I went on an exchange with Elder Perkes and jeez did we have a crazy day. We ate lunch with this guy I met on the street and then went over to his workplace. He was trying to get me to translate some documents he had and there was no way I could of. He works for the UN International Bank or something and I did not know the vocab to translate want he wanted me to so I just said I couldn't it. He then blew me up with a bunch of Korean I did not know saying big numbers and stuff so I just did what I could. I understand a lot more than I thought I would but we will have to go back and meet him with a member. We were able to then teach him and he even accepted a Book of Mormon. Then on top of that we even got a return appointment which means a new investigator! Elder Perkes and I were out walking around to our next appointment and saw this huge foreigner eating chicken outside a chicken house so of course I had to say hello. I greeted him and asked where he was from and then he told us he couldn't finish all his chicken and invited us to seat down and eat! This guy used to be a body builder and is now a fitness trainer down on the US base in Pyeongtek so he was huge. We didn't get a pic with him but I wish we would of. We talked to him about a lot of stuff and he had a ton of questions about our church. It was a super cool experience. Idk if he will ever meet missionaries again but at least now he knows who we are. That night we met Femme, our recent convert, in Gangnam for dinner. We went back pretty far into Gangnam so it was weird being back on my old stomping grounds.
We got blessed with the opportunity to help this old man change his tire. He was really struggling so we asked him if he needed help. I didn't do much but the other Elders in my district who knew what they were doing helped him. I will be honest I don't know how to change a tire so I just kind of watched. I probably will need to learn how to do some of those "manly" things when I get home because I was too much of a "pretty boy" before my mission haha. We met 2 potentials for dinners this week. One of them took us to Subway and his name was Mr. Kim. He was super cool and I think he may be interested in starting the 30/30 program. We also went to Smoothie King with him and then we had to head home. The other guy took us to this place and we just got rice bowls with chicken. His name was Vaniel and was an interesting dude to say the least. He said he loved black people and that he hung out with them all of the time when he lived in New Zealand. He did this black man accent that was hilarious. We then went to McDs and had a lot of ice cream. Vaniel gave my companion the nickname "Ice-cream Baby Monster" because he said he ate ice cream like a baby haha. After greeting some drunk old guy in the line of McDs he told me I was handsome and then bought us McFlurries. He gave us his name card and said to call him and that he would buy us food haha. Korea is great! People just always want to feed us :) I could go on and on about this past week but it would take way too long to type and I dont have that much time.
I would just like to end of a quote I found in the missionary's quote book. The writer of the quote was anonymous and this was the quote "We can either complain that roses have thorns or we can thank God that thorns have roses." Attitude determines our happiness. God has blessed me with so much in my life and continues to bless me everyday of my mission. When I find a thorn (trial, difficulty, etc.) I have so many roses in my life a few little thorns don't matter. This life is so beautiful and we are so blessed with the opportunity to come here, progress, and prepare to meet God. I love you all so much and lets together try our best to thank God thorns have roses!