and will answer any question that you have. It will give you a sense of belonging and comfort. I know that if you want to have the holy ghost with you all the time you need to always be repenting, twenty four seven, because we are always making mistakes. i cant concentrate i have 34905834905 indonesian and phillipino kids on me so im going to go and make a commitment to read the book of mormon daily. i know it will change your life. i know that you will be able to see a difference in your day. and always remember the covenants you took when you were baptized. Remember them and live up to them because not enough of us do.

Elder Wright

Friday, September 24, 2010

Do you want blessings?

Hello Daih ge ( EVERYONE ) ,

Well start with the spiritual part of the letter, Here it goes...

All of us will need his help to avoid the tragedy of procrastinating what we must do here and now to have eternal life. Ye cannot say when ye are brought to that awful crisis that i will repent that i will return to my god. Nay ye cannot say this for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world. Today is the day to repent, today is the day to change, not someday not tomorrow next week TODAY> It is hard to know when we have done enough fo rthe atonement to change our natures and so qualify us for eternal life. and we dont know how many days we will have to give the service necessary for that mighty change to come. but we know that we will have days enough if only we dont wast them. That assurance from the master can hlep those of us feeling over whelmed by our circumstances in the hardest trials, as long as you have the power to pray you can sak a loving god " please let me serve this day, it doesnt matter to me how few things i may be able to do. Just let me know what i can do. I will obedy htis day. I know that i can, with THY help."
The quiet invitition to you may be to do so simple a thing as to forgive someone who has offended you. YOu can do that from a hospital bed. It may be to go to help soeone who is hungry. You may feel overwhelmed by your own poverty and the labors of the day. But if you decide not to wait until you have more strength and more money and if you PRAY for the holy spirit as you go you WILL when you arrive tknow what to do and how to help someone even poorer than you are. NOt money poorer always, maybe spiritually poorer as well. You may find when you get there that they were praying and expecting that some one like YOU would come in the name of the lord.
For those who are discouraged by their circumstances and are therefore tempted to feel they cannot serve the lord this day, i make you two promises. Hard as things seem today, they WILL BE BETTER IN THE NEXT DAY IF YOU CHOOSE TO SERVE THE LORD THIS DAY WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, your circumstances may not be improved in all the ways which you desire. But you will have been given new strength to carry your burdens and new confidence that when your burdens become too heavy the lord whom you have served will carry what you cannot. He knows how. He prepared long ago. He suffereed YOUR infirmities and your sorrows when he was in the flesh so that he would kow how to succor YOU.
The other promise that i make to you is that by choosing to serve him this day you will feel his love and grow to love him more. " I say unto you i would that ye should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts...that ye hear and know the voice by which ye shall be called and also the name by which he shall call you for how knoweth a man the msater whom he has not served and who is a stranger unto him and is far from the thoughts an dintents of his heart?" By serving him this day you will come to know him better and you WILL feel his love and appriciation. You would not want to delay receiving that blessing and feeling his love will draw you back to his service wi[ing away both complacency and discouragement. When you go to sleep each day you will hear " Well done thou good and faithful servant thou hast been faithful over a few things I LOVE YOU AND YOU SHALL BE BLESSED "

Some Questions?
******When was the last time you thanked the lord for a trial or tribulation? Adversity compells us to go to our knees: does gratitude for adversity do that as well???? ( MY FAVORITE QUESTION )

What does it profit us if we listen to wise counsel and do not head the words? Of what use is experience if we dont learn from it? What good are the scriptures if we do not cherish the words and incorporate them into ourlives.

This week from hong kong i had a week exchange because district leaders and zone leaders had meetings in wan chai all week so i had the privelage of being with elder maddux from Los angles and another elder wright from st, george ut. We had a blast and it was so much fun. We have had a lot of crazy storms this week. I can not belive that move two is over and this time next week i will have a new companion and possibly a new area. Crazy. Move THREE here i come. The language comes and goes. HHAAH really im positive that it just goes. IM loving every freakin day. Its been so much fun and im so grateful for the opportuinty that i have been given to serve my brother and father in heaven. i wouldnt ask to be anywhere else. Hong kong is great. I will miss elder lee a ton, i have learned so much from him and forsure will keep in contact with him. Hes a good man. Excited to see whos my next comp should be interesting. This move call will be the biggest in my mission. there will be a lot of changes. Closing areas and a lot of elders are going home and none coming should be intersting. Well our investigators are all doing great, really focusing on our 3 thousand less actives right now. Hard work and i love waking up each day to do it. Love you all and pray for you each and every day. Got attacked by a freakin dinosaur of a dog this week i was kicking it yelling at it waay intense elder lee ran like a chicken with his head cut off i honestly thought another dog ate him. He was so loud and high pitched i thought someone was dead. and let me tell you 911 is not the police here hahaha. Well thats all from hong kong for now. Next week Will be the start all over again. REmember who you are and why YOU are here ?

Love always,
Elder Wright
Pres Hinkley said " H.F. will shower down blessings upon those who walk in obedience to his commandments" How easy is that. DO you want blessing?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2,000 less active in Hong Kong. 40 active. (In my area)

Let's keep the less active members (through out the world, not just Hong Kong) in our prayers.

Subject: Ello Mate
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 2:28 AM

Family and Freakin Friends,
How is everyone doing? Know that i am constantly praying for each of you individually, you may not think so, but i am. I know that h.f. is aware of each of you, he loves each of you and wants the best for each of you. He doesn't want you to suffer, or be sad, depressed, or mad, he wants you to be happy and excited that he has given you another day to live. He wants you to live your life to its fullest potential and do your best, accomplishing all your goals and dreams you have set before yourself! He is with you every day and is there to give you the comfort and answers you are looking for. HE LOVES YOU> Know that. It's so important. We have dealt with a lot of less actives recently and its so hard, because every single one of them isn't going to church and wont bring their kids because they have been affected by other families. Either themselves, by parents or other member adults or their kids have been offended by member children. That does not matter, I tell you. Doesn't matter at all. You don't go to church to socialize, you go to focus on the gospel, to build your testimony and to take a break from the week and really focus on why you are here on earth at this time and what you can do better this next week. To come closer to your father in heaven. You can socialize monday through saturday. Don't ever be that person who offends anyone. Always love and except everyone. Just as christ loves you, he died for YOU. He forgave the men that nailed him to the cross, as they put the nails in his arms. Be quick to forgive and move on with the future. I love you all. Quick this week don't have much time left. But just know he loves you. He's aware of you and your indiviual concerns, trials and questions. He knows how you feel, because he died for YOU.

This week in hong kong has been great. Elder lee and i are doing unreal. Slayin it out here in Yuen Long. We have had some great weather this week and its been a blast to be out side. Lots of soccer! Might i say that I'm getting pretty darn good at soccer. haha. Investigators are all doing great. Still really working on our 2000 less actives compared to our 40 members. We have stake conference this week and I'm stoked because president chan will be speaking. Not that I will be able to understand him but I will be able to understand the spirit that he will have with him. There is one language that no matter where you are on the earth, what language they speak, what country your in, and that is the language of the spirit. So strong and so comforting.So let that spirit help you everyday. Let it guide you and comfort you. Live worthy of it and strive to always have it in every activity that you do.

A mission is the best thing that has happened to me, so grateful i can have this expirence and hope all young men can have it. I wasn't active growing up. I went to church because my family did, never had a testimony or desire, but i can honestly say that was the biggest freakin mistake i have ever made in my life! if all you young men are like me, change and change fast. Prepare for a mission, you may think it sounds boring and long time, but let me tell you.... its the funnest thing ever. You will have so much fun and not only will you have fun you will have the spirit at the same time. What more can you ask for. SO LEGIT> Keep working. Prepare now, I promise that all of you will love it and grow so much.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM love you so much hope you have an amazing day! you are my best friend mother everything! Everyone better call her do something maybe take her to lunch thatd be nice. Shes the best.

e wright
ngoh ngoi leihdeih
gai yauh!

Be safe, study hard this year! And remember to be the person your hf wants you to be. Never change who you are for others! ( sorry so short have lesson soon. ) love you talk to you next week and i cant wait!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I want you to eat cow liver for my birthday!

rom: Jeffrey Romney Wright
Subject: Msai Msai Msai
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 4:08 AM

Dear Family and Friends,

A mothers divine love for her children is the strongest love on this earth today. A mothers love can bring a wayward child back to a good life, give him a sense of direction and let him know hes made mistakes in life, but she teaches him and loves him even more for those mistakes hes made. A mothers love can change the lives of her children and if used properly can impact not just her children, but thousands of heavenly fathers children. As my mothers love has done this for me. I'd first like to start by telling everyone I have the most amazing mother. She truely is my best friend. We have grown through the trials we've been given. Over the past few years we have become closer and closer each day. It has been such a blessing. She has taught me the meaning of life and so much more. When I think of christ like love the first thing that comes to my head is my mom, she loves everyone and accepts everyone for who they are and makes everyone her best friend, no matter what. Her sense of charity and service are unbeatable, she gives all that she has, even if it means we are to go into debt, she'll do it. Shes always so willing to give her all to make everyone else happy. I am so thankful that I can call her my mom and what a privledge that it is. I want to wish her the Happiest Birthday this coming week. MOM, I love you more than anything. Love you! Maybe i'll eat a piece of.............cow liver? chicken feet? pig testicles? for you on your birthday! YOU CHOOSE haha! love you mom!

News From the Front Lines:
1. Hectic start, at the beginning of the week we realized that all the missionaries in our apartment had tons of bug bites. 2 of 4 of us had over 100 plus bites. (never seen anything like it ) so we prayed to find out that all of our mattresses were filled with thousand of termites and huge fleas and leaches and centipedes and all sorts of crazy insects. So to say the least, it was quite the start and on top of it, to start the day it was 90 degrees with 100% humity. hahah we were lovin life! No a/c, no problems. We can just sweat to death. It was a blast I was laughing the whole time. We have two chinese elders and they hate heat and won't get near bugs, so needless to say when I threw them ( the bugs ) towards them they screamed and ran so fast. it was great.
2. The most spiritaul expierence so far in my mssion. We had 24 hour exchanges. I stayed in my area, but Elder Madux from my mtc younger district, came to be my companions. Hes way tight. It started on monday night, we decided to pick up the area book that elder lee and i have done a few times and make calls, elder lee and I have never got one answer. But we started with a prayer, we had faith in each other and started calling. EVERY SINGLE PERSON ANSWERED. Not only did they answer, they wanted to be scheduled and said they are ready for the gospel in their lives now. So thats just what we did. We scheduled them. In the morning, we met with a former investigator names " sofunny " ( dont ask how she got the name i dont get it haha ) she was a character. She treated us to a " yam cha " which is like a huge chinese breakfast, better than anything in america. As we were eating we taught her and her husband ( both in their 60s ) the first few lessons they had tons of questions and the miracle was they were receptive and we could answer all those questions and understand them in cantonese with my two months here and his 2 weeks here. Unheard of, but we did it with HF help. Gave bapt dates. and they accepted.WOW> Then we went contacting until the next lesson. We ran into a man and his wife. They came to us and said " Theres a light with you two and we want to know al,l" that never happens, no one ever comes up to you in Hong KOng, unless they are a mental crazy ( and theres a lot of crazies no joke ) scheduled him and his wife. Teaching them next week. Unreal. Kaylee and Mr Wong are the last lesson for the day until exchanges are over. This is the big one. She was taught in 2004 once by sisters and hated it, kicked them out. So before we left I had the immpression to get my oil and this paticular dvd and though I had to be crazy, both of us barely speak cantonese and it will be quite a challenge to teach her, let alone give a blessing. Her house is 50 minutes away and we had no idea where we were going, so we prayed, and hf helped us to know what bus station to get off. We walked around and finaly found her house through this massive jungle. Started by introducing ourselves and getting to know them. Then we showed her the dvd, she loved it. Then we had the impression to share our testimonies to her. She was pretty uneasy about it, so I said whats holding you back, what are you feeling right now. To find out she doesn feel good because shes not happy with life and then the spirit tells me to give a blessing NOW you crazy. I can't speak, let alone barely order a freakin bowl of rice... says it again. I say okay, I can't tell you what I said, but I can tell you the spirit was so strong and that so many miracles happed right then and everyone was bawling. That if You want miracles you need to live your life accordingly. You need to pick your game up right now. You can all have miracles if you live accordingly. Have faith never doubt and give it your all. I'll keep you updated with Kaylee and her Husband. UNbelieveable. Might I add a huge part of this was companionship. The difference to me was dramatic. I learned so much from both of them and know that elder lee is here to teach me about the culture and patience for the future, more than anything else. Trust hf knows what hes doing and always be looking for what you can learn wherever you are, at anytime anyday.

If we dont not have a deep foundation of faith and a siolid testimony of truth we may have difficult withstanding the harsh storms and icy winds of the adversity which inecvitabley come to each of us. Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove ourselves worthy to return to the presence of our heavenly father. In order for us to be tested, we must face challenges and difficulties. These can break us and the surface of our souls my crack and crumble, that is if our foundations of faith and our testimonies of trust are not deeply embedded within us. In the search for our best selves several questions will guide our thinking.... Am i what i want to be? Am I closer to the savior today then I was yesterday? Will I be closer yet tomorrow? Do I have the courage to change for the better? The years have come and the years have gone, but the need for a testimony of the gospel continues paramount. As we move toward the future, we must not neglect the lessons of the past. Remember that you do not walk alone. As you walk through life always walk toward the light and the shadows of life will fall behind you. As I have turned to the scriptures for inspiration a particular one has stood out time and time again. The word is ' Come" the lord said, " Come unto me " " come learn of me " and " Come follow me " I like the word come and my plea is that we would all come to the lord every second of everyday.

i love you all. The time here in hong kong is going way to fast! I am doing amazing. Finding tons of new investigators and loving each and everyday!

Love you all so much!
Love elder wright

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elder Wright is now the Hong Kong Fashion Police.....

Subject: Ji Saat! Mgoi!
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 2:05 AM

Dear Family and Friends,

Another week has come and gone and yes I am still here in Hong Kong, loving each and every second I am given. What a blessing it is. The food seems to be really growing on me. I crave it at times ( not everything haha ) but a lot. This week we just had the wonderful opportunity to have pig hooves and chicken feet, mmm... some of my new favorite things. PHYSC> what are they thinking when they eat these things?? I have come to a postive conclusion that all the good meat gets shipped to America, while here in HONG KONG, we recieve all the left over with every peice of bone and organs and what not! Just thought I'd share that with you. I have started learning some chinese sign language, because our ward has a lot of deaf people. Well lets think about this, I can't even speak chinese yet, let alone, do sign language haahhaha. It's funny, if only you could see me on sundays trying to translate. Hahaha. wow. Funny things about the people of the asian areas. There singing capability..... hahahah, I love it! I videoed our ward kareoke night, you will all really enjoy this. I was bawling I was laughing so hard, but they were dead serious. There style is off the freakin walls, let me tell you that. Stripes, plaids, every single pattern all on one single human being! It's amazing they get let out side. Hair is very important to them, they LOVE their hair. Its been so fun getting use to this culture. There is not one thing I don't love about them. I love Hong Kong and everything about it. We should be having a baptism, Sept 12. We will see what happens, here name is Lisa and shes 28. All is good in hk loving each and every day!

Mosiah 4: 24 & 30
D&C 6:36

Each of us will face trials and tests, it is how we react to those difficulties that will determine our success and happiness. Each of us will face adversity no matter where we are. We will each face times of difficulty and the question is not when we will face them, but how we face them. Paul remnded the saints that " all things work together for good to them that love god. Our heavenly father who loves us completely and perfectly permits us to have experiences that will allow us to develop the traits and attributes we need to become more and more christlike. Our trials come in many forms, but each will allow us to become more like the savior as we learn to recognize the good that comes from each experience. As we understand this doctrine we gain greater assurance of our fathers love. We may never know in this life why we face what we do, but we can feel confident that we can grow from the experience. Now I realize that it is much easier to look back, when a trial is over and see what we have learned from our experience. But the challenge is to gain the eternal perspective while we are going through our tests. Some of our trials may not seem great, but to each of us who are passing through these experiences, the trials are real and require us to humble ourselves before god and learn from him. Learn FROM HIM> Sometimes we pass through pain and sorrow that we might grow and be prepared for potential trials in the future. Instead of asking why me? or what did i do to deserve this? maybe the question should be, what am I to do? what can I learn? what am I to change? Christ got scourged and suffered so much. They smite him and he suffereth it. They spit on him and he suffereth it because of his loving and kindness and long suffering towards the children of men. We must always attempt to correct the problem and overcome it first! In our trials let us not become bitter and uncommitted, but let us follow the saviors example of becoming more earnest and more sincere and more FAITHFUL. Pres monson stated " I believe the savior is telling us that unless we lose ourselves in the service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives. Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figurativley lose their lives. While those who loose themselves in service to others grow and flourish and in effect save their lives" SERVE EVERYONE> and do this that " all things will work together for good to us that love god.

be safe. write me. hah. love you all. pray for you all individually. and hope the best for you all.!

elder wright