Monday, March 14, 2016


So this will maybe be a little brief.

This week brought the single biggest miracle of my time here in 新竹. I finally saw my man 陳嘉翔 baptized. Niel is his English name. Since the first day that I got here to this area, I saw this kid thinking that he is special in his own way. At the time he didn't show much promise. But I knew I'd see this day come. Some people on your mission you just like an extra amount, not sure why, but you just become friends and you love spending time with them and being around them. This kid was my miracle of 新竹 for sure. It has been such a privilege to get to know him and be here to see him make this change in his life. His dad was also very very supportive which is a very rare thing here in Asia I believe. It was a fun experience.

Niel and his dad on the very right.

Niel is the kid, the older guy is Pedro who baptized him. And then on the very right is our man who I talked about in last week's letter with his funny testimony. Both hilarious!

Transfers also came this week. I have a new companion, also from Utah, Elder Davidson. Elder Gray went to my old area in Danshui and I actually felt some gnarly heart pangs of jealousy. I love that city so much. We are already off to a very strong start, good fire together, which is a good thing for me, for anyone really.

Being ZL is a fun thing because of how it really gets you so involved in the work that you can't really imagine any other lifestyle, mostly because you never have time to do anything. Being a missionary is exhausting, but it is a good time. Also, it gets really fun when you can speak the language pretty well. I love this culture. I love the people. I love China!!

So excited for the future I'll have with China. The mission has been a major blessing in that it has connected me with such a foreign and far-out, yet beautiful and amazing place. Every missionary could probably agree with that.

Love you all!!

Construction work here in Taiwan... This is a line of street shops that have this massive hole in front of all of them and they simply lay down a wooden board for those who want to enter.

The rain was obnoxious last night. Springtime...

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