Brother Kwok from the Hong Kong Mission Presidency emailed this picture of Elder Phillips and Elder Groberg to Parents :)
Sister Chan emailed this picture from the "My Conversion Fireside" to Elder Phillips parents :)
Two weeks of updates.
Dear Friends and Family,
This is going to be a quick update! But I thank you all again for all the birthday wishes and kind thoughts. I am still working to respond to them all. My time using email is very limited.
This week we had a "my conversion fireside" and it was great. Sister Chan (our deaf recent convert) spoke and it was super powerful. We had two deaf investigators come as well as 3 deaf members. Translating from Cantonese to Sign Language is a little rough. There is no time to think, it is just translation. So I was pretty drained after the fireside. But they were all very thankful that we did it.
Our investigator named John accepted a Baptismal Invitation for July 27th. He is doing pretty well. He is 16 and he is a super funny kid.
Got a haircut today. woohoo.
Today we went to Korean BBQ and ate a ton of food. It was pretty delicious. For those who haven't tried it before, I highly recommend it.
This week Pok Fu Lam had an interesting twist. The sister missionaries who previously served in Aberdeen moved to the Pok Fu Lam area just out of no where! Apparently the work was not enough for four in Aberdeen. Our Bishop's goal was to have sisters in the area by the beginning of next move. And now we have them before the current move is even over! So Bishop Chan was very happy about that.
The work is going well. Mr Yip is doing fine. We have an investigator named Christy who came to church last Sunday! It was pretty awesome.
In other news, the Ward Council asked us to teach the Deaf Sunday School class for two weeks of the month because the member who usually teaches it has a stake calling and cannot attend our ward two weeks out of every month. They assured us it was only a temporary thing, so we accepted. Our ward is small right now, in fact at this moment we don't have a ward mission leader. Our bishop is very missionary minded, and he meets with us often to give us assignments and things to do.
If I can ask you all to pray for one thing right now it is for us to find more deaf investigators. We have had some pretty big talk about deaf work for the future. We don't just need growth, we need exponential growth for a vision such as the one we have thought up to be fulfilled. Anyway I love you all!