Sunday, February 7, 2010


This mother has a unique way of taking her children with her. The baby on the front is standing on a stool and her sister behind is actually tied to her mother's waist. I guess that it beats paying a babysitter. There is a law in Taichung forbidding more than two people at a time on a scooter but no one pays any attention to it and it is not too unusual to see two adults, a couple of children and somestimes a dog all sharing a single scooter. this mother's jacket is on backward to protect her shirt from getting dirty. It is also common to see many younger women wearing mini-skirts or short shorts on scooters.
This is where you can find Sister Greene, fulfilling her responsibilities about ten hours a day. It is remarkable the work that she gets done but she always finds time to give the sister missionaries a hug, a spiritual thought and a lot of love. Below is Sister Lin, a local missionary who finished her mission last week and returned to her home in Taipei, Taiwan. She was a special helper to Sister Greene for a few days before being released and saw her almost like a mother figure.

The Chinese people love beautiful green plants, flower gardens and fish ponds and they can be found all over Taichung. The gold and white fish in this small pond below, at the local "water" office complex, were huge and would swim to the edge of the pond expecting to be fed.


  1. I LOVE the pictures! Thanks guys! We love the updates from you!

  2. I noticed you commented on Jess & Nate's blog and couldn't help peeking in on your adventures! :) After spending some time here on your blog, I am so excited to go on a mission in a few decades with Mark. Too bad he snatched me from the cradle or I could have had those experiences earlier in life. :) Things are going well for us. The kids are getting so big! S with be 3 in May and G is almost 16 months old. Mark is still at CMC and enjoying it...very busy, but happy. I don't know if Jess told you, but we are expecting our third baby in August. We'll have our ultrasound next month, so we'll see what it will be. Thanks for letting me come peek and say hi! :)

  3. Just took time to look at your blog and see that beautiful part of the world. What experiences you are having! We have been home from Guatemala for 6 wks and just getting back to routine. Thanks for taking time to do this to share. Keep up the great work. We KNOW what a blessing you are to the president there. With love, David & Deena C