Joanna was confirmed this Sunday and has headed back to China until September. This probably marks an "end" to my Chinese teaching at least until school starts up again. But! I will not give up hope and am praying to get to use Chinese and am also just so grateful for the teaching opportunities that I have, regardless of the language.
We've been trying to teach a couple, Mike and Brittany, for a few weeks now, but the weather has been messing with his work schedule and been making it hard for us to meet with him. We were really struggling to find a way to get to meet with them when we met Brittany's mom. She turned out to be really interested, not just for herself, but for her daughter as well. We managed to arrange a meeting through her and will see them tonight. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers!
In reference to the title of this post, member dinners have dropped a lot. I joke to Sis.Meng that it's because the members don't like me, but it's really because so many people are out of town. We've been bummed the past few weeks because of the lack of dinners, but then I started talking with some other missionaries here, and elsewhere, who almost never get dinners. And of course, now I feel ungrateful. So, moral of the story, be grateful for what you've got! There's always someone who is worse off and we should never feel entitled to anything. Honestly, I'm just glad I have food to eat and a mom who taught me how to cook.
Eat well my friends! The gospel's true!
Sister Makena Bauss