Never Give Up!

Posted By Elder Dakota Summers on Aug 10, 2017 | 0 comments


How’s it going! I don’t really have to much from this week, it was all a rush and a blur but I have some exciting news! So we got transfer calls last night and I’m going to the Dacula 1st ward in Lilburn! I’m going to be companions with Elder Reary who came out a transfer after me. 

This week we had a cool experience, we were visiting a few people with one of the members and we decided to stop by someone who moved into the ward a few months ago. Her name is May Xiong. The story with May is that around the time of March we were knocking doors in her neighborhood and when we came around the corner as we were walking to our bikes we see her walking back to her house. I guess she had seen our bikes locked up at the front of the neighborhood and was trying to find us.

She recently moved from California and wanted to know where the church was. She was a member but was looking to find a congregation that speaks Hmong. Unfortunately we don’t speak Hmong but we were happy to give her a card with the address on it and our phone number in case she had questions or needed help with anything. Well weeks went by and we hadn’t heard from her nor seen her at church so this past week we stopped by to see what was going on. 

When we walked in the driveway she was sitting outside preparing dinner, she got the biggest smile on her face and invited us right in to meet her family. May and a few of her family members were members of the church but there was a few that were not. She invited us to sit down and share a message with them so we did.

By the end her daughter in-law was asking questions about the church and even said they would come and check it out, they were so glad we stopped by and even invited us over for dinner the next night. It was the first time I’ve ever had Hmong food but it was so good!

On Sunday May showed up to church and was excited to be there! Next week her whole family should be joining her which will be great! She is the sweetest lady and had even tried teaching us how to read “Phau Ntawv Maumoos” (The Book of Mormon) in Hmong!

It’s such a beautiful language! I wish I could stay to watch the progress of her family but unfortunately my time is up here. I love Fort Yargo, it was probably the area where I grew the most in. I’m going to miss all the members and people we taught, but they are in good hands.

I love you guys and I hope you have a wonderful week! 

Love,

Elder Summers

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