"And this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these things for myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety? 46. Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God... 48. I say unto you, that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name. 49. And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved brethren."
-Alma 5:45-46,48-49
"Come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
-Moroni 10:32

My Address: (I LOVE MAIL!)
Sister Zhenya Plumb
California Arcadia Mission
614 W. Foothill Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91006-2030

Thursday, May 5, 2016

教堂 Church

Hello? Is it me your looking for?
I don't know this song by Adele but some investigator was playing it and
I thought it sounded good! And it's been in my head all week! ANYWAYS
let’s get talking about missionary work.

Yes so this week was pretty normal, which is just how I like it. A
good balance of... STRESS and of laughing, and also of peace that
comes from living the gospel. Sister Gong’s English is climbing. We are
starting to have like real conversations now, without her always
turning to her translators (yes plural, she has 5 that she carries
with her. Why?- because Chinese). So it's been really fun getting to
know her, from her and not her past companions.

This week we were so frustrated because we literally have been trying
so hard to get people to church. We got 5 new investigators last week,
and we did everything we could from calling them, to wake them up, to
even going to some peoples houses because they didn't have a phone,
and none of them came 😑.  So ya that was a bummer, but tis life of a
missionary. The good news is we got 2 new investigators this week, and
they seem promising. So ya there's a quote.......

"There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts
to inspire, and souls to save. Are we doing all we should?" (Pres.

There is always more to be done for people who have heard of the
gospel and then fallen away again. We don't give up on those who have
the desire to try. Mosiah 26:30 "Yea, and as often as my people
repent will I forgive them their trespasses against me." We have this
one investigator that just feels so guilty every time he doesn't go to
church, but he wants so badly to be forgiven of his sins and to be
washed clean.

Seriously people just go to church. Why? Why not? It's not gonna hurt
you. You won't burst into flames once you past the threshold. In fact!
Quite the opposite. People will want to shake your hand. They will
welcome you and treat you like family. It doesn't matter who you are,
what you've done, or where you've come from. Church is for every one
and it can change your life. It's changed mine and so many others. So
give it a chance. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I really hate to say goodbye....... (Actually don't know if those are
lyrics to that song....)

Sister Plumb

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