HEYHEY HEY!! Hows it going!! sounds like a super fun week back at home -- super jealous of the soccer fun but ya know getting to go play beach soccer today for pday will suffice!! haha This week was extremely busy with saying goodbyes and teaching the area along with pushing the work along in Jinhae! Elder Wilson Elder Heo and I had a great time together planning and having exchanges teaching 2 new investigators and inviting them both to baptism as well as coming to the end of the week 3 investigators at church and 2 less actives!! just a great way to finish things in Jinhae!! Serving with Elder Heo and Elder Wilson was a HUGE blessing we had so much fun and I learned a lot from two great Elders!! I arrived to the mission office last night and was filled in for the next 2-3 hours on what we would be working on and doing in the next few weeks- Lots going on and lots to plan for but now in a threesome with Elder Kim insu and Elder Mangakahia things should roll smoothly!! (we hope ㅋㅋㅋ) haha Thats really about it for this week not a lot new that I can put on to paper or in a letter right now- lots of interesting thoughts and feelings . Already new experiences and repeats of many as well. I am so grateful to be serving the Lord and His children in Korea- The love that they have for us and the love that I have for them has truly increased and continues to grow each day! I can only imagine the Love that Heavenly Father has for each of us- for the joy He feels when we are doing what is right and for the sadness He has when we are going through the trials of life. I know He lives, Loves and guides us daily!! Thank you always for the love you send through your prayers and emails! I could never express the influence and help that it gives in each moment of every day!!! Love you all, KICC Elder Jackson Because my words are few ill hook you up with some pics!! Love you!! the picture in front of the blackboard is with an investigator I started teaching in changwon (first area)!! I was there on an exchange an he was there for english class
Monday, March 23, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
HEY!!!! Hows it going so.. w went on a super sweet adventure this week with our bishop for Elder Lees last p-day .. An early morning to a boat ride hiking on an island and then a boat ride back and so not much time
i want you to know that we are doing great and that the work is going well. Healthy Happy and enjoying the many miracles that the Lord is blessing us with here!!
Love you all so much and I will send a longer email next week with info from transfers as well!!
Here are some pics!!!
And now the real message.. So this week felt like a total of 3 days put together..mostly due to lunar new year making everyday feeel like only seconds. I forgot again how much of Korea shuts doen for the holidays, but we had more appointments than normal and they were all really great!!! Last monday I bought a suit!!! it is still needing to be tailored and so I havent taken a picture yet but i like it a lot- ill try to get a pic to you next week! but on monday and tuesday we spent a lot of our time continuing to find and visit less active members- definitely not the easiest thing but it gives a feeling of accomplishment and peace as we recieve the information about these members! Wednesday Thursday and friday was the holiday- so we had 3-4 appointments with members that included eating delicious and hearing about the traditions of each family during the season. We also were able to go on a beautiful hike with our bishop- It was great to spend some time with him. His family is now living in Provo for school and so besides speaking with them through skype once or twice a week he is often alone at the church or home- so a great time to spend with him iver the New Year. We also had the opportunity to visit the US Navy base in Jinhae- There is an American couple who live on the base- the wife is a member but her husband is not- They so however come to church together for all three hours each week- super awesome couple! This week on thursday we headed over and made rice cake soup and a kimchi side and celebrated "Chinese New Year" with them! It was a great time we had an awesome lesson and he committed to take the lessons! Crazy teaching in english... it has been a really long time... hahah and to end the night- nothing better than Ice cream sundaes and brownies- also been a very long time^^ haha To end our week we had a very busy saturday- our morning soccer a member appointment and then to our englsih class which ended early for a ward "friendshipping" activity hahah We line danced!! haha It was super fun! a few of the members had learned a few different line dances and were able to teach them to us and so we had a great time- 2 investigators and a few less active members came and so a successful and fun meeting for everyone!!! This week I did get a call from mission headquarters with the confirmation that my flight will leave korea on the 3rd of june.. so although it wasnt my favorite thing to hear it gave a lot of time to reflect and not only see the things that I have been able to do but also see the things that I need to do! As I was thinking about the many things that have come I was able really to again realize how amazing the Atonement is- How much of a blessing it is in our lives if we choose to access the power that it gives. I love learning of the Atonement in the Book of Mormon and know that that is one of the purposes of this scripture- to testify of Christ as our SAvior and Redeemer and to help us find peace in this life and in the life to come!!! I am so thankful for the Lords work- the Work of Salvation!!! It is a work of miracles and joy!! Thank you for your prayers and love!! We feel the influence of it all as we serve each day!! Love you all!!! KICC ELder Jackson!! ps tell cameron hi and to email me!! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ