Wednesday, January 23, 2013


 We were so excited to get a package last week with the looong awaited memory card inside it with pictures of Elder Chizzy and  some fun Christmas presents from Korea! He is doing great!
Chewing pleasure at its finest!
 In one of his letters, Elder Chiz said he dunked the basketball while playing with his Korean friend and investigator, Gyeong Meen.  I can't imagine my boy liking basketball or anything.....ha ha ha! I love the B of M in one hand!! Maybe that's how he dunked it!!! (some spiritual power!)

 Seoul looks like a really big, really beautiful city!
The church.
 Snowy Seoul. Look at that cute smile! I am so happy he got his Christmas packages!
 His little tree and the 12 days of Christmas we sent him and his companion.
 Elder Chisholm, and Elder Hatch. They and the rest of their district went singing Christmas Carols in the subway stations often during the holidays, Josh said he loved it!
 I LOVE THIS! He was Santa at their ward party and handed out gifts to all the kids. He often refers to how much he loves the Korean children and how fun they are.

 These are the other Elders Josh was in the MTC with, he got to see them at their mission Christmas party and was a fun reunion for them.
I am amazed that this boy, who I taught to spell his name, who I taught to speak, who I taught to pray and sing...can now write, speak, pray and sing in Korean. He is doing well and so happy. He has been called as a trainer, and he was quite overwhelmed with that, this week he was amazed at how the Lord has helped him and how he has grown in such a short time. Missionaries are the best!!!

"I am great. This last week has been kind of absolutely insane. Haha I am training an American Missionary!!! He came straight from the MTC like I did and yeah... Fun stuff.  Haha he went to BYU for 2 years before coming on a mission and lets just say that he wants to work hard and talk to absolutely everyone. He has a huge heart and loves everyone. He is very bold and very loud and loving!!This last week may have been the craziest week I have ever have. Haha but honestly, it has been awesome. We have had some super cool experiences and I can't believe how much the Lord is helping me right now. I honestly, am understanding so much right now. I can understand maybe 80 to 90 percent of what people say and The Lord is also just totally opening up my mouth. We taught a lesson yesterday and it was to a guy that Elder Hatch said I better have a member come to because he is super hard to understand. Well, I tried all day sunday to get a member to help but none of them could so we ended up teaching alone. Well, it went AWESOME! I could understand every single thing he said and I opened my mouth and words came out. It was crazy. I don't really know how to explain how it feels besides the fact that I know its not because of anything I did. I mean I study hard and stuff, but even when I was with Elder Hatch 6 days ago, I wasn't understanding this much. It has been awesome and all I can say is that I feel very undeserving of the blessings I have received. It has been awesome. I feel like yesterday, after we taught that lesson, I had it hit me like "Wow, I am doing what the Lord wants me to do and I am the one that is portraying the gospel in a language that 5 months ago, I didn't even know how to say hi." Haha that is how I felt. It was one of the strongest spiritual experiences I have ever had. I just felt Heavenly Father's love and I was able to feel like I was doing what he wanted me to do. We also taught the second half of the plan of salvation on Saturday to 임진영  And we extended a baptismal invitation and she was praying and fasting about February 9th yesterday and church so we are hoping we will have a baptism that day! It would be so dang cool if it happened:) I am pumped. Anyways, it has been an awesome week and I have seen a ton of miracles. I feel like I am a miracle! Haha Heavenly Father his working through me and it is an amazing feeling!

 It is definitely where the Lord wants me to be! The Scripture that says "The Lord doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called." took on a whole different meaning for me this week!   He is lifting me up to where I could not go by myself. It has been a great experience and I am looking forward to continue to have cool experiences and keep progressing.
Oh, I made korean food the other day! It didn't turn out to bad!!  I thought you would like that. I just made this soup stuff that has tons of random stuff thrown in it!  It's called budae chigae! I like it a lot."

Love you all,
Elder Chizzy


  1. I LOVE this pictures. Josh looks so great and Seoul looks like a beautiful, modern city. I've said it before and I'll say it again... Missionaries are the best!!!