Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from HK

So transfers happened like they always do for me, I'm staying with Elder Koochin in Tung Chung, so no big changes here for me, like the whole mission moved around and I'm still here. I guess I'm either indispensable or just a huge pest;) Also Elder Williams, one of my old companions is now my zone leader. That's pretty cool. As for christmas calls, I think You'll be getting a call from me christmas around 5ish your time, so you can plan on that.

Tell Madie I said congratulations!!! City missions are the best. There's just something about the city just gets me now. I guess I've just turned into a city boy now. Don't tell dad. Yes, I like Neil Diamond, I like everything by now. pretty much everything. Oh, I got yours and Grandmas package now, thank you guys so much! This apartment needed some snacks and stuff, the shirts will be good for exercise and hiking too. I'm so grateful for you guys, especially you, Mom. I especially liked your note, your notes make me want to work harder and harder.

I'll fill out your thing now.
Did you get moved?: no
(If yes) where to, tell us about it: haha
New comp?: no
For pday: got a christmas party with the zone, should be fun.
Best thing this week: found a golden person for some sisters in another area. Haven't found someone this golden in like pretty much ever.
Food: lots of candy.
Wearing: a nice red christmasy tie
Investigators: not a lot for us
Story: not much, just found the golden on the street and she was super nice.
Weather: cold, but not nearly as bad as last year.
Pictures: ok so here's some christmas pics.
Advice: go on a mission
Anything else: doing good, looking forward to calling you guys.

Hopefully it snows a bit for christmas for you guys this year, that would be nice. I'll send some cool christmas pics of me and Elder Koochin in one of my new suits. I think you'll like it:) We're doing good though, doing some good work, doing awesome.加油! Have fun, keep it up and have a merry christmas!!!!!!

Elder Osborne

Monday, December 15, 2014

HEY!!!! that's my dad!!!!!

Life in HK is good, christmas is coming and moves calls is this week. This week was a bit uneventful for us too, just lots of christmas stuff. The international Elders in our apartment just baptized a french guy though, that was cool. Things are good, i'm really liking this year's christmas, makes me want to stay here longer.
Just got my suits, they're super nice, I'll send pictures next week:) The weather is good, a bit warmer than normal hong kong winters but that's ok. We'll be doing some more shopping too today. Sister hawks almost outlawed contacts because a lot of missionaries are getting winter eye infections so I bought a super nice cheaper pair of eyeglasses that I'm picking up today. We found a really good store, so the whole apartment got a pair. The work here is going well 啊俊(a-jeun), one of my investigators in kwun tong just got baptized, so I'm pretty happy with that. Yeah that's about it this week, oh and matt just emailed me that he's getting engaged, help him!!!!!!! 太快,太快 (too fast, too fast)!!!!!

Is madie excited to get her call soon? I'll fill out your thing now.
For pday: shopping!!
Best thing this week: lots of baptisms everywhere, and we're getting super close to reactivating brother ho.
Next temple day: 唔知 (don't know)
Do you think you will be moved next moves?: can't say, I got a feeling as what's going to happen, but I can't tell you
Food: nothing new
Wearing: a nice hk purple tie
Investigators: still the same
Story: I'll tell you the story of joel, the guy who got baptized yesterday. One day a chinese member invites his chinese wife and him to a cantonese ward, goes once, can't understand anything, but got a good feeling. 6 months later he runs into a white member that started going to the english branch and invited joel to come. hasn't missed a week since. When he got baptized his son was awesome, he just points to another kid and point and yells at him right after. "HEY!!!! that's my dad!!!!!" funny kid. so yeah, there's a story.
Weather: nice
Advice: 加油! (refuel)
Pictures: here's when we went to this super boonie place in our area to follow up on this potential chinese family that the english elders found a while back. Got rejected, but got to ride a cool ferry back home and also got to see the giant bridge to mainland and macau getting made.
Anything else: not really, have you heard about anyone else getting married or other big stuff happening?
If you’re shopping, what are you shopping for?: Eyeglasses and thinking about stuff for you guys.
Did you get your suits yet?: yes. they are very very 靚仔 (handsome).

Elder Osborne

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas is coming!

This week was good, It's gotten much colder here, but still nice most of the time. We're doing great, things are good here. Doing some good work with helping the ward with the work here and having good success with some less-actives. Christmas is coming, I'm super happy about that lately, I'm not sure why but I just feel super into Christmas this year, I love singing christmas hymns and stuff.

I might be getting you some cool fabric and stuff, I checked out pearls, but they might not be real, how do you know if pearls are real? I feel horrible, Honey will be very happy to know that I've learned to love shopping. Especially in Hong Kong, Hong Kong is a unique fun place for just looking at cool stuff.

Thanks so much for the package, I love your packages, packages are nice. I'll fill out your thingy now.
For pday: Going crazy shopping, found a place to buy perscription glasses for about 25 dollars american. Awesome. We're going to mong kok, the coolest place to shop ever.
Best thing this week: I can't tell you my favorite part, but on of my favorites was teaching a bunch of little 6-10 year old boys and their moms about suit and formal wear vocab this last weeks english class.
Food: red thai curry is awesome
Wearing: a cool stripy hong kong tie
Investigators: Got a refferal named a-ming, she's super nice and has two really cool sons named charles and wilson.
Story: Funny? spritual?
Weather: colder
Pictures: ok
Advice: Be patient in trials, be happy, and keep going for your dreams.
Anything else: Not really, any stuff you want from Hong Kong?
When will you call for Christmas? Do you know what time? I can call any time I want, as long as it's around christmas, we'll figure it out.

well, 加油, 我愛你哋大家! Also I messed up on the last chinese stuff I sent really bad, sorry. I'll get you some stuff that you can use for christmas stuff. there is 家庭是永恆的 is families are eternal and there is 聖誕節快樂 is merry christmas 龐家庭 is the pong family. Let me know if there's any special requests for me, I'll do my best. 繼續努力! I love ya'll and I'll hear from you soon.


Elder Osborne 

Monday, December 1, 2014


Thanksgiving this year was good, had a big thanksgiving lunch with our zone, had turkey, pie, mashed potatoes, everything. It was super happy. We're doing good, not too much new, working with lots of less actives lately. We had a branch barbeque this week and a ton of less actives came and brought friends that might actually have gospel interest. It's funny how less actives can be better at being missionaries than the active members sometimes. christmas decorations are going up all over here, makes me happy. I don't need deodorant yet, I'm doing all right so far on all that stuff, just treats and cookies would be nice. Also popcorn. I'll try and send some pics for the christmas card, any special suggestions? We set up a little christmas tree in our apartment, I'll send some of that. Our apartment is technically the biggest in the mission, so we have plenty of room for it.

I've gotten so asian out here, I'm even drinking the super bitter herbal teas and doing all sorts of weird asian stuff now. I'll show you some stuff one day. I'll fill out the thing now.

For pday: Getting a second fitting for my suits and also going ice skating.
Best thing this week: Had a pretty happy branch barbeque, our branch president is awesome at organizing stuff, he's so cool.
Food: I'll have to teach everyone how to chinese barbecue, it has way more meat and is way different from ours.
Investigators: got some referrals this week, should have some cool new people soon.
For thanksgiving: zone thanksgiving party.
Story: nothing too big to tell
I want for Christmas: money to buy hong kong stuff for me and all of ya'lls.
Weather: finally got cold today, it's been unseanably warm and nice here for all of november
Pictures: next email.
Advice: keep up the good work, you seem like you're doing great lately, enjoy christmas and be happy.

Elder Osborne