Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank Goodness for the Missionaries

August 30, 2015

So we had church yesterday, and I'll tell you about that. There were a total of 11 people in attendance at sacrament meeting, and of those, four were actual members of Daeshin branch. Then my companion and I, the two sister missionaries, the branch president (who is a member of a different ward), a lady from the neighboring branch, and a random drunk guy who apparently is a member of a different ward in Busan. So that was kind of sad.

I'm sure there are a ton of inactive members, since this used to be a pretty big ward. I guess Daeshin is where the church started in Busan. As far as things we do to run the branch, I passed the sacrament and played piano, Sister Kim led the music, and then Sister Nielsen and I gave talks since we are new, and Elder Seo gave a talk to fill the rest of the time. We also came to church two hours early to clean and set up, and stayed after for a little bit to do ward clerk stuff.

We have a few investigators, mostly English learning interest. One of them is a Pakistani who wants to learn Korean from us. Then we have two Koreans who like learning English. We only met with one last week and we just read out of the Book of Mormon together in English. He actually had a lot of questions about the actual doctrine and history, not just English questions, so that was good.

There isn't much of a theme for this transfer, but next week we have mission tour with a Seventy from Japan, and in preparation for that they asked us to read in the Book of Mormon about missionaries and think about how they helped others to come unto Christ. So I guess that is kind of the focus this transfer.

Have a great week!

Elder Hines

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