I can't really remember what I did this week. Sorry. Uh...
So we met with Brother 전춘식 again, and I'll be honest, I don't really know what went on. We had a member there, and so he kind of took control, and they talked for forever about something (I was really tired that night too, so trying to understand everything was hard...). Basically, our investigator says learning about religion is hard, but he's willing to read from the Book of Mormon, etc. And that maybe in the future, he'll find time to think about God and religion, but his first priority now is to work so that he can provide for his family.
So, nothing's really changed. He can still meet, he's willing to do what we ask him to do, and all we have to do is help him to understand why religion, and learning about God is important to him.
The referral we got last week didn't make it to church, so we couldn't teach her. I hope she didn't get scared off or anything...
Met with our usual 2 families for dinner/service/English/gospel study/family home evening things, which is fun.
This next week is 설날, which is this huge Korean holiday, so everything is kind of going to come to a halt from like Wednesday or Thursday until Sunday. On the actual day of 설날, we've been giving 8 hours to clean our house - basically, President Gilbert said "you're not going to be able to get anything done on this day, so just keep yourself busy with useful things." That day will be hard, but hey, our house will be clean!
In 서귀포, since there's only like 25 members, the adults give talks like once a month. One of the members asked me about how things work back home, and this is kind of how it went:
"So how often did you give talks back home?"
"Mm, maybe once every few years."
"What!? But then you much be really excited to give talks, since it's such a rare opportunity!"
And speaking of talks, this one like 10 year old kid gave a talk last Sunday, and it made me think that someday, I'll be able to give a talk in Korean as good as that kid. Someday!
Alright, sorry I don't really have anything to write about... probably about the same for next week as well, haha. I hope you're all doing well back home, that you're healthy and happy and stuff.
전춘식: Jeon Chungsik, their investigator originally described as an "English spaz." Andrew spelled his name differently again this week... I used the Romanaziation from last week's version.
설날: Seollal (the hangul actually looks like it should be read seolnal, I'm not sure what rule changes the pronunciation like that...). Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year), which is defined by the second new moon after the winter solstice. From the Wikipedia article here, it looks like it's a three-day holiday, reasonably similar to the celebration in Japan (except Japan celebrates New Year on the Gregorian calendar, not the lunar calendar).
서귀포: Seogwipo, his area.