First off… 15,000 years is a long time!
Hello Everyone! Can you believe next week is October! Can you also believe that it’s General Conference! Actually we have to wait a week before we can watch so it can be translated into Korean, but I am so excited! Also holy cow it’s been 6 months since I watched General conference in Singal…
This week my companion and I visited a really sweet family in our ward. They are from some islands somewhere but i guess also California, but they only speak English as a second language and the Husband is in the military so they are in Korea for that reason, they are really cool. The sister just had a really big surgery so we payed them a visit and wow they are amazing!! we also ate just a small sample of how good the food is that they have! Later in the week we visited a family that hadn’t been to church in a while, they are also here for military. They are all Samoan I think. Wow they are such a cute family and they love missionaries. We visited them with a sister who really loves this family and wow she doesn’t even speak English, but she was all prepared and even brought Dukk to give! Probably the best dukk I’ve had in Korea! Any ways, miracle because later in the week Bishop had a party at his fancy house and this family came!! It was so great. Miracle number two this other less active (from last week) was invited to this party and everyone came!! Then they all came on Sunday. It was really great! Only sad thing, our investigator did not make it to church on Sunday, but another former investigator casually showed up… !!!
So this week we met with a kind of potential investigator as soon as we can meet his wife and daughter, but until then, we visit him occasionally at his academy for Asian writing calligraphy. It’s beautiful! Basically the past two times, we go, we talk, we explain our purpose, he buys some lunch for us and we eat and talk and then he tells us he will give us some cool fan or paper thing! haha! it’s a blast but also this is why we don’t meet with his often haha! This week he drew this cool painting in two minutes and then wrote our names. it was just a practice one so he let me write on it but no way does my 1st time calligraphy compare to his really long time of doing this thing that he does.
Also this week after English class this lady the elder’s have been trying to meet with us with finally C AME after 3 weeks!! And she came and played piano and talked with us and wow. She’s really cool too. She before had asked the elder’s if she could try out to play piano for our ward each Sunday, but turns out you gotta be a member for that haha. But she came and she was able to meet a member, she’s Korean but also French, so she speaks French as a 1st language, Korean and English. And also when she met the member he asked if she was a member but she said no, “But I want to be.” She was just a really cool Sister I’m super excited to (hopefully) meet with her again.
So basically we are having lots of fun here in Bundang. I really love this transfer because we are both trying to do better together to be better missionaries. This past couple transfers we focused on getting closer with members and I am so happy we received training on this because I love getting closer to the members here in Bundang. The members here love missionary work and love the Savior.
This week I read an article that kind of made me a lot more grateful for this time I have to be a missionary. Just because I wear this name tag I have so many opportunities to serve people in so many ways that I had not done before In my life. I love being a missionary and being here in Korea!!
I hope you all have an amazing week!!