Happy Chinese New Years!!
For all the missed feelings of the Christmas season of family and friends gathering, good food, and happiness, this is the time where that all gets compensated for!! Everyday this week, for both lunch and dinner, we will be at members’ houses. Not just with members, but their extended families are there too! We have so many opportunities to share with these people’s families the message that is really one of PURE happiness.
At this time of the year, parents are accustomed to giving kids 紅包 (red envelopes) filled with money. I met a couple of very sad kids last year because they said their 紅包 was not very full haha. We missionaries are not allowed to accept these envelopes, but we will be giving them out! We have filled a bunch of these envelopes with a message of Christ and some pass along cards for people to give to their friends showing how this news of Christ would be the most valuable thing one could give. Pretty clever if ya ask me. (It was the sisters’ idea) haha.
We went hiking today in a place called the Big Pit. We all payed 3 bucks to watch a man feed a bunch of monkeys—best money ever spent. They all went bananas.