Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas! Week 71 from Hong Kong

Hello all,

   Well I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas. We had a great one here in Hong Kong. I have some great pictures so at the end if I have time I will jump on another computer and send them out. (we are in the Apple store and some genius designed a computer that doesn't have a USB port. Thank you Apple) 

   Last p day we went to the Island to see some of the Christmas lights. However it was the middle of the afternoon so there were none. We got some pizza and rode the ferry. So that was a lot of fun. While we were waiting Elder Darrington talked to a few people from Mainland and at the end they wanted a picture with us so I will have to attach that. I love going on the ferry it is so much fun!

   Then we had a our Zone Christmas party that was fun. We had a breakfast turkey. What is that you ask? It is a turkey marinated in syrup. Turned out pretty good. We also had pancakes and other breakfast foods. Elder Taylor and I were in charge if the syrup, so we made Maple, vanilla, and strawberry flavor. They were really good and the strawberry was definitely a hit. 

   We also celebrated Festivus. That was great. If you don't know what that is then you have to watch more TV.

   There was also a member of our ward who had her wedding. That was fun. That was the first wedding I have been to in a long time where I didn't have to take pictures haha. That was fun. She is a RM from Temple Square and her new husband is a non member so that was a little sad, but the wedding was great so that was fun.

   That brings us to Christmas. We had all our gifts under the small tree my parents sent me. We woke up Sunday morning and opened them in our PJ's family style. That was good fun. Elder Taylor and Garcia had a blast. I am very excited to spend next Christmas with my family. 

   We also got some fun news that we will be getting iPhones in about February. That will be really useful. That way we will be able to be in contact with people much easier. No one uses proper texting here because it is just too expensive. We will see if that really happens though. 

Elder Walker 

new mission vehicle!!! haha jk

Please ignore my loud voice on the videos!

A message for Grandma's and Grandpa's.

Elder Walker reciting a scripture in Cantonese to see if we could guess what it was.

A short video talking about their exercising. Little brother Jensen is a distance runner so he was a bit surprised to hear that they run about a quarter of a mile! 

random people at the ferry dock

cool shot from the ferry

festive display in TST

Elder James reciting the Grinch from memory at the zone Christmas party 

Festivus for the rest of us 


Can you see the tiny tree behind all those gifts?

Christmas Socks

The room right after skyping home.  He was able to use a member's tablet at the Church.

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