Lai Sau Kyun joined the Church with her family in 1974. Today she is the first counselor in the Sham Sui Branch Primary of the Hong Kong District. Life has changed for the Lai family. (In Chinese the last name precedes the surname.)
Brother Lai is a member of the branch presidency, and his oldest son is a full-time missionary. For Sau Kyun, activity night, family home evening, branch outings, and Church socials have replaced television.
“Most of my social life is in the Church. We have more than 50 young people in our branch,” says Sau Kyun. The majority of members in the Hong Kong district are recent converts, 13 to 19 years old, who are given many opportunities to serve in the Church auxiliaries.
Like most other young members of her branch, Sau Kyun attends a Protestant secondary school. After graduating, she may attend Brigham Young University or Ricks College and then return to Hong Kong.