Title - In Star Wars, Luke is practicing his lightsaber skills, blind-folded, and he's able to deflect the laser beams from the remote robot. Obi-Wan compliments Luke on his skills, and Han says, "it seems more like luck". Obi-Wan responds and says, "In my experience, there's no such thing as luck."
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:55:45 +0900
Hello My Adoring Fans!
This week was way awesome. Like for real.
On Tuesday we were out doing sticker-boarding near one of the colleges in our area and I started talking to this kid who was on his way to eat dinner at the school cafeteria. I asked him if he was going to meet any friends and he said no so I told him that Elder Kim and I could go eat with him. He got really excited about that and so Elder Kim and I left the other elders streetboarding and went and ate dinner with this kid that we just met. It was so awesome. We told him all about Church and what we do there like sing hymns and partake of the Sacrament. We invited him to be baptized on December 5 and he agreed (He wasn't able to make it to Church on Sunday so he can't be baptized on that date so we're going to push for the 6th)! Anyways, it was a super awesome experience. We gave him a Book of Mormon and exchanged phone numbers. Nice!
On Thursday I went on exchanges with the greenie in our area, Elder Crisp. It was a really fun exchange. It's always fun to go on exchanges with greenies. They have so much faith and so many good insights on how to be a more effective missionary. In the evening, we met up back up with Elder Kim and Elder Crisp's companion, Elder Moore, and we did some more streetboarding. This time, we met this really awesome guy and ended up talking with him for like half-an-hour. It turned out that he had been baptized three times into different churches, but is no longer attending any churches. We taught him the Restoration and invited him to be baptized and he agreed! We got his phone number, but I forgot his name and also to put the date or any other information about him with his name so his phone number got lost in the other elders' phone. Elder Crisp is still in the process of recovering it.
On Friday we met with a potential investigator named 황병목 (Hwang Byungmok) and had a pretty good lesson with him. We taught him the Restoration and he seemed accept it all pretty well. A sister from our ward who just returned from her mission was there too and she shared some really good experiences that helped him to more-fully understand what was being taught. I've never really realized how much better lessons go when a member is involved. That's something I tend to forget.
On Saturday and Sunday we had stake conference and the Asia area president, President Scott D. Whiting came and gave two really awesome talks. Apparently in Korea (and maybe just Asia in general), the ward councils have been having difficulties incorporating the sisters into their meetings, so on Saturday evening he chewed them out for that. On Sunday morning, he talked about making the family and Church our first priority. Especially in Korea, there's a lot of problems with people sending their kids to like tutoring places so that they can have a better education instead of spending time together as a family or going to Church. He really got at them for that. It was awesome. At the end he bore his testimony and bore a really powerful witness of the reality of Christ's resurrection and the power of the Atonenment. It was so powerful that the guy translating for him got emotional before he repeated Elder Whiting's words in Korean. Wow! It was awesome.
Probably the biggest thing that I took away from this week was that if we're nice and we follow the Spirit, the Lord will lead us to those who are prepared to receive the message of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Love and Miss Y'all!
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A Traditional Korean Song Performed by Some College Kids at the Park