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.