Hello!!!! We're all good here! haha. I got to send a little email out in the middle of the week to tell my family that we're okay after the "earthquake". In reality, it was a pretty big one, just not where we were. haha. It woke me up, but I was only half awake for it and attributed the noise and swaying to Elder Fear tossing in the bunk beneath me. But there's a cool picture of an apartment complex on the east coast that is literally hanging on by a thread!
Elder Johnson and I have been eating at this steak house here at least once a week called Mr. Steak. It's incredible. For about 10 bucks US. I love it.
So that was exciting. We also went on exchanges at the office which is right in downtown Taizhong which is super cool. People everywhere!!! And there was a good zone conference. President Teh is just so great. It's also very interesting to be around a general authority....get to learn a lot!!
Had a super cool guy self contact us after zone conference while we were eating dinner with the sisters. Gave him a chapel tour. We felt like doing the noble thing so we gave him to the sisters to teach. But still. Miracles all around us!
I've always LOVED the doctrine that the Holy Ghost is a sanctifier. Jesus commands us to "repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day." Elder Bednar adds that He "cleanses and burns dross and evil out of human souls as though by fire". I testify that that is true. Because of Christ's atonement, ALL stains can be removed. As we fully repent, keep our covenants, and seek out the Spirit in all things the Holy Ghost will cleanse and burn our mistakes and sins away. And we will feel to say as Lehi said, "...the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircle about eternally in the arms of his love."