Monday, July 17, 2017

Multiple Updates since June 2017

July 16, 2017 - Food stand lady

This week went by really fast. We had our first zone conference with our new mission president. He is really good at English and he told jokes for like ten minutes that you would find on the back of a Laffy Taffy. He has about six missionaries here who are from his same ward. 

We have been told to stay indoors until after 1 o'clock because it is so hot here. I never new how humid it was in Korea. We are basically drenched in sweat 24/7. We've been walking around all day proselyting because we need more investigators so I'm gettin a real nice farmers tan. 

Last night we were walking around proselyting through a market that comes by our house every five days when we were stopped by a lady standing by a food stand. then she just kept telling us to eat and we cant turn down food so we started eating. Then she pulled out here phone and showed us that she had all the missionaries phone numbers but they were all old so we gave her the new ones. after we talked for a while we found out that she came to church a long time ago and her daughter got baptized five years ago. She told me and Elder Proffit that she would call us later and take all the missionaries her out to eat. 

We have three weeks left in the transfer which is crazy because my companion will go home and I will be at my year mark. Its been a crazy but amazing experienced and I cant wait for the next half. I love this church and I know that it is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Going to do some archery
Yeah that's far
Call me Bulls Eye

July 9, 2017 - They give me no nutrients

This was our first week with our new mission president. He is Korean but fluent in English. He ran the headquarters for the church in Korea or something. But on Saturday our investigator got baptized, who is president Jeong's nephew, and we got president Jeong to come down to baptize him. It was the first time we ever met him so I think we started off on a good note. 

After the baptism we went to our weekly soccer with our youth and their friends. We had 22 people come out and a bunch of them were non members which was really cool. We played members vs non members and we lost 4-5. 

Yesterday we had a bunch of people come out to church. A lot of less active members and our investigators. We have to little chinese kids who got baptized last month in another ward but then their family moved to hogye so they come to our church now. They are 4 and 8 years old and their parents aren't members so they come to church every sunday by themselves and sit with the missionaries. The 4 year old ones name is sung yoon and he literally climbed on top of my head in the middle of sacrament meeting.

Last night we had a ward BBQ at the branch presidents kindergarten that he owns. It is sooo hot in Korea right now. and it is super humid. So the whole time at the BBQ everyone was dripping sweat but it was still really fun. Hogye is a really awesome place to serve and I feel so lucky to get to serve with all these amazing people.

July 2, 2017 - Some random pics

The District
The soccer homies - Ward youth

June 25, 2017
We got our transfer calls yesterday and both me and Elder Proffit are staying in Hogye. I'm pumped I get to stay here. Yesterday we had two investigators come to church. They are both about 13 years old and one of them is our new mission presidents nephew. We set his baptismal date and are planning to have president Jung baptize him.

I went on exchange with the zone leader and he came here to Hogye. We hopped on a bus in the morning to go to out service project and got a little lost. We were talking on the bus and after about an hour and a half elder finch looks out the window and says, this is my area. So we got off and headed back the way we came on a different bus. turns out the place was only two stops away from our house.

We have found a few more investigators. Hoyge is a really small town, for Korea, and almost everyone here knows us. A lot of our new investigators have met the missionaries years ago. and we see the same people on the streets everyday. We try to talk to them when we can but most of them don't want to here it but we keep looking for the ones that do. at least the know who we are. Besides that not too much else going on this week.

Alma 26:15

Throwback to the skating days
Homie still got it