Monday, July 23, 2012

My mandarin is coming along pretty good

It has been another good, some awesome stuff is happening. Yesterday was a really good day, we had 4 at church, which is a pretty good turn out. It was really weird because usually the rule is, if they say they are 100% coming to church then there is about a 50% chance they will be there, and if they are not 100% sure they are coming then they are pretty much not coming. 

That's why yesterday was weird because we had 3 who said they definitely were coming and 3 who said they probably could not come. It ended up that the 3 that said they probably could not come said all came and only one of the ones who said they were for sure coming came, and of course they were all Chinese. 

The really cool part is that they all stayed for all three hours, which is rare for the Chinese. For a while we have been trying to do a class in Chinese for the 3rd hour with a Chinese member from one of the family wards, but usually we are not able to do it because they leave, but yesterday it actually happened and it was great.

So on Wednesday we had dinner with the starting middle linebacker for OSU, he's a member his name is Fetti Unga. He is super cool, and he is cousins with the Mormon high school basketball phenomenon from Chicago. He said he is trying to convince him to go on a mission. He also said that he will be coming to Corvallis for a couple days in august to visit him. Hopefully its over a weekend and he comes to church, it would be awesome to meet him! There are a few members in the ward that are on the football team, they are all polys ha ha and they are really cool down to earth guys.

This has been a really great week in personal growth for myself. I have been pondering and praying a lot about things i need to do and changes i need to make to more full reach my potential, I have grown a lot on my mission but the awesome thing about life is that we can always improve. Its turns out that Elder Howard has been feeling the same way, it probably has something to do with we are both at the middle of out missions and we know we are not fully satisfied on where we are. So we had some great talks on what we need to do as a companionship and individually. I wish i had time to explain it all but i definitely don't, in fact i got to go right now. I love you all. The church is true!

Elder Covey
Fearless via Faith

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