Saturday, May 21, 2016

Super rough but lots of miracles

May 16, 2016

This week started out super rough, one of the harder times of my mission.  But we saw lots of miracles this week and things are much better now.  We started out with just 2 investigators and were only able to meet 1 of them, but we were blessed with some new people!  The first one is Lee Yongil.  He is 78 years old and originally met the sisters on the street.  He has English interest because his family lives in Australia, but he has gospel interest as well.  He used to go to church with his wife but didn't really care about it.  His wife passed away a few years ago and he's been feeling lately that he needs to start believing in something.  He works every other day, so he has committed to coming to church every other week.  He's a super sweet guy.

Get this!  Our next new investigator is from North Korea!  He escaped through China with his wife last year and is now here in the south.  I met him on the subway on the way to church last week and we were able to meet him again.  He wants to learn more about God, who His is, why we need to believe, how to believe, and a bunch of golden stuff like that.  We can feel that there is something special about him.  We found another guy through a cool little miracle.  I think it was Tuesday evening we were just walking around feeling a little down when we stopped at a light with no one around us.  All of a sudden we hear someone yelling and running towards us.  This college aged guy came and asked if we were missionaries, if we teach English and stuff like that.  He's a pretty cool guy, we met him once but we're not sure how much gospel interest he though.  One of our former investigators came back from Seoul and came to church yesterday!  But I don't really know why he came to be honest, and he didn't want to meet and do the lessons. 

I had a good birthday on Friday but Elder Groves was sick so we ended up just going back to the house so he could rest.  It was a good week, and we've had some fun adventures with trying to communicate with all these Cambodians and people from Istamul that the Filipina sisters keep finding.  Three of them even came to church!  They don't speak Korean or English, so I don't really know why they came...probably because of the sisters.  Haha.

It's been great to see all the progression this last week and see His hand in the work so much.  I know if we look for it we will be able to see his guiding hand in our lives.  Thank you so much for the prayers, love and support.  You're all the best!

Elders Anderson
My birthday and my comp

Our islander sisters haha.  New Zealand, Tonga and the Philippines

I even got surprised with a cake!

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