Easter is fast approaching and we wanted to thank everyone who has sent us little tidbits for Easter. Easter is not exactly a well known holiday here, even among the members. For one thing, we will be watching delayed General Conference on Easter weekend. The difference in times prevents us from watching it live (i.e. sessions are held while we are asleep here). Having some fun reminders is fun. But we will always remember the reason for which we have this particular holiday and will always be very grateful for a Savior who was willing to suffer so much so that we would not have to and then made the Resurrection possible.
How do you like Sister Caldwell's new boots? Stylin' huh? Just couldn't resist showing them to ya' all!
They are rubber and should be really great in the rainy season just ahead of us. 'Course we understand that we have to get through the windy season first. The one that blows the Gobi to us so we don't have to go see it!
And last but not least, we are packing for Hong Kong now. We leave Thursday night at midnight (about 10 am your time) and fly to Hong Kong to be with the group being sent from the mission to go to the Temple. There will be 24 of us total. Some have sacrificed much to be able to go. There will be families sealed together, one young couple just getting married and a few just going to receive their endowments. Should be quite a trip.
We will not have internet access there and thus will be silent for a couple of weeks. But when we get back, we will have much to share! But we will have to mix all of that with a series we hope to post about the humanitarian efforts being made by the Church here. There are some wonderful and fun things to share, in that regard. We hope to post the first of that series before we leave for Hong Kong.