Monday, August 29, 2011


First of all I want to start off by saying we had an AMAZING week and saw so many miracles!! We had 5 investigators at church yesterday! The most I've ever had on my whole mission!! Two of them were referrals from a less active family we have been working with that comes to church every week now!! Her son also is preparing to serve a mission! They are awesome!! She brought a family with her to church! And they are really interested in why there are so many churches and really want to know why!! They have so much interest I am super super excited to teach them!!! Also, Daniels sister came to church as well!!! We met with her afterwards and set a baptismal date with her for September 25th! So we were really excited about that too!! Also, we found 4 new investigators this week! I want to tell you the story of how we met one of them! So, during personal study on Friday morning I was reading the Book of Mormon when all of the sudden the idea came to me that I needed to mark a proselyting Book of Mormon (the one I would use when I talked to people on the street that day) I had never ever done this before so I thought it was kinda weird but then I just did it! I highlighted and marked with a tab the title page, last 2 paragraphs on the introduction, Alma 7 and Moroni 7 some of my favorite scriptures!! I didn't give it out all day proselyting and we had talked to a bunch of people! We had a lesson at 6:30 and taught it and still had an hour and half left in the day! So we decided to go visit a member but we got there and she wasn’t home!! All of the sudden another members name popped into my head! So I just said out loud "let’s go visit 조병갑" he is in the stake presidency and super awesome!! So we decided to do that! We got to his house and you have to buzz the person that you’re going to visit to get into the apartment, (it's kinda annoying) we were deciding on a scripture to share and a lady walked in and put in her password so we just followed her in and were standing inside then she told us to go back out and ring the person we came to visit and that we couldn't just walk in.. haha I started giving her an excuse why we did it and we weren't going to go back outside but then the door started to close and I just decided to go back out for some reason!! So we were outside again just about to ring the bell and this guy walks up to us and says in English "do you guys need something?" haha we were shocked and just kinda looked at him for a second! But then we got talking for a minute and he invited us up to his house and we got to teach him and it was super awesome!! He knew a few people that were LDS and we set up a time to go back and visit him so we are really excited for that!!! I was really really blown away by that experience!! Then we were walking home after and we passed this older guy and he just stared me down as we past! So I turned around and he was still just walking the other way looking at me!! Haha so we stopped and then he motioned for us to come talk to him!! We set up an appointment with him and met him the next day!!!! It was awesome! This was an amazing week!! I’m really grateful for everything that happened this week and feel really lucky to have been able to see so many amazing things!! I love you all and hope you have a great week!!
Elder Frei

Monday, August 22, 2011

That's good that Dixie won their game! What was the score??? This week

wasn't too exciting but it was pretty fun!! Today were going shopping

at one of the really big markets! It's going to be sweet I'm excited I

haven't been there for like 7 months probably haha!! So I'll tell you

about our week really fast!! Tuesday after we emailed we went and got

my visa renewed so now I can live in Korea until next august!! haha

and then after that we went to this way good buffet(it was my year in

country mark) so we decided we had to go big!! That was way fun! Right

after that we met an investigator! Kim Jae Deok.  I

think I told you about him!! We taught him a good lesson about baptism

and he accepted an invitation to be baptized! We are thinking it will

happen next week! I couldn't think of a better way to spend my year in

country mark!! Haha Wednesday we had district meeting, it was really

really good!! Afterwards we went and ate this stuff called 돈까스 it's

this fried pork stuff, it's way good! But the reason we went to this

place is cause they have a contest with this super super spicy one and

if you can eat it within 10 minutes you get six months free! haha we

only tried a sample of it! I was ok, it was super super hot I couldn't

have eaten anymore, but some of the Elders were dying haha it was

hilarious!! then like two days later we were at a restaurant we eat at

often and we walked in and Elder Vanhoff went to the bathroom so I

ordered for us and I ordered it spicy! haha they made it super super

hot and I thought Elder Van Hoff was going to die! We got the funniest

video ever! I wish I could send it to you it is priceless!! On

Thursday I went on splits. I got to go back to my 2nd area! It was

super fun. We met a member that had like a 3 month old baby when I was

first there and now he is like 15 months old so it was super weird to

see him again haha!! It made me realize I've lived in Korea for a

while now! I was on splits with Elder Park. He is Korean! It was

really fun. They talk a lot of English because all the Koreans have

young American companions that aren't that good at Korean yet so we

talked Korean the entire time! It was fun! I loved it. Saturday we

went and played basketball with some people, some old guy volunteered

to ref our game haha it was super funny.. We killed the people we

played of course! haha they are Korean. And afterwards the guy the

reffed came up to me and was complimenting me and stuff and gave me

his business card and told me to come play with their club haha he was

a coach of some place it was super funny.. Church was awesome.

Yesterday, we had a new investigator there with us! Ha he was in the

hospital kinda close to the church and we met him in there on Friday,

in Korea you can just leave the hospital and come back whenever you

want so on Sunday he came to church for a while then went back to the

hospital haha it was funny! (Korea has nationalized health care so

it's not expensive to stay in the hospital, so people just check in

and stay for a way long time when they are hurt! ha they will go

outside with their hospital clothes on and walk around everywhere.

Sometimes you even see someone walking around pulling an IV stand

behind them with the IV stuck in their arm ha it's pretty crazy!! This

week is the last week of the transfer! I can't believe how fast it has

gone by!! We’re hoping we get to stay together for 3 transfers!! So

pray for us! Haha we are so happy still!! I hope you all have a great

week!! The gospel true! Right now I am going back through some of the

old conferences and reviewing the talks! They are so good. I love

reading anything that the apostles or prophet has written. We can all

benefit so much from it!!


Elder Frei

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hello everyone!
This week in Seoul was great! Today I have lived in Korea for 1 year! I can't believe it! It has been a good time for me to really reflect on the past year and see how much I have grown! (as a missionary, the korean language, and as a person) I'm so grateful to be here serving the Lord at this point in my life and I'm looking forward to all that I will continue to learn throughout the rest of  my mission!! Tuesday was temple day! I love the temple so much! I love being in the Lords house and being able to receive personal revelation there! When I got into the Celestial room, President Lee was standing there and came up to me and shook my hand and said "Welcome"......"to the celestial Kingdom" in English haha it was soooo funny you have to know President Lee to understand though I think! He is always super happy and has a huge smile on his face! I love him so much. After the temple we went to the military base with Elder Pulsipher and ate lunch! After that we found a GNC and I bought some stuff there!! it was soo good to see the inside of a GNC again haah that is a site that I missed way too much! haha now I am trying to gain weight! It's really hard but I'm eating as much as I can all the time so hopefully it will work! Korean food isn't exactly weight gaining food! Anyways after that me and Elder Vanhoff went to the Korean War History Museum and checked that out! It was awesome we had a lot of fun! Wednesday we had district meeting and then we went on splits! I was with a greenie named Elder Ward! he is really cool! We had a lot of fun. It made me feel like a really old missionary cause he will go home a full year after me! I couldn't believe it I still feel like I'm a young missionary! But we got to help a member move so that was super fun! then we had English class and that was good too! on Thursday we went to dinner with Daniel for the last time! he left for America on Friday! He is in California.. we are like best friends. haha we got a call from him at 7 in the morning on Sunday from him telling us that he had just landed! He was so excited. It is his life dream to become an American citizen. haha you might get to meet him sometime! that was really hard to say goodbye to him I'm going to miss him a lot. We saw him at least 4 times a week and he helped us all the time. Also that night we met a new investigator as well! he decided he's not going to study with us anymore already but that's ok! Friday we met our recent convert that we baptized last transfer, he is doing really good. I love him! also, we went and visited a member we call "Kobe" he played basketball with us in the morning which we haven't been able to do for a long time now, partly because Kobe had to get surgery on his ankle! his achilles tendon was like 90% of the way ripped so it will take him like 28 weeks to recover! crazy long time!!! Sunday was really good! we had 3 investigators at church! one of them was a new investigator! he is also i midgit! ha he is way funny though he will be a good investigator i think!! haha oh i forgot something on Saturday we were proselyting and we walked by this claw machine game and I looked to see what was in it, it was stocked full of live lobster in a tub of water!! it was the funniest thing I have ever seen! so I had to play it and on my last try I pulled one out and it dropped it and got stuck on the edge then eventually fell back into the water! ha I was so mad.. it was hilarious though! also we helped these two ladies carry this huge thing of cucumbers across a bridge haha it was super fun! Koreans never want to let you help them so I just walked up to them and said hey I'll carry that! they were both like no were good don't worry so then I just took it from them haha it was super funny but they were really greatful because they were dying haha! yesterday to celebrate we all got together and went to a buffet and then played basketball it was super fun!! Well I hope everyone has a good week I love you all!!
Elder Frei

Monday, August 8, 2011

Zone Conference

P Day

Seoul Forest

Ok mom here is this week! It was a pretty good week, we were really busy that is for sure!! Monday was p-day we went bowling it was really fun! I will try to send you a couple of pictures of it! Then after we had family night and we played Uno! haha the Koreans had so many rules it was so crazy.. it made it super hard but really fun! On Tuesday we went up by me greenie area for zone leaders council! It was really good. I love any opportunity to be around President and get to hear him train us directly on what the mission needs! He is so awesome. That was a really good meeting! Then on Wednesday we had district meeting with the whole zone so we did the training! It went really good! It was on opening your mouth and becoming a "preach my gospel" missionary! It was really good for our zone! Then afterwards we went on splits! I went with Elder Taylor! He is awesome. He is from Wyoming I think I told you about him when I was in Gimpo.. But we had a great split! He is a really good missionary we saw a lot of really good stuff ! We tried to eat this soup that a member told me to try and we got there and ordered it and it was suppose to have potatoes in it and we get like this random soup with a backbone in it haha it was really funny! But the soup was really good! On Thursday we split back and then we planned for the conference for Friday! We went to Seoul forest with half of the mission and had an awesome conference there!! We did activities that involved companionship unity and related a bunch of ways to missionary work. But most of all it helped me to really remember the atonement and the sacrifice that Christ made for me. And for all of us! I love the gospel so much I'm so grateful for all of the knowledge I have been able to acquire while I've been on my mission and I’m so glad that I still have as long as I do to continue to further my knowledge and become a better person and a better missionary! I love doing this work it's so rewarding! At the end of the conference we all wrote a note to ourselves for the end of our mission that we will read when we go home! We all chose one thing we were going to give up for the rest of our missions to become better missionaries! I chose to give up all doubts! It's really easy to doubt things, especially in missionary work so I promised the Lord I wouldn't doubt anymore for the rest of my mission. It has been awesome!! We came back on Friday from the conference and we were talking to people on the street and we found this really cool guy! We took him to the church and sat down and taught him the restoration! It was a really big miracle. That doesn't happen very often that someone will just come with you to the church and sit down and listen to you for an hour! He is great!! Then later that night we had a birthday party for one of the girls in our ward! We had an investigator and some less actives there too!! They are so awesome they all just want to help us.. I made a cake for her and used some of the icing you sent me and made those apples that the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory makes and gave them to her! Everyone was so shocked haha they had never seen anything like them before haha it was funny! On Saturday we met two now investigators! They are super funny. We were talking to them and one of them told me that I look like Prince Charles! haha it was super funny I was laughing so hard! I don't even know what he looks like but ya so I got Prince Charles and a Greek God within the last two weeks haha I told you about that one right? It was way funny!! That pretty much sums up my week! It is still super humid here! But that’s ok just another month and it will start to cool down!! :) I can't believe that school starts again in a week! When is Zack’s first football game?

I love you all!! Love,

Elder Frei