"I love this cute grandma."

"I love this cute grandma."

Thursday, May 26, 2011


rom: Jeffrey Romney Wright
Subject: hey!
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 2:38 AM

This week in Hong Kong, I have learned so much and seen a huge change. Recently, we have had two general authorities come and visit us here in our mission. The first being Elder Holland and his wife, and the second being, Elder Bednar and his wife ( As well as 6 members of the quroum of the 70 haha, all in one week, so yes they re-centered us in a way that made us all have a desire to hit it up from 2nd gear to 3rd gear). What an amazing expierence we have had to listen and learn from them. They have given us insights on how we can become better missionaries, members, friends, brothers and sisters, parents, and what we need to do to prepare to return to our fathers presence again. I forgot my notes to be quite honest with you, but promise next week I'll bring them and will tell you what they said. I can't wait to tell you. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it, it is something in which I will never forget, especially Elder Holland. I get the chills just thinking about it. As he started talking, one of the first things that he said was referring to us missionaries, " I swear if any of you even think about leaving the field, I'll find you, I'll hunt you down, I'll capture you and I will make Clint Eastwood look like a boy scout." Haha I thought it was quite funny. I died laughing none of the hong kongers got it, but I sure enjoyed it. He talked about how important the work is and how everyone should be preparing to serve. He said if you have ever even thought about serving or considered it or are thinking about it right now, you need to start your paper work. The need for missionaries is high and the lord is counting on us. He talked about special experiences he and sister holland just had in the middle east that will change the church, but wouldn't tell us what happened or is going to happen. So that has us all thinking!! He went on to talk about investigators. He said do you want your investigators to keep their commitments, do you want them to pray better, read more, continue to develop their testimonies, and do their best to keep converting, well YOU are heavenly fathers investigators and he wants you to do the same! Went on talking about the power of the holy ghost and how many members and missionaries think they can just do everything on their own, well they are wrong. He gave it to us for a reason, to be our CONSTANT companion. These are just a few of the little things that he shared with us, just wait for next week, you will want to go crawl up in a ball and never leave the house. Then the following day we had an opportunity to do a "question and answer " with Elder Bednar, he did a great job and really helped a lot of the members here in Hong Kong. They are in the beginning stages here in hk and needed the answers and help that he offered. At the end, what really shocked me was when we bore his testimony, he stated the same like over 6 times in a row, saying, " I have witnessed Jesus Christ and know that He lives and that He has a resurrected body, I have witnessed..." that is pretty unbelieveable. Then the quroum of the 70s gave talks throughout the week to and did an amazing job. It was just a spiritually uplifting week, that was in great need. I have learned so much and can't wait to share more with you all next week.

"Unfortunately, from time to time we also hear of Church members who become discouraged and subsequently quit coming to and participating in our Church meetings because they think they don’t fit in."
Is this you? Do you feel like you don't have friends or you're just different then everyone in your ward, or stake, or primary class, or sunday school class... do these feelings make you not want to go to church? If so, they are of satan, and you are loosing the battle. The real question is why do you go to church? Is it to socialize or thank h.f. and jc for ALL that they have done for us. President Holland Said, " that the saddest group of people in the whole world is the less active lds members. They are the most pathetoic people out there." don't let that be you for the worng reason. Don't let yourself get put into that category. Be strong and remember you are h.f. investigator, you need to keep improving and converting to the lord. What is the true conversion? and Have YOU been truely converted? Ask yourself...
With this in mind, let our hearts and hands be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path. As disciples of Jesus Christ, our Master, we are called to support and heal rather than condemn and criticize. We are commanded “to mourn with those that mourn” and “comfort those that stand in need of comfort.” True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long, we can write notes or poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it, but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” Christ did not just speak about love; He showed it each day of His life. He did not remove Himself from the crowd. Being amidst the people, Jesus reached out to the one. He rescued the lost. He didn’t just teach a class about reaching out in love and then delegate the actual work to others. He not only taught but also showed us how to “succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.” Christ knows how to minister to others perfectly. When the Savior stretches out His hands, those He touches are uplifted and become greater, stronger, and better people as a result. The lord has given us this opportunity to have our families, our friends, houses, cars, education, a prophet seer and revelator, this gospel message, our AGENCY, and this time to come to earth. Our brother has came and atoned for our sins, has given you and I an opportunity to return to His presence again, and all that he asks you to do is, " love thy lord with all the heart." Why did he ask us this? Why is this the most important commandment? Because it is when we love Him with all of our heart, that we try our best to follow him, keep all of his commandments, and have trust in him that what ever he has ever said, whether through the bible ,bom , prophets, or any other source that we are willing to do whatever it is, because we know that He wants the best for you and I. He loves us and knows us individually, this week I have been beyond sick, but not once did I ask why because I knew He loved me, I knew/know that He had and still has a plan just for me, Elder Jeffrey Romney Wright, He knows what I need and where I need to go, He knows what I need to go through and what trials I need to overcome, He knows everything I need to do in this life so that I can reutrn to live with Him again. He has a plan for each of us, never ask Him why, accept everything in your life and instead of asking why, ask Him how can I learn through this trial? How can I serve others, when it is I that needs to be served? How can I live in a manner that I can have your constant guidance and direction so I know what I need to do and how I can do it? Never change who you are for anyone or anything. It doesn't matter what others think, I had a phase early in my mission, when I went out on the streets I was scared to talk to others because I didn't want them to judge my horrible Cantonese or make fun of me for my outfit or for being Mormon and trying to share this crazy message about a boy who saw God and Jesus with them. I was critical and really cared what others thought of me, but it doesn't matter, because at that time in my mission I had no success because I was stuck in the world, it was when I realized that all that matters is what our Father in Heaven thinks and wants me to do, thats when my mission changed and I changed. FORGET what others think and go to work. I go on the streets now and talk to all because I know this message to be true and that Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer, that he atoned for me and my sins and loves me, and he did that for everyone else as well. I don't care if i can't speak the language or I'm not the most fashionable missionary, because I know this gospel is true and I want others to know. I want to be able to give everyone an opportunity to change and have true conversion within their lives. It's up to you and I to change the world, where do we start, with ourselves first, be humble, meek, lowly in heart, have faith and a desire to serve and love everyone. Be who h.f. made you to be, change not and love everyone for who they are. love as Christ and h.f. love everyone. We have a message to share, we have a plan to give, and lives to change. We don't have much time to do this and give all an opportunity to accept this gospel and really embrace it into their lives. Let's work together and do our best to serve and love ALL of our brothers and sisters!
If we are His hands, should we not do the same?

have a great week! love you! Elder Wright!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hey there!

Hey there!
It's Elder Wright, how is everyone doing this fantastic week? I hope just great. This week we have had mission conference, visits from apostles and ward conference. It's been a really busy week, and I have learned so many new things. I really am loving every second I have out here in the field and can't believe how fast time is going by. I have 10 months left and I am not too happy about that. I feel like I just started my mission yesterday. I love Hong Kong and people here, it is like home to me now and I hope with these last ten months that I can do my best to change it for the best.. I hope that I can work hard and show to my Father in Heaven that I am so grateful for this opportunity that he has given me, to serve here among my brothers and sisters. Elder Ng and I are doing great. Over the past few weeks we have had our fair share of disagreements and we don't even know why. We thought, maybe it could be the culture, or even the language, maybe even our personalities, but as time goes by, we have found out that it has not been any of those problems. Because the culture, I am Chinese, so come on, thats forsure not it. I speak well enough in chinese and he speaks well enough in english, so that wasn't the problem. Personalities, well we are both really chill, so there is nothing there that could have caused these problems, so we decided to fast and pray to ask Heavenly Father to help us overcome these problems and trials. Because we know that even if you have the smallest amount of contention in you companionship ( such as a mean thought, disagreeing, not having faith towards eachother, not being able to rely on eachother, or just thinking you can do everything on your own, not giving them opportunites to serve you, etc ) it is then that satan is your third companion and the companionship of the Holy Ghost is not with you anymore. Just like marriages or friendships, if you want to have success and if you want to have Heavenly Father guide you in every step, then you need to make sure that you are always trying your hardest to love everyone and always have the comp of the holy ghost with you. It is then that you will be happy and so will your family and friend, it is then that h.f. will answer all of your prayers and guide you to know what you need to do, or how you can overcome your trials and hard times. We know that the world is going to get worse and worse, but as long as we are doing our best, reading the scriptures daily and listening/following our prophets advice and words, by these small and simple things great things are brought to past. So never give up. We all have trials and hard times, most of the time we do pray and ask h.f. how to overcome them and you may think He's not answering me, why? Are you doing your best to do what he has asked you? He talks to us every 6 months through our prophets and everyday through the scriptures, are you taking advantage of those opportunities? I hope that you are. because it really is the biggest blessing we have in our life today. I love you all so much and love serving the Lord even more. I hope you can all serve missons to expierence the joy that I am right now, it's unlike anything you will ever come to feel or know. Never give up on yourself, always have an eye single to the glory of God. He loves you and wants to guide you. You are all amazing and all his sons and daughters, live in a way that He will respect you, that he will be proud of you and grateful for all you have done. Serve everyone and love everyone for who they are, love them for their mistakes and bad decsions.
love e wright

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

From: Jeffrey Romney Wright
Subject: Hey!
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12:58 AM

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear DAD, Happy Birthday to YOU!! I just wanted to start out by telling everyone that A. I have the best dad in the whole world, that with out him I wouldn't be the man I am today and that B. It's his birthday this week!! One year older and wiser too! Happy Birthday to you! woohoo. Happy Birthday dad! My dad is the most amazing man out there, I have never met someone who works so hard for their family because he loves them so much!!! Because of my dad, I have been brought up in a manner that has been pleasing to my Heavenly Father, because through out my life he has stood worthy of the priesthood he holds, at all times and in all places, he has always been able to give me, my sisters, my mother, or any one in need a blessing and I'm so grateful for the example he has been to me. Over the years we had our differences, there were times we did not get along as I was growing up, mostly because we are too much alike and we always had to be right. Now as the years have past by, as we have realized how important a father-son relationship really is, I can say that one of my best friends is my father and that just puts a huge smile on my face knowing that I can say that! I'm so grateful for him and all that he has done for me, he has given me an example to follow and if I can be 1/5 of the man, dad, husband, father, friend, that he is..... I know I'm doing great. Dad I hope you have a great birthday, and mom and the girls take you out to eat some where realllll nice! love you so much!!!! Happy Birthday from China!
Another week has come and past, and would you look at that, I got to talk to my family this week and wasn't that just a delight. They all sounded so great and so happy. I even got to talk to my grandmothers! I love you all and miss you all so much, wish I could have just talked to everyone! This week as I'm sure some of you know, I had to give a sharing about, " The Companionship of the Holy Ghost in Missionary Work and in our Daily Lives." It went really good, I felt fantastic afterwards because during my talk I knew for 100% sure that I did have that companionship and heavenly father helped me know what I needed to say. Why do you all think its so important to have that companionship? Why do we need the holy ghost? Are you living worthy of it? Whats the point of it? Do you just rely on it when you are in times of need or trouble, or do you desire to have it at all times? In 2 nephi 32:5 it tells us what the companionship of the holy ghost can do for us, as individuals and as companionships ( whether missionary or marriage ) and as families and friends, it can show unto us all things in which we need to do.. it can guide us from place to place, and help us to know the will of our father in heaven. How many of us have felt the spirit in the last week? Last day? Last hour? Depending on your answers, ask yourself why? Pray ask h.f., how you can change that and how you can have his guidance in your life more often. Figure out how you can have it more in your life. Because I'm limited of time right now, I will tell you next week all about my sharing experience!!! I love you all so much and know that if you strive to have the comp of the hg with you, it is then you will know how you can overcome all your trials and difficulties, how you can stop sinning and making stupid mistakes, how you can have his guidance in YOUR life. Well I love you all and hope that you are doing your best to serve everyone. hong kong is doin great. Yesterday it was in the 90 with 100% humity, just a little bit much and we haven't even started summer yet. Recently I got to see Vincent and Elder Fogt and Ernest and a few other people that I haven't seen for a while and they all seem to be doing fantastic. I sent pictures to my mother so she will put them up for all to see. I love you and hope that you are all doing great. Never give up. Never. We didn't come down here to earth to give up. Do your best and the lord will help you accomplish the rest. love you!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

From: Jeffrey Romney Wright
Subject: Mothers Day
To: "Jolene Wright"
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 12:39 AM

47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.

This week is Mothers Week, and I have had a lot of time recently to reflect on what my mother has done for me through out my life. I have come to realize that I will never be able to do 1/4 of what my mom has done for me for anyone. She has taught me the morals and values that I needed to learn so that I can be the person that my Father in Heaven desires me to be. Through my mother and her obedience, Heavenly Father was able to guide and lead her so that I could be here in Hong Kong today, serving my brothers and sisters. Because of my mom, my family has the opportunity to live with each other for time and eternity and have the amazing blessings of becoming an eternal family. Because of my mom, I know how to love everyone for who they are, how to serve those in need, how to give a helping hand to those in distress, how to smile and show everyone that life is great, to laugh at the little things, to try my best to live the gospel in the manner Heavenly Father has set it up, to be myself and never let others put me down, to love, serve, and pray for thy enemy, to make sure that my family is number one on my list at all times and in all places, and she has taught me much more than this. Some may ask how has she taught such amazing life lessons, and I tell you its through her example. She never forced me to do anything, she taught with love and through her own example. This is the way that I have come to learn so much. With out my mom and her testimony, I wouldn't be on a mission right now, I wouldn't have had this amazing, unreal, fantastic, life changing blessing, if it werent for my mom and dad! The last few years before my mission my mom and I were able to get so close, we were best of friends. Growing up when i was 12-16 yeah haha not the best times, but you know we all grow and learn from our mistakes, we are all able to partake in the amazing blessing of the atonement, no matter how big or small your problem or sins are the atonement is for everyone and everything. Through it we can all be cleanesed of our sins and mistakes, because our savior loves us and wants us to be happy in this life and the life to come. When I started applying the atonement in my life it was then that I saw a difference in me, it is then that I realized my family is the most important thing I have on this earth today, it was then that it finally snapped. Yeah it took me a little longer than most to realize that, but I am so grateful that I am able to have the relationship I do with my mom and family today. A lot of the time, because my amazing father is always working his butt off to support his family, he had to travel a lot! So it was always me lauren and mom ( sometimes lindsay depending if she wasnt the limelight of the world, she just is too popular for us. ha ha ) over those years that my dad had to travel, the three of us, were able to build a strong relationship and more than that a friendship! My mom and I are best friends and I love her so much, if it weren't for her, I wouldn't be able to say today that I would be a member of this church, I wouldn't have been able to help Vincent, Mary and her daughters, Lambert, Mark and his family, Ernest, Tyron, Lamb, Ken, Sophia, and so many more. It is because of her that I was able to help them, through the Lord working through her and then me. We still have a lot more of lives to change. My mom is the best example of love. She loves all, I would have to say this might sound rude but I did a sharing about my mom for the mission this week and I compared her to a dog. I will ask you, what I asked all the missionaries... what are the characteristics of a dog? Think about it for reals....
A dog loves everyone, it doesn't matter if you are fat, smoking and drinking, if you just sinned or just made the biggest mistake of your life, he doesnt care if you are in the worst mood ever or if you are happier then a child at disneyland, my point is... that a dog loves everyone for who they are, not what they are but who the lord sees them as. The lord loves everyone no matter what! He will never give up on anyone, and accepts everyone for who they are and the baggage that comes with them. We all make mistakes and have our own problems and trials, He's aware of that, will always be ready to help you lift those burdens through the power of prayer and faith and obedience and the atonement. My mom is like a dog, she serves all and gives her full heart to the lord each and everyday, I have not once in my 20 years seen my mom give up or offend anyone on purpose, she loves everyone and I think that is the most amazing Christlike attribute that my mom has. I look up to her in so many ways and love her more than life it self. I love you mom and hope that you have an amazing mothers day. I can't wait to call you! You are the best mom ever!!!
This week was moves calls and interviews, it was a rather long week, but it all made up for it, my interview with the president was amazing. I love him so much. It was one of the best things ever. He is so in tune with the spirit, it blows my mind. I hope to be like him one day. As for moves Elder Ng and I will be staying together and we will stay in the same area as well. We will build this place up and make it the strongest area in all of Hong Kong. We had so many people at church on sunday it was amazing, I gave a talk on the atonement and prayer, haha I was quite nervous, but the Lord helped me get the point out and let them feel of the holy spirit which is the most important part. It doesn't matter what we say, or what we do, it matters that they were able to have the chance to feel of the spirit and let it testify unto them. 2 nephi 33:1, He is the teacher that converts the children of men. It's so important to have the spirit, whether we are teaching lessons( gospel lessons or life lessons or advice ) to converts, investigators, members, your children, friends, or just anyone because its then they can know what you are saying is what the Lord wants them to know and its then that they will change. Hong Kong is getting so hott haha I'm dying but I would rather have it hot and gross then.... snowing haha. Sorry for all those in Utah bummmmer. I heard Osama got killed? haha every chinese person comes up to us,( please use chinese accents )" you hear theee man in afigangkdjh ( they butcher that word every time with out a doubt ) got a a a shot in thee head, are da you happy? " haha, ok. thats enough. I am really loving every second I have out here and I love my comp and my area, the new investigators we have and the members and all they do for me. I got to see Vincent and Ernest last sunday, they both have the priesthood now and are going to the temple on friday! I couldn't be happier! I am loving it and hope you are too. Take a few minutes this week and reflect on your life and all that your mother has done for you, since day one. Look how far you've come from her, whether its learning from her mistakes or learning for her example. You learned something, we all do. love you and have a great week!
grandma romney- love you, happy mothers day! love your favorite!
gram Wright!!! how are you? I love you so much, happy mothers day thanks for all that you did for my father as he was growing up ,I know it couldn't have been easy haa, love you gram! keep smiling!