Sunday, April 19, 2015

APRIL 12, 2015

 This week was really good!

Monday - Shoppin
So after emailing you guys we went and shopped over in 영등포 Youngdeungpo. So that was fun. We met up with elder pruner and wiseman. Love them to death. haha that was way fun. Basically just went to H&M. That was super fun. Made me want to shop for real clothes though haha. it was hard not to buy anything. haha but that's alright. we had a dgood time there. then we went home and relaxed the rest of p=day. then we made a bunch of calls to some former investigators and then we met Easun and 차성우 Cha Sungoo. they're way cool. kinda just got to know them a little more and then we were able to talk a little about the gospel. trying to make em a new investigator. keepin our hopes up. :) and yeah!

Tuesday - Less Actives and a Practice Lesson
Tuesday was good. WE had our studies which were good. then we went and visited a bunch of less actives and called and texted a bunch of people so that took a while. we added some people on the map that shoulda been there then we went out and visited some people. of of the people was there and said that her son was not too much of a fan of our church and so she told us to leave...that wasn't too nice. but that's alright. then we went and got dinner at the chinese place with everyone. that was way fun of course. then we went ot visit more less actives but none were home so we just left a note on some of the doors and one called us later that night! So that was awesome! Then we went to 최영규's house for a practice lesson. ah he is the man. haha our lesson went really well. we taught him the restoration and just talke dto him. so good. i love the restoration .:) 

Wednesday - District Meeting/English Class + Car Day
So wednesday we had our studies and stuff and during companionship study one of the members calls us and says hey are you home? I'm outside with food come get it. We bring it into the house, and there are costco bagels, cream cheese, mangoes, and stakes. it was amazing. also, orange juice. oh my gosh it was so good. haha words don't describe how grateful i am for that one. so that was aweosme. then we had district meeting. it was about prayer. :) So yeah way good! I learned what i need to do better, so that was aweosme. then we went and visited some less actives. You'll never guess how many nice cars we saw. Get ready. 3 bentleys, 1 lamborghini, 1 ferrari, 3 maseraties, and 1 aston martin. like what? Haha it was pretty crazy. but the visiting went great. the cherry blossoms are out right now and they're so pretty. we're going to a park today that should have a bunch. so i'm happy about that one. :) Then we went back to the church and had dinner and then we had english class! THat was fun of course. then we went to a members house for a lat edinner! haha that was fun. she's way funny. 

Thursday - Zone Training meeting and Practice Lessons
Thursday was really good. we had personal study, then we went to 영등포 (Can you read that one yet?) and had our zone training meeting. that was suepr awesome! Talked about asking questions and what the effect our words have on others is. so that was really good. learned i need to hold my tongue/say nicer things. so yeah. :) After that elder coleman had to do a PMGTIP evaluation with the zone leaders so i basically just got to talk to some of the other misisonaries doin the same thing. haha pretty fun. then we came home and had dinner then we had two appointments at the church. both were with members. we taught the first one the restoration .that was really good! He helped us a lot. then we met the bishop. he's so cool. we taught him about the earth life and atonement. way good. he's a big help with korean. :) so that's good. and yeah! That was our day! 

Friday - Weekly Planning and Jason
So after our studies we went to the church and did weekly planning. We weren't able to get all of it done before we had to meet jason. he's so cool. :) haha we helped him with english for a little then we taught him about Jesus Christ and the great apostasy. that went really good! Took a while but he was really interested! So that was awesome! Then we did a little weekly planning but went to go get dinner. that was fun. went to the donkas place. thta was delicious. Then we had to finish weekly planning so that was fun. Haha then we made calls to some members trying to encourage them to do missionary work. :) haha so that was good. 

Saturday - General Conference and Jason
Pretty good day. We got up and had our studies then we went and bought a bunch of snacks and lunch for general conference. man did they talk about marriage a lot or was it just me? Should title this one General Conference April 2015 - Marriage and the Family. haha just kidding. but it was really good. Of course. after the afternoon session we went to visit jason. We met him at the library and taught him the restoration. that went really well! After he told us that he was really interested in the gospel! So I ask for prayers his way. :) Thank you. :) Then we went back to the church and watched the priesthood session. That was way good too! I thought that Elder Ballard's talk was really good. he's the best. haha but yeah! 

Sunday - General Conference and Calls
So we got up and were having personal study when we found out that we had to go to the church cuz general conference was starting. so we went straight to the church and watched general conference. so good. thought it was intersting that Elder Scott didn't speak and that President monson didn't give his like big sunday morning talk. but that's okay. Anyway, after general conference we had a meal with the ward which was way good and fun. love them so much. then we had our weekly coorelation meeting with our ward mission leader. he's the best. then we came home and finished all of our studies. that took a decent amount of time. haha then we had dinner and called some people and got a lot of appointments set up for this week! So heck yeah. :) haha

Thought - Service to Others
In conference i really enjoyed Elder Ringwood's talk. He is the area president here, so i've heard him talk a lot but here is an exerpt from his talk on serving others and being good without guile. He says "[Service is] not done for praise or accolades.These men and women are not motivated by the possibility of receiving titles or authority. They are disciples of Christ, going about doing good continually,and like Shiblon, they are trying to please their Father in Heaven. It saddens me when I hear of some who stop serving or even attending church because they are released from a calling or feel overlooked for a position or title. I hope they will one day learn the same lesson I learned as a young missionary—that the service that counts most is usually recognized by God alone. In our pursuit of me and mine, have we forgotten Thee and Thine?" The reason i like this is because i've learned this over and over on my mission. That we should serve others with all our heart even when they may not thank us or even when we don't gain anything from it. Cuz the truly important thing is that we are thinking of others instead of ourselves. Love you guys. :) Have a great week!

Elder Breinholt

PS how are your guys' goals going? reachin em? 

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