咩咩咩 = Baaaa,Baaa

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We know our sheep, and they are numbered.

 

 

Pretty cool week on my end over here in Taiwan. On Monday we had one of the best P-days of my mission by heading up to the QingJing Farm (清境農場). Basically it took us a 30 minute train ride, and a two hour bus ride to get up into the mountains of PuLi where the farm is located. To describe it simply, it is a farm taken out of the European Alps and placed on top of a mountain in the middle of Taiwan. It was a super fun, super cool, but exhausting trip.

 

 

As for the rest of the week… We are kind of getting wrecked here investigator wise… about 80% of our investigators are college students, and all of them have finals this week, so none are willing to meet with us. Also Chinese New Year is coming up next week and nobody wants to meet with us because of that either, so its been interesting trying to find new investigators lately.

We had interviews with President Teh this week, and once again, it was confirmed to me how he truly is a man called of God to lead this mission. His wisdom and experience dwarfs mine in every aspect. He truly cares about us missionaries, and the people of Taiwan.

Funny story… we were tracting a couple nights ago, and while we were chatting with this man at his door step, a couple of very annoying 10 year old’s came up to us and started gawking that I was white and speaking Chinese. We felt that they were killing our contact with this seemingly interested man. After the contact was over, the kids told us that they were Christian, so we asked them if they could take us around the neighborhood to ALL of the Christians that they knew. We immediately started racing around on our bikes with these kids hitting up every Christian’s door in the neighborhood haha. At the end of the night, we had received 10 referrals from these kids for all of the people they took us too!

Yeah pretty much that’s it… sorry for writing a boring email. At least you can look at the pictures, so enjoy! Have a great week! I love you all!

Love,

Elder Stroud

PS… A few more pictures of the view from QingJing Farm.

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Pretty incredible views

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This tree looked uncannily similar to the tree in the famous Atonement painting

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