Saturday, August 5, 2017

Hong Kong- Kowloon - Track 1- I ❤ Hong Kong Island

English :  

Hello all!

so i am back in kowloon because of transfer. so i moved back on thursday, and in order to move we met with my new companion at the kowloon tong chapel, there were lots of missionaries there. new missionaries and their trainers.
it was super hard to move all my stuffs plus it was hot. so it started to get really hot on thursday until yesterday, i felt like a dumpling in a steamer.
it is worse than what we have in tahiti, the heat just melted my brain.

so my 2 last days in hong kong island:
on tuesday, we visited a member, ida, in the causeway bay branch, she is from mainland china. she got baptized 3 years ago. she shared with us how she met the church it is so uncommon. she likes to travel and is really nice. so she is the only member in her family, her husband pushed her to meet the missionaries and a month later she got baptized. she was the one who looked for the missionaries. her husband is catholic but is really supportive and sometimes will come to church. (i don't have time to say everything wait until i am back! )

on wednesday, we ate lunch with sister sheck member in causeway bay branch too, she is a recent returned missionary from taiwan taipei mission. she will live hong kong this month to go to byu hawaii. she loves mandarin missionaries so she is willing to helps us before she leaves. we ate at tam zai and i ordered 'pervered eggs'' also, so good!!!
it is sister shek favorite dish also.

in the evening, we visited the mo's family, scott,lin and jasper. lin is an investigator so we mostly discussed about her challenge of reading the book of mormon, we also get to know them, how they met, how scott met with the missionaries. they were so cute and funny. ooh i love them. i took some pictures of their apartment because for me its huge. also they brought us home (they have a car) it was super cool, sister loo was so excited, she took a video. they were surprised when i told them that i am going back to kowloon especially scott. i still remember scott my first time at church in hong kong, he tried chinese but when he figured out that i could not understand he switched and tried english.

on thursday i moved to kowloon, it was super hard for me to leave hong kong island because i love hong kong island even though it was hard.

on saturday, we had english class about mexico, we had a lot of fun with the kids, in two weeks we are planning a big activity, a summer activity.
to be continued!!!

on sunday, we had church at the wan chai chapel combined with the kowloon tong branch and the wan chai branch.
it was so different, it felt like a real branch so many people.

i am scared i missed a few things but i don't have time.
i love you all, have a good week.

sister colombel.


Salut tout le monde!

alors j'ai ete transfere et suis de nouveau a Kowloon. J'ai demenage jeudi dernier et j'ai rencontre ma nouvelle compagne a la chapelle de Kowloon Tong ou il y avait plein d'autres missionnaires.De nouveaux missionnaires et leurs formateurs.
Ce ne fut pas une partie de plaisir de demenager toutes mes affaires, sans compter la chaleur.
Alors depuis jeudi il a commence a faire super chaud jusqu'a hier dimanche.
J'avais l'impression d'etre un chao pao dans un cuiseur vapeur.
C'est pire que ce que nous avons a Tahiti, une chaleur a faire fondre mon cerveau

Alors mes 2 derniers jours sur hong kong island:
mardi, on a visite une membre Ida de la Branche de Causebay, elle vient de Chine, elle s'est faite baptiser il y a 3 ans. Elle a partage avec nous comment elle avait rencontre l'Eglise, son histoire sort de l'ordinaire.
Elle aime voyager et est vraiment gentille et elle est la seule membre de sa famille. Son mari l'a pousse a rencontrer les missionnaires et un mois plus tard, elle s'est faite baptiser. C'est elle qui a cherche les missionnaires. Son mari est Catholique mais la soutient vraiment, et il l'accompagne parfois a l'eglise.
( je n'ai pas le temps de tout vous raconter, la suite a mon retour )
mercredi, on a dejeune avec Sr Sheck, elle aussi est membre de la Branche de Causebay, elle vient de finir sa mission, elle a servit dans la mission de Taiwan Taipei
Elle va quitter HK ce mois-ci pour BYU Hawaii.
Elle aime beaucoup les Sr mandarin et elle est prete a nous aider d'ici son depart.
Nous avons mange a Tam Zai et j'ai commande des 'pervered eggs'' trop bon!!! C'est aussi son plat prefere.
Le soir, nous avons rendu visite au Mo, Scott, Lin and Jasper. Lin n'est pas membre alors on n'a plus discute a propos de son engagement a lire le Livre de Mormon. On a aussi appris a les connaitre, comment ils se sont connus, comment Scott a fait connaissance avec les missionnaires...
Ils etaient trop mignons et marrants.
Oh!!! Je les aime beaucoup!!!
j'ai pris des photos de leur appart parce qu'il est immense.
Et le must.... ils nous ont ramene a la maison (ils ont une voiture), c'etait carrement cool, Sr Loo etait carrement excitee, elle a meme pris une video.
Ils etaient surpris lorsque je leur ai dit que je retournais a Kowloon surtout Scott.
Je me rappelle de Scott, mon premier jour a la chapelle quand je suis arrivee....Il m'a parle en Chinois mais quand il a vu que je ne comprenais rien, il s'est mis a me parler en anglais.

jeudi, j'ai demenage sur Kowloon, ca a ete tres dur pour moi de quitter HK Island parce que j HK Island malgre que le Travail y etait difficile.

samedi on a eu classe d'anglais avec pour theme le Mexique, on a passe un super moment avec les enfants.
Et on est en train de plannifier une grande activite pour les vacances d'ete qui aura lieu dans 2 semaines.
A suivre!!!.....

dimanche, on a eu chapelle a Wan Chai combine la branche de Kowloon Tong et celle de Wan Chai.
C'etait tellement different, comme il y avait tellement de gens on aurait dit une Vraie Branche.

j'espere n'avoir rien oublie mais je n'ai plus de temps....
Je vous aime....
Passez une bonne semaine.

sister colombel.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island - Track 9 - My halfway Mark !!

English :



Hello everyone ! thank you all for sending me some words of encouragement.
so today i have a news: i am going to transfer to kowloon again with a new companion, sister grover. i am going back to kowloon !!

this morning we went hiking at yau tong at the devil's peak. and after email we will go eat somewhere nice to celebrate my ''halfway mark''!

i don't have a lot of time today so i will be kind of brief. this week was a good week still hard some days especially because most of our investigators are out of town, and also our members. finding was not that successful. 

yesterday, every church services were cancelled because we were on typhoon level 8 alert from 7:00 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon. so in the morning we had time to do all our studies and in the afternoon we went sing finding with other missionaries because most of us did not have any plans.

it was super weird for us not to be able to partake of the sacrament. sing finding was a lot of fun, even though a lot of people ignored us while trying to give them some flyers, i was happy because i was singing as i was bearing testimony, i sung with all my heart. and even though people did not stop i knew that heavenly father was proud of us and the holy spirit confirmed to me that what i was doing was the lord's work and we are the lord's missionaries. 

wow i am so proud to be the lord's missionary, i love him, heavenly father 天父. 我愛耶穌基督。 

on tuesday we went to mui wo to visit a member, wang jin 姐妹. we ate together but then she had to leave because she had class, it was not planned.

so we decided to stay and try to go finding but it rained really hard and found no one outside. so we decided to go home. 

we had our temple day on thursday. once again i was instructed by heavenly father as i was studying the scriptures in the temple. i really love the temple! ️ after we went to ma on shan to see the dentist for me (no details). 

on saturday i was on exchange with sister grover in kowloon, we went to english class, i helped charlotte learn english. then we taught her with her aunt's help, she is a member from ngau tau kok ward. 

before we exchanged back, we met with susie she is from guan dong, she is in an exchange at the baptist university, going back to gang dong and will come back again. last Sunday she walked in the church and had a short lesson with the sisters. she is really smart and nice.

okay that was a resume of my week. 我愛你們。


Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island - Track 8 - Miracles always happen...



( i am not even sure if it's right!)

Anyway how is everyone doing? personally i am doing great. i know that some of you worried because it seems that i've lost weight. i think you are right because our investigators said the same thing. don't worry its not because i am not eating like i am supposed to( i hope so) but these days it's hot and we are walking in the hot or going out finding a lot because we don't have a lot of people to teach.

today is not pday, we are just doing emails and grocery shopping. on thursday, it's our temple day in the morning at 9:00am. i am so excited. i love to go to the temple. time for more revelations and beautiful spiritual experiences. i am already preparing myself!

this morning we were invited to eat dim sum with one of the wan chain chapel security guard, he is a member from one of the new territories ward, ''yun long''. me, my companion with sister arago and sister bautista.
so this week, we focused on finding new investigators so we went finding a lot, it was not successful everyday of course but miracles always happen.

so on tuesday night we went and tried to find in tamar park. it's usually hard for us to find there because most of the people are tourists, couples ect. but we were walking trying to stop some people and we talked to fiby from shanghai who is in hong kong with her mother, they were attending a conference. for 20 minutes we did not find anyone but we stopped to take the picture ( see pictures of the building with the light: i love mom and dad) and we saw a lady sitting on a bench and we said hello to her. she smiled at us and talked to us, she was so friendly, she invited us to sit by her, and we talked about life and other things. at the end we invited her to come to english class and sacrament meeting, she came to english class and sacrament and zhao jie mei took care of her, so she stayed the whole 3 hours we are going to have dinner with her this week.

this week we had the opportunity to teach someone from mainland but i cannot give any informations about her. but she is so nice, she will come back in august hopefully to get baptised if everything in mainland is okay. so please pray for her. she will also come back with a present for me and sister loo.

i don't have a lot of time to share any spiritual thoughts. but just want to encourage everyone to help the missionaries just think about me who is struggling. have a great week everyone. i love you all.


Français :

大家好!這個星期怎麼樣?( j'espere que c'est juste!)

pas grave comment allez-vous? pour ma part, je vais tres bien.

Certains s'inquietent peut etre et trouvent que j'ai perdu du poids!

Je pense que vous devez avoir raison parce que meme nos amies de l'Eglise le disent.

Ne vous inquietez pas ce n'est pas du au fait que je ne mange pas comme je devrais (enfin j'espere!) Mais ces temps-ci, il fait chaud et on marche sous cette chaleur et nous devons beaucoup sortir pour trouver des personnes parce que nous n'avons pas grand monde a enseigner.

Aujourd'hui Lundi 24, ce n'est pas notre p-day, on fait juste nos emails et nos courses. Jeudi 27, nous allons au Temple le matin a 9h. J'ai hate!!! J'aime aller au Temple. C'est un moment pour faire place a davantage de Revelations et a de magnifiques experiences spirituelles. Donc, ma preparation a deja debute!

Ce matin, nous avons ete invitees ma compagne, Sr Arago, Sr Bautista et moi-meme a manger "dim sum" par l'un des securites du Batiment de Wan Chai, il est membre d'une des paroisses du Pieu de "New Territories", paroisse "Yun Long".

Cette semaine, nous nous sommes donc concentrees sur la recherche de nouveaux amis de l'Eglise donc, nous avons fait beaucoup de Findings... bien sur ce ne fut pas avec succes tous les jours mais heureusement que les miracles existent toujours.
Alors mardi soir, on a parcouru le Parc de Tamar, habituellement c'est quasiment rare de trouver des personnes la parce que pour la plupart ce sont des touristes, des couples.... mais nous sommes tombees sur Fiby de Shangai qui se trouve a Hong Kong avec sa mere pour assister a une Conference.

Pendant ~20 minutes, on continuait a marcher et c'est la que nous nous sommes arretees pour prendre le "I love mom and dad" en photo, et nous avons vu une femme assise sur un banc et lui avons dit Bonjour.

Elle nous a sourit et nous a parle. Elle etait tellement amicale, elle nous a invite a nous asseoire a cote d'elle et nous avons parle de la vie et d'autres choses...a la fin, nous l'avons invité a venir au Cours d'anglais et a la reunion de Sainte Cene. Elle est venue au cours d'anglais et en Sainte Cene et Zhao Jm s'est occupée d'elle, elle est meme restée les 3 heures. Nous dinnerons avec elle cette semaine.

Cette semaine, nous avons eu l'occasion d'enseigner quelqu'un du Continent mais je ne peux pas vous en dire plus. Mais, elle est super, elle revient normalement en Aout pour se faire baptiser si tout se passe bien en Chine. Priez pour elle, s'il vous plait! Elle a dit qu'elle reviendra avec un cadeau pour Sr Loo et moi meme.

Je n'ai pas beaucoup de temps pour partager une pensee spirituelle mais je voudrais juste vous inviter chacun de vous à aider vos Missionnaires, pensez simplement à moi qui a beacoup de mal...

Je vous souhaite a tous une excellente semaine.

Je vous aime tous.


Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island - Track 7 - I'm so grateful to have new eternal friends !!

English :



I can write in chinese today because the keyboard have the pinyin option.-

anyway, we had a really great week.

last week for pday after emailing we met with christelle and aline from tahiti. they invited us to eat at ''outback steakhouse'', we ate steaks so expensive for us. both of them had tbones (500hk$) and we had one of the cheapest.

so crazy these tahitians!!! hahaha.

sister loo thought that they will share the steak but when i told her that they are going to have one each, she had big eyes.
we spent a really great time together, she shared with us a lot of funny stuffs. (a la victoire )

this week i also went on exchange with sister woo on thursday. we stayed in hong kong island. we were supposed to meet with a potential investigator that should become a new investigator, she was a self-refferal but she never showed up and blocked us on her phone, so we couln't contact her. anti is a thing here! but we had time to go finding and we met 2 persons for the cantonese elders and sisters, no mandarin.

on saturday we had the 2 branches combined activities in kowloon tong. it was great but they only had basketball games and the kids were watching disney movies and we couldn't so we just stayed by marlo.

at 2:00, we picked up anna and brought her to church for her baptismal interview, she talked with the members and she passed her baptismal interview.

on sunday, we taught the gospel principle class during the 2nd hour, anna attended with us the 3rd hour eventhough she was tired.

the members really took good care of her, they helped her during the classes.

finally at 12:30 we started her baptism, we sung for her ''savior redeemer of my soul''.

while we were walking to the baptismal font marlo and the relief society president were with us and then marlo announced ''i will get baptised on 08/08!'' she was so sure about it! our relief society president was surprised and really happy and so were we.

so everything went well.

at the end we gave her a bouquet, i gave her a lei and i told her it was from tahiti, the members were like ''wow, so pretty!'' and anna was almost crying, she hugged both me and sister loo. i will never forget this moment, she hugged us and thanked us.

i think one of our member took a picture of us. she thanked us and the members a lot.

i am so grateful for this blessing i have to witness so many miracles, to have new eternal friends, to love them, to walk with the savior and heavenly father's children. it reminds of the song '' i will find you my friend''.