Well, it has officially been 1 year and a half since I started this journey. It’s crazy to think that if I were a sister missionary I would be done already. I’m glad that’s not the case because I would feel like I accomplished so little. I’m hoping to do a bit more here in the last quarter.
This last week was just super cold and snowy. So much snow!! And it’s not like Utah where it just falls straight, this stuff attacks you from all sides with some evil wind as well (it froze my hair…). We spent a lot of time yesterday pushing cars up the hill outside the church which was fun but tiring. Good opportunity though. Stinkin’ Korea and its lack of snow plows and rock salt. We spent a lot of time just outside sliding around in the cold trying to talk with grumpy cold people. Good times.
We met with Oh Wanyoung (the guy we met on the street) and our ward mission leader. It went pretty well but he got suuuper overloaded on information. He sent a text to us later saying that he doesn’t think this is right for him so he dropped us which was pretty sad.
On the bright side we met with Darius, this awesome black guy from Liberia that we met on the street several weeks ago. We taught him about the restoration which he accepted pretty well. All the African people I met have been super open-minded. Sometimes I get a little jealous…but it’s all good.
We have this funny old guy that we meet and do our English program with. He has a hard time understanding us and our message, but he came out to Sunday school! He has his church he goes to so he says he can’t come to ours. We’re trying to help him understand that there can only be one truth. We’re thinking of dropping Jang Yehoon (rapper kid) because he’s just going backwards and doesn’t show interest or any desire to progress anymore.
Our investigators are pretty stagnant right now. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a progressing investigator. People just can’t see the importance of what we are teaching, don’t really care, and aren’t willing to change their lives, especially from the invitation of 2 young white kids. But it only takes the 1, and that’s why I’m still going. One of these days things will start picking up.
We talked about the Sabbath in church, so I’d like to invite you all to think about what you can do to make it a more special day or maybe what you can stop doing. Always remember that man was not made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath for man. Thank you for all that you do, have a great week!
Elder Jace Anderson