We all became Facebook missionaries! We have so many restrictions and requirements, but that's okay; it's temporary, and it's to "hasten the work." So, as a result of this, I will be closing my actual Facebook account that many of you know (that's required), and it will stay closed until I've finished my mission. So no, I didn't unfriend you. Calm yourself. Also, you can't be friends with me on the new one I make for my mission. You also can't chat with me. Thanks in advance... Of course, you're allowed to see what I post, but it will also all be in Chinese. Good luck.
At the end of that training, I also passed off what is called in our mission, "Phase 2." The mission has a language program to guide our studies; Phase 1, which is memorizing phrases and words from Preach My Gospel; Phase 2, which is 2000 words of common usage in the Chinese language to help us become fluent speakers; and Phase 3, which is all the characters used in the Book of Mormon. So I've finished Phase 2, meaning I'm semi-conversational (or at least, that's what they think), and so will be starting Characters. But they're frustrating too; it's like trying to learn a whole new language, after learning a whole new language.
27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
41 And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen.
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