Sunday, December 28, 2014

Taiwan post December 29, 2014

How was your Christmas?? Do you see miracles? We did here in Beitun we saw some amazing blessing from Heavenly Father!!! We had so much faith and prayed about ways that we could find some new investigators, and we felt like we needed to call come former investigators that had previously stopped meeting with missionaries. We had a huge miracle this week from a result of calling these people we found. We were able to meet a really amazing new investigator. She had met with missionaries 5 years ago, once. So we called her up, and set up a date. We met with her on Saturday we shared with her the plan of salvation and testified of how it can bless her family, and gave her a Book of Mormon to start reading. She was so willing and asked some really good questions. She said that she thinks she really needs this to help her find that lasting happiness. We are really excited to meet with her again. While we were teaching her we gave her a sticker that says "no success can compensate for failure in the home." and she was like. My friend just gave me this; I stuck it on my scooter. We were like what?????? So amazing, God has been preparing her, and we met her right in time. This is why member missionary work is so important because the member plants so many seeds and we sometime come across these people and help them learn more. We hope that we will see a baptism soon!!! So we are excited to see what happens with this investigator.

Huge blessing to see the Lords hand in the missionary work here. And we also were English prosyliting and a guy came out and gave us warm water to drink since it was cold outside. And because he talked to us for a little bit we were able to talk to a guy who walked by. Found out that is a member but hasn't been to church for a little bit. So we re-invited him to come and had a really good conversion with him. Then he left. God prepares in all sorts of ways, we just don’t know how until after it happens.

Love you all, have a wonderful new years!!!
Love Sister Basko

I did post pictures from last week, I hope you enjoyed them. I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Rachel will be home on February 4th - weather permitting. we will be having an open house reception the following Sunday, all are welcome. mom


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Taiwan Post December 22, 2014

Wow Christmas will be here in 3 days!!! So fast. I hope you all have an amazing Christmas. This is the best time of year to walk on the streets and sing Christmas hymns. For our English class we split into groups and went to a nearby neighborhood. We stopped random people and sang Christmas songs and then gave them a scripture card. We stopped by some businesses and asked if we could sing to them. They all said yes. Thank goodness. It would have been so sad if they said no. we were able to bring a smile to their faces and the little kids got candy. Everyone had a really good time even though our hands were freezing by the time we headed back to the church.

Then on Saturday our ward had their ward Christmas party. Which was a lot of fun. The missionaries and sister Lu sang the noel medley. It was really pretty, considering the lack of practice time we had. After they had gift exchanges. The kids loved it. And then we had a great pot luck dinner. We had some wonderful stolen bread, noodle dishes, curry, salads and fruits. Our ward was the sweetest. They gave the missionaries a ton of gifts. They were so nice. We are excited to open them on Christmas day.

The miracles we see everyday are small, but they all add up in a good week. We had a great time this week contacting. We went to a park. I was talking to one lady and a lady was talking to my companion. She invited us over to her house. She has said a prayer to help her find someone who needed some Chinese language study books, and she saw us and felt that we were the ones the needed it. It was a huge miracle. And blessing to be there when we needed her prayer answers. She is so sweet, and has amazing English. She is not in Taiwan very often, so we don’t know if we will ever see her again. But we hope to.

Love you all!!!
Merry Christmas
Love Sister Basko

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas too, I have pictures to post for Rachel but have not had the time to do that. That will be remedied this week. Jeri

Dinner at members home
Gifts for the missionaries from ward membrs
Christmas play at Church

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Taiwan Post December 15,2014

Merry Christmas everyone!!!! This is the best time of the year to share with others your love of Christ. Since we are able to focus greater on our Savior Jesus Christ. This year a new video came out about Christ. I think it is amazing. I hope you all will have a chance to watch and think about what kind of influence Christ has on your lives.

This week we saw so many miracles. We were contacting in a park and we walked around for a little while and then we saw a guy and felt that he needed to talk to us. As we walked towards him he stood up. And we started talking to him. We have a tract here that has lot of questions on it about our purpose in life and why we are here, such as: does God hear our prayers; how can this gospel help our families...etc. it is amazing to use in contacting. We sat down and talk to the guy more about these questions and how we have found answers. It was amazing to find someone who was seeking answers.

Love you all
Sister Basko

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Taiwan post December 8, 2014

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you are all having a good time, and enjoying the winter Christmas season. Taiwan has finally decided to get cold. We are now wearing thicker coats and jackets. But despite of the cold weather at night the days are still pretty hot...

Have you seen this video it is a really good video. You should check it out. It really helps remind us of who Christ is and how important he is to us. Without him we would not be able to receive the help we need to overcome our own weakness. He loves us so much and really wants us to be happy. It is only through following God commandments that we are really happy and receive that love in our lives.

We had a wonderful Christmas activity in Gaoxiong. It was so much fun. The whole mission got together and was able to sing songs, take pictures and follow up with all my old companions. It was so good to see everyone. I love the Christmas season because everyone is so much happier and they are more willing to go out and serve others. As we exactly obey God will give us so many more blessings that we will not be able to receive them. I love Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

I love you all,
Sister Basko
Sisters Basko and Chang

Taiwan Tiachung Mission

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Taiwan Post December 1, 2014

This week elder Gong from the Asia Area presidency came to visit our mission. He met with us and taught us and we were able to learn more about the Asia area and what things we need to do to become better missionaries. We learned about how in every place in the world there are so many people who are prepared to learn about Jesus Christ. We just have to know where God wants us to go to find these people. We need to have faith, energy and focus on the promptings of the Holy Ghost. This will help us hear obey and share the things that we know. As we learn and study we will be more obedient and the Holy Ghost will be stronger with us and we will be ready to go out every day to share the gospel. I really liked a quote from Elder Boyd K. Packer "a testimony can be found in the bearing of it." if we are willing to share our testimony with others we will be able to learn more from the truths that we hold sacred. And then he asked us "have you asked the Lord 'what can I do?'" we need to ask the Lord what He wants us to do. And then we go and do it. This is not our work, this is the Lord’s work. He has allowed us to take a small part in it.

Sister Wawro and I had a really amazing experience on Sunday. On Saturday night when we were preparing our plan for the next day. We prayed where we needed to go. We felt that we needed to go to the same place. We looked at the map and pointed to the same place. So we went there last night. We contacted everyone as we went on our way to the area we were prompted to go. We stopped in an area where we felt we should. We got off our bikes and started contacting everyone around us. We knocked on some doors. And everyone we talked to referred us to the same we will go back another time. But we also had 2 really good lessons with people that we met there. It was really amazing to see that God is preparing people for us to find. We just have to be ready to find and teach them.

Have a great Christmas!!!
Love Sister Basko

Thanks Barb for the tree

and the goodie box is awesome!