Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First Night in Taiwan

This video was produced by the Taiwan Taichung Mission. It was sent to us and includes video and still pictures of Elder Carter's first night in Taiwan. The Taichung mission tradition is to take the new Missionaries to the Night Market and have them stand on the "Dan Jones box" and bear testimony and preach the gospel. This part is in the middle of the video. You can see Elder Carter several times during this portion of the video.
The "Dan Jones Box" is named after a missionary of the church who served in Great Britain in the 1800's. He was one of the most prolific missionaries the church has ever had, baptizing and helping in conversion of many many people. At that time in Great Britain anyone that wanted to preach or talk about politics or whatever could stand on a box in the town square. Elder Carter's Grandfather participated in this practice when he served in the Irish Mission circa 1962-1964. You probably can't quite make it out but there is a scripture written on the box under Dan Jones' name. It is in the Book of Mormon, Alma 13:22 and reads:
Yea, and the voice of the Lord, by the mouth of angels, doth declare it unto all nations; yea, doth declare it, that they may have glad tidings of great joy; yea, and he doth sound these glad tidings among all his people, yea, even to them that are scattered abroad upon the face of the earth; wherefore they have come unto us.

Anyway, enjoy the video!!!


Okie said...

That's pretty cool. :)

Babs#10 said...

Holy cow!!! This is incredible, amazing, and awe-inspiring!!! He's wonderful and a great missionary and representative of Jesus Christ :)

Mike said...

Very nice!