October 5, 2014
Hey Family. Not much to report this week. We are still working with Ken, the blind investigator. He's doing well, but hasn't accepted a baptismal date yet. We also have a new investigator, Kerson, who came to church for the first time. He's interested in the social aspect of church right now, but it's okay.
Did you see Elder Wong give his conference address?? We watch conference a week behind you guys, so it will happen for us this coming weekend. I watched a tiny bit online, though. It's kind of lame that they covered his Chinese with some English speaking dude, but whatever, it was still cool. He gave a really similar talk a year ago during zone conference.
The protests are going up and down, but still going. We talked to a bishop of the west point ward who is one of the protesters, haha. He says they are being peaceful, just sitting in the streets, so no one can drive by until they are allowed to vote for whoever they want to in elections and not from a list of names given by the Chinese government. But, last week, the police dropped a bunch of tear gas and sprayed them with pepper spray. I guess that only intensified their drive to stay. Now the police are just trying to wait them out, but there have been some fights breaking out between protesters and people who want to drive... But, most of it is happening on the island and in Mongkok, so here in Kowloon it's not as bad. But, from what I hear, it's catching a lot of news attention. How China decides to deal with it will also influence Taiwan who really doesn't like being part of China at all (they don't actually admit or consider themselves a part of China, and have had pretty bad protesting earlier this summer), but we still go on trying to get done what can be done. It's really not all that bad, though.
Last week we were able to go up to Sha Tin though, and see the Bruce Lee Museum. It was pretty sweet. Today, we aren't really supposed to leave our area, so I think I'm just going to send a package home and clean or something. We had planned on doing the Pizza Challenge in D-Bay, but that will have to be another day. Well, I love you guys. Keep up the good work. Gai Yauh!