Saturday, May 20, 2017


The China Squad at the Riverside Stake Triathlon

Hello everyone!! This week has been pretty great and we have truly seen many miracles. I am so grateful to be a part of the hastening of God's work. Also, since this upcoming week is Mother's Day, I just wanted to give my mom a little shoutout. My mom is the best, and she is always putting her family's needs before her own. I am grateful for your example, and all that you have done to help me become the person that I am today. Love you mom! 

Tuesday and Wednesday were days filled with lots of seeking with faith and trying to figure out ways to talk to as many Chinese people that we can. It was pretty sweet. 

We went to Lake Elsinore this week to have another lesson with Evangel. Seriously, Evangel is so great. We met her roughly three weeks ago and she has already read from the start of the Book of Mormon to the book of Jacob! It is so awesome. Her testimony of the Gospel is so strong and she has a goal to finish the Book of Mormon by her baptism on May 28th. :) On Thursday we taught Evangel more about the plan of salvation as well as the law of chastity. Elder Crowther and I feel really blessed to have the opportunity of teaching her. That same afternoon, we also had a lesson with a new investigator, Shanon! Shanon is truly a miracle. She met a ward member at the airport, and they invited her to our ward in Eastvale. She came to Stake Conference last Sunday and we picked her up as an investigator this past week! Come to find out after meeting with her, Shannon's son joined the church was he was in college, and is now serving a mission in Boston, MA!!!! Isn't that crazy?? So cool. We taught her about the Restoration and it was a pretty good lesson. We look forward to continuing to meet with her! 

I had an exchange this week with my District Leader, Elder Gulbranson. He is a great missionary, and we had a lot of fun working in Eastvale. English Class continues to be a great tool for us. We had a couple of new people show up this week and said that they have interest in coming to church! Geoff and Mary came to class and we hope to meet with them this week! We are also focusing on some home visits and saw Tina and Tony, Sister Phillips, the Chen family and the Su family. We also have spent time visiting former investigators of missionaries who have served here in the past. It is awesome and we hope to see miracles generate from this.

On exchanges with Elder Gulbranson

On Saturday morning we participated in a service project. Every year, the Riverside Stake, puts on a Triathlon. We got to go and help out. Elder Crowther and I directed the bikers, and made sure that they were on the right track. It was pretty fun. :) 

Sunday was a great day! We had 3 investigators show up to church. Evangel, Michael, and Shanon all came to church!! Please pray for all of them that they can continue to progress. Sunday was a great day. It always is. There were so many Chinese people walking around church. We are excited to continue to work hard to see if we can help our "Chinese Group" turn into a "Chinese Branch" here in the Eastvale. :)  I am so excited to continue to work hard and help those elect souls repent and come to have indescribable peace and joy that can only come through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that as you guys pray everyday for missionary opportunities, and share the Gospel, Heavenly Father will bless you so much. Love you all and have a great week!

Elder Willes

That is super awesome about Michael's mission call!!!!!!

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