Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MAY 31, 2015

Yeah last week was really good and so was this one. :) He didn't come yesterday no...so that was too bad. Um I don't really know what you do at a traditional korean wedding cuz i've never been to one....i just know it involves a 한복 hanbok which is the like traditional korean dress thing. but that's all i know. Haha i'm sorry my emails are lackin the details. I'll try to put more in today. :)  I'm trying to work hard. :) So yeah. We really are doing our best. Workin pretty dang hard. but yeah. :)

Monday - Ward Party 유복준 and robert
So monday was fun. As you already know we went to the ward party thing like right in the morning which is why i was late emailing. but yeah. That was way fun. Played dodgeball, baseball, relaxed, had good food. And yeah. :) Then that night we had dinner with 유복준 or daniel. He's pretty cool. We ate with him at the chinese restaurant. that was pretty awesome. WE taught him about family and answered some of the questions he had about the family proclamation. Then we went and met Robert. We talked to him about repentance and that went really really well. He understood it pretty well. He's doing a lot better than when i first got here. so yeah. I love that guy to death. 

Tuesday - Daniel and Makin beats with Easun
So tuesday was super fun too. THis week was just good. WE were really busy like all week. So that's always super good. We look like we are going to be this week as well. But yeah. So we had studies and then went out and talked with some people then we made a bunch of calls and got some appintments then we went and visited a less active and then we went and met daniel again. That was super good. We met him in the basement of a theology school in our area so that was kinda scary but it was fine cuz no one said anything. haha but anyway, we talked to him about the restoration and he understands it well! Then we went and met Easun and got dinner with him and taught him about the book of mormon. We are really trying to spark some interest in him. He says he's not really interested in God and religion but like when we teach him he always sounds like he likes it. Anyway, as part of our dinner haha he taught us how to make songs on his ipad. it was beyond cool actually. Also, he was part of a hip hop group like 15 years ago and we listened to it. It was pretty good! Haha super funny. but yeah!

Wednesday - District Meeting, English Class, and our boy. 
So we had our studies and then we had district meeting which was fun. We talked all about finding more people. That went really good i thought. We also watched the because he lives video. So good. Then after that we came home and mde a bunch of calls to members that went well. We are trying to follow up with like referall potential so yeah. Then we went and got dinner, ot ready for english class and had it! It was fun. THere was no one in the beginning class so i got to teach te advanced one. Then we taught a guy who has been coming to church 김시홍 Kim Shihong. He's our boy. haha he's really interesting. Anyway, he's a great guy. He has a decent amount of interest too. Like we asked him to read the intro to the book of mormon and we caught up to him after he left and he was reading it. So that was super awesome. He's cool. THen we came home. 

Thursday - Temple and 평택
So Thursday we went to the temple in the morning which was super awesome. I hope you guys are going like at least every month if not every week. Great job. :) Anyway, that was super nice. Nice to have some peace in my life and some time to simply relax. But yeah then we went down to 평택 Pyeongtaek with Elder Champion (It was their temple day too) to buy suits. That was super cool! I bought a light gray one! I hope you like it mom! I will get it next week i think. So yeah. Should be awesome. But yeah it was a long trip down there and back. But we made it. It's about an hour to an hour and  a half depending on the trains. But it was fun to talk to elder champion and be back in my greenie area. Love it. :) haha then we came back and met 유복준 again. That went really good! We had dinner with him then we went to the church and taught him and finished the restoration. He understands super well and is super accepting of what we believe. 

Friday - Combined Mission Conference and Weekly Planning
So friday was super fun! We got ready to go then went straight to 영등포 for the combined mission conference. That was pretty good! Elder Ringwood and Elder Maynes came. They're both in the seventy and Elder Ringwood is the area president right now. I think he goes back to america this year. But yeah. That was really good. We learned all about how we need to do better. Haha but yeah. Just told us the importance of talkin to everyone and trying to find youth. Then after that we got to talk to the people in the other mission who we were in the MTC with for like 5 minutes. So good though. I miss those guys so much. They're literally the best. Ah. I can't wait to see them again at like BYU. we'll see what happens. Then we had a leadership meeting with just our mission which was nothin special. haha nothing too exciting happened. then we came home and did weekly planning the rest of the night! But yeah! That was good

Saturday - Calls, English Class, A Lesson, Ping Pong and A Book Report
A lot happened on saturday! It was another busy day here in seoul. We got up and had our studies. I read a Dieter F. Uchtdorf talk which I'm gonna talk about at the end. It was way good. Then we called tons of less actives and that was good. Then we went to the church and had english class which was a party. Haha same as always. then we taught a girl named 김수희 with the bishop. That was really good. She's like way cool. She's 12 and her mom is a member but her dad kinda opposes her getting baptized cuz he doesn't think that she's old enough to know what she's getting herself into. Which makes sense. But anyway, we taught her the restoration and it went really good! She's at church like every week. Then we played ping pong wiht some of the english class guys who stayed. That was fun. THen we went and had dinner then we went and met robert again. Love him. haha we had to help him with his book report which his dad is making him do. So that was fun. Haha he's such a character. 

Sunday - Church, Calls for days. 
Yesterday was good too. Good way to end the week. We had personal study which was great then we went to church! Found out that L. Tom Perry passed away. That was shocking and super super sad. I couldn't believe it at first. It's so mind blowing. BUt it's fine. God needed him on the other side! BUt yeah church was good. Then we had our weekly coorelation meeting which was fun. Then we came home, finished our studies, had dinner and then made calls and got tons of appointments and that was our day! 

Message - Service
Okay so as i was reading the talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf this stood out to me. it's kind of long so prepare yourself. "My dear friends and fellow priesthood holders, if Jesus Christ were to sit down with us and ask for an accounting of our stewardship, I am not sure He would focus much on programs and statistics. What the Savior would want to know is the condition of our heart. He would want to know how we love and minister to those in our care, how we show our love to our spouse and family, and how we lighten their daily load. And the Savior would want to know how you and I grow closer to Him and to our Heavenly Father......The greatest, most capable, most accomplished man who ever walked this earth was also the most humble.He performed some of His most impressive service in private moments, with only a few observers, whom He asked to “tell no man” what He had done. When someone called Him “good,” He quickly deflected the compliment, insisting that only God is truly good. Clearly the praise of the world meant nothing to Him;His single purpose was to serve His Father and “do always those things that please him.” We would do well to follow the example of our Master." And one thing i've been learning lately is that God can't bless us nearly as much when we do things with a unwilling heart. We have to want to be obedient, we have to want to serve others simply out of love for them and not care about the thanks or praise that may or may not come. Our heart and desires have to be set on just him and we have to simply want to serve others. And as we do that, we can become much more christlike and can progress our christlike attribute of charity. :) 

Love,
Elder Breinholt

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