Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baptism In Song Pa

Voice Recordings From Chase
February 2012

My emails from Chase have been pretty short and sweet. I am so happy that he has the voice recorder. I would not be hearing much from him lately. Here are a few of his recordings.

Hey everyone! It is Sunday morning right now. Yesterday we had a really good day. We taught a lot of lessons. Our investigator Nam Gon Sun had his baptismal interview. He is getting baptized today. We are really excited for that. We taught one of our other investigators the second half of the plan of salvation and he loved it. He was just like wow!  this makes so much sense. I have wondered my whole life what was going to happen after I die. We picked up a new investigator. His name is Hee Yung Jun. We are meeting with him twice a week. We taught english class and this older lady came. She was asking us what she could do for us because we do the class for free. She said that she wanted to help us out. We told her that we were fine and she insisted on helping us out. So I just said, "KIMCHEE!". Just being funny. We had a ward party at six and she came and she had a whole bag of kimchee. The party was a farewell party for two families in the ward that are moving. One of the guys moving is Matt Wagner. He is moving back to America. He was the only (I have no idea what Chase just said I think he might have said American in Korean?) in the ward so that will be sad. He is really awesome. Then the lady that brought us kimchee asked us if she should go buy him a Korean flag so that he will remember Korea. So she left and went and bought him a Korean flag and brought it back and gave it to him. 

We just got to the church to clean out the baptismal font. The rest of the recording is in Korean. I wish I could translate. :) I think he forgot he was talking to his family. 

It is monday morning and we are walking to email. An old lady just about got hit by a truck. She is standing right next to me and can't understand a word I am saying. So yesterday was way awesome. Our investigator Nam Gon Sun got baptized. The baptismal service was great. Our ward mission leader just got changed and he did an awesome job planning it. Nam Gon Sun was pretty scared and the water was like pretty dang cold. When we got in the water he was shaking. But we got it done it one try. When we got done he was like that was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Last night our ward mission leader invited us over to his house. They fed us and we just talked and stuff. It was really good, I love their family so much. They are super cool. Brother Wagner taught us a great lesson yesterday about the Isaiah chapters and the Book of Mormon. We all loved the lesson. We are walking to the church right now because we have some packages to deliver to other missionaries.  We pick up everyones mail and deliver them as we meet with all of the companionships and go to all of the other meetings. I am going to be really bad when I get home because I know that when I am talking in english people around me can't understand me and so I just say whatever I want. We are in the elevator now, I think I have rode more elevators in Korea than I ever will the rest of my life. Anyways, I hope that you all had a great week. I hope that I got some good emails from you guys. I am sure that mom know this but I don't have that many more email sessions left. It is getting close. Love you all!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Package From Korea

Last night one of Chase's closest friends came over and we all talked for about two hours. We were laughing about the crazy times they had in high school. As he was walking to the door to leave he said, "Oh I miss Chase, I'm excited for him to get home". He opened the front door and this was sitting there. He said, "Whoa speak of the devil".

Chase sends his packages the cheap way. That means that they take about six weeks to get here and they come by ship. By the time they get here they look like someone used the package for a seat on the boat. The one last night looked horrible. I couldn't believe that all the contents made it here safe. After I opened it I found out why it looked so bad.

HaHa. Two air soft guns for Haden! I'm sure that customs thought they were real!

Pictures From Elder Frei

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Great Day In Song Pa

With this transfer Chase's email time has been shortened. They are an hour away from everywhere they have to meet so he has less time to write. I took this from a recording he sent today. 

It is sunday february 5th. Yes, it is the day of the super bowl in America. This week has been a really good week. We had zone leader council. President Lee had some good words to say like always. Me and Elder Poulson are doing really good. We get a long great. We also have some really awesome investigators. The investigator that we are teaching is really prepared. We taught him a couple times this week. We taught him some commandments and the word of wisdom. He totally just accepted it and he said the most sincere prayer. Another investigator, his name is Jooh Wan he is a little older. He went to the second most famous universities in Korea. People in America don't know these universities, but in Korea if you went to this one you are awesome. Because all the Koreans care about is school and studying and stuff. On wednesday we had combined district meeting down in Beoun Dong. It is like an hour away from here. Afterwards we all street boarded together and talked to a bunch of people. It was probably the coldest day of the year that day. I thought that my face was going to freeze off. Yeah, and I didn't think that I was going to be ok. Haha but I am ok. Then I went on splits with Elder Bird. He started his mission the same time as me. We have never served near each other so that was cool. We had a really good split. On thursday we switched back. Today is sunday and Jung Yon Goon the investigator that we taught in Yeong Dong Po got baptized today. So I got permission to go and Me and Elder Messick went on splits during church and went over to Yeong Dong Po and got to see the baptism. It was so awesome. It was a great baptismal service and I was so happy to see him get baptized. He learned so much, he had no gospel knowledge at all. He had never studied any religion when we first taught him. He has learned so much since we first taught him and he has come so far. It is so cool to see that in people's lives. It was awesome to be back in Yeong Dong Po. It was like going home. Everyone was like, "ahhh Elder Frei you came back to Yeong Dong Po today".  It was good to see and talk to everyone. I miss them all so much. You guys are going to  definitely have to meet a lot of people from Yeong Dong Po when you come here, it is good that we are staying in that area. I am really looking forward to that. The ward mission leader in the Yeong Dong Po ward asked me to bear my testimony just out of nowhere. He just called on me. He said since Elder Frei came let's have him bear his testimony. So I just went up there and bore my testimony and talked for a little bit. That was really unexpected. We have seen a lot of miracles happening lately. I am so happy to be here in Song Pa. This next week a member of the seventies is coming to do a mission tour so we have a special meeting. I'm really looking forward to that. Tomorrow we are going down to play basketball in Su Gee. That will be fun for sure. Other missionaries from the Tae Jon mission can actually come there because it is in their area. There is a ward in the Tae Jon mission that actually borders our mission. So I might get to see some of the missionaries that I know from the other mission that I was in the MTC with and we travelled here together. So that will be really cool. Elder Bishoff serves in the Tae Jon mission. You should get in touch with his mom. He is from Monroe. They are coming the same time to pick him up that you are coming. So that would be really cool if we could get together, I am sure that they will want to come and see Seoul.  You should try to get in touch with them. Also Elder Shino's parents are coming. That is about all I have for this week. Sorry I didn't get to much on here. I'll try to get more recordings next week. I hope you all had a good week. The gospel is still true here in Song Pa, Korea in the Seoul mission. Oh and I am pretty sure that I gained more weight this week. So I weighed 185 last week so maybe this week I can be 187. Ha that is pretty big. I have been eating tons of food. I love you all and I hope that you have a good week. And I hope that everything is going good at home. I don't even remember who is playing in the super bowl, but I am glad that it is the last one that I will ever have to miss. 

Love you all,

Elder Frei

An investigator we taught for 3 months in my last area got baptized yesterday!!! it was awesome:)