Monday, March 17, 2014

Much In Common :)

Dear Friends and Family,

We had a pretty sweet story this week. We were on companion exchanges. Elder Walter and I decided to go to this old village house in our area. It is as close as you can get to ghetto in Hong Kong, but it is very safe. It is just old. It's one of the only places we can knock doors in our area, so we decided to knock some doors. Asian people are weird about their houses, so a lot of the times they don't like us knocking on their door. But we knocked on one guy's door and he let us in. We shared the Restoration message with him. He was super nice and receptive. We will be meeting him this Wednesday. We are hoping for a miracle.  

Sister Chan, our recent convert, is still giving us a lot of referrals.  She is a great missionary.  She has this running joke about how she is not a missionary because she has no nametag, so we are going to give her one made out of cardboard as a joke.  She is a great lady. 

There is success here! It's such an interesting place. When we start with an investigator I feel like they are so far from baptism. They see their traditions and religious practices as a block to believing in Christ, coming to church, and getting baptized. It is great when they realize their traditions are readily in harmony with the gospel. I mean not all of their traditions. Ancestor worship is a big thing here, and we can't endorse that, but they are on the right track.  Outside of that for the most part all their philosophies and religious beliefs (Buddhism, Taoism, Confuscianism) are all accepted in our gospel. We are by no means telling them they are wrong. They just don't understand what they're missing,. That's where the missionary work comes in.

Gonna play some soccer today.    Love you all!

Elder Phillips

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