January 25, 2015
Hey family, so we are still doing well out here in Hung Shui Kiu. A-bo is doing great, he was sick yesterday but still came to sacrament. He'll be gone for a month for the New Years, but he'll be baptized when he gets back. Blair got a new job and wasn't able to come to church on Sunday, so we were sad about that, but she is still trying to come and she is reading scriptures, so it's still good. She finally told us her major concern with baptism, that she is afraid after baptism she won't be able to endure to the end and when she gets married, she's worried about the whole interfaith marriage problem.
Last Monday we went to a super cool old Buddhist temple. It is one of the 3 oldest in all of Hong Kong and the "birthplace of Buddhism" in Hong Kong. Bruce Lee trained there and filmed "Enter the Dragon", too. It was super cool. I'll send you guys pics. Unfortunately, though, we had a big blow on Sunday. Brother Mok, our investigator who was sooo awesome passed away Saturday night. He had cancer and went to the hospital on Monday. We were able to visit him once before he died. Our ward mission leader and us gave him another priesthood blessing a few days before he went to the hospital. The ward is doing well with helping the family. They, so far, haven't been too receptive of the gospel, but have, I feel, felt and noticed the love that we have tried to give with dinners and visits and prayers and fasting... Elder Colpey (my companion) is taking it pretty hard. He found Brother Mok months ago before it was this bad and has seen the whole progression. His mom also died of cancer a few years ago, so he's struggling. Other than that we've just been pushing along. Thanks for all the support. Love you guys.