Elder Houston

The Worth of Seouls – Seoul Korea Mission

Brother Cho and Sister Ha got BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well this was a wonderful wonderful week! It was so good to hear from everyone! My sister is successfully moved up to Logan and safe! My other sister is starting drivers ed….. (watch out everybody) and sounds like my little brothers are fish cause it is summer in St. George! I was really happy to hear from everybody today! This week was super solid and just a blast! We met with several investigators and had so much fun!

We picked up a few new investigators this week including what man that is 72! He has lived in America before and is pretty good at English! He is a super nice guy and he took us and showed us around our area! He showed us a beautiful amazing Buddhists temple and there were several monks there! It was a super cool experience! After he took us to a big look off point where we could look around Seoul! It was super incredible! We also met with Leo and his family! We met with his dad and taught about Eternal families and it was super good! Leo asked me if it was really true? He said he had really been curious about that and really wanted to know! He was so happy when I assured him it was true! They are doing better and better! We also had a few dinner appointments with members this week! It was a lot of fun!  Sister Jun took us to a delicious shabba shabba place and it was really nice! She has helped us a lot recently with investigators! She is super awesome!  

 Other than that we just had the most incredible baptism ever! We met with Brother Cho and Sister Ha on Friday and finished up on some of the commandments.  On Saturday they were interviewed and passed by Elder Reid. Then on Sunday that came to church and we had their baptism right after church! We had really solid member participation and it turned out wonderful! Both of them had not only the goal to be baptized but to have a temple marriage! They were soooo happy when they got baptized! It was amazing because it was like baptizing two of my best friends! I am so close to them.  I absolutely love them and have prayed and stressed over them a lot! But from the time I met them on the street a few months ago to now it is amazing the change that has occurred and the conversion that has taken place! They did not know about God or Christ when we started! Now that have amazing faith in them! The best part of the whole thing is at the end of the Baptismal service, I had invited them to bear their testimony and they agreed. They stood and as they bore their beautiful testimonies everyone was overwhelmed by the spirit. Brother Cho went first.  He speaks no English but they are really good at Korean. He said there are 3 reasons he was baptized. 1. He believes God, and he believes in Jesus Christ. 2. He said that he was not a good student, or son, or boyfriend before this, but he wants to become a good person and has become better as he has met and learned and he wants to continue to do that and the last…. this one really got me.. 3. Both of his Grandfathers have died, and he misses them a lot. He said that he wants to go to the temple and get baptized for his grandfathers who are waiting for him to do so. It was so powerful! His understanding of the gospel is incredible! Sister Ha then stood, up to this point she had not shown much emotion, but when she started to speak, she stopped, for just a moment to hold back her tears, then she started crying, and said simply, “I believe Jesus”. She bore her beautiful testimony and then just thanked everyone for all they had done! She cried through the whole song and after when we sang nearer my God to thee she cried more and there was not a dry eye in the sacrament hall! Every member in participation was grateful to be part of it! A sweet spirit was there. It was one of the most powerful moments of my life! I am grateful for them and love them! I know this gospel is true with all my heart! I know that God lives, Jesus is his son and our Savior! I know he leads and guides this work, and the spirit is what converts people! Not me. I love you all! Have a great week! 

Love,

Elder Houston

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