Sunday, June 26, 2016

6-26-16 Historic Chiayi Stake Creation!

Dinner with the Elder Wong and the district President Tu and his wife:
We are so grateful for all the missionaries that have ever labored in the Chiayi Zone to bring souls unto Christ and establish a stake in Zion!
 The President Tu & President Jao (second counselor) with most of our Chiayi Zone missionaries:
We were blessed to hear parting words from them both during the conference. President Tu recalled an occasion when area president Elder Funk asked him when Chiayi would become a stake. He replied with confidence that it would absolutely happen. Quoting D&C 82:14, he talked about how beautiful were the members of Chiayi! However, despite their faithfulness and diligence, the Lord gives us weaknesses so that we have opportunities to rely on the Savior (Ether 12:27). But as we press forward with steadfastness in Christ (2 Nephi 31:27), He helps us to endure to the end with hope. And through this brightness of hope, be able to establish Zion, even this beautiful stake of Zion in Chiayi!
A few pictures from the conference (taken by permission).
 Elder Zeno Chow 
Elder Sam C.H. Wong
 Chiayi is blessed to be led by a new stake presidency.
This 17th stake in Taiwan is surely also the last district in Taiwan church history!
President Hsiao, first counselor President Liang, and second counselor President Huang.
With their families:
 Happiness is being in Chiayi with so many beloved friends!

Chunghsing Stake President James Chen returned to his hometown to present us with a 
returning missionary plaque:
 Love to see our returned missionaries:

Sweetest young adults!

 Our beautiful youth:

So many memories with members!

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