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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Week 44 - That Elder Will Freeze Before He Reaches the First편의점!

Title - In "The Empire Strikes Back", Han is going out to look for Luke, who never came back from their patrol.  He decides to go out on tauntaun because it's too cold for the ships and the tauntaun wrangler warns him that he will freeze before he gets to the first marker.
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:30:20 +0900

Hello My Adoring Fans!
This week has been awesome!  It was Thanksgiving (in America)!  I hope that everyone had a good one!
Anyways, yeah, it's starting to get really cold here.  I'm not exactly sure just exactly how cold it is, but it is cold and will most-definitely get colder as winter approaches. 
So this week on Elder Huckvale's Extraodinary Adventures in the Southern Korea...
On Monday we had a pretty interesting experience.  We were out proselyting after p-day ended and we started talking to this guy who turned out to be Mongolian and couldn't speak a word of Korean and maybe about 5 total words in English.  There was a whole fiasco in which we were trying to help him find his way somewhere, but it was filled with so much confusion and strife because neither us nor him were exactly sure where he was trying to go.  There are two subway station that have similar names and we couldn't figure out which one was the one he was trying to get to.  Luckily, some Mongolian people showed up and talked him out of going.  It turned out that he had just come into Korea that day and was going out to explore.  So we just took him back to where he's staying and we exchanged phone numbers and Facebook information so he could add us.  The whole time I was just wishing that my cousin who's serving in Mongolia was there so we could help him get where he was going and help him by introducing the gospel into his life.
On Wednesday we had our district meeting which was really awesome.  So I don't know if everyone knows, but today (or yesterday ?) the Church started  new Christmas initiative called "A Savior is Born" and so all of the leaders in the mission met with President Sonksen and received training on it and then we talked about it at our district meeting.  Anyways, it was really cool.  We discussed all of the ways that during the Christmas season we can spread the message of the birth of the Savior and its importance.  At the end of the meeting, we went around the room and everyone in the district bore their testimonies of Jesus Christ and His birth.  The Spirit was so strong.  There's something that's absolutely incredible about missionaries baring their personal testimonies of the Savior.  Awesome.
On Wednesday night Elder Kim told me to call some guy named 이후철 (Chris) that him and his last companion met a while back that seemed nice so I did.  It turned out that he was moving the next day and so he asked us to help.  The next day was Thursday (Thanksgiving) and so we went over and to his house and helped his wife, their two-year-old son, and him move.  In Korea we don't get that many opportunities to serve so it was awesome.  He said that we could call him and visit him whenever we can so we probably go over there and bring treats.  It turns out that his wife is a former investigator of the Church so it could be pretty cool! 
After we helped Chris move we went out and did some proselyting and it was really incredibly cold and windy.  Happy Thanksgiving!...Struggily.
We then had our Thanksgiving feast with the other elders in our area.  Our feast consisted of take-out chicken, apple slices, and bottle of Pepsi, some Sprite cans, and some kimchi.  It was awesome!  Turkey is very rare in Korea so I figured that some other sort of bird would suffice for a Thanksgiving feast.

On Saturday we made kimchi again and I actually got to do it this time!  It was awesome!  This time it was with our ward mission leader and his family so we went over to their house and they just had some tubs set up with piles of cabbage heads and a ton of kimchi seasoning in them.  It was fun!

Well, those were the highlights of the week.  This week was really awesome and I am so excited for this Christmas season and the opportunity to spend it sharing the good news of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He was born.  He lived.  He died.  He lived again.  Now we can too.
구주 나셨네
Love and Miss Y'all!
Called to Serve!
Elder Huckvale

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