We had a really great week this week! We had some super cool miracles happen with our investigators! I haven't said anything like that for a long time, have I? ㅋㅋ I was actually talking about it with Elder Kang yesterday while we were filling out our stats. I told him that I haven't really had any super good investigators since I was a greenie in 화양 (Huayang). In 원당 (Wondang), almost all of our investigators just disappeared, and in 일산 (Il-San), we just had one the whole time who didn't really progress or anything. So this was a really exciting week for me. Let me tell you why:
We met with 송동규b (Songdonggyu) this week. We were a little worried about him, because we thought he just wanted English practice with us, because that's what it really seemed like. But, last week, I met him with Elder Nam, and we taught him a little bit and told him to read Alma 32 before we met this week. He did it, and actually, since he's 62, and his memory's a little faulty, he TYPED the whole thing. He has tons of interest about faith. He told us, "I read it but it was just with my brain, not with my heart. That's kind of sad, because I really want to understand this, but I need to be able to feel it in my heart." So, we talked about it and he has a huge desire to learn and grow his faith! He also has a lot of interest in the Plan of Salvation and how we came to believe in all that we do. It was a really great lesson with him.
We also met with 이의수 this week. His English name is Gaius, which is Julius Caesar's first name. He is a huge history buff. We sat down with him, and started trying to teach about the restoration, but he kept cutting us off every time. But, when we started about the Plan of Salvation, it caught in his heart. He opened his ears and listened. Then, he really opened up, which is a huge miracle. He told us about how he used to attend church, but all of the other Christian kids bullied him in high school. It was pretty sad. He is not particularly fond of any church now. He knows for certain that Catholicism is not true, because of his super extensive knowledge of history. He thinks that our church is different, though, and thinks that it might be worth it. So, we will definitely be working with him to help him out.
And our suits are back on constantly, so that's fun!
It's been a great week! This next one will be really exciting, so see you next week!
Elder Tyler Conley
This statue is the biggest pile of garbage I've ever seen!
(This is a traditional Seoul 해치, kind of like the mascot of Seoul)