Hello friends and family! I love you guys so much! I know I say this every week, but I hope that all of you realize how important you are to me. Every package, letter, email, prayer--especially the prayers--are felt and loved! This work is the best in the world. Thank you for being there for me and helping me be the best that I can. You love gives me renewed strength and additional reasons to get out there and keep spreading the love of our Heavenly Father! It is really nice to work in the love business. I love getting up early and studying and learning about God's love for us then getting to see the change in people's lives as that love transforms them. Truly a knowledge of true principles will change behavior better and faster than a study of behavior will change behavior, and I've seen the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ change lives. Especially mine! I am so glad to be a missionary in the Dajeon, Korea mission. (a.k.a the best mission in the whole world!) It is really nice working in the downtown portion of Daejeon because I get to swing around the mission office at least once a week and see President Shin. Man, I love that man! It is amazing to see the Spirit work in someone so clearly for the benefit of others. I am so happy that I have my very own Karate Kid master! (but seriously though--pres shin is a black belt in tai kwon do! Like Sensai style good~ I haven't seen him snatch a fly out of the air, but us missionaries talk^^)
This week was another good one in the catalog of great times! We were blessed with lots of time to go out and find new investigators so Elder Baker and I enjoyed hitting the streets and subways and buses, talking to everyone and sharing the good Word. Moral of the story: if you need a pick-me-up say high to a kind little grandmother. If you want to see miracles: talk to everyone. Period. It has been good.
I think my favorite moment of the week was when we went to Costco for lunch on Saturday with one of our most awesome recent converts, 황원진! He is the best!! He is just so real! He has been having a bit of a hard time recently because he is doing all that he can to live the gospel and his wife just doesn't like it. She hasn't been converted yet and it putting up some resistance. He just keeps trudging along. Always happy. Always choosing right. He was just telling us about how a right attitude is critical but how sometimes it is really hard to be nice and happy all the time. We shared some selections from first Nephi and shared our testimonies about the Lords timing. HE listened and loved it but interjected loudly "Yeah, but it would be really nice if the Lord's timing were a little bit faster!!". We all thought it was funny. And I am sorry to you all because the timing of the joke was much funnier in Korea. Translation difficulties. Story of my life!!
I love you all!
(Don't worry mom, I am happy and healthy and getting plenty of viatamin C here in the 한국!)
Thank you so much for all that all of you do for me and for Him.
And shout out to my friends and family who are hitting the field this week! Go Kaylan, Go Glade! I so loved seeing the pictures of you guys and I know that you will change lives. You guys have changed mine!!
Onward and Upward