新年快樂!!汪汪旺! (Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog – Woof, Prosperity!)

021918 year of the dog meme

Year of the Dog Meme

Happy Chinese New Year! This is the Year of the Dog, and it’s is pretty fun here! There are lots of cool Chinese puns regarding the new year with the biggest one this year being 汪(the sound a dog makes) and 旺(which means prosperity) both are pronounced “wang” with the first being in the first tone and the other in the fourth. Chinese new year is the most crazy time of year here. Everyone gets work off and does nothing but sit at home with family, eat a lot of food, and worship their ancestors.

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Playing Majiang, a Chinese new years staple

021918 New Years Feast

One of our New Year’s feasts

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Some graffiti we did at a members house, 耶穌是我家之主- Jesus is the Lord of my house.

Most people are caught up in their traditions, so it makes doing missionary work next to impossible. We have been doing a lot of service and working with the members very closely.

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Some of the service we’ve been doing

The members rarely feed us during the rest of the year, but during new years, we have lunch and dinner feasts almost every day.

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Our new year’s card we are giving to all of the members who feed us

I am sick of eating. But it is a very fun time to be here! The atmosphere is pretty electric, regardless of all the rejections we get.

Go eat some Panda Express and enjoy the Chinese New Year’s!

Love,
Elder Stroud
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