Monday, May 4, 2015

Sorry I'm a day late!!!‏

Hi Family!!!!!!
Sorry I didn't have time to email yesterday!! I was so worried about you freaking out.... But don't worry parents, I was just in North Korea for a time so it's not even a big deal.
Hahaha nooo. But we suddenly got to go to the DMZ for p-day so we didn't have time yesterday!! Here's about my week, though :) Ok and real quick about last week. Haha I know that wasn't Buddha in the picture!! I feel so dumb for having said that.... The complete truth: I forgot his name and thought no one would notice... but, of course, all of you are just too smart and know his name and saw my mistake. So thanks for correcting it ^^
Monday night just visited Ee-en-shirl. Tuesday we just street contacted. So, actually kind of been a little rough lately with meeting people. Basically everyone just stopped responding/answering our calls.... so it's been weird! And almost all of the appointments we've made people have punked. So that's been strange and sad. Anyways! We went to visit 천수영 Chon-su-young but she hid in her room and never came out... That was after she said she wouldn't be home so we were just dropping stuff off for the family. So that was so weird! I don't know. We were actually kind of close and she always likes talking with missionaries. We're figuring out what to do.
Then there's 이혜인 Ee-hay-een. Ya she just stopped responding :/ It's ok, though!! We're finding more people!!!
Wednesday was the last district meeting of the transfer!! Quite a fitting one because it was the best one I've had in Sokcho. Talked about prayer and being able to receive personal inspiration. It was awesome!! I really like have a small district- we get to know each other better.
After, tried to meet people butttt yep! No one was home or anything. Same with that night. Haha.
Thursday! It was awesome!!!!! So we went to the Nursing home and instead of singing to the grandmas we got to do yard work!! Don't get me wrong. It's wonderful being able to sing with them, but it was so nice to go outside and do service. There's just a ton of weeds that have grown over time so we pulled them out and dug some holes. I loved it! And not to be weird.... but found some really cool bugs throughout the service... :)
Friday we met someone named "Victoria." (her English name) She's 78 and we met her when going door-to-door! And actually she met missionaries and came to our English class for years. (Stopped going about 3 years ago because she got sick) She's soo kind. She's a very devout Catholic and has really strong faith. We're going to meet her twice a week and do the "family English program" with her. Then did weekly planning and had the weekly missionary coordination meeting that evening.
Saturday we met Tanioka Misako. We talked about the Plan of Salvation and her beliefs. So interesting. Among other things, she believes there is no resurrection but that we will live as spirits and that every person will judge her/himself (God will not judge anyone). She actually came with us right after to English class! She has two young children so we helped them get ready and then they came. It was so good!! She loved it. She's really lonely so she likes talking with other people. Then that night have the "youth" night! Just two people came but it was a success!
Sunday was quite a shock! There were two visitors!!! A foreigner and a Korean. So, the man is a professor at Purdue University and he's doing a 2 week training at Seoul University (super super prestigious college). While here, he's staying with one of his last student/s family so the former student was with him! Kind of like a guide. It was fun and also strange translating for him. Also it rained! Super pretty.
Yesterday was crazy! So my companion had only 2 p-days left (now 1) So she wanted to do something big. She was wanting to go to the DMZ but here you can't go unless you have a car (crazy, huh!! You can only get up to a point on bus but for the rest of the way you're not allowed to walk and there's no shuttle bus, you have to have a car.) So we thought it was impossible but then right before we came to email a member (조경 Jo-geong and his wife 장남귀 Jong-nam-gue) called and said they would drive all of us since they only live like 30 ish minutes away. So nice!!!!! So we got to go! It was so cool. But mostly just North Korean mountains. There was a super informative museum that was very sad. It's crazy how recent the war was!! And how quickly South Korea was built back up.
That was my week! Love you and talk to you on Mother's Day!!!!!! <3
Sis. Evans

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