It's been a CRAZY past few days!!! This week when we were doing some studies, randomly chinese drums started playing so we all ran to the roof to see what was going on! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Haha everyone here celebrates BIG TIME. At church yesterday, we got $650HK from Red Pockets. or Lai Sze. it's too funny--during this holiday, everyone just gives money away and eats with family and friends.
Last Pday we went to a chinese fair. it was way cool and way packed. many traditional things like cool flowers and fruits I've never seen before! haapy year of the lamb! :)
this week we had deep cleaning day. it's the chinese tradition! we literally deep cleaned all day. and i was in the kitchen for 5 hours! haha it was really fun though actually. there's literally been no one on the streets the past 4 days because of the new year.
I've been reading a lot about one of the greatest gifts God has given us: mercy. what is it exactly? I used to think it was just giving someone a second chance when they don't deserve it. I guess in a way, it is, since we are all imperfect and God always, always gives us second chances. But it is so much more! God gives us mercy through many ways like answering our prayers. Blessing us through the Priesthood authority. and giving us the guidance of the Holy Ghost. the more we receive His mercy, the more humble we become. the more we develop Christlike attributes like forgiveness, meekness, and love for others. Most Chinese do not see a need for Christ. It breaks my heart at times, but it has strengthened my testimony of the Savior even more. I have the biggest need for a Savior more than anyone. He helps me and supports me in every aspect of my life. It's been an incredible adventure, because I have been through moments of just relying on myself, and then I've felt the huge difference of relying on the Lord. He loves us so much!
Never forget the gift of mercy He has given us :)
Happy Chinese New Year!
on our way to our area and ran into a dancing dragon and drums!
and would you rather die than eat this? me too! :)
Love, Sister Bosler