Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2013 Taichung Mission Christmas Activity

Waiting at the Wuquan Chapel for the buses to arrive:
 Taichung North bus:
 Taichung bus:
 White Elephant exchange:
Tainan and Jiayi bus:
Gaoxiong East Bus:
Gaoxiong West bus:
Zhongxing bus:

Glorious and exciting reunion!

So Happy!
Wenwu Temple:
Shopping at Ita Shao:

Awesomest elf ever!
Arrival at the Taichung Steak House:

All-you-can-eat, of course!
Sisters first:)
Mongolian BBQ:

Fresh sushi!
Stir Fry:

The elder on the far right set the day's record with 26 steaks!

This elder knows how to make the most of every trip!

Elder Neil, you are LOVED and MISSED!

After the dinner feast, we gathered the Dongying Chapel for a Christmas fireside: 
Christmas carols, birthday celebrations, reflections from departing missionaries, 
"O Holy Night" piano solo, senior couples nativity, "Canon in D" violin duet, 
and a spiritual feast of Isaiah's Messianic prophecies by Pres. Blickenstaff. 

The evening ended with hugs & handshakes, goodie bags & goodbyes:)
Merry Christmas! We love our missionaries!!!


  1. Thank you Sis. Blickenstaff for posting all these wonderful pictures! I miss the mission and everyone in it so much, so it is so fun getting to see pictures of everyone.

  2. Merry Christmas to you all! My heart is so full of joy right now! I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for you blog and pics! As Sis. Schultz's mom it means so much to me to see my daughter serving the Lord and her brothers and sisters in another country along with all of those great missionaries! THE LORD'S ARMY OF LOVE in the Taiwan Taichung Mission! They will forever be blessed in those experiences they are having especially this time of the year as we celebrate our Saviors birth and His purpose of coming to this earth. Thank you again and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEARS!

  3. Thank you! Thank you! Xie Xie! It was so wonderful to see them all so happy and having such a wonderful time! you did a great job of capturing their holiday reunion spirit!