Monday, December 30, 2013



This one really will be short! We get a P-day today and I MUST WEAR the clothes you sent me for christmas! I Love them soooooo much and just everything. Such an amazing year of christmas. I believe the whole mission had a good time both temporally and spiritually at our big conference. Anyways, I loved hearing from you all. Continue to be the amazing perfect family that I love so dearly, and I know the Lord will bless you!

Funny experience of the day: I broke another pullup hurt...

Spiritual experience: I was able to go to a ward i served in and see to little girls that I originally picked up as investigators get baptized. It was such a spiritually uplifting time and I cried so many tears of happiness for them. Seeing the ward members and that they remembered me was also a sweet blessing. 

I Love this work. !!!!

Love, Elder Kaufusi

Monday, December 16, 2013

Off to the Airport

Going to the AIRPORT! 

Not because I'm coming home right now MOM gosh....don't get your hopes up, but because we are going to get the new missionaries right now! Just thinking about them and the MTC spirit that fills korea when they step off the plane is making my heart beat so fast! I love the opportunity I have to take part in the first moments of these new missionaries' missions. It's such a blessing to me, if they only knew how much they mean to me, our mission, and most importantly the Lord. 

Anyways, I'm sorry to hear about the death of grandpa. I didn't know him very well, but I know that if he didn't exists I wouldn't have the amazing Mother or life I have now so I'm grateful for the role he played. I often think about the idea of forgiveness and as the scriptures say we must forgive others if we are to be forgiven. 

A random thought I had early in my mission was, "had I forgiven everyone?" As I was praying I thought of Grandpa Illyn and realized that even though I didn't know him or what not, i held this grudge in my heart against him because my grandpa was not like all my friends grandpas. I remember that night I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to forgive me of my hardened heart, and as the Saviors atonement took over I was able to feel that sweet peace that comes from turning my will over to God. I pray that in the next life Grandpa Illyn will find the mercy and love of the Savior again.
This week has been busy with transfers and everything. Slept in my suit last night. Greatest feeling ever!!!!! Love seeing the Lord's work move forward here in this part of the Kingdom. 

Sounds like the family is doing well. I pray that you will all seize the opportunities this Christmas to testify of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Nothing brings the spirit quite like missionary work! 
Love you Family and I will call sometime... on Christmas...our time is always...changing so I can't tell  you exactly when yet. 

Thanks for everything I have my box sitting under my little christmas tree that I found in an old missionary house. Love you!

Elder Kaufusi


Tell Jared that he can live at our house in 6 months with me and we can continue our missionary work together!!!! really though tell him that he better wait for me. If another one of my brothers gets married while I am on my mission then i might just stay here and be a missionary forever!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

메리 크리스마스‏‏

Hello Family! 
Sounds like you had another great week! I love hearing the great stories and experiences that you send! Here in Korea, things are going on! The season is getting very busy. 

We have transfers next week so we spent about 7 hours in president's office today. I'm so grateful to labor with such a spiritual leader like President Christensen. 

As for a miracle that happened this week. I was doing something called "passoff/language progress program," It's just a language program that we have all the missionaries go through to help them stay focused and progress faster. The last thing they do before they "passoff" is meet with us here at the office and we go over things and do some roleplays and evaluate them. It's not only a great opportunity to help these elder's in the language but also to come to know them personally and spiritually grow through sharing testimony. I was with an Elder that I actually have been pretty close with, I was his first exchange when he got to korea about 5 months ago. Anyways, I was able to talk to him and ask him some questions. He began to tell me of some concerns and I had the opportunity to give him a small training, share some things I learned in personal studies and bear testimony. It was interesting, Everything that I had studied and had been pondering about lately seemed to fit this situation. As I talked to him his attitude changed. I bore testimony of his sacred calling, the Savior, and the Love that is required to overcome difficulties and walk in meekness and humility. When I finished talking he looked at me and with great humility thanked me, and presumed to tell me that he had been pretty worried lately but that the things I said were an answer to his questions and his prayers.

 I was and am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be put in situations were I can be a tool for the Lord. I know like Ammon that as to my own strength I am nothing, but to be strengthened and led by the Lord is one of the most humbling and joyful experiences. 
How I love the Lord. 

At this time of celebration I hope that we all might look for opportunities to be tools in the Lord's hand. Be worthy and prepared to seize these experiences and feel/share of God's Love.

Elder Kaufusi

PS: I got out of President's office and to my great surprise there was this massive box on my desk!?! Thank you so much! Most blessed missionary in the World!!! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Week of Miracles

Hello my beloved family! 
I'm so grateful for your Love, Prayers, and Faithfulness. I Love you and Pray for you often.

 This week was a great week in the service of the Lord. (just like all the other weeks)! But we didn't have any big meetings to prepare for and so it was a full week of doing normal missionary work! It was such a blessing. 

We hit the streets hard talking to as many people as we could! Met some great people and were able to pick up a great new investigator. I'm so grateful to be serving right here right now. One miracle was that we were teaching our recent convert in preparation to teach his Girlfriend. He has great faith and a great desire, but he was a bit nervous about his girlfriend and her finding her own faith instead of coming just for him. Sunday we met with them together during church. We started talking and things were going ok. But just were a bit off to me. Then finally I realized that i wasn't praying for my companion in my heart! So In my heart I fervently prayed for the spirit to guide my companion and myself so that we could help this Daughter of God  learn of her divine heritage. The lesson went really well and ended with us giving her a baptismal date. 

My companion Elder Sol is an amazing teacher and I'm so grateful to be with him and learn from/with him. There truly are prepared people. All we have to do is find them! I hope you all are finding those friends of yours who are in need of the gospel! Elder Scott (i believe) challenged each member to have someone prepared for the missionary lessons by Christmas. I hope that you are committed to that commitment! I love you so much. You are the BEST ETERNAL FAMILY EVER!

Elder Kaufusi

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hello Momma!

I will go ahead and answer your questions first. 

1)Yes I got the package!! thank you so much. It was greatly needed and now I shave and look like a real missionary again. Thanks!

2) Yes, I got the primary card and I love it so much. I put the picture with all the primary kids under my desk glass so i can see their smiling/shining faces everyday! What a promising future the Lord's church has in the youth and primary. And the pictures of Devin and Daryl were awesome! I love them so much. If you have any other family pictures please send.

3) It has been busy so I will finish up what I have to do on my end of the Drivers license. I'm really excited to drive in korea! especially because it's turning to winter! Pray for my driving ability! 

4) I don't know about the dates.... What do you think is best? A key to revelation is to study things out, so I need all information that would affect me when it comes to my return date. I haven't thought about it since I emailed you last, but I will need to ponder and pray on it. Here our my choices one more time: May 2, June 13, July 25.

So glad to hear everyone had an exciting week. It's always to great to get E-Mails from everyone, and it's such a blessing to hear that everyone is safe and healthy. 

Devin: Congrats on State, and growing tall and skinny, I'm doing the same thing here. 

Daryl: Congrats on basketball! work hard and just remember to have fun! 

Brons: Congrats on the Pick 6! So sweet, a RM that I stay in contact with told me he was at the game and how awesome it was. 

Alexis: Congrats on the new puppy! you need to take a family pick so that I can show my members and investigators my nieces and nephews! 

Mom and Dad: Thanks for being Amazing and being the rocks on which our family is built. 

Here in Korea we have had just an incredible past week that has been busy and full of miracles. 

One miracle that we had was Elder Evans and Elder Whiting of the Seventy came and visited, so we had a combined mission conference with the seoul south mission. It was a bit of a scramble because it was held in the south mission but we were asked to put it on so we were just running around trying to keep everyone in line. I thought that the meeting would turn into a "just find and talk with your friends that you have in the other mission" meeting but the Lord had a greater plan for us and it was one of, if not the greatest mission conference I had attended. 

One of the reasons came because the night before when I was saying my personal prayer I felt a prompting that in order to prepare for the meeting tomorrow I should fast. Of course rationalizations started to creep in to keep me from fasting such as: "if you fast, you won't have the energy to stay awake during the meet" or "you don't want to have to turn down food if someone brings you some because that will make you look self-righteous." I felt like I was wrestling with the spirit just like Enos! Finally I cleared my thoughts and immediately I just knew that I had to fast. 

The next day during the meeting the spirit was so strongly manifest and it was poured out upon us, but upon me. My testimony and faith was strengthened, and the questions that I had prepared were all answered. I had been fed spiritually and my heart was full with my testimony of the Savior. I know that through fasting I was able to have one of the greatest spiritual experiences I have had on my mission. It is a commandment of God that allows us to draw upon the powers of heaven and be guided by the spirit if we will but listen. 

If ever you are in need of greater spiritual strength or desire closeness with the Savior, Fasting and Prayer is what you must do. However, Not just mechanical fasting but truly offering up your heart and desires, and having awareness of your spiritual nature will do more than you can imagine. I love this work. I love the Gospel. I love Korea. I know that the Lord chose me to build his kingdom here. The Spirit is working on everyone right now, please look for the opportunity to be a tool in the Lord's hands. 

I love you All so much,
Elder Kaufusi

Time Crunch

Hello Family. 

First of all I just want to express my love for all of you, and how grateful I am to be in our eternal family. I pray for you often and hope that you will use the enabling power of the atonement everyday.

 That is one of the greatest truths I have come to learn and experience is how everyday, using the atonement allows me to be led by the spirit in humility and meekness. 

This week has been busy with transfers, but had the opportunity to go to the airport and pick up the new missionaries. What a blessing to bring these new spiritual warriors out into the battlefield! 

One of the bigger things this week is one of my favorite companions, (if not my favorite), Elder Pete Jackson Coats finished his mission. On his last sunday (yesterday) he had the choice of going to anywhere to visit members or past investigators, he even had the opportunity to go to the South mission to see people, but he chose to come and spend his last day in Korea with me. It was an amazing experience to be around him and just feel how he has changed into such an amazing son of God. We have been really close our entire missions and I look back on our time as companions with so much happiness. He was my greenie-breaker and we served in the "gotham city" of our entire mission. We served only 1 transfer together, but that 1 transfer changed mine, and his mission. To close his last night we had dinner with him and president at presidents. As I left I got to hug my companion goodbye and we both just couldn't hold back our tears. he's not a crier, and I'm not too much of a crier, but the moment was to much for both of us. (I felt like mom when she say's she is trying very hard NOT to cry) As Tears streamed down both of our cheeks we looked at the lights of the city and he said, " this is it, this is our mission!"  Those words had a profound affect. I was watching one of my best friends go forth into the rest of his life, armed with the spirit and a deep testimony of our savior. As I walked back to the office, tears just kept streaming as I thought of Elder Coats being gone. It was hard, but they turned to tears of joy as I thought of how his life has changed. He has become so much more because he turned himself over to the Lord. I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to watch the Lord take this Elder and make of him something great. It is always said that your companion is your #1 investigator, and here I was watching my investigator enter the temple, aka the rest of his life with faith in Christ. How great is my Joy!

MOM DAD! I told Elder Coats that He HAS to go visit our house. I told him that my mom will cook for days for him. I gave him our address and stuff and he should come by in the next coming weeks. Please Please Please take good care of him, as I know you would. He has done so much for me and means so much to me. 

I love you all! I pray that you will continue in the faith! 

Elder Kaufusi


Hi Mom, Kind of random but  my companion brought up my return date and talked to president about it and extension and stuff but I just wanted to see what your opinion is on my and what not. So our transfers have been majorly moved around and right now my possible return dates are may 2 june 13. I started on may 16 but because the transfers got messed up everything changed. If I were to extend I could go till july 25 or even August 2. What are your thoughts. I'm not trunky at all but if there is a thought of extension president would need to know now. THanks (I know you are freaking out right now...ha ha but consider it and give me your answer next week) I love you MOMMA

Monday, October 28, 2013


Hello Family, 
I feel like I was just here at my desk emailing you yesterday! the time goes by way too fast! 

The work here is continuing to increase. We in our personal area haven't had too much proselyting time because of trainings, interviews, and conferences. However, being able to see the mission progress as a whole is such a blessing and miracle. 

Faith is increasing, missionaries are moving forward, and the spirit is being manifested in many great areas in Seoul Korea. I feel such a overwhelming sense of gratitude for the missionaries' work ethics and worthiness. Had such a great feeling of happiness and joy as I was at church yesterday. 

The little kids all just attacked me and were yelling KA-POOOO-SHIIIIII!!! O how I love them!!! The children of the Lord in this country are amazing. It is such great motivation for me to work my hardest for them.

 This past week we had a young missionary forum and we gave a training on the importance of counseling and councils. The last principle that was taught was the importance of Love. That Love is the driving factor to success and effectiveness in councils and counseling  The spirit bore witness to me as I spoke that Love is the way for all the Savior did, does and will do.

 I pray that as you go throughout this coming week you can remember to show greater Love for one another. 

Love Elder Kaufusi

PS. THanks again for the halloween box! it was/is delicious! Don't worry about my weight, I am doing fine. I just look skinny.I am having a hard time finding Protein/Meat in mass quantities. I want to eat Sunday roast and mashed potatoes everyday for my first 6 months when I get home...ha ha.  If you could send anything it would just be toothpaste, deodorant, and big AK10 bands (my companions want some but all i have are the midget ones.  :) 

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hey Mom I'm on right now and will put forth my best efforts to give you a good little update on the work of the Lord!

 I got the package and our office is decorated perfectly for halloween! Thank you so much! 

What a whirlwind! 

Truly the work of God cannot be stopped, even if you want to do so just to take a breathe! It's amazing. I think I've slept in my suit 3 times in the past 2-3 weeks. I absolutely love being a missionary here in Seoul Korea.

 One of the major things that happened to me  yesterday was when we were heading to the subway. We were talking with everyone trying to find the prepared people. Our area has a lot of foreigners so talking to them is always interesting. We get to a big intersection by the palace and there are just these massive people standing at the light waiting. I look at them and was in awe because the guy was 6'7-8ish and the girl was 6'1-2ish. 

I was of course bigger than them but I've become Korean so anyone (excluding myself) that is over 6' is big! 

I was super excited to talk to them. I started talking to them and low and behold they were both....TONGAN!!! 

I was so excited and proudly told them my last name and it was great. My companion was a bit scared so he walked a bit away till I told him to come over. 

The girl was from Australia and the guy was straight from the islands. We talked about there religion and of course they knew who Mormons were but surprisingly neither of them were. They said that their families were mostly LDS but they were catholic. I told them the reason I was serving a mission is because the Book Of Mormon and the teachings of the church changed my life. It was a great experience to testify so naturally to people that I felt connected to. 

They had heard time and time again from their relatives of the church, but I pray that my short testimony might add to the ones left by their relatives and better prepare them for the day they accept the gospel. It was a tender mercy from the Lord. Please tell my Tongan Kaufusi family how much I love each and everyone of them.

Another small miracle we had was we taught a recent convert at a member's house. We were to teach the second lesson and it was a bit rocky. We didn't have much preparation time so we taught the second lesson. However, our points of focus were a bit different.

 Anyways, at the close of the lesson we bore testimony, and I simply told our recent convert that I know the Lord Loved him. That the Plan of Salvation is true, and that we must remember the spiritual moments the Heavenly Father has given us. Especially when times are rough because those experiences keep us going and remind us that truly we are converted. He was grateful and our member was on the verge of tears. 

My companion and I evaluated later on what happened and decided that it wasn't a well taught lesson, but that at least the spirit was able to testify, teach, and touch the hearts of those who listened. 

I'm grateful for the Lord, I'm grateful for this work and that the spirit must be obtained in order to do it. Being brought down to humility because you know that you must repent and change daily to gain the spirit is one of my greatest joys. 

I love you all and pray for you often. I hope that you all are truly aware of that. When I take the time to be aware of the prayers that are said on my behalf, that is when the spirit bears me up more and more. MOM DAD HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN! All I can offer to you as a present is the assurance that I will work harder for the Lord. I know that by doing so you will gain presents through blessings that I could never give you temporally. 

Love You,

Elder Kaufusi

The Tongan people I met were Sosefo Puliuvea and Monika Puliuvea, I'm guessing they are cousins! Mom, ask Grandma Kaufusi and get back to me.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Mooom its short again...sorry!!‏

I received this little line first:

So Short mom... Just kidding,  ha ha ha, but Thanks for sending the Halloween box!
 I'll Write my big one in a second.

Then this was all I got 45 minutes later:

It's EVERYONE'S BIRTHDAY! MOM DAD ESPECIALLY YOU TWO!!! I just wanted to tell you how proud I am to be your son and be able to represent not only my Heavenly Family through bearing the name of Christ but also our family name. I pray for the family daily and hope that my service can bless you a little bit.

 Just got a random appointment but have to go. SO sorry mom that it's not long.... but know I love you and that I Love the Lord. 

Love, Elder Kaufusi

Monday, October 7, 2013

Short again....Sorry

Sorry we are going on a little trip up north today so we got to go fast. 

We had an amazing fast sunday and we had a baptism. I'm so grateful to be where I am. Though I am weak, I like Nephi know in whom I've put my trust. Everyone sounds and looks like they are doing great. 

A miracle this week was just sunday. The Area seventy came and president and I had the opportunity to bear my testimony and introduce myself to the ward. I shared my favorite scripture of D&C 128:22.Talked about how the experience of joy that the gospel brings along with joy and happiness that comes from an assurance of hope.

The Savior has made the Way possible. We must follow, and bring our beloved brothers and sisters with us.

After the baptism a random kid who is anti-mormon and literally his mission in life is to "change people so that they stop being mormons" walked into the church. He has walked in a couple times before but we are just nice and brush him off. Well, somehow he ended up walking home with our convert that was baptized that day. We tried to chase them down but they had already got on the subway. We called our convert and his phone answered in his pocket on accident and we heard this anti-mormon kid just saying horrible things about the church and stuff. We were so worried, especially my companion because he loves him so much. We were driving home in the car and I could tell that my comp was on edge. I told him that if we have done all we could than the all we must do is put our trust in the Lord and believe that our convert was being watched over. A couple minutes later our convert called back and to our great surprise he told us that the anti-mormon kid was being rude and our convert doesn't put up with that stuff so he told the kid off and now I guess (thanks to our convert) the anti-mormon kid won't come back to the church ever again. 

What a huge blessing and miracle! I'm grateful that the Lord does assure us in our dealings with his beloved children. 

Anyways I Love you all, and pray that you are all finding the joy that comes with completely living the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Elder Kaufusi

Monday, September 30, 2013

Well it's gonna be short....I am the new AP

So I got transferred again....And because of where I am my emails are going to be really short...... My new companions are elder Clearwater and Elder 설명우 in the office...yes, I am so humbled, I am now the new AP, (mom, that stands for Assistant to the President)

 Really just been crazy, so sad to say goodbye to my last ward... was only there for about 3 months but i love them so much. Shed some tears and stuff when i said goodbye but then my new comps came after church and swept me away to the office.

 I'm so grateful for the opportunity I will have to work so close with president Christensen and just help the other missionaries in the mission! Things are just going to go into overdrive and work work work. I might come home about180 lbs. but I'll have saved some souls and that's all that matters!

Getting busy! scariest thought is I'll have to get a drivers license and drive the crazy streets of korea!
 (I know you are all laughing because we all know I wasn't that great of a driver in good old Provo, Utah)
Love you all,
 The church is True! I Love Korea, I love You!
 Elder Kaufusi
President just walked in and told me that you will have to do somethings for me so i can get my license here in korea. So I will send you the paper work and if you could fill it out and what not I'd appreciate it. Love you!

Monday, September 23, 2013


Dear Familia,

Sorry to hear about the game.... well to be honest not really, the Lord's work moves forward if we win or not so I'm a happy camper. 

However, I'm sad to hear that Bronson got a concussion.... 

This last week has been a very interesting week. It was the korean thanksgiving so we had a mission conference on Thursday. It was great! We had a mission wide fast on Wednesday and broke the fast as a mission. The meeting was so spiritual, and to fast as a mission was something that I'll never forget. President's talk was exactly what I, and the mission needed to hear. I know he is called of God. I also had the opportunity to share my testimony during the conference and as usual I got up, introduced myself in korean as 행복한 카푸시  장로 (happy elder Kaufusi) and bore testimony of the power that comes through sanctification and purification. 

On the way to the conference I flipped my scriptures open randomly and it fell to Mark 10:21. As I read, pondered, and prayed in my heart I knew this was something I needed to share. This fast as a mission was to help us re-dedicate ourselves to the work here in Korea and in doing so we as a mission need to give more of our hearts. I also shared Ezekiel 36:26-27 which speaks on gaining a new heart. It was a gratifying opportunity to stand before the mission and bear testimony of the work and our Savior. 

Anyways, no investigators could meet this last week because of the Holiday, we had a cleaning day and they changed our P-day to last saturday. So Saturday we had a zone activity. We met with 동대문 (dongdaemun zone)  at 신당 (sindang) ward and played basketball, and then watched The Best Two Years! It was amazing! super fun. That movie was to so much more fun watching it as a missionary. 

Then on sunday, President came to our ward and our investigator got the gift of the holy ghost/confirmed. It was great. 

Got the package! thanks soooooo much! I am in heaven! To be honest, the shoes couldn't have come at a better time haha I have had to get my other shoes fixed probably 3-4 times haha. In fact I used it as a proselyting technique last month! My sole was just flopping when i walked and so i'd start conversations with people by asking "where can I fix my shoe?" One lady even stopped on the spot and had crazy adhesive glue in her purse and glued it on the spot! However, it made it so i had to walk around for 20 minutes shoeless, which also is a great conversation starter haha. 

Anyways I love you and I love this work. I love our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know that through him we might feel and partake of the everlasting love of our Heavenly Father. 

LEx! happy Birthday! I wrote in big lettering in my planner that it was your birthday! I have the family calendar hanging up in our room and since it has all your pictures up this month, when president came to our house for a cleaning check, i think he got a kick out of it.  If there's anything you need, let me know! 

I Pray for you and the family always.

Love Elder Kaufusi

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

sorry so short...again

Things are just going so fast that email time is not what it used to be! Sorry for last week, and this week, but I hope you find joy and peace knowing that Your son (me) is finding the greatest joys and happiness of life losing himself in the Lord's work.  

The Baptism this week is the miracle! 전정환 (paul) came to church and was prepared to begin his journey as a witness and follower of our Lord and Savior. As we sat and listened to the testimonies of our members during the baptismal service I was watching 전정환 and elder Perry. Both of them were beaming in their white baptismal clothes and I had such a powerful feeling of the spirit rush over me and open my understanding more. I felt the Spirit testify to me of the work we are doing. That there are so many people in need of this eternal change. After the Ordinance there was a special musical number by the young single adults. During the musical number our newly baptized Brother had his head bowed and was praying fervently. what an amazing sight it was to see. More importantly what an amazing manifestation of the spirit.  The Joy that was felt is inexpressible. During this time of fasting, purification, sanctification, and re-dedication; my studies have lead me to the idea that I, like every other missionary bearing the name of Christ, must  willingly give more of myself. However, it is much easier said then done. Like all doctrine, the more clearly it is understood the more we will apply and follow it's principles. During the baptism I was able to understand more deeply of what I must become spiritually, and what I must give temporally. The joy that was felt is without a doubt one of the "why's" of missionary work. 

Continue in faith. Remember Faith over Comes Doubt everytime.  Sanctify, Purify, and become the disciple of Christ you were pre-destined to be.

Elder Kaufusi

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Way to beat Texas! 
Great Win! What were brons and dev's stats?

 Well glad to hear everyone is doing well! Love you all so much. Gotta get going on some p-day activities my son told me in comp inventory that we need to have more fun on p-days so we gotta go have fun! then focus back on missionary work. Love you!
This last week's miracle happened on Sunday. During sacrament we sat by our investigator and after Sacrament everyone crowded towards the back of the chapel for some reason. We went back there and a family had come to church that Elder Luker had met on the street and had tried to refer to the Korean Elders. Her kids had heard of our church and the Mother's friend (40yr old male) had also visited our church 30 years ago and really liked it. So the Mom, her daughter and the Mom's friend was there. Elder Perry and I went into the young single adults class with Paul (전정환, our most progressing investigator who will be baptized next week), and Elder Luker went into another room with our ward mission leader and the sister missionaries and the Korean missionaries. Things all went well, we taught Paul and he accepted everything great. It truly brought peace to my soul to hear him so readily and willing to follow the commandments of God. It's easy to think negatively, especially with the situation we are in where someone is so prepared to be baptized, yet satan is working so hard. That hope for baptism can be clouded by doubt and fear, but everytime we meet Paul and bare testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, that fear is washed away. The lesson went well, after church meetings ended we went into our room and evaluated how things had gone. Elder Luker told us the amazing story of the family and how they saw a light in the missionaries faces, especially when the lady came up to Elder Luker on the street and started talking to him. Also, that when she ran into Elder Luker again on the street that it wasn't an coincidence, but that it was meant to be. Due to the miracle of the family finding our church and coming to sacrament meeting we have 3 new investigators and if things go accordingly we will have a way to passour baptismal goal of 3 and have 4 baptisms this month. The Lord Always Provides a Way.
Love this work, I know it's true.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Quick- "I LIVE"

  • QUICK- "I LIVE"‏

  • WHERE ARE YOU????‏

To: Michelle Kaufusi
On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Michelle Kaufusi <> wrote:

Son, we did not get an email from you yet???

Are you alive???

Are you in the hospital??
What is going on???

If I don't hear from you today, I am calling!!

Michelle  Kaufusi

 because of mission leadership council our p-day got changed. Anyways, not a lot of time, things are flying and I got to get flying with them! 

Sorry to hear about the losses.... It's ok we are all winners because we are on the Lord's side! but a couple of sacks would be nice huh? Anyways, so many miracles this week. This week my testimony grew again, just like every week. I know that this is the Lord's work and I know the Lord lives.
Our most progressing investigator is named Paul, 전정환. He is a miracle. we had felt moved to ask each area in our zone to have a baptismal date by the end of the month.

 We put our faith in the prompting and decided to just go to work. Well, a week ago we were dateless and starting to feel the familiar pressure, and discouragement that satan so readily provides. Last Monday night we had a lesson with Paul, who has been studying with missionaries from 서울 south mission in a english class. He reads the book of Mormon with them and likes it a lot, in fact, he has also gone to church a couple times with those missionaries and liked that too. On the other hand, he didn't know what the Book of Mormon was?? and just had never heard the lessons because the english class gospel message that he listened to was just general information on gospel principles.

 Anyways, this was our second time meeting him and we decided that he needed to know the "why" of everything we believe, and "why" we are different. We started with the first lesson. The lesson went amazing. The spirit was strong and as we testified to him of the truth you could see that he enjoyed the fruits of the spirit he was feeling. As the lesson closed I was bearing final testimony to him. Then in the middle of my testimony while I was looking him in the eye, the thought just came into my mind to ask him to be baptized. Here we were just the second time meeting and him finally hearing a legitimate lesson for the first time. The Lord was asked me through the spirit, to scare away this awesome new investigator with the commitment of baptism! As I put the thought to the back of my mind I continued to bear testimony. Then at the climax of my testimony when I could see the light of Christ beaming from Paul's countenance I knew that the prompting was not to be ignored. This was the Lord's time for him to commit him to baptism. The spirit would have had it no other way. The commitment was given, and received well. Paul felt the spirit and responded. Now we've taught Paul the 2 and 3 lesson along with some commandments, and he is preparing to enter into the waters of baptism on September 15th. I know that Lord is using us all as tools in his work. How great is it to not only labor for the Lord, but with Him, side by side, enjoying his presence and feeding off of his diligence.
Another cool experience. 

We have this investigator who just is rather pathetic sometimes. I love him but he just doesn't get it. he has great pride towards God and has wasted missionaries time and efforts for a year. However, i love him and want to help him. Anyways we met with him and it was great. During the lesson he went off about his normal trials and that God can't help him and that God can't give him money. I was very stern with him and then at the end he started whining. I got this weird feeling while i was listening to his whining. It wasn't anger, frustration or anything else but something new. It welled up inside of me till finally i realized what it was. It was the exact feelings that prophets had in the scriptures especially Jacob in the book of Mormon. The spirit was constraining me to call this man to repentance. So i opened my mouth and the words fell out, and it was such a spiritual experience. He stopped whining and things ended ok.

 I love teaching with power and authority in korean, it has a special spirit about it!
Well love you all! Bye!
Elder Kaufusi