So, we met on Thursday, and talked. ..For a while. It was really cool, and as he sincerely poured out his heart about things he wanted to change in his life, and how he just felt like he was slowly slipping out of reality and just simply "living", we were able to provide him with some comfort - but only after listening well for a long time. ..Listening is important, people.
We committed him to trying church out - at our Korean branch- to start to be around the right kind of people with the right kind of influences and he got really stoked about it. After that, Elder Ellsworth shared a phenomenal scripture in Helaman (5:12) about building on the right kind of foundation so that you can withstand anything. I shared a quote that always keeps me going, and it's like he was hit so hard with the Spirit he finally understood what he should be doing.
"It's not about how hard you can hit. ..It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It's about how much you can take and keep moving forward! That's how winning is done!!”
He understood that he's been taking so much.. but moving nowhere. So hopefully, with a little spiritual direction, we can help this guy get back on track in the game of life.
Why does God allow evil and suffering? - 2 Nephj 2:11,13 // Alma 14: 9-11