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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Week 35 - If You Strike Me Down I Will Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Sorry, I'm a week behind...

Title - In Star Wars, Obi-Wan says this to Darth Vader when they are fighting with lightsabers

Hello Adoring Fans!

This week was super slow.  Elder Kim got sick, we celebrated 추석 (Chuseok(Chusuk)), and one of our investigators agreed to be baptized, but I wasn't there.


Last Monday was awesome as usual.  Shortly after finishing p-day, we headed up to the church building for Family Home Evening which was incredible.  We had like 20 people come!  It was awesome!  Elder Kim and I taught the message and we decided to teach about the importance of loving others because we are all children of God.  The message itself was a little bit hard to understand for the kids, but the activity was really good.  We had everyone complement the person to their right.  I think it was especially good for those in the group that aren't members of the Church to feel the love that we all have for them.

On Tuesday we went out proselyting all day which was okay.  At night Elder Han's new companion, Elder Peterson and I went on exchanges just for the night, so that we could teach English class (we were expecting one of our investigators to come) and so that Elder Kim and Elder Han could meet with our investigator, 이경철 (Ee Gyung Chur).   Our other investigator didn't end up coming to English class, but Elder Kim and Elder Han had an awesome lesson with Ee Gyung Chur.  They taught him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they invited him to begin preparing to be baptized and he said yes.  We're hoping that the next time we meet with him we can set a date for his baptism.  Nice!

On Thursday, Elder Kim was super sick, so we decided to call Sister Sonksen and get permission for him to rest for the day.  I couldn't really do anything during the day which was kind of struggily, but Elder Kim needed the rest.  I was just hoping that he could get better before Friday so that we could still go to the Chuseok Conference (and bowling).

On Friday morning, luckily Elder Kim was pretty much back to normal (besides a small cold), so we were able to go bowling and to the conference without any problems.  Bowling was super fresh.  We just rented out this entiring bowling alley and just filled it with missionaries.  It was awesome.  After that, every one went to the mission office for the conference.  The conference was pretty cool.  President Sonksen shared some stories about missionaries in our mission from like the 60's and 70's that were really inspiring.  We also talked about Chuseok and its origin and how people celebrate it. 

 Elder Kim bowling.  :)

Saturday was cleaning day.   We did our studies, had lunch with one of the members, and then cleaned for like 6 hours.  It was a really long day, but it was surprisingly pretty fun.  We just blasted Mormon Tabernacle Choir and cleaned our apartment top to bottom. 

 Elder Peterson cleaning the bathroom that Elder Kim and Elder Huckvale use (he volunteered!)


We didn't really do anything too special for Chuseok.  Elder Kim got to call his family and we had church later in the day.  Afterwards, Elder Kim and I went to eat dinner at the house of bishop of the neighboring ward because apparently him and Elder Kim's dad are tight.  It was really fun.

Now I'll tell you a little bit about Chuseok.  Chuseok is a holiday all about celebrating ancestry.  Usually people all go to their hometown during the Chuseok weekend, they prepare food for their deceased ancestors, eat the food, play some Chuseok games, and then go to the grave sites of their ancestors and clean them up a bit (pull weeds, bring flowers, etc.).  It seems like it's pretty fun.  I wouldn't mind celebrating it later when I go home.  That would be fun.

Especially since it was Chuseok this weekend, I was thinking about how grateful I am to be sealed together with my family and to know that even though we will all pass away at some point, because of the Atonement and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, all death is not the end, and we will be able to live together eternally.  There are so many people who don't know this; who don't have this knowledge; who think that death is the end.  How sad is this?

They need to know!
"There is no end...because of Him" - Because of Him (the Church's Easter video last year)
Love and Miss Y'all!

Called to Serve!


Elder Huckvale

The District - 
Elder Peterson, Elder Kim, Elder Han, Elder Huckvale, Sister Cameron (from MTC District) & Sister Shaver

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