If you haven't heard, Mckay received his mission call to the Taiwan, Taichung mission! He enters the MTC June 24th, and he will be speaking Mandarin.:). He will be in the MTC for 9 weeks, then he will fly to Taiwan August 26th. Coy will arrive home…..wait for it….August 26th. They will either miss each other by hours or see each other at the airport. The first is more likely. AAAHHHHHH!
Here's Coy's letter.
This week has been long and miraculous. A good combination in my book :-) Here are the best parts:
Tuesday Morning was our Zone Meeting. Elder O'Bryant and I had been discussing and preparing for weeks for our new zone vision: Our members baptize consistently because we love and serve them, we faithfully continue our own finding efforts, and we are anxiously engaged in bringing members and investigators together. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and we also introduced a zone standard of excellence; 80% percent of our investigators should be progressing. To introduce how possible it was we played Mafia, as in the werewolf edition, where the villagers are wheat, the werewolves are tares, and the seers are members. It was incredibly fun and surprisingly deep and appropriate as an analogy.
As we left Tuesday, we started exchanges with Samarahan. It was a great day out there with Elder Robins. He and Elder Jacobs are both going home at the end of this transfer, but they're sticking it out until the end very well. They had a great progressing investigator who called and set up his own appointment named Hardy that we met with that night. Elder Robins is a great example of finding appreciation and excitement in everything, he taught me a lot about that just by being around him.
We had a lesson with the miracle family from a couple weeks ago, the one that Elders Allen and O-Bryant biked forever out to last week. Elder and Sister Slider were good enough to drive us out there. They are amazingly prepared and already very spiritual. The Father's name is Jihap, a Bidayuh man who married Maggie from Indonesia. He's been building his family's own house for the last 7 years for his ten kids, only 5 of which are still at home. His daughter Cecilia is living in K.L. and is an investigator there. She came to Kuching purely for the purpose of introducing her family to the missionaries. Caroline is a wonderful special needs girl who is always smiling. Lawren is the son that is still there, and then Rachel. Rachel seems to be the only one not ecstatic to meet us.
Anyway, they seem as prepared as Merang's family. They drove to the church on Sunday to attend conference. They enjoyed it immensely, and the members greeted them warmly and well.
Conference itself was amazing, I absolutely loved it. Later I'll write more in-depth letters, but some of the most significant lessons I've learned a lot over the last week have been in relation with who I was in the Spirit World, and who I am now. I've learned trunkiness only happens when we don't like the present and want it to be different, and if we were able to remember Heaven we would be all trunky for it. So many of the most significant ways that I've changed have been awakening the parts of me that have been suppressed or dormant since I left my Heavenly Father. It's been miraculous to see progression in that perspective.
I love you all so much! Hope you are happy and healthy, have a great week!