April 18, 2016
First things first, happy birthday Emma! I hope it was a great day for all of you. We had a busier week here which was great. We also have a few awesome new investigators! First off is this great couple named Lee Young and Moon Yongsoon. They are in their upper 50’s maybe and are so cool! They originally met the Filipina sisters on the street and we now teach them English and the gospel. They used to live in America and all their family is over there so they are preparing to move back soon. We taught them about the BoM and read the introduction together. They accepted it better than anyone I have ever seen before. Sadly, they weren’t able to make it out to church, but if they come and are welcomed well, they have really high potential.
Our other new investigator’s name is Hwang Seongoon. He is 17 and is learning English with us. He used to go to a Catholic church but hasn’t for a while. He said it was really great to talk about those religious things ago. The tough thing is he works on Sunday and has smoked for several years. But he said that as he was talking with us he got the feeling that he needs to quit smoking. Hopefully he does!
We now have 8 investigators!! Sadly the other people are pretty stagnant and we’re thinking of dropping a few of them.
We had a crazy experience this last week. We had a strange night with freaky dreams and E. Groves saw some weird stuff in the apartment. The next day he couldn’t stand up without swaying and his hands kept shaking. We had a district meting and decided to give him a blessing which fixed it all! But he couldn’t remember what happened during district meeting.
We had several disappointments this last week and some rainy days but we are seeing a bright future ahead. I want to share Ether 12:4 today. We know the gospel and its teachings, but if we really believe them we will receive the hope and strength to overcome what’s ahead of us and will be changed for the better. Thank you all for your support and prayers!
Love, Elder Jace Anderson