Monday, August 6, 2012

Just a few changes

Hey everyone,
Well it sounds like you guys had a good trip. I'm glad you made it back safely. I definately want to go back there sometime. That would be way fun. It might be awhile before that happens though. Oh my gosh. The Olympics are everywhere. Seriously every tv has it playing. When we went into Seoul last week for transfers, it was on our bus and there was tons of traffic so our usual 3 hour bus ride ended up taking 45 extra minutes. It was super long so we sneaked a few peeks at the Olympics. Korea is actually doing pretty good. They're in 3rd place overall in medals, behind China and America. But you probably know all this. People are pretty proud of their country here.
Transfers were good. My new companion is from Australia/New Zealand. Round two for me and companions from down under. He's been in Korea for about a year and a couple months now. His name is Elder Coward. So far it's been good. Our whole zone got changed quite a bit. Our two district leaders are both Korean and this is both of their first times being district leader, and this is my companion's first time being a zone leader and he wasn't even a district leader. So I'm the only leader in our zone right now that has some past experience in another leadership position. No pressure. Ha. It's pretty fun though and there hasn't been any major issues to deal with yet. Elder Stanley is still doing well. He's also a zone leader. He's pretty far away from me though so our chances of serving together are pretty much gone. Our chances of even serving near each other are pretty much gone. But we see each other at least once a month at our zone leader meeting.
Our investigators are doing well. Our girl with the baptismal date, Hyeimin, is doing really well. She's been keeping all of her reading assignments in the Book of Mormon so we just committed her to start from the beginning and read some everyday. She also came to church again yesterday, so she's still on track to be baptized on the 19th this month. We're pretty excited. We've gotten tons of calls from people who want to learn English. Mostly older ladies. Unfortunately pretty much all of them don't have any gospel interest, so it's not worth too much. We picked up two girls whose mom wanted them to learn English who had really good potential. We met them for the second time and had a really good lesson and gave them Book of Mormons and then we got a text from the mom telling us to not visit again. It was a pretty solid drop. So that was lame. We've been meeting with a less active kid recently and we gave him the For Strength of Youth pamphlet and had him choose one thing to discuss when we came back. He chose dating. Typical teenage boy. But it was pretty fun.
That's pretty much been our week. I've felt a little scatterbrained with the start of the transfer and taking over my area/zone, but it's been good. The days go by fast and the weeks go by faster. It's still stinking hot. But tonight we're sleeping over at our President's house and they said they have air conditioning there. Boo ya! We're super stoked about that. Well have a good week. We'll talk to you later.
Love, Elder Dorius

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