Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hong Kong - Kowllon - Track 9 - I've Found You My Friend




Hello everyone, before reading Bao jm past week, as her mother I would like to share a strong feeling I have...
My daughter has always been touched by the story of the 2 pre-mortal friends, one who will belong to the Church of JC of Lds while on the earth and the other not, and the lds one promised his friend he'll find him on earth and return to their Heavenly mantion...
There is a song me and her often sang entitled in french "Je te trouverai..."
With Gratitude in my heart, I have the strong felling Sr Colombel and Miko were friends in the pre-mortal life and that is why she has been called to serve in the China Hong Kong Mission...


Bonjour a tous..
Avant que vous lisiez les experiences de Sr Bao d'il y a 2 semaines, je voudrais vous partager mon ressenti.
Ma fille a toujours ete touchee par l'histoire des 2 amis qui ont vecu ensemble avant de venir sur Terre, l'un serait Membre de l'Eglise de JC des SDJ sur Terre et l'autre pas. Le membre fit la promesse a son ami qu'une fois sur Terre, il le retrouverait et retournerai un jour ensemble dans leur demeure celeste...
Ma fille et moi aimons chanter ensemble:" je te trouverai..."
Avec beaucoup de gratitude dans mon coeur, j'ai le profond sentiment que Sr Colombel et Miko etaient amies dans la Vie-premortelle et que c'est la raison pour laquelle, elle a ete appelee a servir dans la mission de Hong Kong Chine.




Hello ''da jia''!
so today is not my p-day, we are having our p-day on wednesday, it is our '' temple day'', i am so excited. we are blessed because this week, we are going to the temple and we also have general conference.
Alors, ce n'est pas notre p-day, nous l'aurons mercredi, parce que nous allons au Temple. J'ai trop hate!!!
En fait, cette semaine, nous sommes carrément bénis parce qu'en plus du Temple, nous visionnerons la Conférence Générale.

i hope everyone has learned something from this general conference, i've actually prepared myself 3 months ago, and i think you are all so lucky to be able to rewatch it again as long as you want. well i guess that will be my invitation to everyone to watch it again personaly, as a family during family home evening or any other time. take advantage of every means heavenly father gave us because all he wants is our happiness and success not only now but for eternity and only the gospel can provide this. i am so grateful to have a loving heavenly father, who cares so much for me that he gave me and his children a way to return to live with him someday, so don't take the gospel for granted it's the only thing that will save us.
i am especially so grateful for the blessings i have both in my mission and back home.
J'espère que chacun aura appris quelque chose pendant cette Conférence Générale.
Personnellement, je me prépare depuis 3 mois et je pense que vous avez tous trop de la chance de pouvoir re-visionner ces Discours autant que vous le souhaitez.
Donc, voilà mon invitation à tous, de les écouter à nouveau, personnellement, en famille, en Soirée Familiale ou à n'importe quel moment...
Prenons en considération tous les moyens qui nous sont donnés par notre Père Céleste parce que son seul désir est que nous soyons heureux et que nous réussissions non seulement dans cette vie mais pour l'éternité.
Et cela ne peut s'obtenir qu'à travers l'évangile...
Je suis tellement reconnaissante d'avoir un Père Céleste qui se souci tellement de moi et de ses enfants qu'il nous a donné un moyen pour pouvoir retourner vivre avec lui un jour, alors ne mettant pas l'évangile de côté, c'est la seule chose qui nous sauvera.
Et je suis particulièrement reconnaissante pour les bénédictions que j'ai tant dans ma mission que chez moi.

this week we were blessed with 2 new investigators: wang jiemei the one i met on the mtr 3 weeks ago and miko who was brought by a member from the wan chai branch, she is ''golden''. one of them was expected but the other one was not. the first time, i saw miko, i felt super weird, you know the kind of feling seeing an old friend, the connection is super easy, you feel good and comfortable around this person....
Cette semaine, nous avons été bénies avec 2 nouvelles amies: wang jiemei que j'ai abordé dans le mtr, il y a 3 semaines et Miko qui est accompagnée par une membre de la Branche de Wan Chai, et elle est "en or"...
Pour l'une c'était prévisible mais l'autre pas...
La première fois que j'ai vu Miko, je me suis sentie Bizarre...Vous voyez cette impression de retrouver un vieil ami avec qui le courant passe tout de suite et vous vous sentez bien et à l'aise en sa presence...

yesterday, during the sacrament meeting i shared my testimony which seemed mostly for her because like most of our investigators, people don't know why jesus christ, who he is and what is their relationship with him. also after the 3hours of church, we had our first official lesson with her about prayer . after the opening prayer she was crying and hugged us, i was also crying during the prayer, reflecting on my feelings, i had a lot of thoughts such as ''oh i think she might be a ''pre mortal life'' friend''... i felt so much love for her, i really have the desire to help her, i share the same feelings like the sons of mosiah in mosiah 28:3 : '' or, ils desiraient que le salut fut annonce a toute la creation, car ils ne pouvaient supporter qu'une seule ame humaine ne perisse..'' (don't get me wrong, i have the same feelings everyday for everyone i meet here!).
Hier, lors de la Réunion de Témoignage, en rendant le mien, mes pensées étaient tournées vers elle car comme nombreux de nos investigateurs, ils ne savent pas pourquoi Jesus-Christ, ni qui il est et leur rapport avec lui.
Après, les 3 heures, nous avons eu notre première leçon officielle avec elle qui portait sur la Priere..
Apres la priere d'ouverture, elle pleurait et nous a prise dans ses bras.. durant la priere, j'etais aussi en train de pleurer en ayant dans le coeur ce sentiment special dont j'ai parle tant tot, de nombreuses idees me sont venues comme:" peut etre etions nous de grandes amies dans la Vie Pre-mortelle..., j'ai ressenti enormement d'amour pour elle et je suis envahie d'un profond desir de l'aider, je partage les memes sentiments que les fils de Mosiah dans Mosiah 28:3 " or, ils desiraient que le Salut fut annonce a toute la Creation, car ils ne pouvaient supporter qu'une seule ame humaine ne perisse". (Ne vous meprenez pas, j'eprouve ces memes sentiments chaque jours pour tous ceux que je rencontre ici)

anyway so this week, on monday night we had an international zone devotional, with some missionaries from vietnam they were here for a week (visa stuffs), we talked about our goals, the past transfer and this transfer goals.
Sinon, pour cette semaine, lundi soir, on a eu un devotional avec la zone internationale, avec des Missionnaires du Vietnam qui etaient la durant une semaine (Visa...), on a parle de nos buts pour le transfert precedent et de celui ci.

on tuesday, we had district meeting, we gave a training about ''unity'', we had super fun activities for the training. in the evening we were invited with elder garcia and yang to eat with a member, tan jiemei.
Mardi, on a eu Reunion de District, on a donne une formation sur l'Unite, avec des activites amusantes.
Le soir, nous avons ete invite avec elder garcia et elder yang a manger avec une membre Tan jm.

on wednesday, we were busy, met with wang jtiemei and first time meeting with miko. thursday, we did food angel, i met a korean i even talked to her, she can speak good mandarin too, i practiced speaking korean with the korean i have left.
Mercredi, on ete tres occupee, on a rencontre wang jm, et notre premiere rencontre avec miko.
Jeudi, on a eu "food angel", j'ai fait la connaissance d'une Coreenne, j'ai discute avec elle, elle parle bien mandarin en plus et j'ai pratique mon Coreen avec le peu dont je me souviennes.

on friday, we were visiting viviane, helped her clean her house and sister grover with jackson essays, in the evening we were invited by a member wan jtiemei, to her office with our branch missionaries. on saturday english class followed by rice crispy activity then a cantonese fed us with the cantonese elders, then in the evening we had our moon festival activity, we made some moon cake, not the traditional!
on sunday, dudu was confirmed.
Vendredi, on a rendu visite a Vivian, on l'a aide a nettoyer sa maison, Sr Grover a aussi aide jackson avec sa redac.
Le soir, on a ete invite par une membre, wan jm a son bureau avec nos missionnaires de la Branche.
Samedi, on a eu Classe d'anglais, suivit par l'activite "Rice Cryspy", puis une membre cantonese nous a nourri avec les elders cantonnais.
Puis le soir, on a eu notre activite festival de la lune, et on a fait des gateaux lune mais pas les traditionnels.
Dimanche a eu lieu la Confirmation de Dudu.

after email, we are going to eat with elder allen and elder riley to sister becky house, hot pot.
Apres le mail, on va manger avec elder allwn et elder riley "hot pot" chez Sr Becky.

love you all, have a great week.
Je vous aime tous, passez une bonne semaine.

sister colombel


                                     



















Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hong Kong - Kowloon - Track 8 - Please pray for our investigators !!



Hello Family and Friends, i heard that mom is tired of translating to french, and i am sorry for that.
Salut la famille et les amis,
Alors, j'ai ouie dire que maman etait Fiu de faire la traduction en Francais!!!
Desolee maman!!


This week i was blessed to witness one of the week's miracles: du jiemei's baptism,
she was super ready.
Cette semaine j'ai ete benie en etant temoin d'un miracle: le bapteme de Sr Du et elle etait vraiment prete pour le grand jour.

So she investigated for 2 months and accepted everything,
Ca lui a pris 2 mois de recherche et elle acceptait tout a chaque engagements.

Before she would always refuse to get baptized in any other churches but she felt like it was right this time.
Auparavant, elle refusait categoriquement le Bapteme dans n'importe laquelle des eglises, mais cette fois-ci, elle savait que c'etait la bonne.

During the baptism of course we were stressed with everything but it went super well.
Bien sur, nous etions stresses mais tout s'est tres bien passe.

She shared her feelings and could not cry, lele cried because he wanted to get baptized too but he is only 3, oh!!!!
Elle a partage ses sentiments et n'a pas pleure, c'est lele, son petit de 3 ans qui a pleure parce qu'il voulait aussi se faire baptiser, ee!!!

The song we performed during the baptism, we practiced only twice so it was not that good.
Nous n'avions repete que 2 fois le chant que nous avons interprete avec ma compagne, donc il y avait un peu des fautes.

So last pday we went to big budda, so i have some pictures hope you will enjoy it!
in the evening with the elders we visited viviane and after the visit we ate with her two sons, david and jackson.
Alors, pour notre pday de la semaine derniere, nous sommes allez a Big Budda, j'espere que vous allez apprecier les photos.
Le soir, avec les elders nous avons rendu visite a Viviane et ensuite nous avons mamge accompagne aussi de ses deux fils david et jackson.

On thursday with our district we baked some peanut butter cookies for dude's baptism. on saturday evening, we had an activity i think its the causeway bay who organized it and they invited other wards and their investigators so we went with dudu and lele. other missionaries also brought their investigators.
Jeudi, avec notre district, on a fait des biscuits au Skippy pour le Bapteme de dude.
Samedi soir, on a eu une activitee, organisee par Causeway Bay, je crois, ils ont invite les autres paroisses et leurs amis, on y est donc alle avec dudu et lele. Les autres missionnaires sont aussi venus avec leurs amis.

Also this past week, we have three new friends that we teach, yvonne, wendy and yennis. they are about 16 to 18,they are super good. they don't have a lot of religious background but two of them used to investigate the church before. three of our investigators got a little bit antied but thanks to their faith they resisted, instead of blocking us or stop to meet with us they called us to ask us different questions but at the end of the conversation, sherry, the one who called us, said that she knows it is not true.
Aussi, la semaine dermiere, on a eu 3 nouvelles amies que nous enseignons: yvonne, wendy et yennis, elles ont entre 16 et 18 ans, elles sont super!!!.
Elles n'ont pas grand chose comme connaissance religieuse mais 2 d'entre elles sont deja un peu familieres avec l'eglise.
3 de nos amies avaient des tendances anti... mais grace a leur foi, elles ont su resister.
Au lieu de nous bloquer sur leurs vinis ou d'arreter de vouloir nous voir, elles nous appellent pour nous poser diverses questions msis a la fin de notre conversation, l'une d'entre elles, sherry, celle qui a passe le coup de file, nous a dit qu'elle savait que l'eglise n'est pas la bonne...


Sorry i don't have tones of time that' s all i can write, i love you all. great week pray for our investigators and pray so that we can find new friend this week.

Desolee, je n'ai pas beaucoup de temps, c'est tout ce que je peux ecrire.
Je vous aime tous.
Passez une bonne semaine.
Priez pour les amies que nous enseignons et aussi afin que nous puissions en trouver de nouveaux cette semaine.


Sr Colombel















Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hong Kong - Kowloon - Track 7- I'm so happy!!! we were able to contribute in the zone goal...

Da jia hao! 

The past week was such a great week for me, it was tiring and stressful most of the time. oh yeah so now i am the senior companion, in other words i am leading the work in our area.
these past weeks we struggled a lot with finding new investigators and during our last zone devotional, we set some pretty high zone goals. i was not really confident that our companionship will be able to help a lot in the zone goal but we worked hard.
we made some covenants with heavenly father so that he will help us, and as you can expect a lot of miracles happened.


I have a funny thing to share with you first. so two weeks ago, we met ''a golden investigator'', wang jm, i talked to her for 2 mins so not enough time to share a lot but at least i had time to ask her if she will have interest to meet with us again, i asked her twice because i kind of could not believe (i don't have a perfect faith but heavenly father work with even the smallest particle of faith) and we exchanged phone number. i contacted her and scheduled her for the week after it was all okay on the phone, she was super nice but then a few hours before the appointment she cancelled, but i kept calling her but then yesterday night i called her as i told her and it seemed like she blocked us,
i tried several times. i wanted to cry, and i was trying to think why, so i complained to heavenly father that night saying that i really want to help her, she seems sincere.
This morning i was cleaning and then the phone rang, sister grover ran to me and handed me the phone guess who it was??? wang jiemei! yes it was her asking us when we will have time to meet and she did not say anything about yesterday phone called! i wonder what happened but not to much because the most important thing is that she still have interest so we will meet with her probably tomorrow!! i' m so thankful to our heavenly father!

so this week we had zone conference on tuesday, with president lam we talked a lot about ''atonement and faith in jesus christ''. i was super emotional that day i think its because i am going through a lot of things these days, so i was spiritually overwhelm. there was a point in president lam training i felt prompted to share a personal experience i had during my mission about myself experiencing the power of the atonement and how christ atone for everyone but its something personal. i did not even start to share that i sobbed, the spirit was so strong. it was one of the most powerful testimony that i ever gave about the atonement. in other trainings i had the opportunity to share some member missionary work experiences when i invited the elders to come to my school back home and shared a message to my class or answered some questions about the church with one of my friend who finally became a member of the church and is now serving a mission. it was super cool!


So i don't have time but we were blessed through receiving referrals from members, investigators, other missionaries. sherry and kay brought leo their friend for one of our lesson and have interest in learning. judith brought a friend to church, kathy and have interest too, sister woo gave us a number she found on the mtr huang jiemei, the cantonese sisters gave us a number too huang jiemei , sister lai brought a friend kenny and his mom to english class. so many new friends, and also we succeeded to contact former investigators we met with them on saturday and want to investigate again, yennis, wendy and yvonne. and ju jiemei is getting baptized this coming sunday.


Family and friends please pray for all the people listed in my email, i love them a lot and they are part of my family, now i really want to help them to return together to our heavenly father presence and live with him eternally.


With love
Sister colombel.

Hong Kong - Kowloon - Track 6 - Chinese like to share the gospel and do the missionnary work


Hello everyone! 


It was such a great week, i hope i can share all i did this past week.
I was reading my emails and i saw so many miracles and i am so glad to see that everyone is receiving so many blessings.
My mission is a real blessing too, everyday i meet so many people on the train, the streets. we have the chance to receive heavenly father's children from mainland, we spend a whole day with them, teach and baptize them and we are part of their life forever because they are so grateful for our service and sacrifice. they come down so prepared and they understand the meaning of sacrifice, they already have a small but strong testimony.
I think it is so funny there is something that i observed with the people we teach, visitors or normal investigators, right after teaching them they are already talking about ''sharing the gospel'', ''missionary work''. it comes so naturally with them!! but that is really a testimony for me that the gospel is a must in our lives, and our investigators understand it, they understand that it will bless them not only for this life but also for eternity. i think it will be this week spiritual thought.


So this week we were pretty busy.
On tuesday night we had district meeting because during the day, elder garcia had mlc with all the leaders.
On wednesday, we were blessed to help sarah's parents, a young adult in our branch. they invited us both for lunch and dinner. elder hayden/paul helped to prepare for the baptism ceremony and elder hayden baptised the mom and the dad. so for dinner we went together to ''triple o's'', the elders were so happy about it.
On thursday, instead of ''food angel'' we made some ''no bake cookies'' then a t night we had correlation meeting.
On friday, tipping phoned us as we were supposed to eat lunch together, selin was not willing to meet with us she had other things to do. in the evening, we went to vivian apartment, she is so funny, cute, she gave us different things, trying on her clothes (she only have two sons) we are like daughters for her, i love her so much. we ate dinner together. we were so full that sister grover did not feel really good.
On saturday, we ate lunch with apple and bobby, it was pizza hut! we visited dudu and lele, we ate dumplings, she wanted us to eat the whole bowl, and she had two big bowls so everyone will have one. (we visited her at 3;00 and we were still full with the lunch we had). in the evening, we had the music concert we invited 5 potential investigators and two of them were tahitian (christelle and brigitte), it was super good especially! the drums...


Ok so i don't have time but i hope you can have an idea of what happened the past week.


I love you all.


sister colombel












Hong Kong - Kowloon - Track 5 - Safe and Sound




Hello wonderful people!  


I miss everyone but i am also happy to be in Hong Kong doing my heavenly father's work.
i 've received emails from friends and family worrying about my safety with all the typhoons...
thank you for worrying, i am doing great as you can see on the picture.


yesterday, it was fast sunday (i was super tired) we were in wan chai, we combined our church services with the wan chai branch. we've had powerful testimonies about temple and family history work, plan of salvation. i was really touched by the spirit and i cried. they were all testifying about ''eternal family''and that whatever thing happened and will happen in this life, because we have the gospel we have hope. i just thought about my own family but also the one i will build in the future.
how important it is to share with our friends and all the people around us all these knowledges we have.
actually around us, there are people searching consciously or not...

For this past week, i wish i could say we were really busy but we were not really. we spent a lot of time meeting with dudu because her baptism is coming really quickly, we will probably change her baptismal date for sept 17 something like that and also we spent time helping sherry with her homeworks...
On saturday 4pm to 6pm we had district finding in the kowloon park in tsim sha tsui, it was super humid, we met some people from china, nepal, france. we met three families, i felt the spirit so strongly when i talked to them and testifying about the gospel who blessed families and that families are eternal.
We met some nice people, we took pictures with a young women who was with her family while finding they were super nice. we found some people willing to learn more about the gospel.


I am excited for this week, after email we will go bowling in hung hom, we will have visitors on wednesday,
on saturday night we are going to a church song event with our investigators .....


I love you all, have a great week.
Sister Colombel.




Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hong Kong - Kowloon- Track 2- We were blessed with tones of visitors !!!




English:


Hello family and friends! sorry i don't have a lot of pictures this week. but i had a great week, we were blessed with tones of visitors. so this past week, a lot of mainlanders came down for the Dotera conference. it seems that Dotera has a lot of success in mainland too. anyway thanks to Dotera we received a lot of visitors, what a blessing!


Today, we don't have anything special to do we are just going to stay home and tonight we will go finding. hopefully heavenly father will bless us with a new friend.


Yesterday, was the most stressful, busy and excited sunday.
so on friday night the assistants called us to tell us that we will have 14+ visitors (non members) on sunday in wan chai, and we were asked with 3 other companionships to help teach them.
so we traveled to wan chai early in the morning because we were preparing a song for yan jiemei baptism.
The visitors were late, they were 14+ people walking with all their suitcases, parents, teenagers, ysa and kids. we helped them carry their stuffs and partook of the sacrament right away in the hall.
we had a powerful testimony meeting, most of them were some members from mainland visiting and helping the non member visitors. they were sharing powerful simple testimony, and how the gospel has blessed them and how they want the gospel to be pass to all the generation after them.
after the sacrament meeting we had 20 people to dispatch into 4 groups. we had 7 people, we taught them for 2 hours about the restoration and plan of salvation. two of them were members who accompanied their friends.
at 12:30 we had yan jiemei, the ''top secret'' visitors from 2 weeks ago. (long story: remind me to tell you when i am back). we performed a beautiful medley during the baptism service with the other mandarin sisters. yan jtiemei cried a lot as she was sharing her testimony, i was touched too especially when she came out of the baptismal font, i felt the spirit really strongly as i tapped on her back and shoulders because she was already crying.
after this we traveled and attended the relief society in kowloon tong.


Sorry no time but on Tuesday, we were expected to meet with a visitor but she never came so we only taught yan jiemei, right after having traveled from china to Hong Kong so she was tired but we did the 5 lessons from 5 to 9 and she had her baptismal interview.


On thursday, a lot of visitors were here to. 3 mandarin companionships were teaching them and one cantonese companionship.
so they had 7 people who got baptized that night.


Sorry i really don't have a lot of time. i love you all, have a great week.