Monday, August 27, 2012


Family I LOVE YOU! but really i love you all soooo much, just thought i would start off by saying that :)(:
Anyways, such a fast yet crazy crazy week! so much happened in 강남!! So where to begin hmmmmmm o yeah so we have just been doing alot of crazy things this week. the heat was not as bad, in fact you can litterally feel the change in the climate and stuff, it was just like fall! it made me soooo pumped because then i wont wake up sweaty and i won't be soaked in my own sweat everyday, yaaaaaayyyy! We had zone conference on wednesday, it was soooo amazing. We got to hear from President and Sister Christensen and wow they are soooo great! Everytime I see them and hear from them I gain more of a testimony of their sacred calling. Ha While listening to the AP's do some training, i thought of brons and thought,"Wow if brons were here doing this training it would be alot more fun..." but it's ok, maybe you should send me some of your trainings through email bro?! Well on wednesday we went to give a quick lesson to these members and when we got there he sat on the ground in front of me on the couch and he wanted us to give him a blessing because his head hurt! so I did the anointing and it was super hard to read and do in korean, but it was so sweet. The korean members' faith is incredible and the are truly a choice people of the lord. thursday night we made brownies and dropped them off at our recent converts! they live in this way nice area, like really i serve in the beverly hills of korea! Walking down the street proselyting in this members area was just so weird because of all these nice stores like: Gucci, Prada, Rolles Royces, Dulchi & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, just a whole bunch of worldly stores! but it was kinda cool ha. That night i slept on my bed wrong and had this nasty kink in my neck so one of the elders in our house who worked as a physical therapist assistant rubbed it out. it was so weird! but it got me a free back massage so i was grateful! Something weird was so we were invited to this youth activity at our ward and when we got there our mission leader led us in and they were watching a movie....guess what movie....THE NOTEBOOK! ha dad's favorite, but don't worry i was like we shouldn't watch this (even though it was the end) so we went downstairs and i just studied some korean for the last 20 minutes before they fed us pizza! I love our ward, they are soooo nice! But sometimes they are a bit frustrating.
 So probably our best investigatore, Teresa, has been coming to church for like 2 weeks straight to be taught and stuff. We are planning on commiting her to baptism this week! anyways so we teach her with our mission leader and like i said his korean isn't great, and he tends to go off on weird tangents. So we were teaching the word of wisdom and he started talking about the eating habits of Jews and muslims....i seriously was just so frustrated with him but then he tied it back into the lesson ok so i was grateful for his contribution.
Then we taught in gospel docterine about the holy ghost. I didn't say too much during the lesson, because alot of it is just question and answering but at the end i had the opportunity to bare my testimony. I told them about how they can recieve answers through the holy ghost. and that throught the holy ghost they can recieve many things. I told them that when i was baptized the holy ghost witnessed to me of the Love God had for me individually. I'm so grateful to the lord for allowing me to have those moments on my mission where even though i don't say much, what i say (only with the help of the spirit) can make an impact. After the lesson elder warren was feaking out about how the spirit was so strong when i bore testimony and it was just a witness that the holy ghost is the most important factor of this work!
News flash, i might die of a heart attack..... so the other morning i ate a spam and egg sandwhich made out of a whole container of spam fried up, 2 eggs, mayo ketchup, cheese and salsa.... then for lunch i had 2 big macs 1 chicken sandwhich 4 fry servings, 2 cokes, and a chocolate dipped ice cream cone.... so yeah i got alot to work off... then today we ate at this super expensive steak house with our members and for dinner i ate a meat buffet....I gotta workout harder ha i don't wanna be fat! but im not sure how much i weigh, i'll make sure to find that out this week so you can know. I just do pushups and pullups every morning! o yeah, i went on a jog down to a park one morning and the korean old people do the funneist exercises. they like slap the trees and like rub and bump their butts up against it.... it's interesting. speaking of old korean ladies, taught about 7, 75+yr old grandmas outside on a mat. we sung hymns and it was fun but they are crazy! don't worry i'm sending my memory card home so you can see my first views of korea!
Devin: DUDE! I heard you got a sack against westlake! that a kid!!!!! what's your post-sack celebration? definitely need one man, cuz your gonna be doin it a ton!!! school going ok? how are your many friends that are girls ;) hope your staying caught up with homework! gone to the temple lately? Love you, keep being a beast!
Daryl: DEARL! i lvoe you! how's your knee??? are you feeling ok? I hear you are recovering great and stuff! keep working hard at physical therapy.  Is school going ok? don't let anyone hit your leg while you are at school! have devin protect you! when in doubt go sit in Debby's office.
Bronson: MAN_CHILD! dudddddeeeee you play your first college football game in like 36 hours! (korean time) i'm soooo pumped for you! go crazy bro, watch rocky IV before the game! how's schoool???? stay on top of it! use what you've llearned in the mission to get through it! It is such a blessing to already know how to study! remember to look up my baptism convert 홍정민!! he left last wednesday for provo. i'll miss him... Well it's interesting to hear about your woman life again ha. tell me all about yourself man! Ha so these elders came to sleep  in our house with us and one tried to put his arm and leg on me like the way you and i used to sleep....ha brought up some good memories! love you, work hard!
Alexis: I LUBBA YOU SIISSSY! well hows my niece? i love looking at her on that pic thing you sent me in the mtc. i miss sleeping by here at night. how's josey? i miss her too. so pearl, you should do something cool with her since you are getting a new car. Maybe some vibrant color decorations or something? go on any double dates yet with bronny boy? k american heritage... the only way to pass is to go to the labs on time everytime and listen. the labs make or break your grade! get good scores on your quizzes...those almost killed me last time! Can't wait to hear more from you!!
Mother: MOMMY! sooo the other day the only song i could think of the whole day was "mother i love you, mother i doooooo...." So i thought of you all day and sang that song because I try to look at korean people the way i think you look at me, it helps me to get a much better perspective on them and see them in a loving and caring manner! ;) Thanks for the update on everyone i love hearing your perspective! School board going ok? So jealous you went to the manti temple! i have a picture of that temple and i just love it and hold it dear to my heart! I love you!
Dad:.......WIN............ you gotta win dad! even if bronco only wants you to play brons for 20 plays for goodness sakes if he's the only one capable of making something happen put him in the whole game!!! Anyways, how's the bishop calling coming?! I know that your ward must love you soooo much! Ha if they see you the way i do then they look up to you so much and they know that you can bring them closer to christ.
OK Needs/question (only do/send if you can)
1)addresses to people who sent me letters in the MTC please/ any random people you think i should write out here for fun. (days market?)
2) ...nothing i can think of
3) all of you go to the temple
4) this is just kinda a question. So one thing I think i need to get out here is called a translator. it is a little eltronic thing that i type in korean and it spits it out in english and it also is a huge help for study with grammar and stuff. I know where to buy it, but it is kind of expensive so i don't want to get it without your permission first. They run around $150 or so. All the missionaries out here have them, and i will see if i can get a cheap deal off of one from a departing missionary but is it ok if i get it? anyways please get back to me on that.
Guess what, so tomorrow/tonight a massive Typhoon is supposed to hit! i'm so pumped! i don't know why but crazy weather gets my blood pumping. I kinda wanna stand in the flooding rains/ 60mph winds and yell hulk noises at the moon!
Well I love you all so much. I am reminded everyday of the sacrifice of our Savior and how it can and should allow us to have joy beyond our comprehension. Pray and Read daily, and you will come to find the greatest joy in coming closer to Christ. LOVE YOU!
Elder Kaufusi

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Don't Freak Out Mom 8/19/12

Mom/Family, don't freak out because I haven't e-mailed at the usual time. I can assure you that everything is ok and that I wasn't kidnapped. In fact, it has been a pretty fun and tiring P-day. So i will just tell you real quick why I am late. We get this call during study this morning from this korean man. He said he knows our family and wanted to take us to lunch. He didn't say his name so i was a bit puzzled. well when we called him back to make sure he could meet at 12ish i found out that it was none other than Johnny O! So basically today instead of emailing at like 12ish we went to lunch with johnny and then took a taxi to this place called 남대문 (nam-day-moon) and it's this cool like crazy street market place because he needed to get something over there. so we went with him and just talked and it was so great to see him. he's doing so great and he was so nice to my comp and i, so please tell him thank you; it seemed pretty out of his way to come see me.
ok about the week... hmmmm so much to talk about well, tuesday was our temple day last week and it was soo great.  it had been so long since i visited the ttemple so it was truly such a blessing to go. After we had a treat and went to taco bell! i loved it, but i don't wanna get fat. I don't think im losing weight, but i'll have to check at a member's house or something because we don't have a scale ha but i don't care that much about it. well everyday has been pretty busy this week with appointments and what not. everyday we come home exhausted from walking so many miles but it is awesome because i know the next morning the lord will again bless us with energy to carry-on in the work! So something neat this week is that we went to go find 이병용's house (ee-byong-young). now finding anything in our area is like impossible. we get lost alot...but we press forward! so after searching and walking up and down the same block for lik 30 minutes we found it and left a talk and a picture of christ on his door step. he is the one who's wife died and is finally coming to church. anyways after doing that we were walking around and we saw this cool little shop. when we looked in these way cool motorcycles were inside and a lotus elise so we kinda sat there and it started raining; knowing that elder warren loves motorcycles we were both like 'ok lets go in' so we did. the person in there was a 25yr old korean kid and he was way nice. oddly he was like "o so you are missionaries." and we were like..."yeah how'd you know?" then he perceded to tell us that he went to a lds church in canada. so we were like o cool, he must've had an LDS friend or something he went with. Then He was like asking us how much time we had left on our missions and we told him and he was like, "wow (to elder warren) you are almost done with your 2 years" and we were like wait he knows alot about the church. well after talking for a bit we found out that he actually got baptized in canada and that he moved here but hasn't been to church because he works sundays! so we are going to reactivate him! Such a miracle that we walk into the most random motorcycle shop in our area of 500,000+ people and find an inactive member, who in fact worked on the fifth floor but he had to cover a friend so he was only working the shop for that day. One of the biggest problems in korea is inactivity, our 강남 ward used to have like 150-200 people, but it now only has 50. being a member here in Korea is so hard but through the lord it can be done. so we are working on not only baptizing but reactivating alot.
Another amazing thing was that yesterday (sunday) we taught the gospel docterine class with our 2 recent converts and our 2 investigators. We went over the book of mormon and joseph smith. One of our investigators, teresa, was a bit puzzled and had some questions. so we watched the restoration video. Now i couldn't understand  alot of it but the spirit flooded the room with the world-changing first vision and restoration of the gospel. I almost started crying because i felt the saviors love so strongly during the movie. after it I bore simple testimony that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ did appear to Joseph Smith and that he, through the power of god, translated the book of mormon. It felt amazing. It's always strange because when I bare testimony I basically can only say the same things over and over again, and you might think it is vain repitition. However; it is not. Everytime I bare testimony in Korean i am reassuring to myself and to the Lord that I know that these simple and fundamental principles of the gospel are true.  It's just like Elder Bednar's words "the docterine is simple, the docterine is funddamental." I'm so happy I am coming to know and see the Lord's hand more and more as I serve.
Ok so sounds like everyone is doing amazing! Dad, im so happy you made it out of 2-a-days alive, and that brons is there to help bare you up! How's your ward coming? Anything new? O so after talking to bro.Wilcox, he said that everyone on the team is on these awesome diets and stuff. I know mom is on one, are you? Dad you should lead by example and do some dieting ^^* haha just kidding, I'll love you either way! Please keep me updated on the team, not gonna lie talking about it with bro. wilcox made me miss football but it's ok my mind is focused on the work! and a little fb knowledge would just be a nice bit of icing on the cake out here. I love you!
Mom! I love reading your emails and stuff! could you send me maybe some pictures of our family, like as a whole and just of friends and stuff. cuz people here are obssessed with picture books and they love looking through it. ha when i tell them you are lik 5'11ish they all gasp!And could you maybe send me some addresses from inside that box of letters i sent you? I completely forgot to write some down and i feel horrible that i didn't write some people back.  they love it! The people look at the pictures of you and think you are so beautiful, and i can't agree more with them! How's schoolboard? don't overwelm yourself though! have fun, and let bronson and devin serve you for a day or something. just keep everyone in line with dad. Are you and father attending the temple regularly? that is my commitment to you two!I love you!
SISSY! it's so great that you are making so much bank at vivnt and days! Sounds like Porsche is as cute and chubby as always. my comp doesn't really like cats so i told him about my niece and that my niece used to keep me warm at nights on my bed. I'll change his heart on the matter. So i've been looking around for stuff to get you and there isn't alot of stuff.... in fact everything here, clothes wise is pretty exspensive. it's kinda annoying... but what is your favorite soccer team ;) What's your calling at church? do you and brons go to church together?! that would be soooo fun! When do you go down to dixie? please tell me everything that you are doing. well, play nice and pray always. I Love you!
Bronson Sitiveni Kaufusi 6'7 275lbs starting Defensive end for your B. Y. U. COUGARS!!!! (yeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!) CROWD GOES WILD! Dude i'm so pumped for you this season it gives me the butterflies thinking about it. Just do your best and let the Lord do the rest. He has given you so many talents, don't let them go to waste! By the way thank you so much for your talk, it was something that actually i really needed to hear. Im so glad to have an example like you. And remember the basement rules!  haha jk, but remember who you are and all that you learned on your mission. no getting married till i get back. I love you!
Daryl!!! my little beautiful sister! How's the knee? Physical Therapy can be really challenging. especially when they bend your knee to the point you want to cry! but don't give up. hang in there and pray to heavenly father for strength. Make sure you have bronson and devin carry you everywhere and do everything for the princess. O secret mission....i need some pictures of repunzel because everyone in korea is obsessed with girlfriends and since i don't have one or pictures of one they give me a hard time haha. so maybe i could flash them a picture of repunzel haha. excited for school? i hear a boy is following you around?...I need to hear all about him in a letter or somthing. but NO BOYFRIENDS. I love you!
Devin Petelo Kaufusi...aka beastmode-power levels over 9000-Hulk! how's football at Timpview? are you doing ok? dude you are a beast, have confidence in your abilities, i always struggled with that and it only held me back. I heard timpview lost game 1 by 1 point?! who to and how did that happen?! do you like coach witt? how tall are you now? no girlfriend'S right ?! you should look up the talk  "recognizing the spirit" president bednar because i wish i could have discerned the spirit more when i was your age! it's amazing! well keep me updated on what your doing. I love you!
I love you all so much and can't tell you how much you mean to me. I've been studying the plan of salvation alot this week and it is a blessing to know i can live with my family into the eternities.
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Safe and Sound in Korea


Wow, it is always such a blessing to hear about everything that everyone is doing! Especially when everyone is doing so well, it is another testament that the lord is answering my prayers! Korea is amazing, like always just way too much to tell you, but don't worry mom I'm an avid journal man :)

 This week has been really quite amazing in the 강남 area! really the Lord is starting to shower blessings upon us. So OK we have been teaching this family. they are Korean but lived in the UK for a while so they are pretty good at English. the dad's name is 오정근 (o-jung-kun) he is so nice. he's the one that seems to be most interested. he has struggles acting on his faith though. You see, like most Korean's he started off just interested in us teaching English but he is getting interested in the church. we taught him about faith and had him read Alma 32. he talked about the good feeling he got when he read it and it was almost like a fairy tale lesson because i taught him that his feeling was from the spirit and then like elder warren and i just worked off each other amazingly. The lord really allowed us to teach well that night. he said he wants more too read so we started him from the beginning of the book of Mormon and hopefully the spirit continues to testify to him. I also challenged him to pray daily, ha but when i asked him to give the closing prayer he said "nononononoooo, next week." i knew he'd say that, but now i got some leverage on him for next weeks appointment. we have had some great success from the Lord by getting new investigators.

 Yesterday at church, a lady from our English class came out of the blue because she said she feels so peaceful at church. so we taught her the first lesson during priesthood with takeyama. takeyama is our awesome ward mission leader, did i already tell you about him? well he's Korean but great up in japan and his Korean is about as good as mine. so teaching with him can be scary because he says some outrageous things and then laughs after. like after we taught Teresa the first lesson she asked about what happens if she comes next week to church and stuff and he was like "you get baptized, or you leave." but overall he has an amazing work ethic. Anyways after our lesson during priesthood, we then had to teach the gospel doctrine class. it was scary... because we had 2 investigators in there along with 2 recent converts and our ward missionary and ward mission leader. So figuring out a topic that was good for everyone was hard so we just taught the 2nd lesson. elder warren did most the talking but i did some, and was able to find a lot of good scriptures to use. I bore testimony of living with heavenly father and YOU (my family) in the eternities and the spirit was so powerful, the room was silent and I've come to really love the silence that can come with the spirit's presence. it's weird though because that was like one of the full first times that i got to teach in Korea. Everyone wants us to teach in English so it was a bit hard remembering some of the stuff i learned in the MTC. then after church we were catching back up on some records and the bishop runs in with the mission leader takeyama and says that some college student walked in and wants to know about our church! another major blessing! so we taught him, and have another appointment for him. He got interested hearing about Mitt Romney. It's just amazing how so many different things the Lord uses to bring people into gospel interest. Also, during sacrament and after church i helped confirm 홍정민 as a member, and gave him the Priesthood. The Spirit is always so strong during priesthood ordinances. I'm so grateful for the opportunities i have to exercise my priesthood.
Well some other fun things in Korea, did a contacting thing where we go to a massive intersection and just rotate and walk across the streets talking to people about the gospel. It was awesome, even with my broken Korean I'm able to communicate the way the Lord wants me to. I met some really cool people and i pray that they will allow us to teach them. ha i walk around bowing and smiling all day! it's the greatest! I'll lean over to elder warren and be like "OK, this person we are about to walk by, lets see if i can get a smile out of them" then i stare at them with a big smile, and say hello in Korean. and bow and behold they smile back....well most the time haha. I also did my first Korean phone calls the other day. We went through the area book because it was raining hard and street contacting is pretty ineffective in the rain so we were calling old investigators and stuff. haha i was struggling because i knew everything i needed to say but they would say something back and i would have no clue in the slightest what they'd say hahaha. luckily elder warren was there to listen in and help me. it was great. i absolutely love mission work!
Last p-day went to the palace, got some awesome pictures there, you'll love it mom because it's so "cultural," you too dad. ha i took a picture with some Chinese tourist's little son... ha kinda weird but they just loved how tall i was. meet some awesome kids doing sports 전도 "finding." man i play so much soccer here it's awesome Daryl! and i meet some amazing players. this one kid, is going to England to play on a club team and his footwork was soo cool! o that's one thing, that i may need is cleats? my feet/tennis shoes get torn up playing soccer so much. but I know it's expensive to send stuff so please do not feel obligated to!  i also play ball, everyone wants me to play basketball out here, i love that the lord gave me this skill to interact with people. went to Costco the other day, it's so weird how different food prices are here. like a little thing of syrup is 40 bucks! and a bar of cheese is 20! but it's OK, i got my essentials, and I'm sticking to my budget.
Tomorrow is temple day! i feel like I've been thirsting for the temple like the spiritual famine talked about in Amos 8:11-12! it will be such a great experience because i haven't gone in like 2 months, and the spirit of the temple is like nothing on earth. I encourage all of you to go! after we are spending p-day at this awesome shopping place and stuff, where everything is cheap. I'll see what i can find for you all but it probably won't be much ha, Korea isn't great for clothing when it comes to people our size.
Cool to hear that sister Lund is home! she's right, it could be the most humid place on earth but it's slowly getting better. in fact last night it randomly rained like crazy. no haven't been to a bath house and wont for a while. elder warren isn't a fan of them and i can see why. just a bunch of naked old men everywhere and yeah doesn't seem to sanitary ha ha ha But I am up for anything! I will keep you all posted on my bath house experience, when it happens. Tell sister Lund I am pals with a guy that was in the mtc with her named elder rife. In fact tell the whole Lund family hello and that Korea is awesome!
It sounds like everyone is great. so happy and blessed to hear about Alexi's scans being clean! She sounds like she is having fun working a ton and making that $$$! what kind of car are you getting fus?...did pearl die?...I'll find you some clothes and shoes ;) and Daryl you are gonna be so strong thanks to physical therapy! just push yourself and rely on the Lord. I am learning to do that a lot out here. Devin, i don't hear from you much bro, but i hear about you all the time. sounds like you are gonna tear it up on the field this year! film your games so i can watch them in a couple years haha and always listen to Mom and Dad; especially Mom. Dad is busy working hard but Mom is always there. keep working hard and have Bronson prepare you for your mission! Brons, you sound great. I'm so pumped for you to play and all that! gosh I'm not gonnna lie i talk you up all the time so now you gotta walk the walk for me! i love hearing about your practices and how well you are doing! keep it up, but don't get hurt!!!! Use your missionary spirit to help everyone in the fambam and on the team... and you and Alexis can't find spouses till i return....but date all you want. you and lex should go on a double date sometime with some people hahah *^^*.....wait.....are you dating anyone right now?! send me some pics in a letter or something of you in your football uniform with dev, and daryl's scars and lex with my nieces (porsche and josey) and stuff!  Mom, you just keep being who you've been your whole life, a service oriented go-getter I love you! Keep my siblings whipped in shape please! Dad, 2-a-days must be tough but at least you got brons there! I'm so grateful for all the support you've given me dad, and your lessons you and mom have taught me all my life are not being wasted out here. I pray that you are all doing well and that you are all coming closer to Christ. I love this work and I know that the Lord has prepared people in Korea, the work will continue! I love you all more then I can express, and I'm so blessed to have the best family ever.

Monday, August 6, 2012

8/5/12 first letter from Korea!!!

WEEELLLLL yall i am here in the land of asian peersuasion!!!!! sayyyy whaaaaattt?/????!!!!!???? !!!! i know crazy right, and so much has happened in this first week of being here....i don't even know where to begin but it's ok because i brought my journal (which i write in nightly0-trying to be like my amazing older bro brons) so i'll tell you all my great experiences. well the travel to here was crazy. sorry the phone call at the airport was cut soo short. We were all just paranoid about misssing our flights. flight to san fran was good, i sat buy 이 장로님 and 이 자매님 (elder and sister lee, not related....there's like4 last names in korea: lee, shin, park, cho...they aren't very original) it was great sitting by them and just talking to elder lee in my broken korean. but i was jealous because i wanted to sit by someone non member so i could put my missionary skills to the test!....stayin in th mtc for as long as i did made me so excited to bring souls unto christ and heavenly father. but i bore it with patience. Well in san fran we had a bit of a lay-over so i splurged and had some real food....aka some pizza from this lil cafe. korean air was amazing and so nice. except like all other vehicles i didn't not a single minute of sleep happened. but i ate some korean food and the stewardess loved me/ hated me because i guess koreans drink out of like midget sized cups. so i had to just walk to the back of the plane and just keep asking them for water refills! ha while they filled my water i would do some squats and calf raises. each seat had a personal tv screen with tooooonnns of choices but we could only 1) watch documentaries 2) play chess... so it was a bit rough. especially for me since im so tall i could see like every screen and man there were alot of good movies going on. my eyes would start to wonder then i would be like "what would the savior think! or what would president christensen think!" so i would just pull out my book of mormon and read. or just talk to the missionaries sitting around me. i played some pretty intense chess games anyways ok this is taking such a long time i'll summmarize more. got to korea. met pres and sis christensen along with ap's and office elders. went to mcdonalds then put our stuff into the van and we all got books of mormons and got on the subway and did our first proselyting activity! boy i loved it! ha the korean people or so loving and kind. I placed 3 book of mormons on the subway and bore aton of testimony. well so my Trainer is Elder Warren, brons you may know him. He went to springville high, he hungout with alot of timpview kids. he's awesome, he's also our district leader and i have to do "language pass-off" with him. Pass off is where you have to know and teach so much about each lesson. you like have to know a ton of vocab, memorize scriptures in korean and stuff. When you pass off you are able to go senior companion. usually people pass off in lik 5 transfers but i know through the help of the lord i can do it all in this transfer or maybe next. Anyways. korea i blazing i sweat like none other! our house is in a place called 내봉 (nay-bong) and it's a four man house. it is aweesome! not because it is nice but i feel so much like a missionary living here. well it's like almost 100 degrees and the humitity is like 80% so yeah it's hot! we don't have ac, just some fans and so literally you constantly sweat. I sleep on just a yo on the floor and your lucky to not just sweat all night. ha and even when i take the coldest shower possible im sweating... but it's ok, i lvoe it here. and yes dad i drink a ton of water! i go through like maybe 4 liters a day of just water. Well ok now to my official mission work.

I baptized someone yesterday. It was my first baptism and im so grateful to the lord and to elder warren for giving me the opportunity to do so. his name is 홍정민 (hong-jung-meen) he went to byu and is majoring in business. He's really shy but he took lessons in provo and came and said he was ready for baptism. Elder warren really wanted me to have this experience so he let me perform the baptism. elder warren is so christlike and we work so hard. it's great. im so blessed by the lord! o and president christensen and his wife came to the baptism and the church meetings. Everyone stares at me because im so tall. ha got some great lesssons for this weeek and i love proselyting on the streeet. i can meet alot of coold people but back to 홍 so i want him to stay strong in the church. and he returns to byu on the 23rd. brons could you maybe find him and befriend him when he comes back to provo? koreans have a huge problem with going inactive when they get baptized. I know if you helped him get settled in his ward i and the lord would be very appreiciative. We went and had dinner at his house and his mom isn't a member. but she is a millionaire that does...guess what....nuskin hahahaha she gave elder warren and i facials all yesterday after dinner because wshe felt my skin and was lik "so oily..." so for 20 minutes this korean lady forcefully gave us facial washes and the whole shebang. She was just like :"oooo so handsom, so stylish, skin like a baby!" hopefully we can get her interested in the church and what not. well i have spent wayyyy to much time on this already. mom here are some emails to president shin and sister menlove (my mtc branch presidency members) they want you to forward stuff to them Everyone sounds great. mom if daryl's knee hurts you better give her the pain killers because she shouldn't have to suffer through without them like me!!! haha ;) brons you better work your tail off at football, because i don't wanna have to come home and put you in your place. devin.....yolo. daryl, stay strong and be positive, i pray for you every night to heal. Lex, be a good girl! tell porsche i love her. and please keep me updated on everything! Mom and Dad i love you! i know that i am where i am because of both of you. Im extremely blessed. keep working hard in the gospel and all other aspects of life. stay strong! i willl work harder and harder so that you can recieve more and more blessings.


ps. dad do you put any money on that wells fargo card for money like brons or whatever?....because i could use it to do some major grocery shopping or something. Gotta keep eating out here haha if not don't worry. just let me know.