January 12, 2015
I'm good. We do a lot of finding, but I'm used to it, so it's not too bad. We do a lot of door knocking here which is never a dull moment. I've seen some of the craziest things I've ever seen here in Hung Shui Kiu. Crazy poverty, where people live in tin shacks with tarps as their roofs, but then spend everything they have on a new phone. Some people live up in the mountains where, I kid you not, you would think you were in the amazon rain forest, the green trees are so thick. I've also seen some really cool ancient Chinese temples, statues, villages, and shrines that I've been told are older than America. It is a very different type of Hong Kong. Most people live in 1-4 story apartment complexes that are built so close to each other in villages that all there is in between sometimes is 8 inches of space. They are like giant mazes with endless alleyways and streams running between them. Super creepy at night but way cool. The down side is the dogs. There are TONS of wild dogs running around and sometimes they keep us from getting places because they will block paths or gates or something. Most of the time, if you come across a big pack, you just stand your ground and get big, back up slowly, and they won't do anything to you but growl and bark. Maybe follow you for a while but not much more than that. Just super annoying.
We were able to find a new investigator who accepted a baptismal date, though. His name is A-bo. He's 18 years old and super cool. He is from mainland and doesn't really know anything about religion, but he's really interested and willing to learn. He came to church on Sunday and really liked it. We haven't gotten any referrals yet, but we are hoping to soon. They don't come everyday, but our ward mission leader is a boss and is helping us work closely with the ward.
I love you guys! Keep up the good work. Never quit. Just keep swimming.