More Handsome Than…

A lot happened this week, including some crazy sketchy situations,
massive amounts of snowfall, a district trip to Costco, a ton of
miracles, the mundane, and the scandalous.  So pretty much it was an
average week here in Gumi.  I don’t have a lot of time, so I will just
share one highlight with you.

Do you remember our investigator who will only speak in English?  The
“poison cookie” one (did I tell you that story?  ***Melina Note:  No, she
didn’t!
)?  Well, he showed up after church on Sunday.  Just randomly. 
We haven’t heard or seen from him for a while, but there he was yesterday
at the church.  We taught a great lesson–really strong with the Spirit and
he was more humble and receptive than I’ve ever seen him.   Well anyway,
he was there yesterday trying to meet some more of our members–which
never works out too well as he refuses to speak Korean and I still have to
translate.  It is very off-putting to the members, to say the least.

However, also at church yesterday, were Elder Harman and his parents.
Elder Harman finished his mission this past week and his parents came
and picked him up.  He had served in Gumi and therefore came and spent
the day with our ward and spoke in Church, etc.  They are such a sweet
family!  Elder Harman was a very diligent and humble missionary.  I
learned a lot from him.

Anyway, so they were there.  Of course Kevin spied the foreigners
and seized upon Brother Harman.  Sister McKay and I almost died at
their conversation.  Brother Harman is a good sport.  We later
explained Kevin to him, but…well, just read:

“Oh hello, where are you from?”
“We’re from Idaho”
*pause*
“Potato nation!”
“Yes.  That’s actually our business.”
“Oh really?”  Pause while Kevin looks Brother Harman up and down.
“Well, you’re more handsome than a potato.”
“And you’re better looking than rice.”

We were mostly dying!  Kevin was on a roll yesterday!  He also told us
the story about how he used to kill rats in his factory in LA – in
particular, the tragic saga of one poor intruder whom he stabbed
and later shot with a rifle.  He partially acted it out for us.  Made
our day.

Sorry I don’t have time for more.  Just trust that despite the funny,
the work of the Lord has most certianly progressed a pace here in Gumi
during the past week.  And I am so blessed to be a part of it.

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About gwenogjones

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving for 18 months in the Korea Busan Mission (as of September 7, 2011). I have a fanatical obsession with Snape and the Harry Potter series (in that order), I recently graduated from university majoring in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Arabic). Prior to this major, I was working towards a degree in Jazz Saxophone performance; ergo, I love music. I also love reading, writing, painting, spending time with my friends, playing soccer, watching movies...the usual types of things early 20-somethings enjoy.
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