Elder Chong Woon Han, his official name as one of the 80,000 volunteer missionaries for our Church, having served for a period that is coming close to 2 years now in June, gets to write home from his mission field in Manchester UK only on Mondays of each week. His last email on this date of writing shared a surprise encounter on his part :
3 Candles on a cake and 3 pieces of local delicacies to mark the event
Lunch time was spent in the home of a lady the Sister missionaries are teaching with an opportunity to meet her parents for the first time. She invited all the missionaries and I to her home for lunch.
Evening comes soon. Shuan, son no 2 calls home from camp to say he is detained at the army OCS Officers Cadet School camp this Saturday. Su and Jay are back to our Spore home. Ern and Jay are home too.The group left to pick up Ray at the Stake Centre who is back from youth camp in Port Dickson to go out this evening for dinner together in my car, without me, to play something in China town. I am home alone updating my journals and plan to pick up Shuan at 1030 hours tomorrow from camp but he must be dropped back before 7am on Saturday morning. At least he can be with us to welcome Elder Chong home at the Changi Airport tomorrow at the scheduled time of arrival of 1550 hrs! We will just not have Fei and Christopher whose flight had to be delayed from arriving on Friday morning to a day later on Saturday at a time that we are not aware of yet. All will be together at Church on Sunday where the siblings will present a musical number with the oldest brother, the music composer and musician, together with them in the ranks again!
Fri 20th June 2014
Back home the music begins to flow....
Sat 21st June 2014
Off to the family dinner of the Chongs and Thongs :
Shuan could book out of his military camp early in the morning for a day to join us for activities on Sunday.
Han was invited to share his testimony at sacrament meeting in the Clementi Ward. His touching talk had brought tears to many and it was followed by a musical number sung by him and his siblings.
After Church, it was time to take some pics wearing our Sunday best!