Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hey everyone! it's been an awesome week here in Korea! The holiday was really fun but it's good to get back to normal work again!! This week was a week full of miracles and unexpected things as far as it goes with our investigators!! last week we had an investigator that came to church and liked it, we taught him afterwards with our bishop and it was a pretty good lesson! we met him again this past week and taught him about the plan of salvation and baptism! the lesson went SO good. We were talking about baptism and I asked him what he thought baptsim, he said he didn't think it was bad and it was something he wanted to do! so I asked him if he would be baptized in february and he said yes, I was planning on doing that! haha Then after that he said "how can I prepare to be baptized?" haha he is so prepared! Then, we found a new guy and got him coming to english class. on wednesday after english class he came up to me and was like "hey can I learn about your church? I want to know more about it, but I'm not very good at english so I need to hear about it in korean!" haha we both couldn't believe that he said that. A lot of the people that meet us love english so much and want to speak english the whole time we meet (and it is so hard for us cause koreans have the hardest time learning english! our languages are just too different they cant do it! ha anyways we got to meet him on saturday and teach him and he wants to learn about our church really bad and just wants to follow Christ! he is really prepared. Ha we have found a bunch of people this week from street boarding too! we are really excited this area is doing soooo good :) we are also going to meet someone that lived in America for a while and went to our church while they lived there so that sould be really good! Sorry that's all I have time for we have been super busy lately! sometimes I feel like I don't have anytime to even think! it's good though it keeps me focused on the Lords work. I love the gospel and the happiness it brings to everyone that chooses to follow it! :) I love you all have a great week!! 

Elder Frei

Chase & VanHoff

The Hike.

Elder Messick, Elder Mersman, and Chase

Sister missionary serving in Chase's area that is waiting for her visa to America.

View of Song Pa.

Street boarding. The weather is so cold.

View from the hike.

Investigator that Chase and Elder Reyes taught in Yeong Dong Po. He has set a baptism date.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hey mom!! I forgot to tell you it was korean new year!! our pday got switched. It was kinda like a 2day vacation from missionary work. This past week has been amazing. It was new years here in Seoul (on the Lunar Calendar) it is one of the biggest holidays in Korea! the whole town shuts down for about 3 days! especially the 2nd day, everything is closed. It kinda reminded me of a huge ghost town! ha it was so quiet compared to the normal busy busy lives the Koreans live.

Last week we had an awesome week! we have a couple of really good investigators that are coming to church and liking it! We have a few families lined up to teach this week as well which is pretty rare! so we are really excited to teach them and meet them this week! We went to a members house last week to eat dinner with them and that was really fun, the dad was super funny I like him alot! he kept telling me I looked like a movie star and then when it was time for us to leave we knelt to say a prayer and he was like "the good looking elder has to say the prayer" and pointed at me. It was really funny!!! we got fed by our bishop once too and he invited a lot of people over, like half the ward! You'll never guess what happened, one of my teachers from the MTC showed up there!! it was so sweet. he served in this area! (it used to be the AP area back when there were two missions in seoul!! yesterday we had our conference and it was great. It was really good to get to see everyone and the trainings we got were awesome. afterwards, we went and ate with the member and her boyfriend that is getting baptized from Yeong Deong Po!! then, we went hiking with them! it was soooo good to see them, and I was so happy to hear that he decided to get baptized!! (he said he would when I taught him he just hadn't set a date yet) so that was an amazing day. I love that family! well we have to go to district meeting! i have alot of pictures but I will have to send them next week! I love you all.

Elder Frei

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Transferred to Song Pa

Yesterday I had the first feeling of missing Korea and being a missionary, we had an SPM meeting with the Stake Pres and President Lee and I will only go to one more of those it just hit me that my time is starting to run lower and lower.. sad

We're taking off I have some food shopping to do!! I'll talk to you next week!! I love you have a great week! I love the gospel. I love this work and I'm so grateful to be a part of it and to see all the things the Lord has let me seen. I'm so happy to be here in Korea and I'm so grateful for my family. I love you all!

Elder Doman & Elder Frei

Awesome family- Elder Poulson- Elder Frei.
Elder Messick- Elder Messman.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Member and investigator.