Monday, January 27, 2014



I hope everyone's week was as marvelous as mine! I love you all a ton!

This week was great. We had a bunch of lessons with a bunch of people we haven't been able to see in a while. Sis. Fraser and I are doing wonderful and still cracking ourselves up all through Hollister as bike down Sunnyslope to eat McDonalds and then back up Sunnyslope with toilet paper! Yes...that actually happened. Haha.

Last night, we met with one of our Less-Active members of our ward and we had a really interesting lesson. We talked about faith, which actually kind of turned into our unofficial theme for the week. Anyways, we brought a member with us and he brought up an interesting point. Having faith is an act of our agency. We choose to have faith. Sometimes in our lives we don't have a knowledge of things. Maybe we don't know that certain things are true even though others may have that knowledge. But there lies our choice. We can choose to have faith. When we try to act on our faith, when we exercise our faith we build on the choice or the desire to have faith and sometimes we fall short. Which only makes sense because we're all human and we're not perfect. But this part is really cool, our active member says this, that sometimes our desire to believe is greater that our capacity to achieve. So just because we stumble doesn't mean we have any less faith. That's what the Atonement is for. We have Christ to help us through all the mistakes or trials that may come our way and He promises us over and over and over again in the scriptures that he will never forget nor forsake us. How amazing!

Well, sorry it's just a short one this week. But I've got have fun laughing because I do.

Have a wonderful week!

Sis. Ellis-Lui-Kwan

"I love 2 CTR"

Just biking up Sunnyslope with my TP! Ha! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Don't Do Unto Others What You Wouldn't Want Them to Do Unto You


So this week was amazing! Sis. Fraser and I almost met every single one of our goals. It was kind of mind-blowingly awesome! :) But this week is going to be even better! The Lord has been blessing us here in the lovely city of Hollister and we are so grateful! One of the wonderful blessings we recieved this week is that I only had to bike up Sunnyslope [aka the street to our house (aka the hill of death)] once. Sis. Fraser is telling me that I'm not explaining this properly because I'm making Sunnyslope sound huge but to use her exact wording she accounts, "it's just a slow incline to our imminent demise." Sooo, take whatever definition you prefer but either way, I think you all get the picture. Haha. But we love every minute of it as we laugh all the way up and down the beautiful, lovely Sunnyslope.

But in other news, we able to have some really great lessons with a bunch of different people. We have a new investigator, this wonderful lady who is 74! She is so awesome! She is so sharp and she wants to join the Peace Corps and if you ask me, I could see it happening and she'd be great! Meeting with her was such a blessing and the Lord has prepared her so much! We were talking with her a little about the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and she started singing, "I Am A Child of God!" Our eyes almost popped out of our heads we were so excited! She is such a wonderful person and I am so grateful to be able to get to know her!
Another wonderful person is this little girl that we teach. She is about 10 years old and I'm not sure if I have mentioned her before but this little girl is amazing! I literally feel honored to just sit in her presence. She has such a strong testimony of the Savior and such a deep understanding of the gospel I forget she's 10 years old. We talked to her about prayer and I felt liked I learned more about prayer from her than I taught her and she's only been investigating the church for about six months. She just needs to get permission to get baptized from one of her parents and so we invited her to pray to have the courage to ask and I know that the Lord will bless her with that.

This week was just full of miracles and it has been a great time with Sis.Fraser and I am so excited for the great things ahead! This Sunday we had a wonderful Sacrament Meeting. One of the speakers talked about the love that our Savior and our Father in Heaven have for us and how if we can each figure out how to love others the way they love us we'll pretty much have this life down. And that's where my subject line comes in... He talked about the golden rule and how maybe we need to do the opposite. Don't do unto others what we wouldn't want them to do unto us. That way even if we haven't fully figured out the love of Father in Heaven has for us we can at least work towards not doing bad things or negative things like judging others. So, that is my goal for this next transfer and I want to invite everyone to do the same. Maybe you aren't at the level of the golden rule just yet, like me, but wherever you are on this path to understanding the love our Father in Heaven has for us I know that if we just try, He will help us.

Well, I love you all a ton! I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Sis. Ellis-Lui-Kwan

Sister Fraser & I

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Never Lose Faith in Your Father in Heaven Who Loves You More Than You Can Comprehend."

Aloha everyone! :)
I hope your week was just as great as mine! Sis. Fraser and I saw blessing after blessing this week! It was great! We had some cold nights on the bikes but it didn't rain! :) Basically I and every missionary on bikes in California are the only ones grateful that there's a drought. Haha.

Well, this week started off great. We were having a hard time Monday night. We were having a really hard time with the work and we had this impression to visit a Less-Active member but we couldn't decide who. We finally thought about one person and agreed. :) Here comes the good part. We get there and we meet her and her husband and their two children. Her husband and her two children aren't members of our church and they invited us to come back this coming week. We sat and talked to them both and her husband is so prepared it's amazing. He was talking about the need for authority from God and we are so excited to share with him all about the Restoration of the Gospel and the restoration of the Priesthood through Joseph Smith. We're hoping his mind is going to be blown! :) In a good way.

We also had another good lesson with another family. They are so adorable. It's a father and his two primary aged children. We have been having a hard time getting them to focus and so they week we pulled out all the stops. We taught them the Plan of Salvation and had them make their physical bodies out of Play-doh! Haha. It was hilarious. The little girl's legs kept falling off so she licked her finger to make "glue" and her brother made himself a chair so that his body didn't have to walk he could just sit. Hah! It was totally awesome!

It has been another great week in Hollister and Sis. Fraser and I just crack ourselves up all the time it's hilarious! I love you all and hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sis. Ellis-Lui-Kwan

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I Was Dreaming of A White Christmas....

Aloooooha! :)
Hello everyone and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

This week was great! Monica got baptized!!!!!!!! YAY! It was so great! She finished the whole Book of Mormon right before she got baptized! It was amazing! She read over 180 pages this past week and even though she had already passed it she went back and read Alma all over again to understand it better. Isn't that so amazing? She strengthened my testimony in scripture study so much as she talked about the peace that she felt from reading the Book of Mormon. Ahhh...amazing! :)

On Sunday, she was given the Gift of the Holy Ghost and confirmed a member of the Church. It was such a wonderful Sunday to start off this year. We also had the opportunity to teach both the Young Women in each of the wards about their new mutual theme for the year. It's found in Moroni 10:32 and as I have studied it, I've decided that I'm going to try to make it my theme for the year as well! What a wonderful theme for the youth! By the Grace of God we can be made perfect in Christ, through the atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ, we can be made whole and complete as we try to follow His example. Such a wonderful promise. This week has been such a wonderful one and I have felt so much of the love of the Savior as I've been able to testify to people about this wonderful gospel. I am so grateful that we have a Father in Heaven that loves us and I am so grateful to have the Savior Jesus Christ who loved us enough to redeem us from ourselves to instill in us the hope of eternal life.
As we talked to the Young Women, we asked them, "What does it mean to you to have Jesus Christ as our Savior?" After a little thought, they gave three answers, hope, peace, and strength. My companion and I were so in awe and felt the Spirit so strongly that we could barely speak. You could just feel how much they loved the Savior and how much He loved them. It was such a tender mercy from the Lord to be able to come into contact with such wonderful daughters of our Heavenly Father who understand their divine potential. :)
Well, I hope you all have a great week! I love you all! Luckily, I didn't get into anymore fights with the asphalt. Have a wonderful week!
Sis. Ellis-Lui-Kwan