It was such a great surprise to get online today and see so many letters of support (and exciting news:) It has been a really good week with lots of miracles
We taught an awesome person named D–. He is from mainland and walked into the church on his own. His mom is a christian, so when he saw our church, he decided that he also want to be so he walked in. We were able to teach him about baptism and gave him a book of mormon. He is in Mainland now for Chinese new year, but when he gets back, he is going to make a great investigator.
We had a member bring her friend from school to our ward family home evening. I love when members work with us and help introduce their friends with us. Those investigators have such a stronger support system, and progress so much faster and much stronger. It is amazing. This boy’s name is A-F–. He is the nicest boy, he will be such a great addition to the church in Hong Kong. The only problem is that his mom has a serious illness, so they have a helper. The helper takes Sundays off, so that is the day he stays home to take care of her. I guess we will just have to find a way for him to bring his mom to the church.
M–‘s older sister is back in Hong Kong for chinese new years because she studies at University in Beijing. Her name is L–. She is probably one of my favorite people in this entire world. We had a big dinner with the Y– family, L–, M–, and L–‘s friend. It was so good to see her and see that she is still really strong in the church. The whole family is just so amazing.
We also got another new investigator named Q–. He was an investigator years ago, but he said his life just got too busy so he stopped meeting. Then he saw us the other day, and he just got a very "happy" feeling, and knew he needed to start coming back to church. You know, it amazes me how God prepares people’s minds and hearts to either receive or re-receive the gospel. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
This week there was a big meeting with all the branch presidents and district presidents from mainland, they even came to our sacrament meeting. It was so amazing to see so many leaders, the future of the church in mainland, all in one room.
On Friday, we had some baptisms from mainland. 6 of them to be exact. It was so intense to have that many people baptised at the same time. Right after the ceremony, one of the people that was just baptised proposed to his girlfriend. It was the most adorable thing I have ever seen. I love this work!
Love, Elder Brown