YIFAN WAS BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY! Bruce baptized him! They are both from Shanghai. The Spirit was SO strong at the baptism. Everyone was crying tears of joy. Yifan bore his testimony at the end even though he was really nervous about his English. But he was amazing! For those of you who know the story of Lehi's dream from 1 Nephi chapter 8, you will love this. Yifan looked out at everyone and said, "I will always hold to the iron rod and happily wave goodbye to those guys in the strange building." It was so awesome!
This week has just been FULL of miracles. I try to keep these emails short so people will actually read them, so I won't go into detail, but just trust me when I say that GOD IS REAL! He hears our prayers and always answers them when we have faith.
One quick funny story - There's a recent convert in our ward named Frank. He is from central China and is HILARIOUS. I think I sent out a picture of him from Bruce's baptism where his mouth is open SUPER wide.
Anyways, the weather has been really warm here and the sun is out every day. Frank rides his bike everywhere and doesn't like how bright the sun is. He doesn't have sunglasses, so instead, he's been riding around town wearing a Darth Vader mask. He just figured it was the most reasonable thing to do. WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH! He is awesome.
Also, can we talk about how HOSTESS IS BACK?! TWINKIES HAVE RETURNED!!! At the grocery store this morning though, the three shelves they had designated for Twinkies were empty :( But alas! Below it, hidden on the very back of the shelf, was a box of HOSTESS CUPCAKES! MY FAVORITE!!! Needless to say, I was very excited.
I hope you all have an amazing week!
Make every day an adventure!
<3 Sister Christiansen
P.S. This is Yifan! We love him!