Sunday, May 18, 2014

감사해, May 18

This week was pretty great.
Just alot of really normal missionary work.
This week I had two experiences with investigators this past week. One was I met one of our investigators on the street for the first time and I got to introduce myself to him and set up an appointment. We should be meeting him this week. It was so good to finally meet the face behind the name.

The second was a new investigator that we met with this week. He was a referral from the Office Elders that had english Interest and has really never gone to church before. He came to English class last Wednesday and we met him again on Saturday. The lesson went really well. We taught him the first lesson. He seemed to accept everything pretty well. He said he would keep his commitments so I am very happy. But he seems like a solid investigator. Elder Lee and I just need to figure out each others teaching styles more so we can teach him even better.

This week for study I studied a couple of different topics. One of the things that stood out to me the most was in Doctrine and Covenants Sec 121 and Sec 124:18. I love reading about Liberty Jail and the suffering Joseph Smith had there. It helps remind me that my trials and sufferings are only a small point in time and If I endure well then I will be blessed. Then in Sec 124:18 I love the phrase "I will bear him up as on eagles wings" With God as the air under our wings we can soar to new heights! It is a really interesting saying. It was a great study this week.
We are starting a new thing in our ward where the missionaries go with the Home teachers to all member visits. It is a cool Idea because we can have a member present at a member visit! ;)

This week  we went to go visit a newly wed couple with their home teachers this week They were very grateful to us because it was their first visit since they have been together. We talked alot about Home teaching and a few various other topics. It was a very spiritual visit. The man is american the girl is half korean. They gave us an American Style Brownie........oh my gosh soooo good!!!

Another miracle of mine this week was this week i have been humming and singing the hymns as I walk down the street. It has been a huge blessing! I have had alot less distracting thoughts and have felt the spirit sronger this week. Good miracle, Hymns have power.
That was my week!!! Lovin Life, Lovin You, Lovin the Lord!!!!!!!!
LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!
Elder Miles Diede

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Phone Call

Great to hear his voice and visit with him.  He loves it and serving the Lord with all his heart and soul.  We are proud parents.  We are grateful for his example to his family.   Loved the phone call.  Best ever Mother's Day gift !  

Giant Buddha statue, little eaten octopus and prawn, and me Elder Landford and my comp, Elder Lee

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New Area Paju

On the map look up Paju, or Geumchon. Then you can find where I am at. The area is huge but not as big as Wonju.
Well don't got a lot of time today email has to be cut down a little bit. So i gotta type fast.
Well This area is pretty awesome. It is really really pretty!!!!
My Korean Companion is nice, but he mumbles and talks really fast so it is hard to understand him but I have been pretty good so far. He speaks NO English. I just taught him the work Elder the other day.
He has a few kinks we need to work out, like wanting to stay at members houses all day, but we are trying to work on it. There are some pretty big problems with him, he drove his companion up the wall so I am going to try to be more Christlike this transfer.
 I am in the area with Elder Jang, the Korean from my first area. Elder Rhodes from my second area and Sis. Kim from Wonju so It will be super fun to serve here.
I gotta say I am really jealous of all of the Rafting, biking and stuff back at home. I really want to do them but hey I'm a missionary so whatever! Missionary work is just as fun!! I'm glad the wedding went well and that is cool how you can feel people in the temple. I haven't gone to the temple in 4 months i should be going this month!!!!
This week I have done nothing but sit at members houses.... Not missionary work. I have given out a total of 3 cards this week. Not very good, but whenever I try I am cutoff by my companion...not fun.
I just realized this letter sounds awful. Its not that bad. My comp has lots of problems but I am not complaining The only thing I can complain about is 2 people in my house are I am cleaning almost 24-7 but hey Trials make us Grow!!!!  I'm sorry this letter is so awful!! I have to go buy some food.
I'm happy I get to call You this week!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elder Miles Diede