Wow this week we had a baptism!!
We also had interviews!
Let me tell you about it
So First off, this past week one of our former investigators called us out of the blue and said she wanted to learn English with us! So we set up an appointment to meet with her! Were super excited!!
Second off We had interviews on Friday. We were with out District of 10 from 10-2pm and Sister Turner, the President’s Wife and she taught us about Unity while playing games with us to help us learn about loving our companion!
After interviews we all left and my companion and i had dinner then headed to the church for study and then our investigator came so we could teach her the last principles before her interview. It was such a miracle because out investigator did not want to get interviewed by a Korean so LUCKILY our mission president was still in the are and was able to make it to our ward for the interview!! It went well and she passed.
So SUNDAY CAME! And Sunday morning we left for the Stake center for a special conference of a broadcast. Afterwords we had another interview with president and because the train takes an hour and a half to get to the ward, he said he would miss his next meeting to take it and come to the baptism!
So we got to the baptism and all our district was there setting things up for us and filling the water. It was basically perfect. Then out of no where an MTC teacher and his Gf comes through the doors, haha they didn’t plan on the church being open, or to see a baptism but the church was open and we were preparing for the baptism so they stayed for it! Meanwhile lots of members are coming in and filling up the seats. Us missionaries were asked to do a choir so we practiced some more and then the baptism started. I Promise I took a photo but I forgot my camera at the church yesterday, luckily the elders took it home for me so next week I will send in a photo!
ANYWAYS! The baptism went great and our feelings were great! This week was pretty great! I hope you know what i mean.
That’s all for now folks. Till next week!
I don’t have a lot of time, but this week was great! I learned a lot from Zone Conference this week! We learned about working with members, Being unified as a mission and how we need to be unified as a companionship, and we learned about baring out testimony as we proselyte! It was really great! I am itching to apply what I learned!
This week we also met with our investigator, and were dropped by another investigator (until next month??) we are preparing for our investigator to be baptized this next weekend! so excited~! She is so prepared and ready for this! I can’t wait to show you the photos!
This week we met with a young single adult in the ward and had “Chicago” pizza with her. It was delicious and she is so sweet.
We also went on exchanges and I learned a ton from my STL! Also got my birthday package at zone conference! Thank you Family!
So my favorite thing I learned this week is how to be unified. Not just a missionary thing. If we are all truly focused on Christ, then that is where unity comes in. We must learn who Christ is and how he was to be like Him. And when we all have the same focus then we can be in unity. Of course I am not perfect and no one is. But we can always repent, make goals to be better, and keep trying. Even when we fail! Please keep trying!! I know Heavenly Father is always there helping you along the way!
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Also I have been in Korea for a year now HOLY COOWWWW
Wow July 24th already!!
I hope you are enjoying your hot hot summer!! It’s been quite rainy here! But after 12 weeks it should be cooler and not so rainy… maybe!
This week we stayed busy with sticker-boarding and meeting our Investigator with the baptismal date! I also renewed my foreigner card! It’s been almost a year since I left the MTC already! Also our investigator came to church all the way to Gangnam ward even though it was pouring rain!!!!! I the only thing the umbrella helped to stay dry was the top of my head.. and even the umbrella had holes in it! it was okay though! All was well!
We also got to meet with a cute couple in the Gangnam ward after out of no where! that was great too! then for dinner we had duckbokki that my companion made! Sunday was great!
I have forgotten what I did the majority of this week but I’m sure it was full of wonderful adventures! We actually met with a lot of members this week because they all planned to invite us over for meals in one week out of the 31 days of July. We had American food the other day with one member at a cute restaurant. And she also ordered this one food that wasn’t American. It was rice on a plate with this black stuff all over it and a squid cut up on top. I tried some then made the mistake of asking what was on top… If you ever wondered what the ink that squids and octopuses have tastes like… well, you can know!
We also had a birthday celebration on Wednesday! Also Gangnam sisters had a surprise call on tuesday and found out one of them actually WAS getting transferred to my Greeny area in Gimpo and the sister that was supposed to go came to Gangnam, so that was super surprising. Anyways that day we had pizza (and Domino’s pizza costs 30 dollars here don’t do it!) and chicken. then i was surprised with an ice cream cake that night as well! it was a really good day!!!
Anyways this week is going to be a great week! We made a lot of goals and plan to improve and get going! I hope you have an amazing week!
This week was really fun! First we had 12 week follow up…
Then My companion had a birthday
Then we had district meeting and learned about patience and then we had Ice cream from Baskin Robbins to celebrate 4 of our birthdays, then we lit up sparklers.
Then we had exchanges! And I went to Nolyanjin for a day!
Then we met with our investigator and she still wants to get baptized and wants to know that this is all true and she has such a wonderful pure desire to learn and become like Christ!!
Then the elders also bought a cake for my companions birthday and it was so cute!
Then I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this but our Ward mission leader is CRAZY and we love him! Missionary coordination meeting is always 2-3 hours and I mean he brings snacks too and then we talk about each investigator for a long time and then see what kind of proselytizing activities we can do this week. He has spent a lot of money for proselytizing activities.
This week I want to share a verse I read this week From Alma 17. I guess my mind was on patience this week because as I read this verse I realized it was about that.
11 And the Lord said unto them also: Go forth among the Lamanites, thy brethren, and establish my word; yet ye shall be patient in long-suffering and afflictions, that ye may show forth good examples unto them in me, and I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls.
So maybe you can relate it to your life. The Lord commanded them to share His gospel with the Lamanite people, and if they are patient in long-suffering and afflictions, he will make them an instrument in His hands. I think about that in Missionary work, there are a lot of things we have to do before we see the blessings, sometimes it takes a long time. But he promises right here, we can become an instrument in his hands as long as we show forth good examples unto them in Him!
That’s all for now folks! I hope you have a wonderful week!!
“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” Romans 1:16
Happy 4th of July! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! This week was actually a pretty fun week! Right?
(outside of the work) We had a great breakfast with the district at a place in Gangnam called Butterfinger Pancakes where our district leader shared a spiritual message about… America? Ha ha. It was very Patriotic. Later we went sticker boarding and had a member meal at a restaurant where yeah we were super full..
Back to Missionary work and Miracles! We received a referral on Wednesday from a man to meet a Sister who was very interested in the Church! She is the most prepared person I have ever taught only (2 lessons in one day wow). It was crazy special!!!
We had a Music night on Friday and it was great! Our new investigator came and English class members came as well as a less active! It was seriously a miracle!!
I hope you are having a great July! It’s half way over! Enjoy the warm summer! In Korea there is a lot of rain and humidity… I will be grateful while it’s not 100 degrees here yet!!
Have a wonderful week!