Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

    As reported on the last blog, I caught the flu and stayed home for a couple of days from the temple during the week.  By Saturday, I was feeling much better and was able to get a few things done.

   We had a great fast and testimony meeting.  One thing that stood out was the newly baptized lady who got up and bore her testimony.  She has been looking for a church to attend.  She remembered her grandfather telling her about the LDS church when she was very young.  When she met the missionaries, the memory came back.  It didn't take her long to know that this was what she wanted, to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was a powerful testimony.  A couple visiting from the States shared their testimonies too.  The man was from Hong Kong and served a mission here.  He went to BYU, some 40 + years ago.  Married a sweet girl and settled in the States.  His sweet heart passed away about 5 years ago.  He met his present wife in Los Angeles.  She's from Shenyang, China.  I'm not sure if I heard it right that she joined the Church when she was still in China.  Both have strong testimonies and planned to stay in Hong Kong for another week visiting his relatives.  Visitors do bring a special spirit to us.  We are very blessed.

     One of the highlights of the month was to have the young missionaries over for lunch.  We usually do this on the fast Sunday.  Since we missed Memorial Day weekend, we celebrated on June 5 with the missionaries.  We had the traditional hamburgers, grilled chicken, a big pot of chili, coleslaw, and ended with homemade brownies, topped with ice-cream and chocolate sauce.  Personally, I think the dessert was the best part, but our conversation was a lot of fun too.  By the way, this is not typical fare for us; it was special for the missionaries.

    We had 6 missionaries, plus a new convert, Brother Lee, who we joined us.  We talked about Sunday School lessons, working as missionaries in Hong Kong, and other tidbits.  The Leonards couldn't come, so we didn't talk about Chinese history as Scott is an avid Chinese history buff.  Two of the missionaries will be going home in a few weeks.  We could see the love they have for the people of Hong Kong, especially the Mandarin speaking people.  These missionaries were trained to speak Mandarin, to meet the needs of the influx of people coming out of Mainland China.  It was awesome. 

    We are now finished with 1/3 of our mission.  In less than a year, we'll be home.  We miss our children, grandchildren, and friends.  Hope you are all doing well.

1 comment:

  1. You are doing so awesome! We are proud of your dedication to the Lord. I'm glad you're having some fun times too.