Monday, July 13, 2015

The last email.....

July 13,  2015

Well, it's been a week of lasts! And now it's time for the last email.

We have only eaten dinner once at home in the past 9 days. Turns out
people like to feed missionaries going home....

My last MLC, President Sonsken's first. It was great. He's going to be
a great blessing to the mission. I really felt the spirit. And I knew
I was feeling the spirit because I kept recognizing things I needed to
do better. Like Nephi in 2Nephi2, I felt the "wretchedness."

Actually was able to talk about that with a less active this week. We
were discussing Jesus Christ and what He means to all of us, and the
spirit was there strongly. So we stopped and said, "Hey. The spirit is
here. We feel it and we know you do too. And when we feel the spirit,
He often prompts us to change for the better. So what is He saying to
you? What do you need to change in your life to draw closer to Jesus
Christ?"

The power was almost tangible as we sat in silence for a few moments.
Finally the LA looked up and said, "well, I suppose I should talk with
Him more often, probably pray everyday." YESSS! We teach and testify,
and they commit themselves under the power of the Holy Ghost. BOOM!

We're trying to work better with members. Our ward is infamous for
less than the best relations. Sure I have no time left, but I still
memorized more names, and as I used them on Sunday, it was awesome!
People love being called by name, and asked sincerely about their
lives. Cool stuff.

Zone training was great. My last, Elder Sullivan's first. I dropped
the hammer a little bit. It was affectionately described later as
"Elder Rosenberg's Hell-fire Speech." Love our missionaries. Such
great potential.


I'm saving all the money stuff for my final testimony tomorrow at the
temple.  But it's been a great two years. I love Korea, I love the
Lord. This IS His work. He WILL be right beside us every step of the
way. We just need to trust Him, and jump in. Be clean, have faith, go
hard, and follow the spirit. We WILL be led. And there WILL be
miracles.

Jesus is the Christ. He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. If
there's one thing I learned here, it's that fact. His way IS the way
to real happiness and success.

Discover the gift. Embrace the gift. Share the gift.

Elder Rosenberg.
Korea Seoul Mission.
2013-2015.
Brief, but passionate.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy Birthday America.

As hiking and pday was wrapping up, we were out of time so we ran to
McD's to grab dinner really fast. Turns out it was not really fast. We
applied Christlike Attributes and waited patiently, then started
sprinting home. But we ran into a member and started talking. We
needed to get home and change, but felt to keep talking to him. After
a moment he said, "hey I'm actually meeting my friend right now. Want
to wait and say hi to him?" ohhhh yeah. So we met him. Casually became
friends. Went back to McD's and all ate together.
That was cool. A first.

A taxi stopped next to me the other day, and the driver started
yelling at me. Oh dear. I get close enough to hear, "That book. Give
me one of your books!" Ok. He takes it and speeds off.
That was cool. A first.

Met our new mission president! President Sonksen! Up until a week ago,
he was the CEO of a peanut butter company, and mannn he loves that
stuff. They've got powdered peanut butter, peanut butter energy shots,
all kinds of stuff. A very impressive man. Full of the spirit. Excited
to be here. Sacrificed a lot to come. So grateful for those who serve.

4th of July BBQ with the temple missionaries! Wow. Delicious. Super
fun to listen to all the korean temple missionaries make comments
about the food. hehehehe. They were not fans of the rootbeer floats.
(Rootbeer is 'medicine' flavor). I happened to sit across from one of
the area 70s. That was AWESOME. Pretty cool to hear about sitting in
front of the prophet, sweet to ask him gospel questions, and all
around wonderful. Turns out his daughter is married to the older
brother of my greenie, and both live in arlington, VA.

David. Sooo close to baptism. He's doing well for the 18th. Woooo! We
talked about temples and how that's the goal, baptism's just the
start. He was getting excited and the spirit was so strong. Elder
Sullivan and I were tearing up.
ah.
This is all so great.

love you all!

at the top of namsan, they have this wall of locks, couples write on
the lock, lock it on, then put the key in the mail box there.



when people tell us they "don't have time to meet until next year..."