Hi, I had a little time to email, but a guy called me and is about to commit suicide, so I need to leave and go help him out. Please pray for him. His name is Han Bit. If you remember he is the gay investigator I had a loooong time ago. I had a good week, everything is well. Thank you, I love you all. Please pray for him. Don’t worry about me. I am enjoying my time here and am very happy. Our investigators aren’t really progressing, but I’m sharing the message I love. Thank you!!! Sorry I couldn’t write much. I’ll try to write a letter about last week and send it next time.
November 2, 2015
We had a lot of appointments and taught a lot this week, but I can’t help but feel a little disappointed at the end of it because no one is really progressing at all. That pretty much sums up 2 weeks ago. I didn’t have any time to write, so I’m just going to move one.
November 9, 2015
Last P-day we went to Naejang Mountain with the south half of the mission. It was pretty cool and had lots of fall colors. It was really great seeing some old friends, especially Elder Tischner! At the top there was a cool Buddhist temple which reminded me of the stuff we saw in China. It was a pretty fun time.
After the little trip I started my split with Elder Woods, one of our zone leaders. We had a pretty crazy experience that Monday evening in which we got dragged into a pretty sketchy experience. We met with this guy who turned out to be pretty suicidal and drunk and did lots of sketchy stuff. But we got out of the ok! We met with one of our English interest investigators (Son Insook) which went really well! She said afterward that we had a very deep, profound discussion and that her interest is growing a bit. Woohoo!
Elder Woods wanted to know how Iksan was able to change from having nothing to being what it is now. Sadly, I don’t really know! But my time is running up here. Next week is stake conference and then it’s transfers, so I think yesterday was my last time attending the Iksan ward. Bishop had me give the 10 minute talk, so I spoke on Christ. Kim Hyobong came of course, but we also had another investigator at church, Kim Youngyur. It was his first time in his life (he’s probably 50 years old) that he went to any church, but he said that it was a very good experience for him. He’s the best! When we invited him, he got really sad because he had plans to go with his wife to visit some friends in another city. But he called me later that evening saying he talked with his wife and called his friends, cancelled his plans, and would come out on Sunday! Yay!
For an update on our other people, Sis. Moon said she went to Seoul and doesn’t know when she’ll come back and doesn’t respond to texts or anything. The Jo family isn’t really doing much. They don’t come out to church even though it was my last week, and only the 11 year old daughter is keeping her reading commitments. We can’t do the English program forever, so we might have to have a pretty tough conversation with them. I don’t want to have to drop them!
We had lots of appointments with new people, but none of them showed up. So it has been a while since we’ve found any new people. We’re meeting people and teaching, but people just aren’t really acting so they’re not progressing. I really want to get some more done before I leave, but time is running out. So we really need some miracles!
It was a pretty good week. I learned a lot about myself, had some good experiences, but also some things that I hope I never experience again. I know that we received a lot of protection from the Lord and I grew closer to President Shin because of the help he gave us, so I think that I learned a lot and progressed some this week. Thanks for the love and prayers!
Elder Jace Anderson