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Monday, October 9, 2017

Week 65.5 Moon Cake & General Conference 10/9/2017

This week has been Crazy. We were able to go to the temple, fix things, had a performance, cleaned things, had general conference, ate lots of moon cakes, and more moon cakes, and had General Conference!!!!!!!!!!

Well things that need description more that what is above.

Someone asked Elder Love and I to perform. Actually more like asked Elder Love and I got dragged along haha. We preformed "you raise me up."

It was mid autumn moon festival, so we ate a lot of moon cakes, mainly from Sister Lam because they have way too much haha.

General Conference! We had to go down to the Island so Elder Chang could have a companion listening to mandarin, and guess who is his companion? Elder Chou (my companion Elder Chou). We went down and it was very powerful and full of revelation.
On Sunday we came back and helped a China U student get back to the university pictures included. He is from Austria. 
Also the Hoon family came to conference. It was fun! and Michael is still stinking adorable. I will see if I can get a video some time.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Week 64.5 Helping with Missionary Apartments 10/3/2017

Well looking at the pictures from this week, um we installed a washer!! yay! saving missionaries yet again.
We also went to the storage unit and started organizing things. 


Most exciting part was it was Sister Roskelly's Birthday!!!! so we celebrated. and the Sham Shui Po Sisters brought a cake. 


On Saturday it was Crazy, we went to 5 different places. We drove to pick up some things in storage, dropped off a mattress in Tuen Mun, got the Hung Shui Kiu apartment some things, took Yuen Long Elder's things from that apartment, Dropped off a Chair for the Tin Shui Wai Sisters apartment, Moved Yuen Long's things into their apartment and helped them set up, and went back to Hung Shui Kiu to pick up some broken things so we can fix it. Yep that is about it, it was crazy. We were out from 8-5

Sister Hoon the recent convert was able to go to women's conference! She liked it. She and Christine are still progressing well!

Talk to you all later!! The Lord has poured out his bountiful mercies upon me, and I know he will for you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Week 63.5 Meet people from Mainland China 9/27/2017

Haha so this week was full of cool things that happened.
We ran into a lot of people from mainland china, actually more like people from mainland china ran into us (as the pictures show) It was good! 
We actually also went down to Wan Chai for a performance, and I would have a video but forgot to record it. :( Other than that nothing else really happened. We moved an apartment, dump some trash, did a lot of office stuff and visited members and gave them cookies! (thanks to the sisters) It was a good week. Not perfect, but it was a good week.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week 62.5 Suki & Christine confirmed 9/18/2017

Office Elder
We had zone conference all week and as the office staff, we dealt with all the requests that came in this week haha :) it was fun. We also did some maintenance on the car
Sham Shui Po missionary
Suki and Christine were confirmed and it was good! they went back to shenzhen right after church.

There was also the primary talent show. It was good!

The day full of miracles
One day we went to pick up the car from the shop, and elder Chou saw one of his relatives. It was like "coincidence I think not!" It was super good, then afterward we went back to the temple and these two people walked in and was like "hey we are here to pick up your car." The original plan was to have them pick it up the next day, so luckily we were there.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Week 61.5 Suki & Christine Hoon's Baptism! 9/10/2017

This week

Mon- We went to dim sam because elder Lau was leaving, Elder Chou [my new companion] moved into the temple

Tues- There was MLC [Mission Leader Conference] and Elder Chou and I officially became companions

Wed- Food Angel Service, Helped with a Baptism [Sarah's parents from mainland], Taught Hoon Family

Thurs- We dropped things off at ssp [Shum Shui Po], and district meeting. Dinner with Luk family

Fri- Nothing too much

Sat- We went to a concert with Christine, Crystal, and Jannet (Hoon family)

Sun- Suki and Christine (Mom and daughter of Hoon family) got baptized! afterwards we went to kowloon bay to record some stuff for some people on the piano

Spiritual Experience: There were two outstanding experiences this week. 
One was the baptismal service from Wednesday and the one from Sunday. Wednesday was special because Sarah's parents came down from China and got baptized. She was super happy that her family could be baptized and be of the same faith. It was really special because it really highlighted what we do as missionaries and it helped me understand more than ever that what I am doing is worth it. 
The second one was Suki and Christine got baptized! I have only taught them like 3 times but it was super good. Suki was really happy that She was able to be baptized and so was Christine. Jannet and Crystal said they will wait a little and find out more [They are Christine's younger sisters that we are also teaching, they also have 2 younger siblings under age 8 named Michael and Hei hei]. afterward we had some food and it was super good because the ward was able to go and talk to them and start a good relationship.


Photo on left: Hoon family with Elder Chou & Elder Chou
Photo on right: sister missionaries, Hoon family, Elder Chou & Elder Chou, Elder Lau & his companion, Pres. & Sis. Lam (mission pres. & wife)

Funny Experience: The fire alarm in the temple went off at 4:30 on like thursday so we all evacuated. Turned out a water pipe exploded or something, well we went strait back to bed.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week 60.5 Teach Hoon Family & 2 Elder Chous 9/5/2017

Mon- Preparation Day

Tues-Picked up name tags and had district meeting

Wed-We taught hoon family They are super awesome!

Thurs-Office Stuff

Fri-Picked up my license, and visited sister Lee, Staff meeting

Sat-Moved someone's appartment, and visited hoon family again

The office is fun! there is a list of all the things that we did this week.
craziest things is the hoon family are getting ready to get baptized and they are so awesome!!

Elder Lau is getting transferred :( he is going back to mandarin work and I have a new companion who's name is Elder wait for it, Chou!!!! There is going to be a Chou squared! or double Chou power!!! awesomeness haha :) Crazy how many things you find out in the office. We had interviews with president Lam 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 59.5 Typhoon & Mission Office Stuff 8/28/2017

Mon: We went bowling!

Tues: district meeting and office work

Wed: We were going to have interviews with president Lam but they Typhoon 10 and we had to come to the office in case the scheduled mainlanders came. We and the assistants are the weirdest people when there is only us 4 in the office

Thurs: food angel service! helped pack food boxes in Shum Shui Po and then went to pick up flyers for all our missionaries

Fri: elder love and I first went to a funeral and we performed "I need thee every hour." We then went to the Island to apply for my license. helped with mainlanders. it was good. running out of simplified Book of Mormons.

Saturday: one lady from Beijing decided to get baptized because she didn't want to on Friday. it was good because she made the decision
Sun:another typhoon! so church got canceled and we cleaned the apartment.

Today: it is flooding by the temple up here in Kowloon Tong, don't worry we are safe but see the video

So this week was absolutely crazy (I guess that is the life of an office elder) We do a lot of the logistical things. I order stuff, help missionaries with everything that they cannot do themselves when they need a computer and yea! it is fun. Its kinda weird. I do miss the field, but hey I will live.
Well this week has been very interesting. I feel like I am doing less and less missionary work, at least the field work. I am just sitting here trying to make everyone happy. I think this is the busiest I have ever bee n in my life. It is kind of weird. Elder Lau and I have a really good relationship, but we also don't talk that much. He kinda sits  there and does his housing thing, I kinda do my online things and yea.

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D&C 50:24 that which is of God is light; and he that recieveth light, and continueth in God, recieveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.