Monday, December 8, 2014

#SharetheGift #Discoverthegift #HeistheGift


Hey hows it going???
This week has been so epic!!! unfortunately we have not had the most success with meeting and teaching investigators but working with members and preparing our many meetings and going on exchanges and everything is really busy-- 
So last week on tuesday we went to our service project and got to clean the cafe that the Senior center uses- and for the 2 hours the radio played some frank sinatra so just couldnt help but telling you all!! haha that night we had a way awesome Preach My Gospel class with a few of our members- We have this class once a week on tuesday nights and it was  initially created to help those preparing to go and serve missions but has opened up to whoever wants to come-- so we get to teach the members as well and help them recognize ways that they can more comfortably share the gospel. although there were only 2 members, we had a great time sharing our testimonies together and studying preach my gospel- It was through that class I came again to the conclusion that Preach my gospel is not just a study guide for missionaries in the field but ALL missionaries which means ALL members of the church- through Preach My Gospel we can learn and understand more deeply the basic principles of the gospel and help us recognize ways that we can follow Christ-of course. ^^

On Wednesday I got to go back to my training area for district meeting!!! way fun time!! and that district is awesome! Some of the missionaries that I am closest to are serving there! A really fun and spiritual meeting about the Book of Mormon! and after we started our exchange-- well I came back to jinhae with Elder Massimini and after visiting a less active we were out street contacting and found in a garbage pile a large tapestry of the last supper and so we picked it up and used it to start contacting people- of course it caught a lot of attention and it was just a fun easy way to share the message of Christ! 

On Thursday we had 2 lunches and really I felt so sick-- they were within a 3 hour period and so Elder Lee and I both were feeling pretty sick afterward-- thankfully the lunches were kimchi soup and meat so nothing bad but just a lot and thankfully not extremely heavy! and so later that night we ate silk worm. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

On Friday we got stuck in the church elevator for an hour....... we had alot of stuff that we had just brought back from our meeting down at the mission home and went straight to the church to meet a member and for the first time this transfer decided to take the elevator to the third floor where we had planned to meet-- well got to the third floor and the doors didnt open so there ya go luckily in the stuff we had there was this months Liahona and so we got to spend some time reading that while we waited for the mechanic.

Saturday was a normal saturday but sunday- anything but normal. It was fast sunday!! As elder lee broke our fast yesterday we talked about the feelings we have when we fast and are able to listen to the testimonies given in sacrament meeting- It truly is a time of spiritual growth and a time to really be in tune with the Holy Ghost! I am so thankful for that time we have set apart once a month to participate in the law of fasting- I know that through fasting and prayer we can understand the love of our Savior Jesus Christ and receive strength from Him!!

Love you all so much!! and as always thank you for your love prayers and support!!
ELder Jackson
#SharetheGift #Discoverthegift #HeistheGift

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This week, wow talk about alot of planning and a lot of fun!! We had a total of three large meetings to plan and prepare for this week- One zone meeting, Held in masan where Elder Wilson is serving right now and a really great meeting! We finished planning last week but getting the preparation all set took longer than what we expected all turned out ok and we ended up with a very spiritual uplifting meeting. The first announcement that was made by the Assistants was that we have now been asked to share the video Share the Gift with as many people as possible! Such an awesome short simple message with so much meaning to it. As I watched the video for the first time, it really made me think again about Christ and the many gifts that He has given us-- if you read in Isaiah 9:6 it also declared Him as a gift to the world! Truly a blessing and so excited to share it this Christmas season!!
The second meeting was an English Camp that we ended up throwing together in a week!! The camp was set up as an english village and there was everything from "No rice No problems Super Market" to  "Please be Quiet Library" and "Master Lee's Concert Hall" and of course City Hall with a jail to help everyone speaking english. It was a really fun activity we had about 30 people attend and had a great time teaching and speaking english with each other-- the worst part about the camp though was that I was caught speaking Korean and so I was then thrown into jail.... sometimes habits can hurt hahah
The third meeting was our presentation to the ward about the social media project. We had our meeting with the bishop and ward mission leader last week and both of them liked it a lot and wanted to start as soon as possible and so we started today!! Yesterday after the presentation we had a lot of excited leaders and youth that were ready to start spreading the videos and messages of the church to help push on the Work of Salvation!! 
Outside of those activities this week we had a great time at our service project going to a "mini-store" where they were selling things that were made by the seniors that live there and by those that work there- It is so fun going to this Senior Center and talking and spending time with them! I was also interviewed in English by a college student doing a project about pet peeves of the opposite gender-- that was interesting for sure but ya know.. hah 
With all of that this week has been great! I love being here doing what the Lord wants me to do and helping others find the joy and peace that comes in and through His Atonement! I love the urgency there is to this work, finding and helping rescue those who may have lost their path. I am thankful for the power of one and the importance of the ONE in this gospel. He is the ONE and through Him we can become ONE with our Heavenly Father. 
Thanks for everything!!!
Your prayers love and support are really being felt here- I cannot put in words the power that they have had this week on the work that we have been doing!!
Love you all so much!!!
Elder Jackson