Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dongdaemun Week 12

Dear Family and Friends,
This week was great and enjoyable.  The best part of the week was, of course, conference weekend where we had the opportunity to hear from President Thomas S. Monson, who is absolutely amazing.  I really enjoyed his short but powerful speach! I just wanted to share a quick part that I liked, "It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. The choices we make determine our destiny."  Deciding to come on a mission has been one of those monumental choices in my life so far, but the change that has occured has come from the small choices I've made daily to follow Christ.  Although I haven't been perfect at those choices, I can definitely witness to the fact that righteous decsicions affect our happiness.
This week I spent sometime on exchanges in Hwayang with the district leader out there, Elder Day.  We taught English class, met with his investigator and did some street boarding.  By the way, we just made a new streetboard for people to put stickers on that just says, "Happy/Sad."  They just stick a sticker on how they're feeling and then we talk to them about it.  Suprisingly, it works pretty well.  Getting back to Elder Day, we talked a lot with the ward mission leader who helped us teach.  He has lots of good ideas and really cares.  He even helped us out with our Zone training this past week.  Our month's focus is on "Passion for Finding," so for Zone training, we invited 4 members and did role plays with them.  It went super well and gave the missionaries a good opportunity to get some good feedback on how they're doing.
This week for investigators, we found a new investigator who agreed on a baptismal date! His name is Jang Choon, and he works as an apartment guard.  He works for 24 hrs and then rests for 24 hrs in that pattern continually, so he can only come to church every other week.  But he has attended lots of other churches and really enjoyed ours.  He watched conference and really seems to be looking for the truth.  We also had our 2nd visit with an older man and his wife at their house.  He is a very smart man who orginially let us in to his house because he was impressed with the way we were dressed and conducted ourselves.  We originally got in after Elder Ashby randomly (actually prompted by the spirit), rung this doorbell as we were walking down the street.  After I asked for a tour of his house (again prompted by the spirit), he was eager to let us in.  It was awesome.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve as a missionary here in Korea where the food is spectacular and the people are so kind and considerate. Thanks for all the support.
Your Favorite Missionary,

Elder Wheeler

Time for a haircut!

Watching Conference

Whose face is that in shadow?

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