Taiwan Elders going “Stateside” with Eating Appointments this week.

Hello all!! This email will be really short, not because we are going out to 玩 (play), but because I have nothing to write…

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Out with the old and in with the new! My former companion, Elder Evans and my new companion Elder Daines.

So biggest news of the week… I GOT A NEW COMPANION! His name is Elder Daines, and he is from Bend, OR!  Which is sweet because I have been there on multiple occasions!  Even in Taiwan the world really is a small place!  He has been out for only 5 transfers, which means I am the Senior Companion now, which is kinda fun but a little overwhelming, as my Chinese still isn’t perfect yet…

But as for other things this week, not much else happened!


Fresh Kyries $30 USD Were gonna take basketball contacting to a whole new level.

I bought a pair of fake Kyrie Irving shoes from China for about $30 USD and they are pretty fresh.

All of our investigators are home for the Chinese New Year, and our pool is dropped down to about 0 right now. People aren’t willing to meet because of Chinese New Year, and that has been wrecking us pretty good… The good thing about New Year’s though is that we get dinner appointments out the wazoo. Usually we will get fed by a member once every few weeks, but during 過年 (Chinese New Year) we get fed at least twice a day. Kind of like serving in America haha! Expect Elder Stroud to be a little bit more 胖(fat) after next week haha!

Well that’s about it for this week. Pray for me and my stomach this upcoming week!

Also I just wanted to testify of the Plan of Salvation. It makes me sad when people here don’t realize that there is more to life than just the present. People here are so focused on the now that they don’t see the big picture of things. It is frustrating to see people straight up reject something that you know would give them so much happiness, but that’s ok!  We keep on working anyways!  I love you all and hope you all have a great week!


Elder Stroud


Super good drink place that has happy hour every Friday night. Every drink is 50 Kuai or less than $2 USD This is a guava kiwi, and a dragon fruit pineapple!


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