June 15, 2014
So, I left Aberdeen on Saturday... it was kind of sad because Cotton is going to be baptized soon, and I won't be able to see it... and also, we've been going months with getting nothing and then right as it starts getting better, and we start finding people who are willing to meet and stuff, I leave. But that's normal. I'm used to it.
My new area is called Sham Shui Po. It's in Kowloon, so kind of in the middle of everything. I actually live in the temple which is pretty cool, and it's right next to the mission office. It's been a pretty crazy last few days. We've been really busy. The Sham Shui Po Elders have a car, so I have to be the navigator and get my companion to the right place using the GPS... it's pretty hard because the Hong Kong streets are crazyyy. I mean, I thought I knew they were crazy, but I didn't know it was this bad, haha. As soon as we get some time, I'll go get my Hong Kong driver license, and I will have to drive. I think it will be pretty weird because everything is like England, where it's on the wrong side. So, the steering wheel and the lanes are opposite... My companion is cool, though. Well, right now, I'm in a tripanionship, but the other one will be going home on Thursday. The one I'll be working with is Elder Kho. He's from Utah, but he's an ABC (American born Chinese). His parents are both from Hong Kong, but he is from Utah. His Chinese is perfect and so is his English, so it's awesome cuz he's like a walking dictionary. His dad actually does a lot of the translation of conferences for Cantonese, so when we watch conference talks we can hear his voice, haha.
Anyway, yeah, so it's different and it will take a while to get used to, but it is what it is. Please pray fro me. It's pretty different than what I'm used to. Thanks for everything, oh, I just got your package Kelly, thanks a ton!! I sent a package home a while back did it ever get there?? Anyways, love you all, just keep swimming, keep the faith, never quit.
Check out the new website that our mission put together. It's pretty cool. http://www.chkm.org