Monday, June 22, 2015

Make a penny, birth her up, all week long you'll have good luck! haha Sorry that's kind of gross. But true, this week I have been really blessed by Heavenly Father! I found out I would be in a tri-companionship with,  the other apartment sisters. But just for a week. I get a new companion next Thursday.

I was so nervous for this tri-companionship thing and after we got transfer assignments, President Hawks sent us all a txt basically saying "Sorry, trios are hard, but I hope you can take the opportunity to develop your unity in the apartment. It's just a week so tough it out." haha It really has been good and actually I think President Hawks was really inspired it's a good short time to build unity and trust.  And it actually has been really fun with the other sisters. Please pray for me and my next companion.

Something cute this week was when A. told me that her dog (whom is  her best friend) Gam Sa was healed through my prayers. haha he hadn't been able to get up and walk the past few days, but then when I told her I would pray for him, the next day he jumped up and started walkin' again. haha she was soo happy! 

It makes me kind of sad and a little homesick that I can't be with you all at the welcoming of Penny Lane into our lives, but I will be home pretty soon I guess. She is a cute little bundle of red hair! I love you all and am grateful for the chance to become a better sister, daughter, friend, and now auntie! during this time in HONG KONG. keep up the good work. Thanks for helping the missionaries mom:) 
Sister Ha.

P.S. I know Penny won't see me til december but I want her to call me Leng Leng you can just plant that in her little brain now so she will say it when I get home. Translation: beautiful mother's younger sister...pronunciation: Lang Lang yee yee
Tessa is now a first time Aunt

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sleepover with Sister Kartchner, jing yi, Monkey Station!, Faithened heart, yiht dou sei‏

This week has been a lot better. Spoken nothing but chinese with my comp and its fun to joke around with her in chinese. This week Heavenly Father sent me the best little tender mercy eva!!! Sister Kartchner came and slept over at our apartment for companion exchanges. So I wasn't her companion but she was with me in our apartment. It was so fun and we laughed for ever and ever just talking about all the funny moments in Kwai Fong. She is seriously the best and I am so grateful Heavenly Father sent her this week. I totally felt like myself again. 

Our investigators are okay. I'm kind of struggling to know what their needs are and how I can attend to them. It really frustrates me because I can't think clearly a lot and especially during studies. I try to receive revelation for them but feel like some big wall is blocking any sort of revelation. However, I did have a pretty cool experience this week during studies. I was just reading along and could actually FEEL my faith in Jesus Christ increasing. haha I don't really know how to explain but it was cool and moments like those are like where I think I'm just grateful I made the decision to come here. Even if its hard. 

Received your package and letters. Thank you so much! How did you know I needed two new water bottles?! haha but really my other one has mold. Glad to hear George's back is doing better. And Cody and Connor graduated. Glad to hear Amanda has been visiting.  I'm sorry you have all been sick though! That stinks. There is a big breakout in the area i serve actually and so everyone wears masks and one day literally no one wanted to talk to us because they were scared we would breathe on them. 

Pray for C. to have more courage and express her faith in Christ, Pray for A. to feel and find an answer to her prayers, pray for K. to not be scared to pray (especially kneeling down haha)

This week we saw a bunch of monkeys at the bus stop! it was soo cool. They were just crawling' around the garbage cans and screaming' at people walking by. It was a good conversation starter for the people we were standing in line with. 

This week I could also feel my cantonese improving! Way cool! Finding miracle for the week: we always find along the pier. It is beautiful. I saw a girl sitting pretty close to the waterside. So I asked her how her day was and she immediately started crying and said her day wasn't very good. Turns out she just broke up with her boyfriend and so we talked to her for a while and prayed with her. Even though she doesn't live here we still gave her to the other sisters and they started meeting with her!

love sista Hadley

Monday, June 8, 2015

This week we got to meet with A. three times including her coming to church again! We had some great lessons with her. She is just the cutest and needs light in her life so badly right now. Unfortunately, she has not accepted our 8/2 baptismal date YET. But I'm sure she will get there. I also think she has a smoking problem too which will be a challenge to overcome. PLEASE PRAY FOR HER. We've also seen a lot of progression from our other investigator, C. I don't know if I've told you about her, but basically, it's pretty cool because when i lived in Kwai Fong I went on exchanges and came to Tsing Yi for a day. Me and my temp comp found her on the street and now here I am seven months later teaching her. She is kind of an eternal investigator, meaning she has had tons of baptismal dates and has been taught the lessons multiple times, but  has not reached her dates. So, we challenged her this week to live all the commandments and live like a Latter-Day Saint. So pray for her as well. She has two kids,  who are five and seven.

MTR miracles. My favorite finding is on the MTR and buses because they are stuck haha and unless they want to get off a stop early and walk home, they need to stay there and listen to you. On friday, we were in Kowloon which is pretty far from Tsing Yi for Zone Training Meeting and  I  decided talked to two random strangers. One was even a ngoihgwokyahn foreigner. Turns out even though we were so far out from Tsing Yi, they both lived there. The chinese woman I talked to was soo nice and took well to me. We talked for a long time and she told me she has heard a lot about Christ but just never felt anything so far. I didn't realize we were getting off and switching trains so soon and I hadn't gotten her number yet. The doors on the MTR don't wait for nobody, even the Lord's servants, so I had to flee out and leave her with a flier. I was soooo sad getting onto the next train. Somebody tapped my shoulder and it was her! She followed me telling me that she realized she needed to switch too! It was the coolest miracle haha even if I didn't part any sea or anything. We exchanged numbers in the end. Small miracles throughout the day are the best!!!

Thanks for all your encouragement and support. Please pray for investigators and me. I love y'all
Seester Ha

Monday, June 1, 2015

Window view

Good things about this week. A. came to church and we've taught a lot of lessons, my Cantonese is improving, I ate liver and Durian, have met a lot of people in my ward that served with Aunt Lori, and have been singing with my comp in every lesson.

Briton bought Freddie Fish. I just tried saying that like five times fast. That's a good tongue twister.