This week was a pretty good week. We were able to do a number of things. Regarding the subject line, I have a kind of funny story. On Friday, I was with Elder Eggleston, and we had a small chunk of time before we were meeting with a less active member at our church. So, we were just walking around and talking to people for 15 minutes or something. We saw a guy sitting on the side of the sidewalk, who was most obviously pretty drunk, and I didn't want to talk to him, but I also felt like we should, so we did, and wow, this guy was PLASTERED. He couldn't even form complete sentences. I had absolutely no clue what he was saying. He would say something that was half of a thought, and then look at me expecting an answer, but I was just waiting for him to finish his sentence. Then, he would try in English, and it was the kind of English that made me want to tell him, "Please switch back to Korean. I think it was easier to understand." So, yeah, that was a fun experience.
This week, we had dinner with our former ward mission leader, 양성일b (Brother Yangseongil). He fed us some really good roasted chicken. However, it might not have been cooked too well, because the next day, Elder Bradshaw was pretty much in bed all day because of food poisoning or something similar.
We also met with 임상현 (Imsanghyeon) this week, and talked about faith. He has accepted a baptismal date for May 14, so that's super awesome. He has changed so much in the last few weeks, it's been quite impressive. We were also able to visit 박현우b (Brother Park, Hyun - Woo), whose family moved in a couple weeks ago. Their family is super cute. They have 3 kids, 2 daughters and a son, ranging from 3 to 7 years of age. Both parents are pretty much fluent in English. 전소연s (Sister Yeon ago), his wife, can actually say her "r"s and "l"s. That is a huge feat for Koreans.
We also had a massive skills workshop on Wednesday. They brought in actual members to help us with different missionary skills, such as working with members and inviting investigators to church and to get baptized. It was pretty cool. I learned a lot from these members. We also did our weekly trash pickup service this week, where we walk around in these super bright fluorescent yellow vests and pick up trash around the neighborhood. The thing is, it's spring now, which means...
Bees and wasps.
And, if any of you know anything about these particular insects, you will know that they really, really love super bright fluorescent yellow... So, it was a little bit like the four elders in our district were picking up trash and the sisters were running away from the bees. It was pretty funny, but it really does work as a service activity. A lot of people tell us that we're doing well when they see us, so people are noticing our efforts, which is important.
사랑합니다! Have a good week!
Elder Tyler Conley