Friday, December 25, 2009


We began our Christmas celebration with the missionaries in a local shopping plaza. They shared the spirit of Christmas with their carols and with many tracts and copies of the Book of Mormon given to interested passers by. It's amazing how many people, even on the streets, wish us a Merry Christmas, but so few celebrate the real reason for the season. Even the immigration office had a decorated tree and chocolates to pass out!
Strolling the modern plaza with President and Sister Hoer in the lead. This is where JoAnn had the special experience with the woman selling plants. She was prompted to buy a certain one for Jim for Christmas when the woman refused to accept any payment but gave it to her as a gift, accompanied by a hug! It was a beautiful expression of love and kindness.

Jim with an old missionary friend from his Hong Kong missionary days, Jim Phillips. Elder and Sister Phillips are public affairs missionaries in much of Asia but they live in Taipei. We enjoyed a lovely dinner with them.

         President and Sister Hoer with Elder and Sister Phillips.

1 comment:

  1. I love to look at your blog.Thanks for keeping us all informed. We know you two are great missionaries. What an interesting
    culture .. Love Heidi