Welcome to the missionary blog for Sister Jeannie Kwan. This website is for friends and family to keep updated on her progress as a missionary. She will be serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Oakland/San Francisco area from Jun 2013 - Dec 2014. We invite you to read about her experiences on her mission and leave comment as you wish.
This week's shout out goes out to USPS, for
creating these AWESOME HARRY POTTER STAMPS. I literally went searching for a
post office that had them. So. Cool.
Well. Because I feel I have an obligation to
respond to e-mails sent to me, I have neglected writing this e-mail. However, I
will do a quick update on investigators, and then include a thought of sorts.
Bob- praying for a
date to be baptized! Slowly getting it, but we are re-teaching everything
because it seems as if he's forgotten.
Kim- praying for a
date too! She is latching on to everything and is just wonderful. She is
learning and studying and it is so incredible to watch her and how happy she is
with the gospel in her life.
Dann- currently sick.
Karen- meeting with
Warren- meeting with him... soon!
Audrey- we are awful
missionaries and forgot to meet with her. We will be dropping by soon with
chocolate and endless apologies.
Alisa- hopefully meeting with her soon!
Kelani- minor problems because she can't read.
Praying super hard.
Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I found myself writing.
"Yes, Satan works hard so we work harder.
I could literally feel the adversary working right before I went on my mission.
He is very powerful and he knows us so well! The veil doesn't exist for him.
And that's why we have to stay strong. Inadequacy is a normal part of mission
life- we all deal with it every single day, but it doesn't matter because
Christ makes up the difference. This isn't our work, it's His. And He will get
it done, so it's a matter of if we will join Him and be ready.
Okay if someone said teaching a lesson is
easy, you know they haven't been in the field. Ever. Because there are so many
little things. You will (almost) never have a golden investigator who knows all
the answers and comes with no concerns. Everyone has them, and the only way we
can resolve them is by the spirit. We teach people- not lessons. So every
single lesson will be different. If something worked for one person, it
probably will never work again. But know that what ever you do, as long as it
is prompted by the spirit, is the right thing. If you listen, you will be at
the right place at the right time and say the right things. People are my
favorite part of the mission. There are so many of God's children just waiting
to have the happiness that Christ is able to offer them and we have the chance
to take part in that. God has trusted us with His children and we are able to
work miracles with Him. How blessed are we to have this calling! I know you
have been called by God to serve. There are people there waiting to meet you-
not me, or your companion, or anyone else, but you. There is something that
only you can give them, and I know that as you prepare and do the things that
you need to, that you will find these people. No matter how bad your Spanish
is, or how little your knowledge of the gospel is, everyone speaks the language
of the Spirit. The Spirit testifies of truth, and that is all we teach. I know
God lives. He loves each and everyone of us. There is nothing He wants more
than for us to be successful. We are promised that as we are obedient, He WILL
bless us. I know He called Joseph Smith to be a prophet in these latter days,
and through Him, we have the Book of Mormon. How blessed are we to have this
knowledge, to know the truths that have been lost for so long, but have been
given to us by a loving Heavenly Father. And how blessed are we to share
May we all strive to
stand a little taller each day.