Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dongdaemun Week 15

Dear Family and Friends,

This week was really satisfying and a lot of fun.  To start off, we had quite a few lessons scheduled for this past Tuesday, but they somehow all ended up cancelling.  It was pretty unfortunate, but we had some time to street board outside of Korea University where we met some really cool people.  One guy we met was on the way to find a book about happiness.  So we gave him one, the Book of Mormon!  He is 30yrs old and has been looking for a job recently after graduating college.  He has been noticing a lot of the unhappiness of some of his friends after they had found jobs and that got him wondering how he could be more happy in life.  We ended up meeting with him again later in the week and it went super well.  We were about to give him his commitments when he asked, "Is that it? Do I have to do something before we meet again?" It continues to amaze me how the Lord guides us to those who are truly seekers of truth and happiness.

This past week we also had the opportunity to visit the previous Bishop at his Jewelry shop which is at the far end of our area.  Well we had a great time and he bought us traditional Korean 떡볶이(Tteokbokki).  Anyways we ate well and then did a role play with him.  If there's one word that every missionary knows it role play.  We usually do them together as missionaries to practice teaching situations and to improve our missionary skills.  Well it was great to get some feedback and work with the member on missionary work.

Well things have been rolling lately here in our area.  Just this past Saturday alone, we had 15 people come to English class, which is a huge bump up from the 4 or 5 people who normally come.  The basic class consisted entirely of old men ranging from 60-80 yrs old which was absolutely awesome.  I'm amazed at the drive of Koreans to learn English even in their old age.  Our class had two young couples completely at different levels which made it difficult, but fun.

Sunday was also a successful day.  We had two people come to church, except one of them left right after sacrament meeting because of a wedding he had to attend.  We had a great lesson with Jangchoon (our investigator who did stay) and the gospel principles teacher.  We taught the Plan of Salvation to him and he accepted it well, but he has a concern with the word of wisdom and not drinking alcohol.  Hopefully, he tries it and recognizes the huge blessings that it brings.

Thanks for all the love and support.  It's definitely starting to heat up here in Seoul, and we can finally take our suits off.  To be honest, it feels so good.  Just looking to get a good farmers tan before I go home!

Your Favorite Missionary,

Elder Wheeler

"My, what big ears you have, Elder Green!"

Elder Wheeler, Elder Green, Elder Ridge and Elder Ashby
posing in a sign at the Seoul Zoo

Elder Ashby

Elder Wheeler

Elder Ashby, Elder Ridge, Sister Peni, Sister Arcillia,
Elder Wheeler and Elder Green

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