This week was a blast. We had two new Elders come in and they are both great guys and super funny. This week we had other Elders come and spend the night and went on exchanges. It was super cool to work with a new elder and pick his brain on how he does things. A big change this week was my mental mindset. I just focused all week and finding a happiness not from the old things that made me happy but the new things that missionary work brings. I kinda hit a slump and felt like i wasnt moving but as soon as a realized that i was trying the fill holes in my heart that only rock climbing or wrestling would fill i had to change the whole mindset to fill wholes with parts of missionary work that are super fun and awesome. haha i really hope that all makes sense... But last we we met so many cool people. Randomly last week i got an impression to bring a russian book of mormon and a russian pamplet. That night we met two people both russian that new mormons and had been researching our church for 10 years on there own!! blew our minds how prepared they were. The Branch out here is hard. Lots of things we have to fix and help the members with. If we get sent some where the branch would go to crap so we are trying to slowly stand them on their feet but the district president doesnt want to help and got super mad at me for "pushing him to hard" but we will see. pray for us. love you all
This week was good, The weeks seem to fly by like days. I cant believe out quick the time is going. This week a lot of weird things came up with stuff with North Korea and so we are a little confused and worried but the thing that stands up it all is the comfort we all have recieved for the lord. It hard to believe just 20 miles north North Korea is there but at the same time how the Lords work prevails over everything. haha nothing is serious right now but its just been really cool to see how through Christ we can be comforted and receive help. I really cant imagine being anywhere else and not having the Korean people in my life. Its so crazy to think that a year ago i never imagined being on the other side of the world speaking korean and seeing the things i have seen. serving a mission is the greatest choice i have ever made and might be the greatest choice i will make. Week got transfer calls and im staying in donghea with the same comp. so happy to stay. This place is home for a little bit longer. also gradation announcements if you did them...send me one:)
love you all
love elder hunsaker
Great week! The church is true!! This week we spent advertising and sharing about the Easter and what it really means. So many cool people in this world that are just waiting for the gospel. Its so much better when you start to understand people way more also haha I think the language is finally pulling through, so helping people and hearing there stories is so much more rewarding. Last night we met a man who had been through a lot and felt like God was there but didnt love him because of the choices he had made. We assured him how God is our loving Heavenly Father and how through the Book of Mormon he can come to know and feel Gods love. He was pretty thankful for us and took the Book of Mormon. Also yesterday at church we had some Americans visit. The father of the family served here and opened this area in 1983. He didnt know it but a member that is really dear to my heart stood up and asked him if he knew the missionary that baptized him and it turns out the man was at his baptizm and even had a picture on his phone. I dont remember my baptizm very much but this member did and even being 60 years old with a tough man personality he broke down into tears. It was amazing to witness such a spiritual experience and see the old missionaries wife and kids see the work their father did. We all were crying so much haha. It really made me realize how big even helping one person can have on a life and a generation. Love you all so much
Great great week. haha don't get to watch conference until next week but pretty sure i don't need to watch it anyway from all the spoilers haha. This last week was a big prep week for the next easter theme Prince of Peace. Such a blessing to be a missionary during my favorite time the year. Christ and his atonement will forever be the greatest gift to us. I truly can't imagine everything or how the atonement works but i testify it's real and i have felt its healing power. This week we found a new family we are starting to teach . The mom didn't like the message so she told us because our korean is bad she doesn't think we can teach but then the switch flipped and my tongue was loosed and with all the authority of my soul i told her we can speak and we work so hard everyday to share this message because we know it's true and we will die trying to get this message to the korean people. instantly, The atmosphere changed, the husband snatched the book of mormon and just started reading and the mom looked at me and told me i want to try but shared a personal experience about her early life without the church. When we had to leave the spirit was so thick in their house and it seemed like they wanted us to just be there forever haha. As soon as we got into the elevator every last drop of tears came out and it was the most powerful confirmation that this in God's true church and how great this message truly is.
love you all, work hard and love the lord first.
love elder hunsaker
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