Sunday, November 23, 2014


(Translation courtesy of Google Translate: "Debong!")

A good week. Our numbers at the end of the week didn't look as great because we lost a whole day of contacting because of the kimchi making project, but it was still an awesome week!

We had zero lessons in the church this week... We had plenty out on the street teaching people, but none in the church. The church or someone's home is definitely the best place/environment to have a lesson, but we couldn't get any for this past week. But that's okay! We filled up our time by going through an ancient less active book and picking out 5 or 6 records each day and then would spend each day walking all over Dongdaemoon going to and from the addresses on the records looking for the less active members, talking to everyone on the way. It was actually really fun and pretty effective. We found plenty of the addresses, but couldn't find any of the actual people. They had either moved out or weren't home at the time we visited. BUT, we found a few really cool people this week that should become investigators this coming week!

We climbed a mountain called 도봉산(Dobong mountain) on P-day this past week, and it was super fun. Pretty cold, but a lot of fun. We found an old bunker in the middle of nowhere on this mountain back from the war. It was pretty cool. And then Elder Weight and I ran down the whole mountain because we were running late. We were sore the next day.
Climbing Debong mountain. Almost there...

We got transfer calls! Elder Weight and I will be staying together, and 2 missionaries in our house will be leaving, one going home and one going to Wondang. It should be a pretty good transfer.

Debong mountain. The peak!

In Priesthood meeting yesterday, one of the members was complaining about a pain that he had been having above his eye for the past week or so. Our stake president stood up, walked over to the hurting member, pulled an acupuncture needle out of his pocket, and stuck it right in the middle of the hurting member's head. It was super cool and super funny. I don't really know how acupuncture works, but Korean's are pretty crazy about it. We had an investigator last transfer who is an Oriental doctor that does acupuncture professionally. They say it helps relieve pain and stuff, but it looks pretty questionable to me. I don't think I'll ever get acupuncture.

I love 1 Corinthians 13:4-9. It's a pretty simple and straight forward guideline of what charity is and how we should live our lives. We should be kind, be slow to anger, be patient, not be selfish, be understanding... It's a good list to live by.

I love you all! Have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Edwards

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