The Buddha – Chapter 4.1

Danny Wong, also known as Buddha, would be Brig’s third companion. The concept of preaching in pairs is as much for the missionary’s safety as it is to encourage and enforce cooperation with the many rules that missionaries are expected to obey. Being ordained ministers of God and highly visible representatives of the Church, MormonContinue reading “The Buddha – Chapter 4.1”

Hong Kong – Chapter 3.13

Donate with Venmo All Mormon missionaries live and travel in pairs. Missionary couples, also known as “companions,” are typically together for three to six months and are required to stay together, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Each month, a percentage of the mission is moved, and new companionships created. Normally, missionaries knewContinue reading “Hong Kong – Chapter 3.13”

Hong Kong – Chapter 3.11

Donate with Venmo Brig’s typical day began with Elder Jensen waking him at 6 a.m. to pray and study the scriptures. At 7 a.m. they would join Elder Firth and Elder Bronson, two missionaries with whom they shared an apartment, for breakfast. One missionary was assigned to prepare the meal, another to clean up afterward.Continue reading “Hong Kong – Chapter 3.11”

Hong Kong – Chapter 3.10

Donate w/ Paypal Brig awoke screaming, drenched in sweat and gasping for air. It was morning, and his scream caught the attention of early risers exercising in the park. A group of senior women, dressed in tribal garb and brandishing plastic swords, had assembled to practice their Taichi. They gawked at the screaming gwailo. JesusContinue reading “Hong Kong – Chapter 3.10”

Hong Kong – Chapter 3.9

Donate with Venmo Cantonese is a difficult language for a “gwailo” to learn. It is a colloquial language that changes, with new words and new sayings created by each new generation. Because the language is so difficult, even unintelligible, for a new missionary, he (or she) was always first paired with an experienced missionary thatContinue reading “Hong Kong – Chapter 3.9”

Hong Kong – Chapter 3.8

Donate with Venmo Upon getting thrown out of the Buddha’s Camry, Brig gathered his bags and somehow made his way to the Sunny Bay Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Station, the interchange between the Tung Chung Line and the Disney Resort Line that shuttled passengers to and from Hong Kong Disneyland. He purchased a bottle ofContinue reading “Hong Kong – Chapter 3.8”