Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween, from the Taiwan Taichung Mission!

Late night Trick-or-Treaters at the Mission Home!

 They were definitely worthy of special treats!

October 2013 Baptisms

Daliao, October 5
Gangshan, October 25
Daliao, October 26
 Nanzi, October 11
 Nanzi, October 26
Sanmin, October 26
 Wuquan 1, October 26
Wuquan English Branch, October 30
 True excitement!
Fengshan, October 21
Wuquan, October 19
Second baptism this month!!!
Qianzhen, October 18
Wuquan, October 12
Taiping, October 11
 Tainan 3, October 10
Family Baptism in Yuanshan! October 5
Tainan 4, October 5
These new members like making faces:) So does our missionary!

10-31-13 Mission Leadership Council, Happy Halloween!

Our illustrious photographer/AP:)

10-29-13 Departing Missionaries

Dinner and fireside:
 Finishing the evening with President's favorite dessert:
 Taibei Temple
Followed by a trip to Taibei 101:
Up at the top of one of the largest buildings in the world:
Check out the view overlooking Taibei:
Surprisingly, one of the HARDEST days of your mission:
We love you all SO much!
Morning Departures:
Evening Departures:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Preparation Day at the Sheep Farm in Qingjing, Nantou

Two Awesome Sister Missionaries!
Lucky Horsey:)

Preparation day is essential to rejuvenation after a week of laboring for the Lord:

How beautiful is this?!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


We got our first care package in the mail from the Young Women of the Camarillo California Sixth Ward!
Now we know how wonderful our missionaries feel when they get a package from home:)
Packed full of treats and warm wishes, this box truly made us feel loved, missed, and pampered!
What an amazing surprise!!! Thank you SOOOOOO much!!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10-26-13 Preparation Day Trip to Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is a little over an hour east of the mission home. As we got off the freeway, we spotted a car in trouble on the offramp. Before I could even assess the situation, the elders identified it as an opportunity to serve!

 More importantly, an opportunity to share the gospel! 
This family had come from Taichung to visit Sun Moon Lake as well!
 Aborigine dancers:
 Boarding the yacht to Xuanguang Temple:

 Xuanguang Temple

View from the temple:
This stone is dedicated to weary travelers who reach their destination only after trials and tribulation.
 In memory of a monk who traveled all the way to India in order to bring back scriptures.
 It was such a beautiful day. Goodbye, after a wonderful trip! 
 We'll have to visit Ci'en Pagoda next time!