Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This week was so rewarding!!

This week was so rewarding and it completely reminded me of why I came out on the mission and the reasons I continue on.  Being able to bring 박민종b and 최태민b into the waters of baptism filled my heart with so much joy.  To see their testimonies grow so much has been a blessing to me and I can definitely see the effects the gospel brings to people who didn't have it.  As continue to progress towards the temple and missionary work, it will be great to see.  I also am very grateful to be able to stay in 농성 for a time longer.  This area has been such an amazing place and being able to strengthen the ward through 'bringing more into the fold' has been a great opportunity.  Elder 박 and I will not let of the gas pedal anytime soon and I will make sure I do everything I can to work hard, remain worthy, and rely on the Lord so that the spirit can testify through me and through us as a companionship.  I know this church is true and I know this work is the work of God, because none of us 19-24 year old kids could ever do this by ourselves.  From God comes all truth and Im so grateful for the truth of the Restored Gospel and the Atoning Sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  May God bless Korea as we continue to serve Diligently.

We ended up getting 2 BAPTISMS!!!!  We met with our investigator Park Meen Jong and he was originally set for the 10th of april but Elder Park and I had a feeling to ask him about his testimony and once we both heard it we both knew he was ready so we changed his date for that Sunday!!  He's amazing and they're gonna be awesome members  one is my age and the other is a year older than me so they're pretty young.   Most baptisms in Korea end up being pretty young or really old people because people with families just don't like us haha.

Hey I got transfer calls today and........................................I'm staying in NonSeong again for my 5th transfer as well haha.  THats soooooooooooooooo long!~!!!! haha

Wedding Hall 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

7 Month Mark!

Cody is doing great. He is still in the same area, new companion and it loving it!

"Time is starting to go by faster and faster for me, its kinda scary cause in 5 months I'll be half way.....thats scary haha.  

My companion is fine!  He doesn't like taking pictures or really doing anything that we americans seem to like to do, or at least thats how he puts it.  idk if you'll get a lot of pics of us.   He's a very structured yet not structured korean haha.  Culture wise he's 100% or nothing.  But he's a hard working which pays off.

This week was good. Our investigators 최태민 and 장검수 both came to church yesterday! The YSA did a great job at fellowshipping and so when we met with 장검수 during 3rd hour we invited him to baptism and he accepted for the 27th of March as well! We were also able to meet a new investigator Giuliano, who is from Brazil. He is here for 6 months with the Rotary program and his interest in the gospel and preparedness is incomprehensible. We met on Friday and gave him the overview of the lessons and our purpose being to bring others to Christ through Baptism. he had question on how his baptism in the catholic church is different, so we gave him the restoration pamphlet in Portuguese since he doesn't really speak any korean but is super good at English. He promised to study it in preparation for our lesson today. However, 조경웅b didn't attend church this week which I feel is a little due to him telling me he felt sup[er pressured in our last lesson with 조용현b. Also, we were not able to met with 이재원b this week so we talked with 정한b and he's more than willing to get things going for a member lesson together this week. Outside of that Im excited to help 최태민 and 장검수 and 손영섭 and Guiliano progress towards baptism before the end of the month! Exciting things in Nongseong are happening and its definitely due to the hard work of the members and our teamwork to bring our investigators "into the fold".

No Pictures this week... Cody's SD card isn't working!