After Sunday conference we still had a devotional. And I did not want to listen to the speaker talk because I was talked all out from 4 hours of spiritual enlightenment. But the speaker turned out to be Vai Sikahema, he played for the Green Bay Packers and was really good. Now he's in the TV business. He talked to us about his missionary experience as a regular member. He kept us entertained, he was so hilarious and just intriguing. I learned from his stories that not all missionary experiences have a set finish, like they are baptized or converted. But God sets people in our path for a reason and they all work out and prepare the person we share about the gospel. We may not see them be baptized or converted but they will be more prepared to hear the Lord's message later.
This Wednesday I got the opportunity to host new missionaries. There is a 3 minute window to get the missionary from the curb to the next stop. I've got to roll all their luggage around as they go to different buildings to get their name tags, books, and to their rooms. I hosted two sisters at once. That was a challenge. A lot of running around and trips back and forth. But i managed. I hosted about 5 girls and surprisingly none of them cried, the parents did however. But all the missionaries were so excited to be at the MTC and prepare for their missions.
Oh and this last Friday we hosted two important people. A few Boy Scouts of America executives and Sammy Lee Davis. One of the BSA executives' wives said that we were a light in darkness as they left to their next destination. She really admired what we were doing with our skills we learned in Boy Scouts and in Young Womens. Sammy Davis is a war veteran. If you have ever seen Forrest Gump when he is awarded the Medal of Honor, that's a shot of Sammy Davis getting the Medal of Honor. They photoshopped Forest in there. Sammy Davis is a recent convert and he loved to see how the missionaries are serving and helping people just like he did. Later that night he was announced at the BYU football game(:
When we got our new greenies headed for Taiwan this last Wednesday we decided that I should pretend that I did not know any English and I was native Chinese person. I am the only Asian in my zone so I was chosen. It was really funny, for those who knew what we were doing anyways. There are four new sisters. The sister I fooled was so surprised when I spoke english to her. I said 'aye sisters" , Her face was the best reaction. It was a mix of awe and surprise. One sister was teaching English in taiwan so I was worried that she would speak a whole ton of Chinese but she didn't know any. They all were certain that I was native. They thought I knew too much English but my story was that I was learning English here at the MTC! and a few old sisters could not stop laughing every time I spoke chinese. The new sisters knew something was up.
This week was so fun, the MTC is a great place to be. It is very busy and our schedules are filled with learning and class but I've grown so much spiritually and physically.
Oh and PS Uncle Pow - I've not started dreaming in Mando and I rarely remember my dreams aha but when i do dream in Mando and remember it, it will be awesome!