Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

Hello Family and Friends!
It has been a busy week! Our lessons with Yun and Li and going well and we have been able to set up baptismal dates and everything. Yun is feeling a little hesitant, but she is coming along. On Thursday night we were able to have the lesson at the Misbache's home and watch the Restoration in Chinese! It was such a cool experience. Although, we didn't understand a word that was said haha we could really feel the spirit and we know that Li and Yun felt it too! After the video I asked Yun how she felt. She told us that she understood it better and she knows why the gospel is so important! It was amazing to see her have a softened heart and be able to feel the spirit. We asked her if she would be baptized, but she said she still needs to think about it. Li is still very excited about it and told us that he is studying the Book of Mormon more than an hour a day! Wow! He loves it and is understanding why this is all so important. We asked him to read 2 Nephi 31 and then the next time we saw him, he basically gave us a lesson about The Gospel of Jesus Christ and told us that enduring to the end means we keep on doing those things and we dont stop! He has got it! 
We are so excited for them and we will probably move their baptismal date to May 30th because they are going to need a little more time. 
It was such a relief to know that Rachel was able to deliver the twins safely! I was so happy about that! 
We will be having a lesson with Li and Yun again tomorrow night on the Plan of Salvation! (my favorite :) ) pray for us!
Love you all
FYI Transfers are coming up May 6th so please don't send anything after today to my apartment address until I know the news about transfers. You may still send things to my mission office address though!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Hello Family and Friends!
Sometimes this happens on a mission...
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BUT then as you move forward with faith better things come....

It has been a great week! Our Chinese family that we have started to teach are so on board with this! They are so cute and it is wonderful to see what progression looks like on a mission...I haven't had much of that yet. We asked Li and Yun to prepare to be baptized for May 9th. Li said yes and Yun said she would think about it. Li is so eager to learn and asked, "What classes do I need to take to prepare". haha he is just so awesome and is ready for this gospel. We are privileged to have a lot of return missionaries in our ward so Brother and Sister Misbache were able to come and help teach them. Sister Misbache is Chinese so she knows the language pretty well. Li and Yun can speak pretty good English, but it helps to have someone there to help clarify doctrinal terms and such. It was such a great lesson...and they also made authentic Chinese food. I was kind of brave. I tried the Lotus root. It was way too spicy for me though. 
We also have another baptismal date for May 30th. We met Karen in front of her house. She welcomed us right in and we were able to teach the Restoration right there. She is Lutheran, but really open to what we are teaching. She told us about how she had a daughter that lived about 20 minutes and she knows she watches over her still. Sister Osmond and I were so eager to come back and teach her about the Plan of Salvation. We went back on Saturday and were able to teach the first half. Karen got so excited and loved the idea that we lived with God before this life. She also told us about how she had her Book of Mormon and Restoration pamphlet on a table in her front room and her dog ended up chewing the corners off of everything on the table except the Book of Mormon and the pamphlet! Wow we were amazed and Karen said, "I thought to myself, this much really be important!". It was such a cool experience. We will be going back over there soon to finish the Plan of Salvation. I am so excited to tell her that she will get to see her daughter again and be able to be with her forever! That is always my favorite part of the lesson :) 
Love you all and have a wonderful week! 
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 6 2015

Hello Family and Friends,
This last Monday we were privileged to go on a tour of Epic with a member. Epic is a company that does some sort of health care stuff...but their office building is amazing and has nothing to do with the company...just the name. Look up the company and they can explain what they do, but here is the fun part. The buildings are like going to Disneyland (not that I would know what that is like...yet) but seriously it was so incredible. I will just have to show you pictures. I am actually really surprised that Adam isn't doing work here...He totally should!
Anyway, Sister Osmond and I really had an awesome experience on Friday I believe. We were walking down the street in Verona and were kind of down because of stressful things going on and such. We were trying hard to get evening appointments so we wouldn't have to be outside in the dark, but people kept cancelling and such. Sister Osmond was getting a little discouraged and I was trying to tell her that things happen for a reason and maybe we just need to walk on this street before it gets dark. We saw this little Chinese woman walking towards us and we both had the same thought that maybe we could share something with her. As we walked past her and then offered a card to her she gladly took the card and then we were able to strike up a conversation with her. We ended up walking to a pavilion with her and showing her the "Because he lives" and "because of him" video. She said she felt at peace and we then started talking to her about the Book of Mormon. She didn't get some of it just because she doesn't have a Christian background, but she was able to understand most of it. We just had to teach simple. We actually happened to have a Simplified Chinese Book of Mormon in our car..for some reason. So we walked back to our car with her and were able to give that to her. We exchanged numbers and set up an appointment to see her again. It was such an amazing experience and it was a huge testimony builder for both of us. Through this, I know that God knows my situations and I know he is aware of me. I am so grateful for this gospel and to have such a great family to help strengthen my testimony of families. I love you all so much and I am so happy to have you in my life. I also really enjoyed General Conference. It was so awesome and the talks we so inspiring. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and I hope this week goes well too! Please be safe!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton