Friday, February 27, 2015

19 photos of my first 48 hours in Taiwan!

First night in Taiwan: Sharing (in Mandarin) "what I know"  on the streets of Taipei

26 February 2015

My amazing first 48 hours in Taiwan!

After 3 flights and 30 hours of travel:  long awaited arrival in Taiwan as one of 18 new missionaries
 for the Taizhong Mission

Visas at last!  18 new missionaries for the Taizhong Mission; 18 new missionaries for the Taipei Mission

From the airport to the mission home: introductions on the bus
Loving and inspiring welcome from Mission President and Sister Blickenstaff

Traditional Taiwanese breakfast with fresh fruit

Visiting with Mission President Blickenstaff and some of the other newly arrived sister missionaries

Morning stretching and running

P90X exercises

"Buddha Clap" exercises and team building

Training sessions
Sharing with each other

Practicing in Mandarin to talk with anybody :)                

Talking in Chinese with people on the streets of Taipei

Delicious welcome dinner with President and Sister Blickenstaff

All of us new missionaries with our trainers/companions.  My companion is Sister Biancardi.

Lunch with our trainers/companions

Happy happy -
on my way to serve in the city of Qishan--
a northeastern suburb of Kaohsiung, a city of 2.7 million in the southwest part of Taiwan


  1. So exciting that you are in Taiwan! It's fun to see you with President and Sister Blickenstaff! Our friends from California:) I'm looking forward to hearing more about your experiences in Taiwan.

  2. Loved the update! Love, Katy