Sunday, January 26, 2014

January 26th Normal Week

Well not much to talk about this week....just missionary work
It was a Korean Sister's, who is in our district, birthday on Pday so we ate at a really good resturaunt and played Ping pong for her birthday. then missionary work
Then Elder Batschi and I made an appointment with a less active who has not come to church in 10 years and he and his wife took us out to lunch. They were super nice people, nevertheless they did not come to church. He is a farmer so it is really hard for him to stop working on Sundays and come. Were going to try and help him out at his farm on Saturdays.
We also visited a less active with the sisters. She and her son and daughter were there. They were all very good at English and the missionaries who taught them the gospel also taught them how to play uno. Which is awesome because I havent played Uno in ages. They didnt come to church either but we are going back to visit them soon.
On Saturday it rained so hard. My socks were soaking wet, because I have holes in my shoes it makes it even worse.....but the rain is fun! We also had English Class on Saturday and a couple of awesome people showed up. We had a fun time teaching English.
 other than that just a normal week in Korea. This week was a little rough for us because all we did was prosolyte and when you are doing that for 5 hour blocks it gets a little tiring and stressful. Also I have been having Sleeping problems latley where I cant fall asleep and wake up way too often. I am getting drugs from my Zone Leaders soon, so that should go away.
Also this next week we have a mission conference because of a Korean Hoilday and Transfer Calls so there will probobly be some changes in our house. I will let you know!
Love ya!!!!!!! Go Peyton.
Elder Miles Diede

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Another Week of NOTHING

Well nothing.......nothing but missionary work that is!!!
We had Zone Conference this week. That is where President ans the APs came out to Gangwondo and gave talks and trainings. We Talked abot our mission values Obedient Hardworking and Testifying. It was a really good meeting. After words Elder Batschi and I stayed after a while to do passoff. I finished the Final Zone leader passoff, only one more to go. Hopefully in 2 weeks!! We got home a little late around 930 because of the long bus rides and stuff but we had a really fun time!
The next day I went on exchanges with a new Elder. He is kind of a punk he is a straight outta high school thinks he knows everything kid. He is an extremly rude kid that has some messed up opinions. but the exchange went pretty well. He doesnt proseylte, just follows so I did a full day of work by myself. When we were knocking on doors we met a preacher.
 He started bashing on the church and how Joseph Smith wasn't a prophet. He actually knew suprisily alot about our church. He said the Bible is the Only word of God and shared the Revalations scripture every preacher shares with us. Then I asked him if he had ever read the Book of Mormon. He said he hadnt, so i got to testify of the truthfulness of the book. We shared Moroni 10 and gave him a Book. Then all of the next apartments we knocked on were all extremly good contacts. We found a new less active and got a couple phone numbers!!! It was amazing to see.
Then Yesterday in Church I had to give a 10 minute talk on Member missionary work. 10 minutes is usually pretty easy, alas not in Korean. It went pretty well I mostly just read scriptures and testified a whole bunch, but the members seemed to like my talk alot.
Our lesson with our investigator was cancelled this week, but he did send us an awesome text thanking us about prayer. He hasnt anwsered us since.
Life Keeps on Keepin on here in Wonju. Im trying not to freeze, but from what grandma told me Montana is pretty bad too -33 dang thats cold!!
Well Love Ya!!!!!
Hope you have a good week!!!!!
tell Hayden one thing.......If the Seahawks paly the Broncos they will be shredded by Peyton. If they play the Pats, Brady to Collie all day long!!!
Love Ya!!!!
Elder Miles Diede

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ripped my pants!

Well a pretty alright week I have a bunch of pictures I can sent you. To start out this week we played ping pong, which has gotten extremly more intense since i have been in Korea. So we were playing a game I got a good hit and I ripped my pants....... pretty bad too. So i went home and changed. That was pretty fun.
other than that we just did typical missionary work here in the subzero environment of Wonju, where I am literally freezing my face off.
Elder Batschi and I have become even better friends this week as you can see by the fort we made together during some down time. We memorized all the Articles of Faith and are now working on Scripture Masteries. Fun stuff.
I passed off again, now my chances of becoming DL are now highly increased. I just have to do 2 more and then I am finished with passoff.
There is really nothing else, but pictures. Love ya!!! Be safe in the Grand Canyon and go Power Ranger it up. I llove all the Pictures Shayna sents me its the best!!!!
Love ya!!!!
Elder Miles Diede

January 5 here is our Korea newsletter its pretty new!!! check it out!!  I am in a few pictures.

Well it was a pretty uneventful week not much to talk about....
Im glad you had fun in Great Falls. Looking at pictures of Grandmas house, gyros and hearing about Skiing and cousins is awesome, but at the same time I want a gyro so bad!!
New Years was like any other night, but Koreans somtimes go by the Lunar Calendar and it restarts on Jan 31st we will also have another mission conference then.
This week Elder Hone one of our Zone Leaders came on exchanges. He is awesome and played basketball at Weber State with Damian Lillard. Pretty Sick. He is a hillarious guy and I loved talking with him while he was here. Also Elder Batschi, Hone and I all like Zombies. So during dinner and down time we talked about the Zombie Apocalypse and what we would do if it happened here. I came to the conclusion I would just give myself up because there will eventually be too many zombies in Korea.
We tried to find a Less actives house and we found a place called DD Chicken
It was Elder Murdocks bithday on Wednesday so we bought him a unicorn Ice Cream cake and ate it after District Meeting. We also found a very good apartment complex where we gave away 4 Books of Mormon in 14 doors. Pretty Awesome!
After dinner one day we had some extra time so we went to the church. Elder Batschi found some pre recording, like the ones on our piano and fake played to them. super funny I got a great video on our phone. Then we got to play real life Frogger. We got caught in traffic while we were in the middle of the road. long story short we both made it across.
we had an AMAZING lesson with our investigator this week. Usually I cant understand him because of his lisp, but I understood him alot! He is part of the Unification Church, look them up they are crazy, but He read the Intro to the Book of Mormon and got pretty interested. He was super confused about religion now and thinks the Book of Mormon is a really good book. Then he prayed at the end of the lesson. it was Awesome!!
Lastly While knocking on doors a lady let us in and gave us the NASTIEST, GROSSEST drink i have ever drank. It was something like silk worm larvae juice. so gross.....
Well thats it!! I Love ya I know this is the True church! With the New Year comes Resolutions, and one of mine is rededication. I want to go so hard this year in my mission. I want to study harder, and learn better. Hopefully I can do that. We have a saying here..생해복많이받으세요! roughly translates to Take Luck( Brian Reagen Reference) but Korean peope are really positive and look forward to the new year. which is super good!!! LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elder Miles Diede