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Monday, July 23, 2012


Please keep me in your prayers. 

The young single adults in our ward made a video for one of our investigators.  We were seeds.

This is my Korean Grandma.  I had to say goodbye to her this week.  It was a rough good bye.

Our ward gave us a goodie bag full of lots of yummy treats.

This is my new glove.

I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve the people in South Korea.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fifteen People In Thirty Minutes

hello!!!!!  how is everyone doing!!!!  sounds like my fams trip to middle bass was a blast!! we started talking about all our trips the other day and i told my 'roommates' all about middle bass did forget a single detail! it was super fun to relive everything.  saw all the pictures mom thanks so much.

well here goes some explaining about this last week.  we set a goal to make sure that each one of our investigators knows that our purpose is to teach our message and not just be friends or teach english.  so far the blessings have been huge.  we have 2 baptismal dates!! both will be on aug 4 and hopefully i can stay here in the area to see them get baptized. one of them i have found on the street while contacting.  we also have 2 new investigators ad one of them we met on the street on thursday and said he wanted to meet asap. we gave him a bom and taught him the restoration yesterday we are going back today to teach the plan of salvation.  so so so amazing.  also someone i found last transfer showed up and said he now has interest in our message not just in english and this was before we even said anything about our purpose.  the blessings have been enormous.  also an investigator we have been teaching since i came to korea said she believes the first vision.  the only thing holding her back is the fact that she just wants to go to church with her friends-typical teenager. also we met our uzbekistan investigator this week and first thing he said is i am not going to come to church any time soon.  he still has a lot of things we are trying to work out.

that was our week!!! so so so amazing.  we set a goal and because it was what was needed to happened we were blessed for listening to what needed to be done.  last night we totaled up our stats and took a look at if we had fulfilled our purpose.  I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. i felt my Heavenly Fathers love so much as i knew that i had been and was doing what was/is right.  i know that i wouldn’t have been able to do what we did last week without all the prayers in my behalf thank you all so much.  i love you all so much.

yesterday in one of our lessons we talked about levels of happiness. first level maybe being sports which only lasts a few hours.  second maybe idk a baby being born which is clearly longer then a few hours. and ultimately the most happiness you can receive is through service/sacrifice.  missionary work is so amazing i am so thankful for the opportunity that i have to be here and feel true happiness! thank you all for everything that you all are doing for me!! i love you!! be someone’s miracle!!

Elder Hunter

so a member saw elder gillis contacting and took this picture in his car. i am on the opposite corner. we had 30 minutes to reach our goal of 15 ppl.  it was 8:00  at night pouring rain here in the city of seoul.  one of the coolest memories of my life.  i am so blessed.  as far as how hard we worked last week let me tell you... 2 baptismal dates 3 investigators at church.  21 lessons.  141 contacts. and 10 new numbers.  thank you for this opportunity!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hey guys hope all is well.

Well, having a new companion is great he is a 100 times better missionary then I am and I love it. We work so hard teach with unity and wow so amazing.  As far as some cool things that happened this week.

As you remember our referral, the Chinese guy with no religion background at all. Well we met him for the second time on Wednesday. We planned on talking about Jesus Christ but he had a lot of questions...black people because of the priesthood thing, polygamy, word of wisdom and law of chastity-all of which he found online.  Wanted to know about it all. Luckily we had a member.  Well we taught him about all of it.  He was shocked.  Not only because we have the commandments but because he felt so bad that he had done all those things and just kept saying.' now what like what do I do?

We assured him it would all be made right through repentance, especially because he didn’t know well because he took it so hard we didn’t commit him to keep the commandments he was really shocked and hurt from them and he doesn’t even understand that there is a God yet so we didn’t ask him to not drink etc.. Well he showed up yesterday to church looking so happy. I didn’t know why. When we went in to go teach him he was so excited to tell us that he has gone from drinking 7 cups of coffee a day to within the past 4 days only drinking one because he felt bad when his friend got a buy 1 get 1 deal.  The best part in my mind was he also going home and deleting every bad picture he had on his computer. 

This mans desire to do what is right is amazing.  It helps so much that he is so willing to ask questions and I am just so amazed by him. The fact that right now he is keeping those commandments even when we didn’t ask him too lets me know how much the Spirit really has touched his heart.

Hmm oh-yoon-gyoo we met with him, with a member that is having a kinda hard time right now. oh-yoon-gyoo started asking super hard questions. it was great to see the member share a simple testimony of what he did know and then to see the look in the members eyes when he realized hey I really do believe this and I know its true.  oh-yoon-gyoo now looks forward to every day that we will send him a scripture to read!

Last, on a sad note is ee-young-sook.  My Korean grandma. She hasn’t been progressing nor wants to progress.  We haven’t been able to meet for 2 weeks.  I fasted yesterday that I would be able to know how to say and what to say to tell her we can’t meet.  Well. she called yesterday and dropped us.  Am I glad I didn’t have to break the ladies heart, yes because I couldn’t have done that. But I am so sad that I may never see her again.  When I first came to Korea I guess you could say she was one of my rocks. 

The work in Seocho is progressing.  We did so much work this last week and I can’t tell you how good it really feels to be doing work again.  Reading that talk by elder Holland and also Enos is also helping me to realize how important this life and how important our sacrifice now will bless others and us.  Thank you for this opportunity I love you all so very much. Thank you for your encouragement to keep the mission rules, to keep working hard, to continue to do my best. You are all a miracle in my life.  Thank you so much. 

Elder Hunter