Subject: through satan comes the opportunities of a life time, are you looking?
To: "jolene wright"
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 12:27 AM
Another week has come and gone, you get from life, what you take from life. It's as simple as that, how much peanut butter do you want on your sandwhich, well thats all up to you, you can choose and you can apply. Just like life, you can choose what you want to do, where you want to go, who you want to become, and how you can influence those around you, if you want to serve the lord or satan, if you want to get caught up in the world and care about fashion and cars and money and your class status, its really up to you, and just to let you all know there is no inbetween, its either the lord or lucifer. You can make the smallest decision in life and its as easy as that, whether you want to buy a rolex watch that cost thousands of dollars or whether you want to buy that same watch with out the name brand that cost 20 dollars. Think of what you could do with all that money, who you could serve. There is so many ways that we can all improve our life so that we can tell h.f. we gave out best. We came down to earth and we accomplished all that you had in mind for us. We did what we were suppose to. Live with out regrets, be able to say that you gave it your all. why are you here? thats one of the main questions that we will ask our friends and investigators, " what do you think the purpose of life is? what do you want to accomplish? what is most important to you?" we get the same answer every freakin time, MONEY WORK AND SLEEP. Im so grateful for the opportunity to serve in hong kong, to be able to help these people realize that there is more to life than money and where you stand in society. What a blessing it is to tell these people that, we can and will have eternal families, that through this gospel we can find the answers to any questions, that we have a PROPHET here on the earth today, that leads and guides us through these times of economic and life hardships, we have so much to offer the world and if you aren't sharing it how will anyone know. I think about every ward that I have ever lived in and think of our member and how much work each and every ward needs. It's sad to think about. it really is. there are so many member that are way too into their job and money, its so stupid. you know who you are. In california and utah and conneticut, all of you. reality check... that money its going to heaven with you, its staying here, DO SOMETHING WITH IT THAT WILL EFFECT OTHERS, SERVE EVERYONE YOU CAN, its time to change. the time is now and its up to you, whether you want to go to the celestrial kingdom or not, its up to you.
This week in hong kong has been amazing. We have had the amazing opportunity to help another one of heavenly fathers sons come unto him through baptism. His name is jason. Mainland jason is what we refer to him by because we have several investigators with the name jason. haah. So he will be returning to mainland china tomorrow and will not be returning, we gave him every single chinese church book we could find and the address of the church, now all we can do is pray for him that he will find it without any complications and he'll love it. The worst place to get antied is here in hong kong its so bad. More than half of our investigators this week have gotton antied by other religions and its not been good. But I know that the lord wanted them to hear this message and now just like its up to us, its up to them to choose what they believe because we all have our agency and ability to choose. I know that the lord loves every single one of us and wants the best for us. He is aware of us and wants to help us. one way to recieve revelation is through asking for it. are you asking? are you listening? keeping your self worthy of receiving an answer. Hong kong today we went to a place called monkey mountain, haha it reminded me of my poor friends but these monkies were quite aggressive. It was so fun. we had a blast. we also had 24 hour exchanges. hmm the longest 24 hours of my life ahahhaha. but it was also one of the best learning experiences that I have had thus far on my mission. We need to make the best out of every situation even if it just down right sucks, make its the best. woohoo. I have so many pictures from this week but hey forgot the camera at home hahaha next week just you be ready. my spelling is awful. love it. my chinese is slowly improving. thank goodness. the weather is like that of antartica.. just not normal. I thought hong kong was tropical. I love my mission more than anything. It has impacted my life dramatically and I'm so grateful for all of you and the examples you have set before me. With out all of you I wouldn't be here today. ( random though happy birthday sister hunt ) mission is something that you can carry with you the rest of your life. It will change you for the best and give you the sense of direction you never knew you could have. I love you all and hope that you can all have the opportunity to serve the lord one day. to bring families together for eternities. thats our goal and we will accomplish it through faith and the lord, miracles happen. daily. We have a lot of new great investigators right now, I'm so excited for all of them. one is tyron hes so tight and the other is lambert so chill, those are just two of them, theres a lot more but right now they have the most potential. cool fact for the week. for every 13 first lessons with investigaors, the lord has promised all missionaries 1 baptism. i just looked at out numbers from last move. we have 26 first lesson sit down new investigators. 2 baptisms, this move right now, we have 26 and we've had 2 baptisms. thats so insane how the lord works. what an amazing promise. teach em lessons find the prepared and plant seeds in the other 12. love all and serve everyone.
love e wright