Sunday, November 3, 2013

Greetings from Taebeck!

It's cold here. And gloriously pretty. The leaves are all red and orange and yellow and green and it smells like fall. Halloween was pretty uneventful. Everyone knows what it is, but no one celebrates it here in good old Taebeck. So we spent halloween night tracting. Lot's of fun.
We said goodbye to our branch president yesterday, President Lee. He moved to Seoul. I think he was really good for the branch, but not so great for the missionaries. He really had no hope or drive for missionary work, and whenever we talked to him about missionary work he told us to just "sit back and relax.... Taebeck is a vacation." Which is so frustrating! Missionary work is hard in itself, but it makes it all the harder when our ward mission leader/branch president encourages us to sleep all day! Bleh. But he's gone now. So now we're going to clean out the baptismal font because he used it as a storage closet. Which I kind of don't think is okay. Another branch member is now the branch president, and I think he will do really good. My companion is the 1st counselor. Sweet.
I'm getting pretty sick of Spam. We eat it almost everyday. For some reason the members think we like it or something... so they give it to us every once in a while. Blech. Kimchi, rice, cereal, and spam... a missionary diet in Korea. Yum. But sometimes members give us fruit, which is super great. We don't get fruit very often because it's expensive. I also figured out this week that the only vegetable I've eaten in country is kimchi... I think I need to eat more vegetables. That might be good.
Taebeck is good! The 4 of us missionaries working in Taebeck eat from a fried chicken place every so often, and he asked us to teach his son English! Which is pretty exciting. So we do the 30-30 program with his son, which is 30 minutes of English and 30 minutes of Gospel. The son is not super interested in the gospel, but we'll bring him around :)
I love you all!
Love, Elder Edwards

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