Sunday, April 27, 2014


This week has been awesome!! There has been so much going on and the area of bangoejin is being filled with the word!~! we have had alot of opportunities to share what Easter and the Atonement mean to us as we have had meetings with investigators members and other missionaries!!
this week we met with our recent convert (yesterday received aaronic preisthood) and his wife twice and taught about the importance of prayer and reviewed the plan of salvation and temple work with them yesterday at a members home!! we really were able to feel the Spirit reach out as the members bore testimony of the blessing of family history work and temple work in their lives and also as we talked about what really makes it all possible-the Savior and His Atonement!! #Because of HIM
This week we also met with a young investigator whose parents will not allow him to get baptized yet but the mom said that she would come to church after the up and coming testing period in schools- talked with them and got to use my family book to introduce you all!!!
This week we also had interviews and a zone meeting where the topics all centered around the Atonement and the many things that Christ has done for us and how our purpose as missionaries is tied in to that!! Really awesome meetings with lots of time to share and think about the many blessings we receive #BecauseofHIM!
Well on the more random side of things we were asked to clean up the outside of our church last week so ... got to do some weeding and such--so much fun!! and also checked the rat traps because it smelt terrible but nothing so we have to wait 3 more weeks and had an awesome Family Home Evening where we colored the Easter eggs together with members in preparation for Easter and our Branch Conference!! At our branch conference 2 investigators came 3 potential investigators came and 5 less actives were there!! This area really is on the high steps of hastening the work #Becauseof HIM!!! 
so if you havent noticed by now I have been able to watch the new video #BecauseofHIM and that has really tied in well with everything this week even up to this morning as I was reading Alma 41-42 talking about the necessity of the Atonement and the Mercy that we find as we use this gift that has been given to us!!! It truly has been another week of reflection of the many blessings that we receive because our Heavenly Father loves us!!! 
with that thanks for the great package and all the killer candy!!! will be enjoying that and already have as we have been emailing- dig the star wars easter eggs!! and although we didnt get the package in time to use that to color the eggs we can always do more-Who doesnt like em? haha
Well also thanks for the birthday wishes -- even though i have already been 21 in Korea for 4 months it will be fun to celebrate really turning 20 and getting one year younger!!! 
Elder Jackson

Monday, April 14, 2014

New area and conference catch up

hows it going???
This week--its been so awesome!!! It has definitely been one of the
fastest weeks of the mission!! new area and comapanion are amazing!!
It is so much fun here! really a different feel from my last area but
further along the path of hastening the work! there is almost more of
and urgency here which makes it more fun to be a missionary for
sure!!!! The members are awesome and a week before I came there was a
baptism so trying to find some new investigators but also teaching the
recent converts wife as we are working with the recent convert
lessons! so awesome!!!
Well other things this week-lots of meeting new members and planning
out what we want this transfer to be as well as getting to work in
trying to find those who Heavenly Father has prepared! and it all
wrapped up with general conference!!!
It was such a good conference!! honestly it just got better and better
as the messages were shared!! I loved the overlying messages of being
true to the faith, in strengthing our roots and becoming disciples of
Jesus Christ!!
so yeah random parts of the week- korean kids are cute but when they
get older I worry a bit- this week we were proselyting to these three
kids who liked soccer. to try and get their number to invite them to
young mens activity we told them they were handsome and in response...
we are girls..... elder bingham and I were shocked and I walked away
speechless hahaha
for conference elder bingham and I bought a bunch of candy and hung
out in the office of the church for the 5 sessions so we could watch
it in english while our ward was watching it upstairs in korean!
and lastly we set about 15 rat traps in the ceiling of our church to
try and catch rats so we will check up on that in about two weeks and
hopefully we can get some pics with good results from the time we
spent doing that haha

Over all love everything and so glad that everything is going well at
home as always! havent recieved my package but probably will this week
when we have interviews!! and pictures will come if not in a few
minutes a little bit later today!
Love you all!!!!!!!!
Elder Jackson
ps area is still on the coast line but it is quite a bit cooler than
my last area but still way nice!
pps area is a smaller "city" but just way sick a bunch of little
villas everywhere!~

Monday, April 7, 2014


TRANSFER CALLS --- received and the result...... New area and new companion for Elder Jackson!! hhaha so I am now serving in eulsan zone in an area called bangeojin <--- really wish I new the spelling on that but korean 울산 방어진!!!!!!  hahah so now i have been in the new area for about an hour!!! Its really different from the big city I was just in but definitely not country area just again a more urbanized area! My new companions name is Elder Bingham-he has been serving here for now 4 transfers and so together he will start his 5th. really long time!!! As we have been talking about the area it sounds like it has been very busy and the Lord has really been showing alot of miracles!!! 

Well as you can imagine packing up and leaving geoijeong was a bit stressful and I was pretty sad!! To end the week we had great meetings with investigators and yesterday we went to our adjacent area daeshin for a baptism and attended it with our sri lankan investigator!!! and to end had an awesome dinner with our branch president and his family at their little house off on the island in that area!!! I love all of them and will miss them a ton!! 

not much else happened this week-- just way jealous about general conference but right now we are cheating in a little and listening to them right now as we are emailing!! cant wait to watch learn this saturday and sunday!!!! 

Well needed things right now...i dont think there is too much wanted things.. again nothing to much I treated myself to a new watch last week on pday so yeah I came out of my last area with 7 new ties and a new shirt and so yeah! hah 

Well we still have to go shopping today but i will keep you updated on the events and new area as they come!!!
Love you all and always thanks for your prayers and love!!!
Love the quote by president Monson!!
Elder Jackson