This week was truly an exciting one. I thought that we would have time to 전도 this week because the Halloween party was over, but not really. This week though, it was mostly because we had so many lessons to teach. We picked up 3 new investigators this week, and I would have that than just 전도 the whole week. We were very busy with all of the lessons we had to teach this week. We also witnessed, along with Elder Baird, somewhere around a thousand baptisms. But, that's because it was just baptisms for the dead, in the temple. The Koreans just spew the prayer out, and they dunk each person at least 50 times, if not more. There was one lady who got 136 of them. That was pretty cool to do.
One of our investigators that we have had for a while got a baptismal date this week. His name is John, or 김민수. He has been meeting missionaries for a very long time, like since someone my trainer's age was getting trained here. We were thinking that we were going to drop him, because he didn't really keep commitments or anything like that, but this week we asked him to be baptized, and he really wanted to. His date is set for December 5th. We also picked up three new investigators, all very interesting ones. Our first two investigators are a 목사님 and his 전도사. A 목사 is a Presbyterian pastor, and a 전도사 is one of their paid missionaries that can be very aggressive. Their names are 김죠습 and 김명근. They actually had some interest. They never tried to pick a fight or anything about our doctrine, and they actually wanted to meet at our church. They also want to meet again, which is very interesting. We asked them to pray about and read the Book of Mormon, and I think that if they do that, great things will happen. Our other new investigator is 김성민. He is 26, and pretty much the nicest person in the world. He is not super interested in the church, because he thinks that he has no faith, which is totally untrue. He just wants to be friends, and talk with us. He is very cool.
On another note, we are pretty much best friends with the bishop in our ward. He has fed us like three times in the last two weeks. Two of those times have been super expensive Chinese food. Whenever he sees us now, he comes up to us and says, "I like you," except he has a pretty Asian accent, so it sounds more like, "I rike you!" No joke, that is what Koreans sound like.
I think that pretty much sums up this week,
Elder Tyler Conley