This week was good, we have an investigator named Cotton (cuz his Chinese name means Cotton). He's cool. He met with the missionaries a few years ago here in China, but he couldn't get baptized because his family is Buddhist and were anti-ing him a ton. He moved to St. George to go to school at Dixie and had a bunch of member roommates. He heard all the lessons there in English, but he didn't understand everything. So, he's back for the summer, and we are re-teaching him in Chinese. He wants to get baptized and has a baptismal date set for June 29th! He's been meeting with us regularly and coming to church which is awesome. So, it's way cool.
Haha, wow! Your missionaries are PANSIES!! I want you to tell them that, too. I went entire moves (9 weeks, not baby 6 week moves like them) without getting one cheng out (dinner appointment), and when I do get them, they are normally cuddle fish or something... Anyways, that is AWESOME that Chase is going out with them to teach lessons. If they aren't doing it already, tell Chase to ask them specifically what the lesson is, and what part they want him to teach/testify about. Then read through Preach My Gospel. If Chase reads and studies Preach My Gospel now, he'll be miles ahead of anyone else in the field. He won't have to waste time learning it in the MTC, so he can focus everything on teaching skills.
The mission president has set a goal for the mission that in July we need to have 65 baptisms. That is the 65th anniversary of the church in Hong Kong. He told us to change our study schedule from the morning to the evening twice a week and go to Lamma Island at least once a week to try and contact people we normally wouldn't. We tried it for the first time the week before and hadn't found anyone, but if you guys pray for it, and anyone and everyone who reads this prays for it, it might happen! Lamma is a weird mix of a ton of different kinds of cultures and people. I can't even explain it, but it's different. It's like a jungle with South American villages in it but then a bunch of nice American and European restaurants and beaches and a HUGE factory of some kind. I don't know what the power plant is for, but it looks like they build transformers there.There are HUGE bugs, and I've never sweat so much in my life, but it's cool. Apparently, there is a wild bore problem, too, so we are hoping to find, kill and eat one. Worst of all, there are a bunch of white people... but you do what you have to do, I guess. Anyways, we are banking that there is someone ready on that island! The members are doing well. We've started a plan where we work a lot closer with every family and member of the ward to try and get referrals, and it's starting to pick up. We get together for zone conferences once every move so every nine weeks, but we have zone meeting every month. Our district is really small right now. It's just my companionship and another companionship. On temple day, we go with our district. We have district meeting every week.
The weather is hot and humid, but we've been getting a tonnnnn of rain cuz the rainy season is starting. It's kind of hard to find while it's raining, so hopefully it's not too bad this year.
Thanks for everything! I love you guys! Keep the faith, never quit, and just keep swimming.
Love Elder Mak