What is life! I'm actually going to serve in Singapore!!! That is exciting but stressing!! Singapore is one of the hardest places to serve in the mission, but God has worked through me in Klang and in the rest of my areas, so I have complete faith that God will work through me in my new area! He will make sure I can have an impact on the people of Singapore, and I trust He will make things happen!!! Can I see success in Ang Mo Kio? No, of course not. But can the Lord through me work mighty miracles? YES. With a resounding YES I testify He will do amazing things through me and my new companion, Elder Wang, a MAINLAND CHINESE ELDER. Crossing my fingers I'm going to be speaking fluent Chinese by the time I come home! (I can already teach a lesson in Chinese and have basic conversation. So we'll see!)
It'll be sad to leave Elder Hansen and Klang. This place has been a really important part of my mission, and I'm so grateful I was able to spend 4 months here. I know Elder Hansen and I will be friends for a long time, and so even though we only served one transfer together, it was boss. I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for me in Singapore.
This week was terrific, like usual. I'm not sure if you remember C, but I taught her last month, and since then, she's brought her whole immediate family to the church in Kuching. Then, her dad came back with her to Klang, so we taught him and he came to church this week!! God brought that about through a simple prompting to speak to her on the train. So cool. FOLLOW PROMPTINGS AND YOU'LL BE HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL!!
'The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.' - Thomas Edison. I know that is true, but let me add a 4th one - prayer!! And I'm sure good things are coming to Singapore. Cool to finally be laboring among the people I used to live among!! And who knows if I will meet up with my old friends from Singapore and teach them the gospel. Perhaps that's the sole reason I'm heading to Singapore!!! We'll see.
I love you all!! The Church is true!! I want to testify - just as Maddy learned on her mission that hard things are a necessary part of life, I want you to know that just because something is hard doesn't mean it's not worth doing. In fact, I've found those things that require time and extended effort on our part to achieve them are the most rewarding experiences in our lives. So let us wear out our lives doing that which is good, and do all things that lie within our power cheerfully!! Let's go!!!
D&C 123:13-17 "Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all
things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."
See you all soon!!