The time of our lives

Well… here it is.

This week has been great. We traveled all over Hong Kong moving apartments. It sounds really rough, but it was great to go all over Hong Kong. Being an assistant has given me a great opportunity to see all the parts of Hong Kong. We were able to visit lots of our investigators and have great spiritual opportunities with all of them. My favorite was visiting Brother C– in the hospital. He is almost done with his Chemo treatments, and then he gets to go home! He is still reading the Book of Mormon whenever he has the energy. I really love that man.

On Wednesday we went on exchanges to a place called Yuen Long. It was a day of great finding and great success. The funiest/creepiest thing happened to be while I was there though. I had a random old man walk up to me, stroke my chin, and say, "hey handsome boy". I pulled back really fast and was in complete shock. Then he went in for another stroke, but I covered my face with my Book of Mormon. My companion couldn’t stop laughing. People like the blonde hair…

This weekend we had general conference. It was amazing. I loved every single minute of it. It was interesting that it was my last Sunday in Hong Kong, but it was a very spiritually uplifting last sunday. After the Sunday afternoon session, the ward had a big farewell party for me at the church. They cooked lots of food and there were LOTS of pictures taken. I am really going to miss these people.

Last night we had the My conversion testimony meeting. K–n came to speak for me. It was really good. He did half his talk in Chinese, then the other half in English. I love K-n a lot.

Now we are just wrapping things up, and I am training the new assistant. Things are going great. It really has been a great 2 years. Love you all lots!

Elder Brown

Beautiful Springtime

Well, things are just going mighty great over here in Hong Kong. The weather is a nice temperature. The mission is seeing many miracles and progressing so much. Everyone just seems happy. Things are going great.

I would say it was one of those weeks where so much happened, but I can’t tell you what I did. We had some mini transfers, apartment closings/openings, my last mission leadership council, zone training meeting, and lots of other fun stuff that doesn’t really make for a good email.

But, I will tell you about an awesome experience I had this week. We had a mainland investigator from Cheng Du come down to hear all the lessons and be baptised. We had some of the mandarin sisters teach her. The only problem is that the rest of the mandarin missionaries had their zone meeting, so we didn’t have anyone to be witnesses, do confirmation, or baptise her. So we scooped together everyone we could find and I got to baptise her using mandarin! It was great, and I didn’t make any mistakes! The gift of tongues is real!

On Saturday we went to visit Brother C– (he is the one that has cancer). He is in the hospital doing treatments, so we went to visit him there. He was so excited to have interactions with people other than nurses. He just talked and talked and talked with us. I just wanted to spend all afternoon in the hospital with him. He is so sincere about the gospel, and he loves his family. He is a great man.

The other picture is after we moved all the furniture from an apartment. There was a big pile of blankets and pillows, and I couldn’t resist. The missionaries I live with call me a child, I just say I am having fun!

I love you all. I will talk to you next week (literally…talk) LOVE YOU