Saturday, December 24, 2016

Week 25.5 Christmas in Hong Kong 12/24/2016

Elder Joseph Chou has been serving as a full-time missionary in the China Hong Kong Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, on 6/29/2016 to begin his 2 year mission. Then served in the Modesto California Mission while he waited for his visa, and he is now serving in Kowloon City, Hong Kong, China.
Each week, he is able to write home, and we update this mission blog for him.
On Christmas, he will get to call/skype his family, so we are excited and looking forward to speaking with him via skype.
He and other missionaries prepared a wonderful Christmas program in Hong Kong this week (see pictures below).

The message that he and the other missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints carry to those who will listen is simple. Jesus Christ is the son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He was born in Bethlehem to the virgin Mary, and he was crucified and died on the cross. Then after visiting the spirit world for three days, he rose from the grave and became the first fruits of the resurrection. Those who will believe in Christ and follow his teachings, and his glorious Plan of Salvation prepared for us, will be blessed. As we exercise faith in Jesus Christ, repent of our sins, are baptized by immersion as he did, receive the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end, we will be blessed and will receive eternal life. It is only in and through the name of Christ that salvation cometh. It is only by following his teachings and example that we and our families will find joy in this life and in the life to come. We testify that God lives, that the tomb is empty, and that the Savior is ready to bless each of us if we will follow his teachings. May the Lord bless you during this Christmas season, when we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

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