Monday, April 18, 2011

Baptizing in Tae Baek!‏

Hey everyone,

Thanks for all of the emails. It's the best when I get on the computer and see a few emails. Sounds like the piano recital was good. Hopefully Allyson didn't say anything embarrassing about me. You should tell her I'm getting really good at the hymns now. She'd be proud. Why are you always sick, Kadin? Maybe you should eat more kim chi. The spiceyness will kill all the bad germs growing inside you haha. Let's see I think Dad asked a question regarding the food and being sick. I had a little cold a while back and there was another day I wasn't feeling too good, but other than that I've been quite healthy and the food hasn't bothered me. In response to your other questions, no we didn't feel anything from the earthquake but there have been a little concern with the radiation. It was rainy a while ago after the quake and we heard to not let it touch you because it was radiated. Or something like that. So that was exciting. But other than that, nothing much happened. The Korean is getting a little better. I suppose. My companion is getting really good at English and he said my Korean is coming along too. So that was nice. Happy anniversary/graduation Danielle! That's super exciting. I'm glad you'll have a little extra time to fix up my room at your house haha. And also find me a wife. That would be nice too haha. I'm also glad everyone is feeling better this week. I'm telling you. Eat kim chi. For one thing, it's delicious and also it keeps you healthy.

So this week has been great. Probably one of the best yet. First of all we got our boiler fixed. It needed some oil. So that was pretty easy. We even bought it while we were on exchanges so I didn't have the luxury of having a native to help. I went on exchanges with Elder Rayes, the rock star, again, but this time we were in my area. It was way fun. I also leveled up from movie star to super star. So we had to go back to Elder Rayes's area to end the exchange and because all of the areas in our zone are so far apart we usually have to spend the night when we travel. Anyway, when we pulled up to the train station coming back to Tae Baek, there were huge groups of girl students waiting at every stop. Now I've had some interesting experiences with girl students and they aren't my favorite thing in the world. They just weird me out. So I knew this was going to be very interesting. The doors opened up and some people got off in front of me and everything was normal. And then I stepped off. They went nuts. All of them started screaming and reaching out trying to just touch even the hem of my American-ness. It was crazy. There were even a couple guys with big, fancy cameras taking pictures. I don't know what they were doing there, but it added to the effect. So normally I'm not too fond of this kind of stuff, but this one was kind of cool. Haha. 

We picked up a new investigator this week. He was actually a former investigator that met the missionaries once. He served a mission in Australia for his church awhile back so he's really good at English. He's also pretty good at the Bible. He won't accept the Book of Mormon. Like he won't physically take it. He likes discussing gospel stuff but he's not quite willing to change. So hopefully we can find his real need and concern. I think he'd accept everything like that (snap) if he did. We'll see. Also we had a baptism yesterday! I don't know if I really told you how big this is. Tae Baek hasn't had a baptism in over two years. It's probably one of the smallest baptizing areas in the mission. So this is really exciting. He also brought two of his friends to his baptism that we've met a few times, so they're the next target. Hopefully we get a nice little snow ball effect going on here. That would be so good. So to say the least I'm doing really good. Thanks again for all the emails/love. I'll talk to you next week.

Love, Elder Dorius

1 comment:

  1. haha oh my. conference got to him, he wants you guys to find him a wife. i'll keep my eyes open too. give him my love. :)