Friday, October 30, 2015

10-30-15 Taipei Temple Trip

What better place than the Taipei Temple to meet Kinmen Island members? 
The sacrifices they make to worship in the Lord's house will be returned to them in eternal blessings!
 Whenever we arrive, we are so happy to see our returned missionaries serving as temple workers:
Equally as happy when we depart (here in the MRT station), to see more returned missionaries on their way to the temple:
The temple has to be the best place in the world to meet friends and loved ones!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

10-29-15 Mission Leadership Council

Welcoming our newest mission leaders:
 Reviewing the progress of our mission:

 Sister training leaders share miracle stories:
 President invites council members to help teach about the Mission vision, goals and plans:
 Lunch at the mission home:

 AP instruction: effective exchanges.
 In council together to discuss how to be full service missionaries and to establish stakes in Zion:
Closing with the mission song:

 Our October mission leaders:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10-28-15 Jiayi English Class

President spends a lot of time in Jiayi meeting with priesthood leadership as he holds the keys to administer the Church in the Jiayi District. I come to strengthen the members and to take pictures of our missionaries!
Greeting English Class attenders:
 Teaching the children to sing "Silent Night":

 Intermediate English:
 Advanced Immersion program:
 Beginning English class:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10-27-15 New Arriving Missionary!

So do you remember this amazing young elder?
Last August, as a youth leader, he attended the Southern Taiwan Youth Conference held in Pingdong. Being one of three youth who had already received their calls to serve a mission, he shared his testimony about returning to activity and developing a desire to serve the Lord in preaching His gospel:
Now we are so very blessed to have him serve in the Taichung Mission while he awaits his visa to begin his service in the Oregon Salem Mission!

10-27-15 Jiayi Mini-Zone Conference

Zone leaders instruct on working with ward members:
 President instructing on being full-service missionaries:

 The district president came to give our missionaries his direction on working together with branch leaders and members to hasten the establishment of a stake in Jiayi:
 Our wonderful Jiayi zone:
 This group is preparing a special musical number for zone conference next week.
We are in for a spiritual treat!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

2015 October Baptisms

 October 24, Beitun Ward
 October 24, Wuquan First Ward
October 10, Tanzi Ward

10-24-15 Taipei Temple

On the way to the temple to attend a sealing for one of our returned Taiwan Taichung missionaries, we met this recent convert from Hsinchu! He is an amazing young man who spoke English fluently and was baptized earlier this year:
Congratulations to the bride and groom! The first day of the rest of eternity!

 This group of Banqiao members enjoyed reminiscing about their church membership over the past few decades. Some were there when President served in the small branch 40 years ago!
 This member of the stake presidency has a son serving in our mission!
Twice a year, these Magong branch and Kinmen group members fly to Taipei for their temple day. 
We are so grateful to be able to see them and attend the temple together!
It is wonderful to see so many of our missionaries! 
Whether returned Taiwan Taichung missionaries, missionaries serving from our Chia Yi District, or former missionaries now serving in Taipei, we love them all!!!

 We even love Taipei missionaries who are great friends with our Taichung missionaries!
I remember interviewing this beautiful sister when she served as a short-term missionary shortly after we first arrived on island. I was so excited when she received her full-time mission call to Vancouver, Canada! And now, here she is, just released three days ago! So great to see her again, still glowing!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

10-20-15 District Training Meeting - Daya District

Sharing with district members their investigators' names and concerns 
so that prayers may be offered in their behalf:
 District leader instructing from Preach My Gospel on 
Praying with Faith and Addressing the Importance of Families:
 Practicing teaching about the importance of families:

 The Daya District: