The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Korea Pusan Mission

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Martial Arts and needles

Hello from Korea again. This week has been good. Last P-day we went and played screen golf as a district. I got +4 on the front 9 and that was all we had time to do. I was pretty proud of myself.

That same day we had a less active invite us to his Martial arts studio where we could learn with his regular class if we wanted. We got permission and went. It was really fun. We were there to add English to the class and try to get them to speak,but learning ju jitsu was pretty fun. I don't think many people can say that they have thrown their companion. It was all safe though. Mats, safely landing, and such things. Hopefully we can bring an active member that is his age so they can chat and be friends because we can't keep doing this especially since he soon wants us to start kickboxing and we definitely can't get permission for that. This week we had a different less active come to church for the first time since I have been here which was exciting. She said she can come often as well.

One of our members offered to take us to a traditional medicine shop. I personally don't enjoy traditional and medicine being used in the same sentence. We walked in and the place was full of old people waiting. We thought it was going to be a long wait but it wasn't because all the old people had already been treated. Nearly half of them had needles poking out of their hands. I really don't like needles and there were people with up to 20 running down the back of of their middle finger down to their wrist. We talked to a few and apparently it helps blood flow as well as arthritis. The miracles of acupuncture. I'm not willing to try it out but fun to see. We also had president interviews yesterday which are always fun. It has been amazing to serve under President Jennings. Hope all is well back home.

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