Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 18, 2013

Yeah so I cleaned last week... A lot. I cleaned a fridge, all the windows (I was hanging out the 17th floor... kind scary haha), then swept/moped/waxed the whole flat with E. Bradley. No we didn't wax on/off because we were dying from the fumes. That sucked ha. Our flat is probably smaller than Zac's old room (the big one). That includes a living room, bed room, "kitchen" (its like 5 feet big it doesn't count for anything) and a bathroom... Its small. Also we had to wax the floors to prevent mold (I think) and to protect the wood. (Mold is a HUGE problem in Hong Kong but we didn't have any... except in our first aid kit? hahaha)
Next transfers will be march 7th but I will find out march 3rd I think? I could stay one more move then leave or leave then anything could really happen so we will see.
There really isn't to much to report since its only been a couple days but I have a ton of pictures to send from today. 

So today we went to Cheung Chau (an island in Hong Kong). We went with a lot of other missionaries and to start off the day we did flips on the beach! That's Elder Ward (my dad/trainer)

Another epic flip! It was sooo pretty  (Again Elder Ward and more people did it too)

 We spent a long time at the beach got super hungry so then we ate some Mickey'Ds (That's Elder Write and Felix)

Me and Elder Rostrum at some random street on the island

 We past all these boats on the way; thought it looked SUPER beautiful.

We found a random cat in a box... So elder ward was going to fight it like a snake... SNAKE! (:Y)

Me and Elder Wright "snaking" (This is a long inside joke between about 15 elders...) after we ate we headed over to some random cave we knew about.

 Finally got to the cave... it was pitch black but it wasn't to long and we have these dinky flashlights on our nokia phones for some reason... Long story short we made it out alive!

This is the view we got outside the cave... Hong Kong is something different; I am a 40 minute ferry ride away from the city. (Elder Rostrum in the picture)

Elder Rostrum wanted a break so he climbed into a tree and I caught him making a weird face (he is E. Wrights companion -- mandarin elders)

Found this cool cliff and Felix took a picture (this is also by the exit of the cave)

Me on a cliff -- got to throw the peace sign; I'm serving in a Asian mission haha

Same cliff but with random boats everywhere...

After we chilled at the cave for a while me, E. Wright, E. Krainock and E. Rostrum ran off on to another trail

We found some pretty beautiful cliffs so of course we took a ton of pictures haha

 So we continued with more pictures on a cliff... me pointing at the camera

 So after those pictures we continued our hike and E. Krainock jumped off the rock we were just chillen on earlier

Towards the end of our adventure (Krainock, Wright, Rostrum and I) found this snake... So of course we SNAKED!!!

On our hike I also happen to find part of the Great Wall of China ;) its pretty great huh?

 Before we jumped on the ferry to go home we took a cute little group photo! 

 I just took some random pictures of the different parts of the coast... So this is were I serve! Thought you would like some photos

Soooo... If  you've seen the Batman Movie (the one with the joker) this is the building iti is filmed in. Yes its in Hong Kong haha like my "epic" camera effect? It's called the IFC, it's the second tallest building in Hong Kong and it's on the Island.

 This is the tallest building in Hong Kong (I forgot the name) but it's giant and it's in Kowloon

Friday, February 15, 2013

February 14, 2013 - Chinese New Year delays p-day letter

Chinese year was a bit hectic. This Monday we had Deep Cleaning. WOOOOOO! We spend ALL FREAKING day in our flat cleaning it (from 9 am to 5pm ish)... it was crazy. WE CLEANED EVERYTHING! Elder Bradley and I almost died from waxing the floors holy crap... We took this cap and filled it and it was suppose to cover 2 x 2 sq ft and we went under a bed and I threw it in the corner and Bradley and I scrubbed it everywhere but it covered like 16 x 16 sq ft and we almost died from the smell! Jeez... It was okay though. Tuesday was our actually p-day and we hiked a place called Monkey Mountain...  its a hike filled with wild monkeys WOOOO! super crazy.

The work in this area is still going pretty swell! We have a lot of new investigators and our current ones are progressing pretty well. It also helps that we have such awesome fellow-shippers like Melody, Felix, Joyce, Millie (older sister), and Gou Bak (high priest). My ward here is SOOOO amazing and I don't want to leave because I have heard most wards aren't as helpful or amazing as CWB is. I love it here. Kiko is doing well we want her to get baptized soon but she picked the day May 12th for her baptism. So she will get baptized but she wants to wait and she said (I think I kind of forgot) it was due to school work and testing. She wants to wait until its over to get baptized. (We'll see about that haha). Anson is doing well and we are waiting to meet with Clement he has been pretty busy with Chinese New Years.
This was our dinner last Sunday soooo good... haha we all made it

Melody and Kiko! Kiko is Melody's friend and she is super amazing she is gonna get baptized soon!

Sooo... this week was Chinese New Years and to celebrate all missionaries do a "Deep Clean." We spend all day (9am to 6pm) cleaning our flat! Bradley and I had to wax the floors... it was dangerous...

The reason why it was dangerous was because the bottle was wrong when it said the a filling of the lid would cover 2x2 sq feet but instead covered 16 x 16 sq ft... We started under this bed and almost died from the fumes from it... awesome...

Us celebrating after we finished waxing everything! I hate cleaning...

Me and Felix on a bridge.

So for p-day on Tuesday we went with Felix and couple other people to go hike Monkey Mountain! Its covered in these cute little guys!

Me and Felix hiking when all of a sudden this epic beam of light came from heaven for this picture?

 This is the most relaxed/peaceful place of Hong Kong I've been. I really wanna go back and fish... I don't like fishing but I wanna relax and take a nap there...

Me and Felix by the most peaceful place in Hong Kong.... the perfect lake!

To show you why HK is so crazy... you can see at the end of the valley these huge cranes and city stuff so weird...

Here is the food again! sooooo awesome

E. Krainock attacking rice and Sis Wong confused? haha

Yesterday we visited/ate with our ward corelater Bro Lam he is awesome and we ate some AMAZING FOOD :)

 So Bro/Sis Lam had a baby in Nov and she held my finger soooo cute!!! (That's her grand mother by the way)

Someone gave me and Elder Krainock some awesome polo caps!

Funny story before I go. Wednesday we were suppose to meet Anson at 6:30pm and around 6:20pm I took Felix down stairs to wait for him (E. Krainock was with Johnny talking to another investiagor -- Jason Poon). On the ground floor we have two sets of doors one on the west and the east (relativly) and I saw a girl walking past the west doors and I told Felix "She looks like I could baptize her, if she comes in it will totally happen." Of course she walks by the door, but then out of no where she walks through the east doors... She pulled out her phone to take a picture of our church name. I was in shock... Felix was a little but then he was like well go to talk to her! So I said hi and she asked if she could take some pictures (because all chinese people love that) and I was like "yes." Turns out she was on vaction from Mainland so she spoke mandarin; so Felix and I gave her a tour of the building and shared a little about our church. (He translated everything because I cant speak any Mandarin; just really simple stuff). I got her number and stuff and she is suppose to stop by soon before she goes home! It was really weird. Also side note before she left she asked to take a picture with me... Mainlanders LOVE pictures with white missionaries... LOVE IT haha

Monday, February 4, 2013

February 3, 2013

Some good news! We've been teaching Kiko for just under three weeks (three weeks this Saturday  and she has been to church 3 time already! So E. Krainock and I decided to give her a baptismal date of Feb 24th at the end of the month. Which is super close but we know she is totally ready. She is a little scared because she doesn't know how her parents will react but she was will to pray and think about it. I really hope she does! 
We also have some other good new investigators. I found a guy named Anson last Thursday and we met with him on Saturday.  
Some elders in ShaTin (far from us) called with some potential phone numbers from about three years back and got a hold of this man named Clement (around 27) and said he moved to Causeway Bay and would still be willing to meet with missionaries. He told us no missionaries really met with him 3 years ago but he just recently started looking into religion because he felt like he was missing something without a God. 
We have a couple more but lets just say we are still doing pretty great here. 
This last week we had 5 members present lessons and 11 other lessons. I'm pretty happy with Causeway Bay!
Us and sisters after going out with some members for breakfast!

We got lunch with Sister Wong and Sister Law
 On Saturday we were tutoring Melody and Kiko for the English Oral Exams and I drew this picture and it fits her perfectly haha (she wasn't happy about it)

 These are some pictures from a family from our ward. They have a son who just returned from a mission in Canada last week! Super awesome family.