Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 18,  2013

This week was a week of miracles. Our investigators are actually progressing! We had a bunch lined up for church, then all but one wouldn't answer their phones. But suddenly as the meeting was starting, a guy we had only met once on the street called and said he was in front of the church!  It's been amazing to see people actually keeping their commitments. When they do, they truly do change. The difference is real. They seem so much happier and they are proud of their progress. The Lord is truly pouring out his spirit over the people of 길음.  We had a day today where we contacted 3 times our previous max in one day.....a huge miracle.

A service center called and asked to use the field by our church for a "laughing activity." We agreed and said we'd participate. Turns out to be 30 grandma/grandpas sitting on a mat together. So we join. Then this lady from the service center has us play rock paper scissors. And that's how it went. 30 70+ yr olds, 7 23 and under yr olds, all playing kindergarten games together. I've never laughed so hard in my life. We played this choo choo train game that involved old men messaging my back. Pretty sweet. but the best part: the grannies were
laughing sooo hard. but the grandpa's? classically stoic. Of the 15, maybe 3 participated. The rest just hid in the back. sooo fun.

Korean food is sooo good. I've yet to try anything I don't like. I had some raw fish stuff the other day and that was a little weird. But not too bad.

At night, the male population of Seoul is always in drunk, just in varying degrees. It's never a question of if, just how much. So that makes street contacting at night super fun.

One night it was super cold, and raining. Our appointments had all cancelled and we didn't know what to do. So we got down and prayed. I felt like we should go out and street contact anyway (instead of making calls to former investigators). So out we went. I just felt that if this was what God wanted us to do, he was going to place someone in our path. So I had to talk to everybody! I literally ran down people on bikes, and despite the freezing rain, I was soooo warm inside. It was an incredible feeling of faith fueled fire. As we smiled and met new people, we faced lots of rejection, but we also found 2 new investigators. One of which just showed up to church. AWESOME. The Lord truly leads this work. He watches over us and blesses us when we seek his will and then act in faith.

2 Nephi 28:30. Blessed are those who don't stop asking. Once one line of revelation comes, we always need another. So keep asking! And ye shall receive!

Love you all! Sorry for the frozen computer and lack of email last week. As the Korah says, "Sleep is good, prayer is better!"

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