Monday, November 28, 2016

More exchanges, Thanksgiving and jailhouse lessons

Elder Ee Je Bok, my comp
and me
Happy Thanksgiving.

You guys look like you had so much fun on Thanksgiving. All we did was go to KFC. It was sad not being with you guys for Thanksgiving but I know I'm doing the Lords work.

This past week was great. I got to go on exchange in Miryang which is the boonies compared to Changwan. I was with Elder Ee Je Bok who is one of the funniest Koreans I've ever met. We got to go visit the jail to teach one of the inmates who is an investigator. He was a young guy and I don't know how long he has been locked up but he was really happy. We only got to teach for about 15 minutes before a buzzer went off for us to leave but it was still really cool. While we were sitting in the lobby waiting to go in, a group of guys walked in. There was one guy dressed in a really nice suit with sunglasses on who walked around like he was a big deal or something and he was followed by five other guys covered in tattoos. There was also two little buff guys with shaved heads with huge devils tattooed on the back of their heads who were like their body guards. They followed them around, stood at the doors, and held their cell phones when they went into the cells. It was so funny, it was like something out of a movie. And when they walked in, the Korean sister next to me leaned over and said, 'Korean gang.'

District Meeting and lunch
But the exchanges are really fun. Last night we got to eat at one of the members house with a bunch of other families. I am still trying to get used to real Korean food.

I didn't get transferred. I'll be with my trainer for at least another 6 weeks. After that I'll probably stay in Dogye for another 6 weeks. I just got really jealous when I read that you guys played touch [rugby] at the IPF.

Our leaders had us think a lot about what we are thankful for this past week and my answer is always my family. I think about you guys every day and it wasn't until I came here that I truly realized how lucky I am to have you guys. Every time we teach someone in the streets we always teach how important families are and that we can live together forever. I am grateful that Heavenly Father gave us the opportunity to have eternal families and feel joy.

I love you guys so much. Have a great week.
Elder Mica Matua

This area is called Miryang
Dinner with a member family
Pretty good Korean food
Korean KFC

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