Sunday, July 6, 2014

June 22

Hey Mom!

Sad that you say not a lot has happened this past week. :( As for me here we had Stake Conference this past week. It was super great! We got to attend the Saturday night session as well as the Sunday session. The Saturday session was pretty rushed to get there. We had a lesson at 5:30 that the guy showed up 5 minutes late for (as well as our member to sit in on). So we had a short lesson (like 20 minutes). Then had to book it fast down to the train station. We had to get tickets on the 自強 train (a little more expensive but it passes by more stations, so we could go straight from Zhanghua to Yuanlin, which is where the stake center is) and then wait for 10 minutes or so for the train to arrive. One we got in Yuanlin we had to walk to the church building which was about a 20 minute walk. We walked in at about 7:08 right when the choir was about to start singing their number. So still got there for all the talks. Then it was way cool and blessing that after the session ended at 9 or a little after 9 we started walking back towards the train station and the 2nd counselor in the Stake Presidency drives by and asks if he could be of an assistance. We were like we don't want to be a hassle. But so he drove us to the train station and it worked out exactly perfect on timing that we bought our tickets for the 莒光 train and literally the train just arrived, we stepped on, and it took off again.

Yeah we keep trying to work better and better. Putting in more and more effort, to put in all our effort. Still no real new solid progressing investigators though....I just really wish to find those the Lord has prepared and are ready to progress forward. Those who are truly seeking for the truth.

I also have a great mom. Yeah Dad has a lot of great attributes and qualities, but he also has a number weaknesses too. You have a lot of great qualities and attributes, but also have some weaknesses as well. In all honesty something I feel like you do great and Dad doesn't as well as you is being very organized and making things very neat, presentable, and looking great. Something I wish more and more to be like. So don't put yourself down or think lower of yourself. You are great and amazing and wonderful. Have confidence in yourself and believe in yourself. You will get into the BYU business school. You will be awesome. You can do it now!

In all honesty I don't really bring snacks around with me when I bike and such. I actually hardly eat much any more at night when we come home. It's more just in the morning or during study times or weekly planning that I eat things from home (or Sunday). So anything you can think of or feel like I would like or is yummy. You could always send more purple drink since Taiwan has no such thing. As for breakfast I am actually thinking this week of switching over to eat a lot more fruit. Mangos are finally in season now and they are as good as ever. This morning for breakfast I had half of a dragonfruit and a banana as well as a few Digestive cookies and some Soy milk. I am looking to buy more fruit today (pineapple, bananas, mango, dragonfruit, and anything else). We already get tons and tons of lychee berries given to us by members and others that it is ridiculous. We have given some to the guards here at the apartment, which is funny is that of any apartments I have been in so far, these guards are the coolest and super friendly with us (even though they are all in their 60s or 70s).

So yeah that is about it. I love you so much and think of you all the time!

Elder Dayley