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Elder Chris Carey 計長老
China Hong Kong Mission
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Kowloon, Hong Kong







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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19 email

Hey Everyone!
Boy, just when you think the love from these people couldn't get any stronger it grows to an imaginable amount! I seriously can't believe how much they love Missionary Work and each and every Missionary that serves! It really is mindblowing, and I can't imagine fitting in any better anywhere else! It honestly seems like I just FIT IN more and more each week! This past week has sure been a busy one, and a FAST one at that! Last P-Day our whole Zone went to a nearby island, hiked around, rented and rode bikes up ridiculous hills, and had a huge AUTHENTIC barbeque that night! They brought out ALL SORTS of raw meat and we grabbed a skewer, slapped the meat on it, and just started cooking it over an open flame! It was a blast! Oh, and don't worry I took PLENTY of pictures too! I'm gonna be sending home two completely full SD cards today, along with a few other things I don't really need with me anymore. We also met with a less-active member, who has been coming to church the past few weeks, and so is now active, and her father had just recently passed away. We're going to be helping out quite a bit with the funeral. She generously gave us tickets to the BYU Hawaii Concert Choir, which is in Hong Kong for the weekend. So, we'll be taking a couple investigators to that, plus WE get to see it! Haha! It should be quite an amazing show! There was a Stake Priesthood Meeting last weekend, and my companion and I, along with a few other members from the Elders Quorom, sang "Bring The World His Truth" in Cantonese! It was such an incredible experience and one that definitely went down in the journal! Ha! The Spirit of the Lord was so strong, and they talked about the importance of serving a Mission and how crucial member Missionary Work is as well. I have truly NEVER appreciated the Gospel and Missionary Work more than I do now! IT IS EVERYTHING!!! This past week, we've had incredibly generous members take us out to eat to all sorts of places! One was with our Ward Mission Correllator, who took us to what's called a "Hot Pot!" It's also where there's a bunch of raw foods and a thing of boiling hot water in the center, you put whatever you want in the water, let it cook, and then scoop it back out. Oh man, it was SOO GOOD! I think the most unusual thing I had there was boiled fish skin...Ohhh yeah...It was still good too, which was the weird thing. Haha! Another member also took us to Pizza Hut! Haha! It's kinda the same here, but they have pizzas that have ALL SORTS of seafood and dressings that you can put on it. The restaurant itself is also WAY nice! Also, the less active, who I was talking about earlier, took us out to a very authentic Manland restaurant. She's originally from Mainland, so wanted to treat us to some "assorted" pork meat wontons...you can only imagine what's in those...and a soup with pig blood in it. Mmmm...just gettin hungry thinking about it. K, not really. It wasn't THAT BAD though. Haha! Definitely a meal to remember though! Today, we also have someone taking us out for lunch! I'm not really sure what kind of food, but I'm sure I'll like it whatever it is! Ha! I'm not too sure why, all of sudden, we have people wanting to take us out to eat, but I'm not complaining! I'm telling to you, these people are THE MOST loving people I've ever met! They'll give up what they have, just so you can have better. The Lord is blessing me, as well as ALL the Hong Kong people, beyond belief!
I can't believe Calvin and Bryce are ALREADY on the path to the greatest two years EVER! Their farewells and open houses sound like they went amazing! I wish I could've been there to see them. They're in my prayers though, along with all the other Missionaries worldwide! Both of them are going to be outstanding Missionaries! There is NO BETTER Ward to have grown up in that prepares Young Men for Missions, like our Ward! We really don't realize how lucky we are. I was very saddened to hear about Brother LeFree. He and his family will most definitely be in my prayers, as well as their names put in the Temple. As for the Sister in our Ward that's coming to Hong Kong, I'm not sure if there's a number to call, but it's probably just best to go to the Temple and schedule it there. I'm sure it won't be too far from where she'll be staying. Everything is close enough as it is, whether it's within walking distance, MTR distance, bus distance, or Ding Ding distance. Ding Dings are these bus things that run on tracks along the road and are QUITE small, even though they're double decker. You'll see in the pictures I send home. With the package you're going to be sending within the next week or so, could you also send some deodorant that's the stick kind? They don't sell it ANYWHERE in Hong Kong. I'd like to smell good while I'm here, thank you. Haha! Thanks Mom! Maybe some more Church socks too?...the ones I have now are getting pretty thin and have holes, and they don't really have my size here. Go figure! I CAN'T WAIT for this upcoming week! I love being busy now, especially with Missionary Work, and doing the Lord's service! It might be my last week with my Trainer because next Thursday are Transfers. He's been in this same area for four Transfers now, so it might be very likely that he goes and I stay. We'll see though. He's honestly been THE GREATEST Trainer! I'm not just saying that either! I really think he was put with me for a specific reason. I'm not even sure what it is! We get along so well, and teach really well together. My Cantonese has improved so much because of his help and patience! What an amazing example he's been to me and to my future in Missionary Work here in Hong Kong! Well, it's about time to go, so I'll just leave you all with my love and prayer that I think of you all each and every day, pray for you constantly, and ALWAYS want the best for you! I love you all WAY BEYOND belief! I seriously do! Thank you so very very much for your support, trust, and confidence in me serving an honorable full-time Mission. You have no idea the impact you all have on me, which reflects right back to these AMAZING people here! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!
Love Always-
Elder Carey