Saturday, March 24, 2012

A picture and a video were taken by a sister of Sister Sue Beaudoin in our ward at the MTC on Thursday March 22, 2012.  It is so nice of Sue's sister, even we never meet each other, who took time to take this picture/video and email them to me.  I still have to figure out how to post the video on the blog and I will post it in a later day after I learn how to.  Elder Matt and six other missionaries are leaving for Hong Kong a week from Monday, he so enjoyed his stay at the MTC, even for the short 4 weeks, and excited to spend his 23 months preaching the Gospel in Hong Kong...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

 My weeks here at the MTC have been full of the spirit. I really had no idea how personal this work has become. I want all to receive this gospel. I sometimes struggle to understand that I am giving my heart, might, mind, and strength. I find myself not wanting to sleep, not wanting to eat, and not even wanting to take breaks because of how much I want to accomplish; similar to Parley P. Pratt's Book of Mormon reading example. I find it hard to not think of this work as a formula. That if I work, if I pray, if I fast, then I will have success. The Lord only promised that we will receive joy when we do his work. Therefore when I find myself not seeing the success, I usually relate it with because I am not trying hard enough. I have come to know that I need to rely on my lord and Savior more. I know that Satan makes you think "extremes" that if he cannot pull you away from the church, he will try to discourage you, he will try to make you think yo aren't trying as hard as the Lord expects, when in reality you are. My weakness is finding that balance, and I will FIND IT!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Elder Matthew Liu has tested out his language class at the MTC and scheduled to fly to Hong Kong on April 2 instead of the initial departure date of May 19, six week early!  Way to go, Elder!  It is another testimony of the "gift of tongue"...  His visa entering Hong Kong is expected to arrive by the end of this month, crossing our fingers...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

First day at the MTC on February 29 leap day of 2012, we had a great time sending Matthew off, yeah, more quiet at home now!!!