We were happy to see that they remembered to come back and work on the sidewalk again. The lady in the red vest waved us over to keep us out of the way of their equipment. Never mind the traffic.
And the next day it was looking pretty good. They left some sand on it for us to trample into the cracks.
The mountain by the mission home is looking pretty colorful now.
Tuesday was temple day for the Seoul Stake missionaries. It is wonderful to be in the temple with our missionaries!
The Zone Conferences this transfer had to be all squeezed into one week because the Area Mission President Seminar is this coming week. The first one was out at Gangneung on Wednesday, then Seoul and Seoul Buk (North) on Thursday and Dong and Dongdaemun on Friday!
Sister Sonksen taught the missionaries to make stars to share with their friends. We will be starting another "Light the World" Christmas service celebration soon.
We were trained about using the smart phones as a tool to help with missionary work. Also that the brethren trust them to make good decisions and form good habits with media that they will use for the rest of their lives.
After the conference, we went with Elder & Sister Whiting to the new Dairy Queen in town. And then we went to see the light display down town. Lots of the decorations were about the upcoming Olympics. We've heard that there are plenty of tickets still!
We also had some VIP visitors to our neighborhood. The Presidential Palace (Blue House) or Cheong wa dae is just up the street and around the corner. I took these photos from the laptop rather than trying to go over there. But it was fun to see the traditional guard welcome ceremony. We had lots of police out and about and American flags waving on the streets.
Friday evening after the last zone conference, we had a dinner with the senior couples at the mission home. Two couples will be returning home in a few weeks and we have two couple that have just arrived recently. Sister Sonksen called it a "Hail and Farewell" party. We had a good time together. Apparently we all forgot to take a picture though!