Monday, December 9, 2013

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Well again it has felt like maybe 2 days have passed and it has already been a week in 괴정~!!  So nuts!!! But I love it here! Very different from changwon-here is a like an older city so feeling is .. Old haha anyway it is a branch with between 20-30 people attending each week-yesterday a high of 35 people so very fun!! Most I have already met 3 times just because there are so few haha young men and young women total a number of 5 --- sound familiar;) yesterday as I prepared and blessed the sacrament and then spoke and then after church visited a hospital to give the sacrament to an older woman i felt right at home!! haha flash back to hanging out with Jeff and Chad and Jason and other leaders for hours on sundays hah
The other members are just about all over 40 and hilarious! on Friday we had a dinner party with the branch and after we had a little program with singing and the members were dancing --it was hilarious!! When we finished my companion just kept asking mehow weird I thought it was because when he first got here he thought it was crazy!! haha ps at this dinner we had some sort of fish always with the bones still learning how to eat that hah and mussels and just alot of fish haha it really is weird but so delicious!!!
ok so finding in this area ---we will be doing alot but this week we recieved 3 referrals two of which we will be meeting with twice a week teaching 30 minutes of english and 30 of gospel! and one of them came with the less active family that referred him to church yesterday! so cool!! the other was at first a little taken off by the gospel part when we first told him but by the end of our first meeting said he was open to it and so we will see where that goes!!!
apparently this area used to have a ward of 200 people and so this transfer we will be visiting a ton of less actives and trying to bring them back! also the members are starting to get involved and the branch president is starting to push missionary work!!! so excited to be here!!!!!!
 
I dont know what else to say hah packages one was from grandma and grandpa and the other was santa one both were checked by mailing and a few of the presents wrapping had been cut so early thank you for the socks and stocking candy:) and also to grandma and grandpa for the socks as well:) and I was too excited to wait to open the book that you made so i opened it and it has been great for introducing myself!!!!:) Thanks!~!!! haha
So glad that everything is going well and hope that it continues!!! LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!
~~~Elder Jackson~~~^^

Monday, December 2, 2013

Goejoeng


Yeah so this week holy smokes it flew by especially our thanksgiving day which happened to be transfer call day.....
 
Well this week we just had break throughs with all of our investigators. One started studying the Book of Mormon by using footnotes and reading through more than once to answer questions that he has after the first time reading. Another came to church for the first time and loved it attanded again this week and said he would continue to come. Another we set to meet with more than just once a week to study and learn about the gospel and finally we set a baptism date for the 21 or 22 of december!!!
 
Well of course on thursday during daily planning we recieved a few phone calls. One for my companion. starting this week he will be a trainer ... in ...창원 changwon. Which means . I am now in an area called 괴정 holding a branch of about 40-50 people and as of right now there are no real investigators in the area so as I said a challenge to find more of our Heavenly Fathers children to teach about the message of joy and love!! my new companion is hilarious and we are in for some great work in the new area of goejoeng! (gwayjong) haha
 
This week I have been thinking alot about learning by and through the spirit and of course today in transfer meeting it is part of what our focus will be this transfer! Coming to remember who we are through the gifts of the Spirit!! in other words learning how we recieve personal revelation and how we can most effectively use these gifts to most effectively share the gospel of Christ!!! AHHH I love this work and do not want to be 6 months in haha really there is so much to do and so little time!! I really have thought about KICC alot this week and espcially the scripture we use for "IN" found in 1 timothy 4:12 being an example of the believers!!! So cool and I know that as we do this that we will be blessed with the power of God even the Holy Ghost the Spirit of our Heavenly Father that teachs only truth and allows us to become beackons of Light and Examples of Christ!
 
For Thaksgiving I made spaghetti for dinner hahah requested by my companion and we had a good time that day with weekly planning our service activity and visiting less active members of the ward! A really great day of thanks as together as a companionship we made an extra effort to give thanks for the blessings we have and the miracles that we see! So cool!!!
Christmas season has begun and weather has not cooled too much we still are in suits and a sweater with a scarf at night and doing just fine! ha next week I will give some information about how we will talk on Christmas .. as of right now there is a possibility of skype but it hasnt been cleared other directions we will recieve in district meeting this week!! And thanks for the packages i got all of them today at training meeting so again just to help missionaries astand out adding 3 boxes on a subway does a good job ahahahah ps with all mail-including packages-send them to the PO box that way they can just forward them on and I will not have to wait till transfer day haha
 
Well thats about it!!! Glad to hear all is well!!!
LOVE YOU ALL BE SAFE HAVE FUN
KICC
elder Jackson
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