Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Downtown Foreigners

January 10, 2016

Dear Family,

Yeah, Koreans don't stay up really late for New Years, just get up early the next day. Jachigi is fun, but it just makes you feel like you should be living in a dirt-floor house and eating a handful of rice for each meal.

Not much happened this week. The other day we were proselyting in the downtown part of the city, and there were tons of foreigners. It was really weird, because most of Korea doesn't have many non-Korean people, but in this place there are almost no Koreans--I've never seen any place like it before in Korea. There were tons of people from Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Philippines, Russia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. So we didn't expect much to happen since they all speak different languages, none of which we know.  But it turns out most of them can either speak English or Korean decently, and we were able to talk to a ton of people, some of whom were pretty interested. It was really cool because Koreans tend to be pretty prideful and either ignore us or make fun of us, but all of these foreigners were really nice and would at least hear us out. We'll see what happens, but we might be able to get some investigators out of it :)

Elder Hines

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