|Farmlands in Taibao City|
Monday, July 31, 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
After a very productive and rewarding 5 months in Kong Shan, Adam was transferred on July 3rd to Taibao City, in the Chiayi County, midway between Taichung and Tainan. Taibao is a small city in a rural area that is very flat and famous for melons. It is named after the official rank of its most famous native son, Wang De-Lu, who was a high ranking official (a Taibao) in the Chinese emperor's court. It is also famous for a temple memorializing the water buffalo to remind the people in the area how hard the water buffalos worked to till the ground when the area was first settled several centuries ago. As shown on the map below, a few city blocks of buildings are surrounded by farmland. The LDS church is at the corner of an apartment block with a huge sign hanging on the side of the building.
Adam is reunited with his missionary training center companion, Elder Chang, and another elder in the group behind him at the MTC, Elder Farnsworth. He is really excited about the new area, his third since arriving in Taiwan.
|Aerial view of church in Taibao|
|Taibao Branch Building|
July 13, 2017 will mark the half-way point of Adam's mission. Below are photos from his Kang Shan days.
|In his Kong Shan apartment|
|Rainy day in Kong Shan|
|After bike accident. Both were okay. Companion with sprained elbow|
|Monkey Mountain Outing|
|Monkeys in the park|
|Kang Shan District elders|
|Giving a presentation to the ward council|
|With new member at his baptism|
|Playing pingpong with a 92-year-old man that reminds Adam of his Grandpa Li|
|The 92-year-old friend who beats Adam in pingpong most of the time|
|Adam's birthday package|
|Birthday album from home|
|Chinese hotpot during his last week in Kong Shan with Elder Richards|
Posted by Pui-Yan Kwok at 12:32 PM