Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nokbeon Week 8 - High Five!

Dear Family and Friends,

So basically this week was again very interesting.  I would say probably that Saturday was the most interesting, starting with exercise in the morning.  We headed out with the other Elders in our district to play soccer in the morning at the church, when randomly this guy walks through the door really drunk.  He had met Elder Song about 3 months ago on the street.  Well anyways, he comes through the door and begs to hear our message and already wants to become a missionary.  He was about 45 years old.  He was honestly super nice and we spent an hour just talking with him about Christ right there in basketball shorts, dripping in sweat.  It was a super cool miracle, especially since our mission President on Wednesday set a Standard of Excellence of 3 New Investigators per week.  So we set an appointment for 3 o'clock that same day, but unfortunately he didn't show up.  Talk about ups and downs in one day!

Another thing that happened this week was that I had the privilege to go on an exchange with Elder Yetter, my district leader.  It was such a great opportunity to do missionary work with him, and I learned so much from his boldness, honesty, and hard work ethic.  We also got a training on Wednesday from President about the new vision for our mission.  The whole thing was about faith, hard work, and raising our expectations.  He set some really lofty goals for all of us that were at first pretty shocking, and then a big opportunity to improve.  His phrase was "The Faith to Baptize."  What was worse was walking home after the conference.  I gave a kid a high-five on his bike as he rode past, but he accidentally went down pretty hard. I never knew high-fives could be so dangerous.  Fortunately, he was all right and I had the opportunity to share the gospel with him. God works in mysterious ways.

On Saturday, we got a call from the AP's (Assistants to the Mission President) saying that Elder Song would have to go to a military base down in Ursan on the other side of Korea.  Each Korean male has to serve in the army for two years, and after they serve for two years they have to do regular check-ups.  So Elder Song left today for that check-up, resulting in me joining Elder Yetter and Elder Lee's companionship.  Elder Song should return sometime tomorrow. After we left the station, we had another drunk guy chase us down the street yelling at us that we were fools...Some people might be offended, but I thought it was pretty funny. 

On Sunday, we visited a super awesome member family, who's son recently received the Aaronic Priesthood.  We had the chance to share a message with them and learn of their marriage story.  Apparently, he proposed to her after two dates in front of their entire ward at the Seoul Temple.  She couldn't say no!  I gave him a high-five for that one haha.  Jee-Hoon came to sacrament meeting this week, but left early because he was feeling pretty sick.  Unfortunately, we didn't have anyone at church this week, but we are hoping to get one of our investigators to come out next week.

Thanks for all the love and support, especially the prayers!

Your Favorite Missionary,

Elder Wheeler

Bowling on P-day 8-10-15

Elder Song

Elder Song

Elder Jeong, Elder Cazier, Elder Yetter, Elder Wheeler, Elder Song and Elder Lee

Elder Wheeler holding a member's old Bible

Elder Yetter with a cat

Come here, Kitty!

Elder Song, the very large cat and a member

Chase with an "awesome family" from the ward

Saying goodbye to Elder Song who was temporarily leaving for his military obligation


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