Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We have a king size mosquito net hanging from our ceiling and it assures us of a good night's sleep during mosquito season! It sure is a life saver for us. We were up at 5:00 this morning and on the bus at 6:00 with about 40 of our missionaries leaving for the three hour trip to the Taipei Temple. While there we participated in endowment sessions in the temple and afterward Jim was able to visit with a missionary  friend, Jim Phillips, that he hadn't seen since leaving Hong Kong and his Southern Far East Mission in 1964.  Elder Phillips and his wife are finishing a Public Relations Mission in Taipei. We arrived back in Taichung at about 4:30, worked in the office until almost 7:00 and then helped with an English class of 15 students. We finally got home about 9:00 pm exhausted but very happy with our days activities.

The Taipei Temple is right in the down town city center with a large stake center right next door and a  mission home office and apartment complex across the street.


                   The beautiful back yard of our Mission Home!

  We loved watching this Heron and his bobbing throat when he made sounds.  He doesn't appear to be afraid of us and seems to have a mate nearby.


  1. Wow- love the mosquito net and the mumu mom! Looks like you guys are having a great time! We love seeing the pictures- keep them coming! Love you!

  2. The pictures are great! Thanks for the email-Jackie added it to our RS newsletter. You are missed but we know you are doing a great work!
    Love, Carol Brown

  3. Your pictures tell such a story. We appreciate being able to share some of your life and experiences there. Thank you and bless you.

  4. Hi, I left one message but it went away!
    I finally got to your great blog. it looks like you are having a wonderful mission, you two have really built memories doing the Lords work. We hope to see you there before you are done. We love and miss you.

    Love, Connie