Elder Matthew Gummow

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grave Sweeping Holiday

We received lots of pictures this week of Elder Gummow.  Some are from his Wednesday English classes and some from his lunch date on P-day with some special guests and the Chen family.  There are also some pictures of them at their Grave Sweeping Service activity with the Sister Missionaries.  One of them went to Jr. High and High School with Elder Gummow.  It is always great to see old friends!


I'm so jealous that you guys are probably watching general conference right now.  I want to watch it so bad!!!  But we have to wait until this coming Saturday and Sunday...

This week was awesome though...It was Grave Sweeping Day this week so all of our zone was able to go to Jiayi and provide some service.  It was super fun, plus good to understand the Culture of Taiwan.

L.... is still doing really good.  This week we met with him 2 times and he came to Church on Sunday even though he only got a couple hours of sleep the night before!!  He's awesome though and loves the Book of Mormon.  He's already read to Omni and has been searching on Google the names of the people he doesn't know, etc.  He tells us every time we meet with him how much he loves the bible and the book of Mormon.  Also he told us something cool...apparently Buddhism can be traced back to the time of Babylon and from there they apostatized and also apparently from the start they hated worshiping idols but now it's the focus of their religion. 

Also this week we had a miracle.  We met a Joseph Smith...well not exactly Joseph Smith but just like him.  He was awesome, his name is P.... and he studies English at the nearby college.  He's been baptized before too but figured out eventually that the Church he joined was false, he calls it a cult.  And ever since then he's been trying hard to find a true Church.  He's been to a ton of Churches before too.  He says they all told him that their bible was the best, etc.  and that some Churches even made him so disgusted that he would throw up.  But he said coming to our Church and hearing about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and the atmosphere there, that he liked it a lot and wanted to stay.

Those were probably the highlights of this week.  This week was awesome and were looking forward to the next one.  It's the last week of the move call and Elder Dawson might be moving so we have to make the best of this time.  

Also I added some pictures of us in Dropbox.  I saw Sister Burr this week Sara and she really want to get in touch with you. 

Love you guys, and hope that the messages of General Conference were good this time around I'm really super pumped to see it this week.  Love You guys!!

Elder Gummow

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