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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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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Temple Day

Hey Everyone!

I'm not kidding you...I'm really not kidding...the weeks? Where are they going?! Oh man...I'm getting kind of scared...I can't keep up with how fast everything seems to be going. Maybe I should just stop having fun and they'll go by slower...what do you think? Just kidding. NEVER!
Sooo, how is everyone this week? Well, by the pictures it sure looks like you're all doing just super! Elder Morgan about started having a heart attack when he saw the U stadium. Oh man, he's so funny. Boy, was General Conference good! Whew! Wait no, that's an understatement. It was INCREDIBLE! I think this was the first time I've received THIS MUCH revelation for my investigators than I ever have since watching Conference on my mission. Boy, has it helped too! I know Heavenly Father is mindful of them, just as much as He is each and every one who is a member. We are ALL equal in His eyes and He loves us. Boy does He love us! I've never felt that more powerfully than I have out here. I know it will only increase from here on out because I'm only starting to realize His infinite and eternal love for me, personally, as well as those who maybe aren't the best people. How does He do it? I ran into some pretty interesting people this past week, and thought, 'how can He possibly love them?...there's no way!' But, He DOES! Just as much as He does me, and you.
That's AWESOME that Megan got married!!! Tell her congrats for me! That "I'm a Mormon" thing sounds way awesome! You guys are very lucky to be a part of it and be able to share your Testimony with the world for whoever looks online. That's seriously so cool! We, as missionaries, have only heard of the awesome things that are happenning on Mormon.org and it be advertised. Did you know it's all over on billboards and big tv's in New York?! Isn't that sweet?! We want them to do that here! Boy, would that go over big in Hong Kong! Millions and millions of people would see it daily, just in one single intersection. Did you know that the busiest intersection in the world is here? It's in Causeway Bay. Elder Morgan and I actually just went there last week just to go look around at the cool shops and stores. It's a pretty amazing place. Hong Kong honestly has every type of environment you could ever think of. I'm SOO lucky to be called as a servant of the Lord here, especially for the people. I'm not sure if there is any other people that I could relay this message to better than the people of Hong Kong. I didn't quite think this way at the beginning, but now I've come to realize I'm here...FOR A REASON! I've found out what that reason is and it's brought me more happiness than I ever thought possible. Aunt Susan, you just gotta realize how grateful I am for you and how much your family means to me! That goes for everyone else back home as well! I think of you guys MORE THAN YOU THINK! Trust me. Ok, as for school I was thinking of going to BYU Idaho right when I get home, starting in the Spring Semester because I'll miss the Winter, and then after a semester there, I might want to transfer either to the U or the Y. I'm not quite sure yet. But I do know I want to attend BYUI for my first semester when I get back. What do you think? I think just finishing up some basic generals would be best, and then starting into whatever I need to take to become JUST LIKE DADDY! Ha! Yup, I still want to work with ya Dad and I hope you can help me get there, because I know there's no one else in the business that can help me achieve it as much as you can. As for housing, I was thinking somewhere nice, mabye? HaHa. I heard they just got done building some new apartments and they're supposed to be pretty sweet. Either there, or The Ridge, or Nauvoo are all fine. Just NOT ROCKLAND! Just kidding. Bryce and I had so much fun there and really actually quite enjoyed it. Oh man, the memories from there are just great!
Thanks for sending off that package guys! You're the greatest! I really didn't need anything besides shirts though. I'm still looking at stuff I might want get before I come back as well. Like maybe a suit and some casual clothes or something. I don't know if you guys have talked about it but it would be awesome if I could just get some stuff here before I come back, just like some stuff to remember my time here. I guess you can count it as a Christmas/birthday present, or whatever. I really don't care. I don't need anything else from home though. So, you guys can save the money on the shipping and stuff. It's totally up to you though. I was just thinking it would be nice that way.
Just a real quick note because I'm running out of time...TODAY WE'RE GOING TO THE TEMPLE! YEAH! I'm so stoked! I won't be able to stand not going at least a few times a month when I get back. There is so much peace and joy found in the House of the Lord that is really just indescribable. I love it so much! It's definitely my vacation getaway! This might also be my last Sunday here in Tuen Mun because I've been here for some time now, and either Elder Morgan or myself will have to leave soon because we can't end together. So we'll see. Moves day is next P-Day, so I'll let you know then what's going on. It's gonna be interesting that's for sure...I'm excited though! Lately, we've seen so many miracles, it's hard to keep track of them all but never to hard to thank the Lord for His merciful hand in the work. It's through Him that miracles are wrought, not through 20 year-old boys in white shirts....although that might help. I'm totally just kidding. That was a joke. I know the people we run into aren't always ready or prepared, but there are those that are and what a blessing it is to see them and picture them from that very moment in white. First starting with baptism, then entering the Temple. What a privilege it is to be a part of this. I can't even tell you how happy I am. It's weird. Really weird. I don't feel like the same person before I left. I hope I haven't changed too much but I can tell you right now that none of it has been because of me. Change isn't easy, and it takes time but it is worth it when you're alligning yourself with Gospel standards. Thanks guys. Thank you for who you are and what you stand for. It sure helps when you have people back home who know what you're going through and experiencing.
A mission isn't a cake walk. I figured that one out a while ago, but I will NEVER regret this. EVER! I love you! Please know that. I really do.
I appreciate your prayers and support. I love you ALL! Until next week...Do what you do!
Love Always-
Elder Carey