As we hung out on P-Day, I was with Elder Thorup a lot, (fantastic man, by the way) and learned that we also have the same birthday! August 1st baby!! ..Just a fun fact. I'm 9 hours older. Take that Thorup!
Next, on thursday I'm sure we did something fantastic, but I totally can't remember for the life of me. ..Probably the Oreo O's.
On Friday, I split with my companion and headed to Dapdong, with Elder Schofield! It was soo rad. I stayed in a house with Elders Lund and Thorup, and seriously had the best time! First, we went to a hospital as our first appointment, and visited an old man who is in really bad condition. We talked for a long time and ended up reading him some stories out of the Liahona (Korean version, of course) and sang him a few hymns from our hymn book per his request. First, I am a Child of God, then How Great Thou Art, and another I can't quite remember. I think it was Abide with Me Tis Eventide. .. He fell asleep at first, and then as the second and third were sung, he started to cry. Everyone in the hospital room came and gathered around us as we sang. Elder Schofield has a really, really good singing voice! Later that night, we visited an Arabic investigator who taught us the numbers 1-10 in Arabic while we taught him about the Book of Mormon!! So cool!
Anyway, people keep telling me I have the most beautiful older sister.. *cough cough Nix* so if she starts to get a million emails from random missionaries... ..like, soo wasn't me. However! It was her smart idea to put my best girl-friend and my girlfriend right beside each other in my picture book so maybe it serves her right.. .. everyone who sees my book is convinced I have two girlfriends when I try to explain that it's a girl.. and a different girlfriend. So difficult.
Well shoot, other random news, we are supposed to have a combined mission tour in March, but it's not on the calendar so who knows if it'll happen or not! However, we have transfers next week, and Elder Cook is coming in May for another Combined Mission Conference with the Seoul Mission so that will be rad! To all you out there on a mission, preparing for a mission, or waiting for someone on a mission, remember that two years is but a small drop in the pool of eternity, but for some those two years are a flood; a never ending flow of hardship. You've got to ride the wave, and at times, when you are submerged beneath the flow of stress and difficulty, don't forget that you need time to breathe as well! ..Don't drown! Float on! Haha. Love you all beyond anything I could have ever imagined. You all rule, and rock each other's socks off!
The first baptism!
Elder Newton from back home
The huge cotton candy!!!