中秋節快樂! (Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!)

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Doing some Kung Fu at the college

Super awesome week here!!!   Here are the highlights:

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL!! Super fun! We got invited by the Relief Society to BBQ with them, so we had a few grill masters, plus the one white dude in our ward here teaching English there, to fire up the meat!

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Grillmasters  中秋節快樂

10(!) new investigators!! Elder Degn and are continue to trust in the Lord and work our hardest!!

General conference! Such an awesome and revelatory experience! Lots to learn and listen to from the modern day apostles of the Lord. Especially loved Tad. R Callister’s talk on the Book of Mormon, and Elder Anderson’s talk on among other things, learning Mandarin Chinese!

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English General Conference squad

Crazy thing that happened this week!!! We went to the college to do some language study and found our way into the Statistics building- Elder Degn is a stats major at BYU and he wanted to check it out. We found this little alcove on the 4th floor and started doing our language study. We soon were approached by a professor, who we thought would kick us out, but instead started a conversation with us. We said we were from America, He said he had one American friend who also happened to be a stats professor at the one and only BYU! He said he had met him first when his friend was serving his mission here 20+ years ago. I asked him what his friends name was, and he said he couldn’t remember, and I asked him if his name was Dr. Reece. He said yes!! DR. REECE WAS MY STATS PROFESSOR AT BYU!!! Small world. The professor was delighted with joy and said how he really looked up to us for being missionaries and serving his people. He said how much he had been impacted by Dr. Reece. He left, and came back with two of his TA’s and told them to help tutor us in Chinese! Super cool experience!

This week was awesome and I love being a missionary. I love doing what I am doing and love serving the people here! What an awesome opportunity this is. I love you all and hope you have a great week!!

Love,

Elder Stroud

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