The perks of working with Chinese people are the potential for some good Chinese food. One of our investigators, David, invited us and he made Zha Jiang Mian [noodles with ground pork and soybean paste sauce]. It reminded me of Taiwan – SO delicious. He gave us the sauce so we could make our own for lunches in the week.
One of our investigators is pretty much ready for baptism he just doesn't want to live the commandments. He lives them now but doesn't want to be "restricted" in the future. He asked us why we had to tell him about the commandments because then he could just live in ignorance - happy. We told him he gets blessings for obeying each commandment!
English class is really fun. The people love talking to us. On Friday, one guy walked 2 hours to get here because he didn't have a ride. A part of that is I'm editing a LOT of graduate school application essays. It’s fun. I will edit while Elder Heaton reads scriptures with them. Mutually beneficial!
Whenever we walk on the streets and try to hand out English class cards, everyone says they already have one or have seen our flyers. We need to find a new way to access the people! We've saturated this method of advertising. It's like we're selling stuff... for free... So if anyone has ideas, let me know!
Sometimes it's nice to not have to do midterms this time of year. Everyone we're working with is stressing like crazy about them - one of the perks of being a missionary is NO MIDTERMS. But we have to work with that when everyone cancels because they have midterms.
Everything's pretty good. I'm freezing at night sometimes because it drops below 60 degrees! The other day some guy showed a sign of a C and I thought hey California. Apparently “C” means “Crips” down here! Fun stuff! Not very many "Hail Satans” this week! More "HEY IT'S THE MISSIONARIES!!!" which is a lot nicer!