June 22, 2015 Rebuilding Phase
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow marks 11 months since I left home. Wow! It has gone by pretty quick but I have experienced a LOT! Things that can only be experienced on a mission and things only here in South Korea, especially Iksan. Haha oh Iksan, such a unique place. Where else can you have grown men growl at you or wave their arms like they’re signaling a rescue helicopter just because you said hi and asked where they’re going. So many unique experiences, but it’s great!
Sister Park is pretty much at the same spot, just not believing in God and not really wanting to. Her life is going nowhere and it’s pretty sad. All we can do is invite and try to help her make the right decisions. However, we tripled our investigators this week!! In other words, we found 2! The first is 18 year old Wi Sungmin who called off an English ad. He looks and acts a lot like my old friend Jonathan Kuwada which is pretty fun. He speaks English very well, and that is his interest, English. But we’ll offer him the chance to accept the gospel! The other is a man in his 40’s named Beak Jihoon who was once an investigator then decided to just attend English class. His interest is English as well, and he just listened during our lesson. It’s really hard when people come just wanting to learn English and then we try to help them receive the gospel because first off, it kind of takes them by surprise, that’s not why they’re here, and most don’t have interest. But some do! And it’s the most effective way to find people, too bad. I have no idea how to teach English…oh well! We’re just trying to get the message out to as many people as we can and praying that they will see the eternal value that it holds.
On Sunday there was a special broadcast for Korea and Elder Christofferson spoke! Too bad it was in Korean. I’ve been in the field for 9 months but it is still super hard to understand. In other news, a guy in the neighboring ward got his call to Ogden! Missions are a wonderful opportunity and I am so happy and grateful for this chance to learn and grow so much.
Elder Jace Anderson
Here is something Jace wrote to us:
“I don’t know if I would say that this has necessarily been the best year of my life, but it has been the best year for my life.”