Another week in 'Little Seoul' - transfer outlines are due on Tuesday
(transfer outlines is where we put who we think should stay or go in
the zone - they're always due 10 days before transfers). It's crazy
how quickly things have gone by! Elder Johnson and I are probably
going to stay together for another 6 weeks. We're hoping for it, at
least. You never know until it springs up on you last minute.
We had a meeting with the Stake Presidency, all the Bishops and Ward
Mission Leaders in the stake, and President Riggs. We had a lesson
scheduled with Lenny at the Curd's home at the same time the meeting
was going on. We didn't want to reschedule because it had been so long
since we've seen her, so we instead did a full split. I went with Bro.
Dixon (WML) to the Stake correlation meeting, while Elder Johnson went
with Bro. Curd to teach Lenny.
It worked out fine in the end. My presentation went well, and Elder
Johnson made it safely to the Curd's home. Only dilemma was, Lenny
never showed up! The duration of the meeting, I kept thinking about
how awesome the lesson was going, I was confident some serious
baptizing was going on! But she didn't show up - she said she forgot
about our appointment, so she went to her aunt's house instead. The
troubling thing is, she doesn't have a cell phone, so we have a hard
time getting a hold of her to reschedule.
It was okay, though. When I showed up at their doorstep after the
meeting, we taught their family about faith. They had their niece and
nephews over from Texas for the week, so they sat in, too. When we got
back to the apartment, Sister Curd texted us, 'thank you for the
spiritual thought; my nieces and nephews challenge their parents all
the time about the church, and I think that was something they needed
to hear!' #Browniepoints!
Later on in the week, we had an appointment with a less active member,
Lester. He told us to swing by on Wednesday, I think. We got there
during the Argentina vs. Netherlands game when they were doing
shoot-outs. When Argentina won, Lester went ballistic! He's not even
from Argentina, he's from Honduras - he only likes them because they
speak the same language his country does :). After the game, he took
us to Starbuck's. We got smoothies and he got a frapaccino or
something like that. We listened to him for about an hour, then we had
to go to another appointment. He told us was going to hang out at the
restaurant a while longer.
Later that night, Lester texts us and gives us 2 referrals! Two Muslim
guys asked Lester about us, and expressed interest in taking the
discussions. We go their phone number and Facebook info, and scheduled
an appointment with them for Friday. We were a little bit nervous,
because we checked out their FB profiles and they had a bunch of stuff
on their proving Christianity false. It turns out two of them, Dawud
and Amid, was super nice and sincerely wanted to learn more about the
church. The other guy wanted to argue. Thankfully we took most of the
conversation and taught them a lot about e plan of salvation, the
restoration, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. By the end, they accepted
a copy of the Book of Mormon and a restoration pamphlet. They texted
afterwards and wanted to schedule another time we could meet!
Thanks for all you do!
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