E-Mail Dated 6/3/12
Kia Ora HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!!!!!! This is the first time I've been able to email on somebody's birthday. Today is actually the day we celebrate the Queen of England's birthday as well so it's public holiday. That means everyone is out of school and almost every shop is closed except the Chinese shops. It sounds like you've been having a good birthday weekend though. That's pretty cool about how Rockefeller preserved Williamsburg. I didn't know that he even owned it. So this week wasn't one of our best weeks. It wasn't terrible but it just seemed very unfruitful. We had heaps of lessons fall through this week which is a sad thing. We also had A tell us that she received an answer to her prayers. She said she felt good but she also talked to her mum and she talked her out of it. Luckily we had a member with us who we found out is actually a former Catholic and so he could feel exactly where she was coming from. He truly saved the day. So she's still willing to have us over because she considers us friends now and so she's happy to have us over. We even committed her to come to church but unfortunately her cousin was having his first communion so she had to go to that. It was quite depressing. We thought we would have a lot of people at church but then only two showed up. One of them was R who is still doing well. He is looking to change and so he is very willing to keep commitments. The other was F'a (the boy that didn't get confirmed last week or the week before). He got confirmed yesterday so it made us happy. It was so much work though because if we didn't go over there and help him to come to church then he probably wouldn't have come. Missionary work is so hard sometimes. I find myself wondering very often what more can I do? Love you all. Sorry it's not longer but I don't have much to say this week. Ofa Atu, Elder Lee P.S. Haha, I'm not sure if I told you but our heater broke for a while and so Elder Sorensen and I have been freezing our butts off this week in the mornings. In New Zealand there is no such thing as central heating. We have only one small heater for our entire flat. Luckily we got a new one on Friday so it hasn't been nearly as bad but it's still pretty cold. One day during the week it was 8*C in our flat and we could see our breath! It was so cold!