Jerry passed his interview and was baptized last Saturday. Lanhao, our recent convert, baptized him. After he was baptized Jerry said he felt peaceful, like he had nothing in the world to worry about. He said "Today is PERFECT! WAN MEI!" (wan mei means "perfect" in Chinese). He was confirmed on Sunday by our Elders Quorum President, Shawn Ye, who is also from China. I've gained a testimony of miracles on my mission. My companion and I talked about how we never would've expected that man to get baptized. But Heavenly Father has proven to me that even things I doubt He can make happen. He supported Jerry in giving up smoking--it was a challenge for him. He blessed us with members to translate for Jerry--we never would have been able to communicate without them. He blessed us with the opportunity to learn Mandarin so we could teach Jerry the little we knew in his own language. And He blessed us to meet Jerry on the street in the first place.
I'm so grateful for the miracles I've seen here. I've experienced struggles and trials on my mission, but I went through them so I could experience pure joy in the end. I know Jesus Christ offers us peace and transformation through the power of His Atonement. I know the Church has been restored which gives us access to that Atonement. I'm grateful for you and the rest of my family who have shown me what happiness is. I look forward to seeing you in a few months. I love you!