I love the above pic. of Max’s study time with the very quote Dave wrote down and kept in his scriptures when he went to Taiwan all those years ago.
I loved Max’s excitement when he got his “all-Chinese” name tag:
I love that he gets to be the same Chinese last name as Dave had all those years ago (they don’t use their English last names because they are difficult to pronounce in Chinese).
I love this little interchange between Max and Lucy:
Things the MTC has helped me LOVE:
I love this study picture Max’s companion sent home (which was forwarded to us):
…and here’s Max with his wonderful mission president and his wife:
(early-morning exercises…they do this with every new missionary group, kinda cool)
Dinner out to try the Taiwanese food:
(apparently this was duck brain…)
They do a lot of training before heading out:
Then they got matched up with their trainers:
(Max’s trainer is right across from him.)
The other day I got an out-of-the-blue email from a blog reader who’s husband served a mission in Taiwan. He stays in touch with some of the people he loves there through Facebook and the other day I guess this picture came up:
…and an excerpt from his last letter where he answered a whole slew of our questions:
And, just to end on a pretty funny note, here’s the latest correspondence with Max and Lu: