Sunday, October 26, 2014

Taiwan post October 27, 2014

This week was amazing. The weather is still pretty hot here. It has cooled off but we still do not need to wear a jacket yet. It is amazing how humid it is still here but I am enjoying all the sun shine. It rarely rains so most days it is sunny and bright.

This week Sister Biancardi and I went to find some members. Since neither of us have been in the area for very long we went to go and find those members we still have not had an opportunity to meet. At one house the member was not there. So we tracted around her house and met a super cute family. They let us in and we got to know them better. They have been to other Christian churches before but do not have very much background knowledge. We are going back this week to share more with them. We are so excited. 

We also went on exchanges with the sister training leaders...which we live with. So that was fun. I went to the other area. To Dakeng. Which is right next to the area I serve in. we met some really interesting people. We talked to a lot of people in a small park. It was really interesting to see how many people go for walks at night.

This week I was studying about faith in Ether 12:6. It talks about how faith is the key. It is through faith that we are able to see the blessings from God, and to help us see the everyday miracles that are happening around us. God will show forth his power when his children exercise faith in him. When we have faith our lives go much smoother, and we are much happier. God will not let us fail.

Love you all!!!!
Sister Basko

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Taiwan post October 20,2014

This week was so good. We had a baptism on Saturday night. Our investigator is Alexis. She is so amazing!!! She had a lot of things that she had to overcome. But because of a miraculous Bible that showed up in her kitchen one night she was converted. She did not believe in God and Jesus Christ and shortly after the she found the Bible she started meeting with the missionaries. She is so golden. She changed her life so quickly and because of the quick change she is so much happier and inviting her friends to also learn more. She was baptized by her friend Tony. She was so happy all day and then on Sunday she received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. She is really amazing. Sister Biancardi and I are so lucky to be able to get to know her in such a short period of time.

This week we met so many amazing investigators but after we learned that none of them are in our area so we are praying for them and helping them to meet the missionaries in their own area. I know this work is God’s work. As we go out everyday I look for the people that God has put in my path. I pray and hope that all of you are doing well. If you ever need anything there is a loving Heavenly Father who will hear your prayers. I know that Heavenly Father loves every one of us.

Love all of you,
Sister Basko

P.S. we went to the temple today. It was so beautiful. It has been about 1 year since I have had an opportunity to go there since I have been down south for so long. It was a 2 1/2 hour ride to the temple in Taipei from Taichung. It was beautiful weather today. The grounds are so clean and peaceful even though it is in a very busy city. I felt so much peace from entering into the Lords house and some much needed direction and guidance. 

This is Sisters Anderson, Chen and Biancardi. We all live together here in Taichung but we serve in districts in the city of Taichung.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Taiwan post October 13, 2014

This week was sooo good. We went out and had a lot of success. We first went on a hike with our investigator. Who just turned 20 years old!!! Yeah congratulations. She now joins the groups of us twenty year olds!!!! We ate lunch and hung out and went shopping nearby.

Then as the week went on we met with as many members as we could to help prepare them from general conference and to remind them of it and on getting prepared and inviting family or friends to a session. A typhoon traveled past Taiwan this weekend and all we got was the wind here. It was incredibly winding as we road our bikes to our ward building to watch general conference. Hearing from the prophet and the twelve Apostles and the members of the Seventy was inspiring. All their talks flowed together and they testified of truth and reality and sustain prophets and the leaders of the church and the importance of the temples. It is incredible important to listen to the prophets words for he is the one who will prepare us for the things that will come. The prophet is Heavenly Fathers representative here on earth and we are so blessed to hear from him this weekend. And if you would like to hear their words or talks they are all available to listen or watch for free at, they were amazing.

We will also have a baptism this week on Saturday. We are so excited to help her learn more about Jesus Christ and Heavenly father. Love you all

Stay safe and healthy
Love Sister Basko

Monday, October 6, 2014

Taiwan post October 6, 2014

This week was so amazing. We were so busy there were lessons set up for everyday and so as we went about our day we would contact anyone and we also have a lot of time to contact since this area is smaller. We do not have very far to travel. It would probably take less than 2 hours to ride all the way around our area. But there are so many people here that have never seen missionaries. So we have a lot of work to is our investigator’s, Alexis, birthday. She will be turning 20.!!!!! And so we are celebrating with her and then going hiking

I know this church is true and that this gospel will really bless anyone’s live if they are willing to try it out. The promise blessings that God has promised are real. If we are willing to keep his commandments and follow his council he will bless us. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer. He has given us so much through his sacrifice. It is because of him that we are able to change and we are able to become new people. To make our weaknesses our strengths.

By the way I have been a Facebook missionary. So I will be making a new profile. If you have any friends that can speak Chinese you can send them my way. I will let you know more when I have a better idea about it.

Love Sister Basko


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Taiwan post September 29, 2014

I have moved to a new area. I moved back up to Taichung. This is 20 minutes from the mission office. My new companion is awesome and she is from Oregon!!! This area is very pretty and much faster pace than the south of Taiwan...down there things are much slower and the population seems to be much older. I am so excited to be here but also sad to leave all those people behind. Here in Beiqun district there are four sisters living in the same apartment, the sister training leaders and we live together. This will be fun. Sister Chen, my companion from Nanzi, is one of the sister training I get to see her again.

We had a great week in Gangshan. We ate our favorite food and we rode all over the place and found some really amazing investigators. We were blessed with a really good busy Sunday we got to visit a new family and drop by and see one of our investigators and we also got to meet her family. She has a really good family!!! They are all so welcoming and sweet. I was so glad that we got to see her before I left.

God loves his children so much that he prepares ways for everyone to hear the gospel. No matter what!!! He will always help them know that they can have even greater happiness.!!!

Love you all,
Sister Basko
Rachel on the 74th floor

Looking down from the 74th floor

the Seaport from the 74th floor

Leaving Gangshan for Taichung

Gangshan awesome Relief Society president

awesome sister

more amazing sisters

Leaving Gangshan