Hi! I’m Will from Taiwan

From an interview with Amie Jane Leavitt


boys with their family(click to view larger)

Photographs courtesy of Will’s family, except as noted; photographs of dragon and moon cake by iStockphoto; photograph of football by John Luke; photograph of Taipei Taiwan Temple by William Floyd Holdman

Do you have any favorite family activities? Will and his brother, Allen, enjoy spending Saturdays with their family exploring new places on the island of Taiwan, where they live.

Before we go to bed, we read the scriptures as a family. Allen really likes the story of Moses and the brass serpent. My favorite story is when the Lord warns Lehi to leave Jerusalem and tells Nephi to build a ship to go to the promised land.

Taiwan has many fun holidays and festivals. In September, we celebrate the Moon Festival. Our entire family gets together, and we eat yummy moon cakes, which are pastries filled with red bean or lotus seed paste.

In Taiwan, we often get a chance to do missionary work. In school, I had to teach my class something I knew about honesty. I taught them how to sing the Primary song “Stand for the Right.”

After school, my brother and I walk home with our grandfather. We do our homework and eat dinner with my mom and dad. My favorite food is beef noodles, and Allen’s is fried rice. We both like sweet food too.

What do you do in your spare time?

Will: play computer games, Frisbee, and soccer

Allen: read books, draw, and go on walks with my grandfather

What are your favorite colors?

Will: orange

Allen: all the colors in the rainbow

What are your favorite animals?

Will: dinosaurs

Allen: the orangutans and giraffes I see at the zoo

Let’s explore!

  • Taiwan is a tropical island off the coast of China.

  • Most people live in big cities and speak Mandarin Chinese. More than 90 percent of people are Buddhist or Taoist.

  • The Church has one temple in Taiwan, in the capital city of Taipei.