you probably cant read the title of this email but it says a week of 'so gay's' which means refferrals. we were really blessed this week to be able to find some potential investigators through working with members. the theme for our mission this transfer is to the rescue and we are learning how to be able to work with members. the stakes here have all be informed about president Monsons 'to the rescue' program and we have been trying to work with members to find people to teach. the program just started and im sure it will take a while before it has an effect but we have already been able to see some good results. yesterday we visited a less active guy at his 'english academy' and he introduced us to his nephew. it was a cool opportunity to share the gospel. i know that the Lord is preparing people for us to teach and that the best way is through the members.
Friday, April 30, 2010
I feel like my mission has changed a lot in the last few weeks. the reality that i'll be going home soon is starting to kick in and all of a sudden i have to prepare for change. i've loved being here in Korea and wish that i could just stay here for another six months or so but i know that change is a good thing. on my mission i've learned a lot about faith and that it is trusting that the Lord will provide for us. if we truly have faith and hope, we dont have to be afraid of the future because we know that there will always be something better up ahead. we can nourish this hope during our lives through our successes and failures. in the end we should have a hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and in the knowledge that we will be able to return to Heavenly Father. i know that this hope will give us the strength we need to keep on pushing even when times are hard.
well i've been in the city of ulsan for a little over a month now and just when i was getting used to things, my companion, elder matsuura, got transfered. he is going to another big city and my new companion is once again korean. ive known him since the beginning of my mission and we get along really well so im excited. it was sad to see elder mastuura go though. we had a good transfer together and did a lot of fun things like eat raw whale meat and stuff. i'll try to attach a picture.
we dont have many investigators but the ones we have are doing good. one of them, named yang sun oak, is really awesome. she reads the book of mormon a lot and has really good questions. last week she asked us about the gold plates and why God doesnt just let us have them as proof of the book of mormon. we taught her about faith and how we have to believe without needing to see and if we do we'll recieve a witness from the holy ghost, which is a stronger witness than seeing the plates, she understood well and has a desire to believe. her question made me think about Heavenly Father and the proof he has given us about the book of mormon. it reminds me of a conversation i had with elder procuniar in the mtc because he was saying how perfect the book of mormon is. man can't prove it to be true or false. its impossible. the only way to know if the book of mormon is true or not is to read and pray about it. it really is amazing how no matter what people do to prove the book of mormon to be true or false, it can't be done. i know that this is because the book is from a loving Heavenly Father that wants us to read it and pray about it. when we do we will not only find out that it is true but we'll also learn about our Father in heaven and be able to make a relationship with him.
ps check out the meat to blubber ratio on the whale meat
the guy in picture 128 is one of my favorite members in Korea. he was in my last area, po hang but i still see him because hes second councilor in the district presidency. does he look like dad to you? i think he looks exactly like dad, just korean version. he kind of acts like dad too.