Monday, October 27, 2014

October 26, 2014 Email Excerpts

This week was pretty awesome! We had a Zone Conference on Friday, that was the highlight. We learned so much about the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Elder Bednar's talk in October 2010 General Conference is super good! Check it out. It basically says that the reason for every thing we do, for us coming to earth, is to obtain the Holy Ghost in compliance with the divine command in the Confirmation ordinance: "Receive the Holy Ghost". We talked about Living by the Spirit, especially by Studying, Planning, Finding, and Teaching by the Spirit. Sooo great! Our President and Assistants and Zone Leaders did a great job, and taught by the Spirit. ^^

We also had a crazy week with meal appointments mostly because of one man, our investigator of about 55 who meets with us to study English and the gospel. He couldn't meet with us 2 weeks ago, so he wanted to make up for it by meeting with us 3 days in a row on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings. This man is notorious for feeding missionaries too much. Ever since I found him, he loves to feed us copious amounts of snacks while studying, and insisting upon a meal afterwards. So, on Wednesday evening, to cap off all the other huge meals he fed us, he took us to a buffet. But not just any buffet. This place had all you can eat and lots you don't have room for of the 2 most delicious of the Korean meals: Samgyupsar (a pork cut like thick bacon but slightly more healthy) and Syabu syabu (originally Japanese, the soup that you cook veggies, meat, then noodles and last of all rice porridge in). It was literally the most I have ever eaten in my life. I was dying walking out to his car. But it was also the most delicious meal I have ever had. Elder Jensen and I both agreed to hit running a little harder in the mornings.

Things are going well with our investigators for the most part. They need to start progressing, but we are evaluating what we can do to better help them keep commitments.

If this isn't too late, tell the family Hi and Grandpa & Eric Happy Birthday!

You asked what jobs Koreans typically have.......The typical Korean has a desk job, a cubicle, computer, etc. That is the stereotype. Also, they work longer hours than Americans. And at their company, they sometimes are forced to go out and drink with their coworkers cuz if they don't their boss will fire them. interesting predicament! It's a good thing that Latter-Day Saints usually rise to leadership positions, or at least valuable-enough positions to not be fired, pretty quickly.

I love you!!! Have a spectacular week! I am going to the temple this Thursday, so that will be my P-Day. ^^ Thanks for your prayers and love! Keep it up! ^^

Elder "D" Wilcox

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