Sunday, October 16, 2011

First P-day in Korea

Dear Family,

Well, here I am on my first P-Day in Korea!!! It is pretty sick if I do say so myself. A lot has been goin on and I am not exactly sure how to get it all in! So I shall do the best that I can :).

So first of all my new companion. His name is Elder Dodd and due to the fact that we are having like security issues or something (I am not really sure as to what it is just sketchy) I can't tell you a whole lot about him. He's way tight though and we are doing a lot of really good work.

We've been out just working like good old missionaries do. It has been pretty sick if I do say so myself. I have just loved every minute of it. My legs are already getting way sore from so much 전도'ing but I am loving it. I have been speaking a lot of Korean, not so much to my companion as to ward members. I am making friends in the ward with people like the Bishopric and such, it is pretty nuts. I am also making some friends among the young mens organization, so lots of the priests are pretty tight and we are going to be playing basketball/soccer with them on Saturday I think. That has been nice.

We have been eating at a lot of members houses and it has been really awesome. I frankly love Korean food so much it is just boss, but then again I haven't really gotten to anything to weird yet, so lifes ok there. It has been pretty safe. I could have tried squid at church on Sunday but I backed down (they can't tell me what it is otherwise I'll trip). I just need to not know and I think things will be fine because they kill everything with sauce which is way nice. I love it though.

We have met with 4 investigators up to this point (we are diligently searching for more) but the last 2 we just barely got and they were a referral from a member. Oh my gosh, they are so awesome! She is kinda hesitant to get started learning about the church but she does want to learn so me and my companion will work on it! Ahhh, she and her son are so cool though, love them!

The thing that I think that I am coming to realize more and more is that Korean is really hard haha! It has been ridiculous trying to learn more and right now I am just trying to get my mind used to hearing a lot of Korean so that I can actually contribute a little more. But I do street contact by myself and that is definitely helping (I think some old man thought I was an idiot and couldn't understand ANYTHING so he basically just told me that Americans are all Fat....He was hilarious....)

So yes it has been pretty sick out here. I am looking to keep working hard and hopefully this Wednesday we will get to see some of the fruits of our labors. We teach an English class so it'll be nice to see if anyone we contacted actually comes :). So ya!

Loving it out here, I hope all is well at home. I'm sorry to hear that Alissa was getting picked on, tell her that if I was there I would give those boys a firm talking too....... Hope she gets better. Wish all the girls luck for me as they start basketball. I hope that Jenna and Kellie start :) Ahhhh that'd be so cool.

Love ya all so much, I know the church is true! Take care of yourselves!

Elder Crowther

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to hear you arrived safely and that the flight wasn't too bad. I am NOT looking forward to our flight home but we have the option of upgrades so we are praying for that. I love to hear your enthusiasm. So contagious!!!