So this week, I've learned a few things here and there and one thing that I want to focus on today is actually on the gospel of Jesus Christ. As missionaries we talk about the gospel of Jesus Christ a lot but what is the gospel of Jesus Christ and what even is its meaning?
The gospel simply stated is "Heavenly Father’s plan to help us have peace in this life and joy in eternity. The gospel is centered on the Atonement of Jesus Christ and requires us to have faith in Him, repent, be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end."
So while I was pondering this week about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I came across a scripture in Moroni, and it reads "And the first fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism cometh by faith unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins;" (Moroni 8:25) The only way we really can attain this peace in life and joy for eternity is through the gospel of Jesus Christ. As we have faith, we come unto him and try to become more like him, and we repent and follow his example by being baptized, where through priesthood authority, we are able to receive the Holy Ghost. As we have the Holy Ghost with us we are prompted to do right, but can choose for ourselves. Therefore, as we endure to the end, by making those right decisions we find this! Isn't that wonderful, we can come unto Christ and be like him and really anything is able to happen!
So easily explaining this week, on Monday we went and shopped, then ate and went bowling!! Bowling was super fun. Then we were able to go to a bookstore so that I could buy some new Korean books to supplement my study! It was like Christmas!! Then we came back to the church and had family home evening. At family home evening, we played scum and everyone seemed to have a great time playing it!!
On Tuesday, we woke up super early in the morning and went to Suseong so that Elder Lee could go receive military training. So that meant that I would go with the Suseong team and be a 3-men companionship while Elder Lee would go to military. So we did that. We were able to go talk to a whole bunch of people on the street, and at around 5 o'clock we met Elder Lee and had dinner, and were able to go outside and talk to a few people in Suseong! After that we came home and had a great time with 6 guys in the house.
On Wednesday, we woke up and took Elder Lee to Military training and then came back, studied and had district meeting. So we went and opened the church. However, it turned out that we weren't supposed to have district meeting there, so we went to the senior couples’ house for the meeting. We then had lunch there. We took some photos and then went to pick up Elder Lee again. Elder Lee and I came back as fast as we could to Gyeongsan, and did English class and taught a couple of people that are looking into the church!
As soon as we finished teaching the people, we had to rush back to Suseong so that we could sleep in that 6-men house.
On Thursday, we went to drop Elder Lee off again, and the rest of us studied, went to a meal with a member, and then came back to meet one of Suseong's investigators and were able to teach a lesson -- that was great! Then we went and picked up Elder Lee, came back to the Suseong house, got changed and came back to Gyeongsan, where we went to meet a friend who doesn't come out to church a lot -- but he is awesome! He owns a kick boxing gym and it was good being able to talk to him and get to know him!
On Friday, we had another district meeting and it was really good. We again took some pictures, had an area meeting, and then went to go help one missionary who left his bag in the taxi, go get his bag at a police station. Unfortunately it wasn't at our police station, but it was at another police station!! So we went the police station, and then went to talk to people, had to hurry to get to a member’s house to have meal, and came back to church and did Japanese class and that was the day!
On Saturday, we studied in the morning, met our college student and had a great time together, went shopping and while we were shopping, I was going to print some photos off….
Unfortunately the computer at the photo place deleted ALL of my photos.... Oh well... Camera Problems... So anyway….
then we went to the church and prepared for English class and our activity that we would do, and that was good. Then after that, we had a lesson with another investigator. Then, we were going to have a cook off for a ward activity, so, we went shopping. The other team made a Korean dish and..
My team made... a Japanese dish called Shogayaki (Ginger pork) and... We won!! It was good, and we had a fun time!
After the activity, we went home and waited for our transfer calls. My companion got sent to Busan, and I stay here
and have received a new assignment as District Leader. So that will be fun!
On Sunday, we went to church, were able to eat, taught lessons, and helped some members with stuff they needed to do, had a meeting and dinner with some members, and that was really our week! It was a great week and I love it here and I guess a new adventure awaits me now!!
I love you all and I hope everything is well and I miss you so much! :)
Elder Joshua Wilson