Well we have been in our area for two weeks now and we are starting to learn the ropes. By ropes, we mean learn a lot of the bus, train and subway (underground) routes, where the best grocery stores are, how to get to the chapel etc etc. We finally got our wifi connected, so no more chasing around the flat trying to find a hotspot! We pretty much have the flat furnished, but its nothing too fancy.
Having a cup of hot cocoa with the Queen
in the eye hospital waiting room.
The members here are so good, and so strong. They can teach us much. We are humbled to be called to work with them. Although few in number in this massive city, we still manage to see an occasional member or the Elders here and there on our travels. We have been able to use our Mandarin in a teaching situation and that was really enjoyable.
By coincidence we met our zone leaders for the first time
on the subway. One is from South Africa
and the other is from Romania.
We were very fortunate to find a lovely car to buy at an incredible price. It was nothing short of a blessing. We ride public transport most of the time, and we qualify for a free pass for buses, trains and subway, because of our seniority you might say. We will use the car only occasionally for shopping trips, jaunts to the Temple etc.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Bust of Henry VII father of Henry VIII. (Sorry about the flash)
Chandelier in the foyer of the V and A museum.
Some of Raphael's paintings of the Saviour. I didn't know it, but photography was forbidden in this room. A senior elder was rushing to tell me on the left, and a guard was approaching me from the other side. Oops!