From: Nathan DeBeikes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, May 18, 2015 at 2:17 AM
Subject: Yang’s House We Played Chinese Card Game San Guo Sha
Hello hello! Well this has been a very good week. I’ll just go through some of the highlights.
So on Monday we had dinner ant this American family’s home, which was awesome. THey both went to BYU, so you can guess how that went. They love BYU football so much. THey are a really fun young family.
On Tuesday we were able to help a member from Taiwan with her alotment, that was really fun, we also saved a snake that was trapped in some netting. Pretty random. Pei Wen, the member, is so cool though. She is just one of the nicest people I have ever met. She took us out to a chinese buffet afterward which was really good. I’m just so grateful fo the chance to meet people like her on my mission. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing some of these people that I met are.
On Wednesday we had a lesson with Kevin, which was so great. He told us how he was able to repent for the first time for some of the things he has done wrong in his life, and he said the peace that he felt was amazing, and that he just felt so relaxed about everything. It’s so amazing to see how he can go from not knowing much a bout God, to being able to feel the Holy GHost so strongly and knowing so much. He is one of the coolest guys I have ever taught. We saw him again yesterday, and we talked about his baptism, which is scheduled for this next sunday. He told us that he is really really nervous for it, but he knows it is something he should do. He told us that he is doing to be praying a lot about it and will elt us know on Thursday after his exam. Just keep him in your prayers.
Another highlight of the week was going to Yang’s house on Friday with the other Lincoln elders. Yang is another Chinese investigator who is SO cool. We went to his house and played this Chinese card game called San Guo Sha, which is extremely famous in China. It’s probably the coolest card game that I have ever played, and it’s impossible to explain over email. We had a really good time playing it with him though, and it was a really good way of being able to strengthen our relationship with him and see more of his personality come out.
Other than that, we have just been continuing to try to find people to teach. It’s been good, Lincoln is a great place and we are able to find new people each week who are interseted. Life is very great at the moment, I love my misison so much, have a great week!
Love, Elder DeBeikes