We had Zone Conference this week and it was combined with another zone. President was there and gave us a training. The over all theme of the training was on stewardship. I learned of the importance it is that I put away all selfishness and give my mission to the Lord. After all this truly is His mission, I am just here to be a servant of Him and an instrument in His hands. The way I can do this is by submitting my will completely and letting Him take over. This will by no means be easy but I can do it. Thinking about others before ourselves can be hard sometimes too but we must do that very thing! I am especially lucky as a missionary because I get to serve others each and every day. I for sure am not perfect and still have a long way to go on not being selfish but the important thing is that I am trying. I believe that as we constantly strive to help others before ourselves God will be happy and will pour an endless amount of blessings upon us. We watched Elder Jorg Klebingat's talk from this past October conference and man was that talk amazing! It was probably one of my fav talks and everytime I watch it I learn something new. I would invite everyone to read it/ watch it again because it is awesome!! For lunch at the conference we got Costco pizza and that was pretty yummy. I even got to take a box home because they had extras! Caring a big box of pizza through the subway just adds to the fact the you are already white and tall and that many more people look at you funny.
We recently had a way solid member and his wife move in to our ward that have been way good at helping us out who we got to meet this week. He took us out for lunch, we taught him a practice lesson, and then gave us some mission tips. He served in Seoul like 10 or so years ago so he had some way good tips. He told us that we must always have the strongest faith because after all mostly everything comes down to faith and how hard you work. Faith is key that is for sure out here in the mission field. Later that night we got to eat dinner at a member's house and teach another practice lesson. Their 5 year old son was being way funny. He said he has 6 girlfriends and that the hardest thing in life right now is trying to figure out how he is going to get a house big enough to fit all 100 of his kids. He said all this in Korean too so it made it even more funny. Brother Olson, a lawyer from California, took us out for 삼겹살 again like he always does every 2 or so months when he comes here for business. When we finished eating and were getting ready to leave one of the older lady Korean waitresses came up to me with her arms stretched out and a smile on her face. I wasn't quite sure what was going on but just took the guess that she wanted a hug so I gave her one. It was way funny and Brother Olson couldn't stop laughing.
Elder DJ Picard
|My good friend Jin from Spokane, Washington.|
|I LOVE Korea and the people I meet each day!|
|We have a bit of a mold problem but don't worry mom we are taking care of it.|