Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter! over here it was just missionary work, and i hope you all enjoyed conference, we haven't watched it yet, except for in church they watched the womens session, but it was all in Korean, so i couldn't really understand it all that well. the general conference in Korean is much more difficult. but one day it wont be. im excited to get to watch conference next week. Few things are better than the latest revelation from the lords servants. It will be good. great even.
this week has been fun. on Wednesday, Me and Elder Itri (from my MTC district) went on exchanges, and it was so much fun. WE met with one of their investigators, who is pretty solid, and wants to go to the celestial kingdom. we also spent some time, like 2 or 3 hours scraping paint off of the baptismal font. that was interesting. for some reason the bishop there decided to paint it, and when they had a baptism two weeks ago the paint started to bubble up, so he asked the missionaries to scrape it all off, the best part about the whole thing was they needed it off by Saturday or Sunday, because they had a baptism. i dont know if they ever got it done but i hope they did. we also did street contacting together for a while, and that was fun,. we had, or should i say we tried to have a few good conversations with people. Elder Itri is a good Elder i like him.
also we received two new investigators this week Lee Ho and Kim Joon Tae, they are awesome, Lee Ho is just English interest right now but i think he will turn around. and Brother Kim is really funny, because he showed up at church yesterday,(he has been around a lot to family home evening and goes to some activities) and the Branch president was talking to him and us, and basically said, so today you should start the missionary discussions, do you have any plans today, Brother kim said 'no. so President said OK how about now, and Brother kim said OK. MIRACLE he also accepted a baptismal commitment when he finds out that it is true. MEMBER MISSIONARY WORK IS THE BEST.
It has also rained alot this week, today is no exception. We rode our bikes to the place where we are emailing today, because we have to hurry today we are going on a Geoje tour with the branch president at 12. and i cannot use an umbrella and ride a bike at the same time, so i got soaked. I love the rain though, and at least i have a body to ride a bike and get soaked in the rain with. Satan doesn't, so he is the only one losing out in this situation.
only two more weeks left in this transfer i can hardly believe it. Its been great so far, and im Glad that i still Have a whole while left to work in the Lords vineyard, but in all reality, im getting so much more out of this that i could ever put in. Its true when they say that you can never repay the Lord, because he is too good, too kind, too merciful, too loving, too much everything good for us to ever come close to paying him back. But we can do our best to follow his commandments, and that is all we have to do. if we can keep ourselves focused on the eternal perspective, and never lose sight of what is really important, everything else falls into place real quick. When W. W. Phelps bore false witness against the President Joseph smith, and others, and got them put in prison for a while, he eventually came around and begged forgiveness of President Smith, and President Smith did forgive him, and in the letter that he wrote to W.W, Phelps at the very end he says:
"Come on dear brother, since the war is past,
For friends at first, are friends again at last."
I love that quote it puts our life perfectly into perspective, People, us, humans, are nowhere near perfect. and we all make mistakes, do the wrong thing from time to time, and even fall short of our full potential on a daily basis in one thing or another, and we are all just trying to get along in life, trying to obtain our own exaltation. and one day, that comment to that brother, or that mean thing she said to him, and every single thoughtless, snide, unnecessary remark made by someone, made by everyone. Will not matter. Because if we are prepared, we will sit at the right hand of the father and the son, and have our own eternal increase. we will be happy. all we have to do is be prepared. I hope everyone is doing everything they can to Be Prepared. The Bride Groom is coming.