Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's going to be another hot day

Dear family,
It was another good week in Korea. In the World Cup we lost against Argentina, but if we can beat Nigeria then we will still advance to the next bracket. Plus, Argentina is predicted to win the entire thing, so I guess it was somewhat expected.
Interesting story of the week:
We have been meeting with a lady and her two children for the past couple of months. When we met her she was introduced to us through a member in one of our wards and thought she was a less active who just happened to attend another church. So since then we asked her if we could teach her and her kids. Then randomly we found out last week that she was never actually baptized and the first time that she had met the member who introduced her was when we all met together for the first time. It made me laugh a lot. What a trooper, here we were teaching her like she was just a less active and yet she really had no idea, but let us keep coming over anyway. She probably just figured that we were two foreigners and so forgave our misunderstanding. It's good though because her children are really progressing, reading for the Book of Mormon story book and praying about our message.
Also, last week while we were walking an older man came up to us and starting talking in fluent English. He looked older (mid 80s?), kind of grubby and was pulling a large trash cart (you don't really see those in America, but image Fiddler on the Roof style cart and now imagine it filled with trash). Apparently he had been baptized in the 1970s and had since stopped coming to church, but he was really nice and was a teacher for 25 years. (In Korea that's pretty much the most prestigious thing you can do, like being a doctor in America). Currently he teaches English and German conversation classes and said that he cleans on the side for pocket money and to help some Phillipine family (I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean). So we got all of his information and gave it to our Elders so that they can find him. I guess it just goes to show that you can never judge a book by its cover.
This week's challenge: Tell me about a time in your life when have had a "never judge a book by its cover" experience.
Love you all, (watch the world cup)

Sister O'Bryan
Daejeon PO Box 38
Chungcheong bukdo 300-600
South Korea

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