Hello! What a crazy fast/fun week!
Monday we went to my old area and visited a family I taught. They aren’t meeting missionary’s anymore...kinda sad, but we've stayed in good contact and I just love them to death. The little girl Carly is leaving to Canada so I promised to see her again before she left. On our way home we had to take a taxi and it was so fun... I just got to chat with him for 20 minutes (traffic jam. don’t miss that) he was way nice and had seen missionary’s before but he went up to ask them about Book of Mormon but they had to get on their bus and leave...so I just got to talk to him and he was blown away that we could speak Korean and he randomly asked if we had ever received a gift from a taxi man haha...said no of course not so he opens his glove box and hands us a vitamin water so we will remember him haha. So before leaving I told him I’d give him a present too and he was so excited to get the Book of Mormon :) best gift ever...and cool for me cause its free! :) We made it back just in time for Ward family home evening. it was a music night...but we were the speakers of course so we talked about Joseph Smith and made up our own little rendition of spring morning hymn and praise to the man...niether of us are singers nor know anything about music but I thought we did a pretty fine job :)
Tuesday we got to meet with our new mission leader. It was so fun! Usually we had just been doing a quick meeting on Saturdays with Bishop and mission leader but it wasn’t really anything ...but he just got called and he lived in Canada and is really living up the calling so we are so excited to be working with him and his wife made best dinner ever... tofu steak (confusing I know...no meat involved) and there was SALAD!
Wednesday some of our English class members took us to a nice buffet restaurant for Sis Rovelsky’s birthday it was fun and they are just great people.
Thursday was our conference got great training and good to see everyone again. In our conferences we just get trained on different things and then testimony meeting which is usually the leaving missionary’s last words and new missionary’s first. Pretty fun to see the difference in the talks, the old ones giving advice and what they’ve learned and the new ones just so shocked to be here but so ready to go and work.
Afterward had a lesson and then went to outback steak house with Sonjiyoun for Sis R.s bday! yum! so weird to be in American restaurant really feels like US just waiters still have black hair...but they even tried to speak all the English they could for us haha
Friday was quite a shocker we always have planning meeting but we planned, then went to meet our 85 year old Investigator, who is just fun but we kinda never thought he would progress much he is just old and likes to visit and has nothing else to do....but we met and talked about baptism and he was like "yeah. ok . when? today? can we do today?" haha WHAT???! we didn’t even know what to do...that does not happen lol we were a little speechless...yikes...you’d think missionary’s would know what to do in a situation like that. I tried to explain what it would mean...he still goes to another church and has only been taught first lesson so we have a lot to teach...but as of now...his baptism date is September 2!!! haha...and good news is he says he is coming back to AZ with me hahahaha...i hope you have an extra room ready. He is adorable! I’ll send pic if have time... super cool too during our English time he told us his history in the war!! He was in college when North Korea invaded and he told the coolest story ever and I got in on video! Can’t wait to show you!
Saturday had lunch with Marsha...remember her? She comes to our English class and took us out to dinner actually not lunch but it was fun she’s adorable, just love her.
Sunday was stake conference. 4 of our investigators came! Amazing!!! It was way good and they liked it and yeah....just way good. Somehow we both hurt our knees...i think we sat weird while eating at a members after church and it was a stressful meal trying to pull chicken meat off the bone with chopsticks! So I didn’t pay attention to my legs. Anyway so instead of crosswalk contacting we went and did calls at the church to give legs a rest and we got like record contacts haha it was so fun talking to old people who had given missionary’s their number. I was able to make some appointments and even some referrals for other areas!
Carly got a letter back from the girls (Rylee and Tatum – Janell’s nieces have become pen pals) and was so thrilled...called me and read both the letters they had written her. For p-day (preparation day= day off) we went down to Boondang to see them , it was fun, they said if we go back next year to stay at their house :)
My Croc shoes are great! Usually just wear them in the rain ...I think I’ll try to keep nice so can pass to other missionary’s before the next rain season.
I played soccer last Saturday :) some of the wards play in our zone but not mine but if they need us they call and I get permission to go :)
Ok so, long letter and almost out of time. Sorry! It was a good week and hope you have a good one too! This week is gonna be another awesome one so you make yours awesome too! Thanks for package and love and prayers! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AUG 19, 2012
well....another week. Can’t believe it. It went by pretty fast but was good. We spent a lot of time preparing for a special English class. We set up an English village and were hoping to get a lot of people and members and old investigators to come and...well it kinda worked! We had 2 less actives come to church Sunday because they got the text about English class! We picked up 2 new investigators and possible 2 more soon from it! way cool...
This next week is gonna be busy and so so good. It’s Sister Rovelsky’s birthday week^^ her b-day is Thursday and we have a big mission conference so it will be good...and all our investigators want to take us out to eat for her b-day so we might be getting fed just about everyday hehe yes!
Sorry my mind isn’t coming up with much else to say. I hope everyone had a good week and will have a great next week too. I’m going to see the old investigator family in Boondang today so I have lots of travel time to write real letters...I love you.
sorry again its short...but forgive me cause I sent a picture ^^
Aug 12, 2012
We had a pretty good week. Started off with our p-day at the bath house...the ole grammas loved us hehe. So we got our 전도 (proselytizing I guess) on. Our Son ji youn is still on house rest so we went and had dinner with her and studied together. We read Alma 34 together and usually people have a hard time understanding the Book of Mormon cause its way hard Korean that no one speaks anymore. But because she’s an artist (and prepared) she was totally making things click it was amazing! We went and saw her Friday too and watched Testaments together and she loved it. She’s studied so many random things because of art that it totally made sense that they were Indians.
Sorry don’t have time for a long one...wanted to write lots of short little ones back and forth this week. Not much has changed here...meeting interesting people and learning to love awkwardness missionary work brings. mom said something about being worried to share too much with your neighbor and husband like don’t want to make enemies but I learned..if people aren’t interested, they'll just say no and life goes on the same....but if you don’t ask, maybe they would say yes but you’ll never know! And if anyone makes you an enemy out of sharing something that’s so important to you they weren’t a very good friend anyway. Easy for me to say as a missionary that’s my job...but hopefully I will be able to feel that way as just a member too! yikes...I’ve never been good at member missionary work!
Ok sorry got to go! I love you so so so so so much! I still haven’t sent box yet :( oops but am going shopping right now to finish off.
p.s. mom HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!