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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, November 3, 2010

Halloween in Hong kong

Hey Everyone!

Has it really already been a week since I E-Mailed you guys?...There's no way it's already been a whole week! Anyways, it was an intense week! I'll get into it a little later though. I'm going to pick up the package Steph, and Bobby, sent to me today. I haven't picked it up yet because I have to go to a special post office because it was insured. I'm so excited for it! Seriously! I love you guys to death! That is so sad about what happened in SLC...I'm glad they found who did it. I'm still praying they'll be able to find who did ours. Everyone in my apartment, as well as other Missionaries throughout the WHOLE Mission, are expressing their sympathy and love for me and all you guys back home. I told some members in my Ward here as well and they are completely FLOORED! I mean, why shouldn't they be, but still. That's so sweet there will be a brand new church building when I and a bunch of the other Elders return home! I'm so stoked for that and I'm sure I speak for them as well! That Halloween Party sounds like it was a blast! We had a pretty awesome halloween here! Elder Oliver and I dressed up...he was a nerd (basically Elder Calhoun from The Best Two Years) and I was an NBA Basketball Player. Everyone in my Ward makes fun of me because they say that I should play in the NBA when I go back. Before I introduced myself to them, they thought I had before I came out. It's pretty funny. It's more of an inside within the Ward, but it is still funny. I pretended I was bullying Elder Oliver all night and pushing him around and stuff. It was hilarious! EVERYONE thought they were the perfect costumes! We even had a costume competition and we got the most cheezy prize! So, I see you guys are back to the dances, again, huh? Ha! I find that funny since when we got released we thought it would be this huge burden lifted, and now you guys are right back in it! Sounds like you guys are sure takin care of all the dances though! I'm sure you're holdin it down like we used to back in the day! I tell people here about our dance experiences all the time! About how we would do the music, set up, show up early and play games, and stuff like that. They're all so jealous because they wish their dances could've been like that. I guess we were just that good with them, huh guys? Haha! Just Kiding. That is way sweet about Dad and his presentation! Of course he would totally kill it (in a good way) and stun everyone with the Spirit! That's just the way he is! I love ya Dad! But, yeah I want one for sure! You guys have got to send me one of dads dvd's on member missionary work! Please! Thank you so much! Steven's Baptism went so well...oh man, it was so good. I can't even describe it. Elder Oliver did a great job Baptizing him, while I witnessed. I'm sure happy for that Elder Oliver got to have that amazing opportunity of helping someone begin their new life following the Savior. Sunday was good. Oh boy, was it good. I'm not sure if I've ever felt the Spirit more on Sunday in my life, except maybe my Farewell. I confirmed Chong Kwok Wai (Steven) with the Gift of the Holy Ghost and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cantonese, along with the Bishop and his first councelor joining me in the circle. My hands were shaking so bad, I felt sorry for Steven because his head was probably shaking thanks to my hands. It was so sweet though. I can't even remember the things I said and I know the blessing didn't come from me. What an amazing privilege and blessing it was to help him, my brother, a son of our Father in Heaven, receive the guidance, direction and safety from the Gift of the Holy Ghost and what it has to offer so long as we remain worthy of its companionship. A-Sing is just about set for his Baptism on the 13th. He has his interview with our District Leader on Saturday and we'll see how it goes from there. I'll keep you posted. Thank you Mom! I got some sweaters and a cheap basketball jersey for when we go out and play, because the stuff I'm using right now is getting kindof worn. They weren't too expensive, don't worry. I'm actually wearing the jersey today because we're playing dodgeball! Oh yeah! It's us (The Tolo Harbour Zone) combined with the New Territories Zone, against the Kowloon Zone. Kowloon has the same size Zone as our zone so that's why they did it that way. We're gonna smoke some Elders from Kowloon for sure! We got face paint and everything! Haha! We're so lame. It's funny though. I'll laugh about it later, I'm sure. Well, I think that's just about all I've got for this week. Thank you for taking the time to write to me! It really does mean a lot to receive an E-Mail each week from family that really cares and supports you. I love you guys and I love all my friends (you all know who you are)! Keep hanging on and keep pushing forward! I can feel all your love each and every second of the day! Until next week...Do what you do!

Love Always-
Elder Carey