Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rain or Shine...

We feel honored to serve as full time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is a goal that we have shared since we were married 42 years ago.  Who would have ever dreamed our mission experience would be in Taiwan with the wonderful Chinese people?  One of the greatest experiences we are enjoying is the time we spend with the 150 missionaries serving with us in Taiwan.  Their faith, love of the gospel, willingness to teach and preach in all conditions is exemplary.  They are truly great ambassadors of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

When Ron served as a young Elder in Western Canada he spent a great deal of time going from house to house to find those to teach.  From the picture posted here of Sister Weinheimer, you can see our missionaries go” vehicle to vehicle” striving to find those who will listen to a short message, and schedule another time to teach the gospel.  Look at the intensity and commitment to what she is doing.  She is a wonderful missionary, and there are many just like her. 

Sister Weinheimer
Can you picture yourself at age 22, on a bicycle in all kinds of weather?  Yesterday (July 9, 2011) the ambient temperature in Taichung was 95 degrees s with 70% humidity.  That creates a heat index of 100 degrees and our Elders and Sisters are on the pavement talking to anyone who will give them time.  Does it ever rain in Taiwan?  June, July and August are the monsoon months and five inches of rain is expected each month.  You can see from the two photos that being soaked is just part of being a Taichung missionary.   Our missionaries are wet all the time---either rain or sweat.  We are proud of them

Here are some pictures of some of the other incredible missionaries that we have the opportunity to work with, that are so dedicated to this great work, rain or shine.

Sister Chen

Elder Kossman and Elder Wheeler

1 comment:

  1. You two are working hard! I enjoy your blog and seeing how you're doing and all the pictures. We pray for you and for the other missionaries! Keep up the Lords work!
    Love you