Elder Christopher D. Frampton
Korea Busan Mission
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Dongnae P.O. Box 73
Busan South Korea
Calling Letter: 15 Feb. 2013
Washington DC Temple: 16 May 2013
Church Farewell talk: 19 May 2013
Open House @ Christensen's: 19 May 2013
MTC Report Date: 29 May 2013
Korea Report Date: 30 July 2013
1st Area (Jeju Island) Report Date: 1 Aug. 2013
1st Companion - Elder Yun (Aug 2013-Oct 2013)
2nd area (Geumjeong - Busan) (Oct 2013 - Apr 2014)
2nd Companion - Elder Moon (Oct 2013 - Feb 2014)
3rd Companion - Elder Sperle (Feb 2014 - Apr 2014)
4th Companion, 3rd Area (Sacheon) - Elder Brown (Apr 2014 - Aug 2014)
5th Companion - 4th Area (Gyeongsan) - Elder Brower (Aug 2014 - Sep 2014)
6th Companion - 5th Area (GweJeong) - Elder Peck (Sep 2014 - Dec 2014)
7th Companion - 5th Area (GweJeong) - Elder Suttner (Dec 2014 - Feb 2015)
8th Companion - 6th Area (Gumi) - Elder Glover (Mar 2015 - Apr 20 2015)
9th Companion - 6th Area (Gumi) - Elder Lee (Apr 20 2015 - June 1 2015)
Korea Depart Date: 3 June 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Last week. Still hasn't really hit me yet.
Well this week we had a dinner night activity at the church and around 20 investigators came. Family and friends of members. Really good outcome. More of them came then members at first. Good for them to just see the church and know that we are not a crazy church but good. So maybe in the future many many miracles will happen in this area.
One young man on Sunday brought his friend to church. Good to see members doing missionary work!
Brother Kang and Sister Lee are doing well. Their baptismal date got moved to June 7 because next week Sister Lee has to go to Seoul.
Had some other cool stuff happen this week but It is actually really confusing so I'll explain when I get home....:/
Anyhow I love missionary work!
Have a good week!
So this week I went on exchanges with a missionary named Elder Lees. We are like best friends so it was a really fun exchange. We talked to a lot of people and learned a lot of things.
Our investigators, the mother and son, came to church again. We had planned to talk about the plan of salvation but they had questions about the Book of Mormon. Then we ended up talking about baptism. At first they did not see the need for baptism but after talking and our member talking with them as well they agreed to baptize! There date is set for the 31st of this month. Please pray for them! Brother Kang and Sister Lee.
Well I don't really know what else to tell you about...only 2 more weeks.
Well have a good week!
I'll make a quick little email today even though I called.
So Tuesday we had our ward picnic. It was perfect weather! I got sun burn really bad....Anyhow our investigators (referrals) came to the picnic. They had a really good time, the mother and the son. We played sports a lot with the son and the young men in the ward.
They also came to church on Sunday for the first time. It seems like they liked it. Different from their other church but it went well! We taught the restoration during gospel principles class and the mother was very interested. She asked questions and shared her thoughts and they agreed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. The mother really liked the talks in sacrament meeting. One member talked about the temple and service, so the mother investigator is interested in what temples are all about. Next time;)
This week was good!
The one investigator that we have that is doing the English Program read the Book of Mormon assignment we gave him! He said he didn't have interest when we first started to meet but as we were talking during English time he started to talk about the Book of Mormon part he read! We got to talk about the Book of Mormon a little bit more and a little of the restoration. He seemed to be listening and we assigned him a chapter to read and he said he would read it! I think that the spirit is slowly opening his heart to the message of the gospel!
We were proselyting during some extra time we had and we walked past a phone store and said hello to the man standing outside. He said hello back so we struck up a conversation. Before it could go too far he invited us into his phone shop! We talked for a good 15 20 minutes. We got to talk about the Book of Mormon and he seemed a little interested. He said that he gets bored in his shop so he told us to stop by a lot so we can talk! True miracle!
We got a few opportunities to do service this week! We helped a member move a different member's treadmill to even a different member's house. The member who used to own the treadmill is moving so yesterday we went and helped clean the apartment he will be moving into. On Saturday we got to help clean the church a little!
No one came to English class because of the long holiday weekend (Children's day). But one of the young men in our ward brought his one friend to the church and we got to play some basketball with him and be his friend. He is not quite ready to be an investigator yet but maybe in a few weeks or something. It was good to see the young man doing missionary work. The young men here are really impressive sometimes. Every fast Sunday a few of them always get up and bear their testimony about something.
The one investigator that hasn't responded to our calls or texts still hasn't. But we saw him this morning on our way back home from exercising. I just don't think he really has interest in church as he said he did. We will see...
Well that was our week! Hope you have a good one!
This week as a verrry slow week. New companion, only Korean, my brain is about to explode. That plus spring allergies is killing me. My eye was swollen last week and then again this week because of the allergies I think. I have been taking medicine but it really hasn't helped much. No big deal though, it is actually not that bad.
So this week we did not meet with the one investigator that we wanted to talk about baptism with. He didn't answer our calls or texts and didn't come Sunday. He didn't go to the church on Friday to play baseball with our members (we went to hopefully meet him but he didn't show). He texted our member saying that he wouldn't go. I don't know why isn't answering us.
We met one of our less actives. Instead of speaking English we spoke in Korean. It was much different. I didn't really talk much 1. I didn't know what to say 2. He pretty much filled my companion in on everything he told me over the past 4 weeks -------He came to church again on Sunday for Sacrament meeting. It was good! We stayed with him and a member and talked for another 2.5 hours. Well I and my companion just listened to our member talk most of the time. The less active pitched in too.
Met a guy for the 2nd time. English program. He doesn't really have much interest in the gospel right now and he receives pressure if we talk gospel to him so we can't do that very much yet. We did give him a Book of Mormon, shortly introduced, and asked him to read it. We will see. We think that as we meet with him he'll trust us more and be more open to the listening to the gospel.
So our investigator and his mom (who is an investigator too) Came to English class this week! Our member who referred them brought them. We talked with them for a few minutes before and built trust. Apparently they stopped going to their church recently so they can make the transition to ours. They really like English class. That made me feel good since I try to teach well and fun. Anyhow our member says try to meet them at their house to teach the gospel. We will see if that works out this week.
Okay that is it for this week!
Have a good week!
So this week’s news is transfers. My last transfer and guess what? I have a Korean companion! His name is Elder Lee. Doesn't speak English really so my Korean hopefully will get a lot better this last transfer and hopefully we can get a lot of good work done here. Also hopefully my brain won't explode from only Korean...
So there was the family that was a referral that I had told you about. Well we still aren't meeting them because the husband is still going through treatments and such. Well anyway they live in a faraway place in our area. We ended up going to that area this past week just to have a look around. Well we went and as we were walking, coincidentally we met the wife! She said that today she had just run to town to get pick up some stuff and what a coincidence it was that we met her. I consider that a big miracle because it was a last minute decision to go to that area.
Oh we had interviews with President this week and they were good. We did district meeting at the same time and tried some new stuff in district meeting that was fun and helpful.
Wednesday we met a guy for the first time. Appointment. I had met him a few weeks ago and he showed English interest. We had invited him to English class but he is busy during that time so we set something up during the week and were able to meet him. We explained our English program to him but he kind of felt a little pressure. He said he wants to do it though. So this week we are going to try and meet him again.
Met one of our members that owns a Taekwondo place and got to talk with her for a little and do a cartwheel with the kids there.
Went to visit a less active and we gave her a rock with Jesus Christ written on it. She absolutely loved it. I had gotten the idea from the April Liahona and felt we should give that to her. We don't know why she doesn't come to church because she has a huge testimony of the gospel. Since Elder Glover was leaving she invited us to her house for a meal the next day with her, her husband, and her son. We had a very good time with them eating delicious food. We sang a song for them. Elder Glover played his ukulele while I sang and I played my tin whistle as he sang. It was very fun and brought the spirit!
We met with one guy this week. Well he called us last Monday around 5 pm right before pday ended and he said he wanted to meet in 10 minutes. So we ended pday early to meet him. We read the book of Mormon with him because he was reading by himself but couldn't understand so we read and talked about it with him. He says he really wants to be a better person and follow the example of Jesus Christ. Next time I think we might be able to invite him to be baptized!
Sunday we had a fireside at the Stake Center. It was for investigators, recent converts, and less actives. The one guy I just spoke about came when the meeting ended..ate dinner there. He talked to other investigators and members and missionaries in the stake so even though he didn't attend the meeting it was a good opportunity. An English class member came which was good. Also our member that referred someone last transfer and we had only been able to meet him once brought the referral and also his mom. They both thought the meeting was really good and the member says we should contact them often. We probably will be able to teach the both of them later!
This week was great and I hope you have a good one too!
Love, Elder Frampton