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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Week 69 - You Will Go to the 상계 Area

Title - In "The Empire Strikes Back", Luke had just escaped the Wampa's ice cave and he ventured out into the snowstorm and Obi-Wan's ghost personage appears to him and tells him that he must go to the Dagobah System to learn about the Force from Yoda.

Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 14:55:50 +0900

Hello my adoring fans!
This week has been really crazy!  And I'm getting transferred!
Anyways...let's look back...
On Tuesday we went to the temple and afterwards went to Burger Mine, but were disappointed to find out that they discontinued the burger buffet.  My guess is they did it because of other missionaries.  Anyways, we still enjoyed some very delicious burgers.  It was kind of weird though because the last time I ate at Burger Mine was right before I left my last area, 금촌 (Geumchon) so I took it as a sign that I was going to be leaving this transfer.

Elder Shepherd and Elder Huckvale

Elder Crisp (previous companion) and Elder Huckvale

Yeah, burger!!!
On Wednesday we had district meeting and we had a special guest appearance from my trainer Brother Jeong!  It was so awesome to see him and reminisce about the good old days back in my first area, 신당 (Sindang).  That was a year ago (!)(?).  

The district meeting was about setting goals and it went really well.  I compared setting a goal that's too high to worrying about becoming exalted someday.  If you set goals too high it can become discouraging!  With that in mind though, every goal we make should take us a step closer towards exaltation with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  The zone leaders were there too and they also prepared a message about setting goals!  It was really cool.  This church is guided by revelation!
On Thursday we got to go to seminary (at 10:30 pm) and got to teach the youth!  I'll have you know that this is something that I've been trying arrange with the ward seminary teacher ever since I came to 장위 (Jangwee).  It was a really huge miracle that it happened the week before I got transferred!  
On Saturday we got transfer calls and I learned that I'm getting transferred to 상계 (Song Gye) and will be the district leader there.  It's one of the areas bordering Jangwee so it's not too far.  It's in the same stake too.  Elder Shepherd, however, is getting sent out to 동해 (Donghay) which is way out in the boonies.  We were really shocked when we found out that they were white-washing our area, and we were even more shocked when we found out that they were white-washing the sisters area in our ward too.  I have to admit that I was kind of insulted  that they were completely going to whitewash our area and I think a lot of the ward members were too.  Luckily, Sister Allsbrook is still going to stay in Jangwee.  I was really glad when found that out Sunday morning.

On Sunday we had a really cool experience.  Our investigator with a baptismal date, 김다운 (Da oon Kim) came to church!  He slept in and missed sacrament meeting which was kind of unfortunate, but he really enjoyed the rest of the sessions.  At the end we helped him make a documentary for his school.  He brought his friend and they interviewed us and then filmed us while we did a proselyting activity at this huge park in our area called the Dream Forest.  We did a music activity where two of the office missionaries who were also in the music nights came and played the piano and the violin to help people to feel the Spirit through music.  It was really fun and it was really cool that Da oon Kim was able to come and see us in action.  I think our ward mission leader, 김영균 (Kim Young Gyun) posted some more pictures and videos of the activity on Facebook.
After that we went and got to visit a part-member family in the ward and do Family Home Evening with them.  This is another thing I had been trying to do pretty much ever since I came to Jangwee.  This is another really huge miracle.
Everything just ended so well here in Jangwee and I can't believe that I was here for 7 months!  The time flew by so fast!  Serving in Jangwee has been incredibly difficult, but it was so good.  I love the ward members and I love the people that I was able to meet and serve with.  I'm excited for what the Lord has in store for me in Song Gye as I continue to do His work.  This could be my last area (!).
I love the Lord and I am so grateful for all of the many incredible blessings which He has shed forth upon me.  This week I was thinking a lot about this actually.  Heavenly Father has given me, an imperfect and foolish boy, everything that I need to become the man that He needs me to be.  He has given me everything.  The least I can give Him is two years.
Love and Miss Y'all!
Called to Serve!
Elder Huckvale

 May The Fourth Be With You Package :)

Note left behind for the new Elders moving in to their apartment.

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