I do need to pay closer attention to the Holy Ghost, Elder Larry Lawrence's general conference talk last weekend was great for that! I just need to be constantly thinking about it and than I can get better practise.
Hedwig was baptised and now has her Patronus Aka Hedwig now has the gift of the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost! So the baptism turned out so well. We started late, the speakers didn't come on time but we had about 35 people there! Great turn out! We went to a family's home for Family Home Evening, and Hedwig really like the family environment. So we asked the family (Jones) if their oldest daughter (10 yrs) could speak at the baptism. So since this very mature and great public speaker little girl spoke her family and extended family-who are in the ward- came to support her! So that was one factor why there was many people. Hedwig was super happy that people she hasn't even met came and welcomed her and supported her. Her best friend, Clive, was really surprised that there was so many people. He got baptised in March this year. They met at Church, CUTE! I am playing missionary and matchmaker bahaha It's good for them, they can both strengthen each other.
I'll start buying winter clothes to bring home in January or Boxing day. But for Christmas don't send me anything! Cuz in a few months I'll bring it all back haha Money would be okay to send, cuz now i only have like £120 pounds in me account.
But this week we met an ABC (American-born Chinese)! The first one ever, and I've been here for a year and never met an ABC til this past week. She is from Washington. She was happy to meet another ABC too. She only knew a lil Canto.
The good lessons we had this week were with Hans. He's a PhD student. His grandmum is christian and has some christian beliefs. Initially, he was intimidating to teach cuz he's older and he's very forward in his personality. We thought he wanted to bible bash a bit. (Bible bashing is when people find scriptures to argue about and want to argue more than learn and study. It's even more complicated when people use different translations of the Bible.) But in lesson 2 we got to get a better feel of Hans. He really enjoyed the Plan of Salvation. He's very straight forward in his comments, we realised that it's just his way of learning. He says what he thinks. So we invited him to Church. He said no. He wanted to stay home and worship. Then, off the hype of the Holy Ghost, I asked him, 'Are you scare of Church?' And he really opened up! he said he's scared of public places, we reassured him that we'll be at church and the members we brought out will be at church. He committed to come next week. It was great to just say what thought was in my mind. Like that was a bit unusual for me to do, usually I think about it and debate with myself if I should say certain things, but if you listen to the Holy Ghost things work out. It's truly a great blessing to have and I am so happy Hedwig now has it(:
That's all I got time for