light the world
Another great week in Korea.
The weeks are really getting faster and faster. In 1 month i will already be 1/6 through my mission. i cant believe it!! We had a great day yesterday and had 5 people at church. the ward really helped us a lot with them. It was so amazing to see them glowing with the light of christ.
This work is so rewarding and makes me so happy no matter what kind of day i had the people here and this gospel makes it the best day of my life.
This month until christmas we are lighting the World with Christ and Service. haha never thought id be so happy over a church video but this one is amazing and you all should watch it.
Love you all and praying for ya.
This week flew by, its seems to only get faster and faster. The Korean life is amazing. The culture and so so different but its slowly coming haha respect is very big here. Everyone shakes hands with both hands and basically does everything with both hands. The Old people here are such a blessing haha the other day on the subway i was practicing some language with a person on the train and she pushed him out of the way and said "i help" haha we went through all my vocab and she helped me a lot haha. Its crazy how much people just stare and me and my companion haha. sometimes i feel like a zoo animal lol. But its nice because they always want to say hi to us. The hard part here is everyone is in a hurry or wants to act like they are very busy. The males all work from dawn until 9 ish and so we miss all the people out and about most days. i met a man on the street the other day and all he wanted to do was tell me he believed in God and that he was saved. haha theres about a million churches here so lots of people at least believe in some type of God so its difficult to explain our message on the street in the minute we get to chat with them. But like my companion said "they all have agency" and i need to not get so sad when someone declines the Gospel right now.
Faith first then your Miracle will come. Dont let the adversary tell you its Gods fault. Everything we are and where we are are form the dominating thoughts in our minds. So, positive gospel thought with lots of faith will get you where and what you need.
haha i hope all this makes sense we dont get much time to email today.
LOve you all so much.
Another Amazing week. So blessed to be here. Its hard at times but I truly have felt the blessings of Christ fill me with joy and excitement for the future work here and for the rest of my life. We got here with no one really to teach so we have been hitting the streets hard talking with people about the gospel and our message and we already have a few promising investigators. The people here are all so amazing and willing to help me with my Korean at all times haha its so crazy to think about just randomly walking up to peopling and just talking with them but thats exactly what we do haha most people hate doing it but i love it so much. The people are so happy and make me so happy. Just getting a little smile out of a person makes my day. A couple days a go i felt a headache coming on but then we started talking with people and serving and by the end of the night i totally forgot about my headache. Also the food here is all so so good. I am in love with all the food here and everyone is always cooking. after church yesterday we had a huge meal after sacrament haha it was so weird to me but also so amazing. Korea is the place to be.
Something big in missionary work is the members help but no one here helps so thats kinda lame so pls help the missionaries out at home. The members are a huge part of the conversion process so keep on the look out for friends and family that you can introduce to the missionaries. Love you all so much. Stay close the God through prayer and love this gospel over everything else. This life will end but the Gospel doesnt.
Hollllllyyyy cow hahah
This is crazy to be writing from Korea. This place already has a deep spot in my heart. Im not gonna lie i was so nervous coming here wondering if i was gonna be able to handle everything. but just walking off the plane i felt so good about this place. The first day we got here and had dinner and slept at the Mission Home, we drove through Seoul and i thought i was going to die haha so many people. on the way to the Mission Home we got to talk with people and try to place a book of mormon. haha it seemed so hard. Everyone wouldnt even look at me haha. i guess theres a bunch of other churches with missionaries who are very rude to the people and give missionaries a bad name so its hard to let the people know we care about them and love them before they turn us down.
So saturday we got our trainers and headed for our apartments and just like that the work started I didnt get a second the unpack and just had to drop everything at the door and off we went. We tlaked with some people and then Taught English class. they were all non-members and so at the end of it i was able to share my testimony with them. it was amazing. but since then we have taught 3 lessons and did some street contacting, such a blast haha the people really get a kick out of watching me try to speak to them haha. also the bathroom and showers or combined here so you can do two things at once if ya want haha. also my companion is Elder Gildea he is such a great guy and is in the Army so his mentality is very hard working and i love it. he has and will teach me so much.
love you all so much.
What a crazy week. haha its been so crazy getting everything ready for Korea. I never thought i would ever miss the MTC after 9 weeks of it but last night was sad. we all cried and mentioned how much we will miss each other. Crazy how close our district has gotten in short amount of time.
HALLOWEEN haha, one of the best days. I will send some pics of my costume but i promise they dont do it justice haha. Since we had no access to costumes and stuff we all had to get creative and so i came up with the idea of Harry Potter. After thinking of a way to make glasses i found a metal hanger and crafted my own. At the end of the day we trick or treated in the dorms. Such a fun day.
Last night we had the pleasure of listening to President Nelson. He is the 4th apostle to speak to us in the last 9 weeks. so amazing. We seem to be pretty sneaky and ended up with seats 20 feet from him:) He brought such a strong spirit and talked about the impact we will have on so many people in exponential ways. I cant wait to be in Korea!!!!!
Love you all so much. Blessing coming your ways!!
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