You won't meet any finer couple than Elder and Sister James.
They are from Salt Lake City, and serving in the Hong Kong Mission.
Sister James is the nurse for the young Hong Kong missionaries.
Elder James served in the Hong Kong mission as a young elder, and this is their second time to serve in Hong Kong as a couple. After serving together the first time 10 years ago, they both went back to school to become nurses, in order to be of greater help for future missions.
Elder James will tell you he was kicked out for bad behavior. [Far from it, but if you ever meet him, you will understand why he can get away with saying that]
They served another mission in Africa before their second mission here.
Sister James is a devoted companion to her husband, and the kind of lady people like to be around.
Elder James has a remarkable attitude towards life and its challenges,
and he makes us all laugh with his quick wit, and gifted sense of humor.
The James were set apart to serve as ordinance workers once a week,
and we were assigned to train them.
There wasn't much for us to do since they have more years experience as temple workers than we do.
After our first meeting with them, we confidently assured President Hui they are capable of doing anything they are asked to do.
Being the thoughtful couple they are, they invited us to dinner as a way of saying thank you for training them. (Really, there was no training) But, that shows how kind and good they are.
They asked us to choose the place and time. So, we made it a CHE (Couple Home Evening) activity at Outback Steak House just around the corner in Whampoa.
When dining at Outback, a person forgets they are in Hong Kong, because this is the view.
Not exactly Australia, but possibly Italy, and it makes for a nice view and conversation.
After dinner, the James introduced us to the best place for a refreshing mango and coconut dessert. We consider it one of the best we have had,
and is only a short walk away across from Whampoa's Big Boat.
If we had known about this place sooner, we would have taken more walks to Whampoa.
Before the evening ended, they tried to introduce us to the best waffles in Hong Kong,
but the shop was closed.
We'll check it out another time, if time allows before our mission ends.
We sure thank them for a delicious dinner and great company.
Elder and Sister James amaze us with their dedication in serving.
We have learned from their example of giving the Lord their very best.
We want to be like Elder and Sister James when we grow up.