Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 3/1 was Elaine's birthday. I sure miss seeing that sweet girl of ours. So, to celebrate her birthday, I went hiking on the Butterfly mountain. It was beautiful, but I took a different path down and became very lost. I knew I could take a taxi, but didn't want to. When I saw a sign pointing toward Tai Po, I knew I was way off. A kind young lady walked me to the bus stop that she was going to, and I found myself at Wah Ming Estate. I didn't know where that was from our apartment, but there was a bus going to Fanling Train Station, so I took it and got home after wandering for almost 3 hours. Elwin was quite concerned. I repeated the same thing again on Thursday, but was lost in yet another direction. I made it back within 2 hours, before Elwin called for "search and rescue".
At the temple, we had a couple of young visitors from Thailand this week. These sweet sisters and a brother were so full of spirit and we were so lucky to have them. People may think we sacrifice our time to come to Hong Kong, but we are richly blessed because we meet humble members of the Church from places like Thailand, Indonesia, China, India and some other Southeast Asia locations. I asked one of the ladies from China about the rich spirituality in these people and her reply was: the gospel didn't come to us until just a few years ago from people who went overseas and found it. We are so overjoyed that people are usually very devoted after they found the truth. Wow, there is so much to learn from these people.
We continue to see people like the ones I mentioned. This coming week, we will have people coming from Malaysia and we are looking forward to meeting them.
At the Victoria 3rd Branch where we attend church, we witnessed a young man being baptized today, Sunday, March 6. He was about 22 years old. He got up and expressed his feelings of being baptized and was overcome by the Spirit. He told of his family having health and financial challenges, and it was a blessing that he found the missionaries, and they encouraged him to pray. He was so grateful to have the gospel in his life at this difficult time. I never saw young Chinese guys get emotional in public before. We were very touched by his spirit.
Our temple preparations class is going well too. There are 4 sisters in the class, and they are so awesome. They call us Teacher Davis. I built a powerpoint presentation for them about the temple each week. Elwin and I co-teach the class. It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience.
Below are pictures of Repulse Bay, Hong Kong.