ill be hiking up a mountain on friday. we have zone conference then. and we are hiking if you couldnt tell. we did the same thing last year it was great.
my new area is great and my companion is better .his name is Park Hwisan and he is one of the most hardworking companions that i have had. i love him. we werent able to meet with moon shinho this week, he was busy. he has a crazy schedule and is doing korean military right now so meeting him is not super easy. but we intend to see him again as soon as possible.
still working towards the baptismal date. we will give him one next time we meet.
So you are supposed to invite them to be baptized in the first lesson and then no later than the second lesson invite them to be baptized on a specific date. you should learn all about that when you are in training and if you dont ask your trainer about it. because it is important.i actually have a story that illustrates why. so yesterday we met an investigator named kim gyeong hwan. and he is a great guy, and he for a long time has been meeting with the missionaries. but for some reason has not gottem baptized yet. my companion and i wanted to know why and so we figured out that the best way to do that would be to ask him to be baptized and if he says no ask him why. so that is what we did. and it turns out that no other missionaries had ever asked him to be baptized and the reason he said no was mainly because he did not understand baptism and its purpose. he thaught it was the end and we had to be perfect in order to accept it. that was the core of what was stopping him from being baptized. he thatught he had to be perfect. however once we told him that baptizm was the start of a persons journey toward to perfection, not the end. his whole mindset changed. and so we learned that he wanted to learn how to pray before he got baptized. so we taught him how and then he prayed and we comitted him to pray to know if the message we were teaching him was true and he said he would.
its amazing what happens when you invite others to be baptized, even if they do say no.
we now have been blessed with two amazing investigators!
today we went to busan and back. it was great.this week my companioin learned the phrase 'great and spacious...' everything. so now every time we see big churches or expensive cars. it is automatically labeled 'great ans spacious building, porche, masserati, you name it if it is big it is now 'great and spacious'
i love you all