Sunday, December 5, 2010

first few days...

     Saturday, Dec. 4 was a special day as the Wilson's took us on MTR subway to the temple in Kowloon Tong where we received orientation from President and Sister Aki.  President Aki admonished us to do 3 things:  take care of your health, take care of your health, and take care of your health.  We felt the spirit of love and respect.  How special that we are called to serve in the house of the Lord.  We'll most likely be helping the members from mainland China.  A group of 180 youth came to visit the temple from Shenzhen a few weeks ago.  Next week, there will be visitors from Singapore and Thailand.  We are so thrilled to hear this.

     The patron's housing is across the street from the temple.  The brand new building has a chapel, cultural hall, classrooms on the first floor and an housing area on the 2nd floor.  The kitchen is humongous to accommodate members from various areas of Asia.  Many visitors come from Mongolia and travel 3 days on the train to come to visit the temple.  Then it would take another 3 days on the train to go home. Others fly in from India, Singapore, Pakistan, Thailand; far away distance-wise, but not time-wise.   It's going to be a special experience for us to serve these people. 

     On Sunday, Susan Bishop took us to Wan Chai to attend church.  We took the MTR (Metropolitan Transit Railway) to Hong Hom, then bus 104 under the bay.  It took about 45 minutes.  We are assigned to attend Victoria branch, Mandarin Chinese speaking.  There were several wards and branches meeting in this big office building, and it was so interesting to see so many people seemingly from everywhere.  We already love the people there.  It's going to be a fun learning experience.


  1. How exciting! You guys are really there! You look just like senior missionaries! What an exciting place to be and an exciting time to be there. I especially liked the picture of the Savior with the children. Keep having fun. Love.

  2. What a beautiful place! You and Dad look right at home there!