You are such an awesome family. You know that don't you? ;)
This week was a little hectic but we have pulled through and we had to move our email time to Wednesday. I do know that missing a week is not allowed and I wouldn't miss a week unless I had no possible physical way of emailing, I promise :) This week like I said has been a little out of the norm for us mainly because we have had many families moving and/or not being around when we needed them because of vacation but because the Lord works in mysterious ways we have been able to do all that we need. A couple of weeks ago Elder Wang and I met a man named Justin who is an intern from MIT at NVIDIA over the summer. On his way here to CA he had a stop off in Salt Lake City and found a poster advertizing Temple Tours. He decided that since he had three hours and the tour only took two hours he would go and check it out. So we ended up with a referral from Temple Square. We called and set up a time for us to stop by. Our first meeting with him was a get to know you meeting that took about 10 minutes and we then invited him to church the next day. He accepted and we had a brother from the branch drive him to church. He came and He Loved it :D. He learned a lot and stayed for the linger longer afterwards. We then invited him to a branch BBQ and he came to that. At the BBQ we got to know him a little better. He is studying for a Doctorate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engeneering (my mandarin didn't pick up exactly what it was). He is here in California until the middle of August. He really enjoyed the activity and came to church the next day again. He came and looked really, really tired. BUT, he stayed awake. It was fast and testimony meeting and all of the people who got up gave wonderful testimonies. During priesthood meeting he picked up a talk (printed in mandarin) that was randomly sitting on the table and started to read it and he took notes on his blackberry. We set up an appointment with him for this Friday and I am quite certain he will progress well. I am so excited for him and I hope that he will be able to continue his learning. I am not too worried but I would ask that you pray for him :) It NEVER hurts. This week I have gone through a few more struggles but my loving and wonderful Saviour has given me the strength and ability to learn from my mistakes and move forward. I love my dear Heavenly Father and I know that He has given us a way to return to live with Him. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of called. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that through prayer and scripture study we are able to receive power from our Heavenly Father to do all that we need to do. Through the Atonement of Christ I know that we can overcome any trial in our lives and all we need is the faith to do so. I know this to be true. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Oh, mom and dad I met a Brother Ure here in San Jose who told me to say hello for him. He is a taller man and that is about all that I remember about him. So, if you remember an Elder Ure I have met him. He remembers you :)
When does Da Ke return? I know it will be soon but I thought it might have already happened. I am happy to hear that he is still out serving the Lord though. I love you all and pray for you constantly.