Editor's note: Second of two stories on Chad Lewis and his continuing work in China.
CEDAR HILLS, Utah Nearly two decades later, he remembers it vividly being humbled to tears in the private, late-night hours of a darkened bedroom.
A fresh-out-of-Utah Mormon missionary in his first weeks of a two-year assignment in Taiwan, Chad Lewis was simply overwhelmed.
Intimidated by a strange, new Asian land and its culture. Self-conscious for towering over the shorter Taiwanese people. Devastated by the prospects of learning to communicate in an extremely difficult written and spoken language.
And then there was the food would he ever be able to stomach such different dishes of Chinese cuisine?
"I cried myself to sleep at night because I hated the food it was all too hard," he recalled.