Letters from Elder Charlie Morris

"Good bye and hello"
December 16, 2013
Well this is the last week, super weird. Still doesn't feel like it completely but I'm thinking a lot more ha. It was weird just sitting there last night after church and everything and realizing it was all kind of done now. Like nothing else ...
"Perfect Going Away Present"
December 8, 2013
This deserves its own whole email. We have a member and her two non-member friends and they all wanted to see a basketball game and so we get permission and we get to go to the KBL....the big leagues baby. So we go and it's what you'd think. The r...
"New people left and right"
December 1, 2013
Well this week was wayyy good. For reals. I'll just tell you about the two people we met. So first we met Brad. He is 35, fluent at English with a New York accent and a filthy mouth. Learned all his English from movies and stuff but is way co...
"Leaving a full slate of cool people"
November 24, 2013
This week was good. We were decently busy and met some solid people so it was great. We had our usual appointments with our younger guy who is just slowly picking it all up and is the man and is way funny. But it is cool to see him start to r...
"Like I still have a year to go"
November 17, 2013
This week was solid for sure. We had a nice Family Home Evening this week and got to help peel a bunch of garlic and stuff and it was fun and our hands smelled for a while but it was a good time. And we have also been meeting with a way cool ...
"Violin - Like riding a bike"
November 10, 2013
Mom, Well this week wasn't super busy but it was solid. We have been meeting with a guy named KJ who is just way goofy and fun so that’s been good and it’s the other missionaries’ investigator and we sort of tag along but he's funny a...
"We are a hoot."
November 3, 2013
Well this week was pretty solid I thought. We ended up being busy with traveling everywhere which isn’t the funnest, so that actually took up a lot of our days but it was still pretty sweet. We had to go to Songpa, the office for a 12 week ...
"21 and blunt"
October 27, 2013
Well this week was really solid and fun. On Monday Payne came over for a gymnastics thing in our area and so I got to see all my old friends from the gym and that was super fun for sure. Good times. So that was pretty sweet, and also every Monday ...
"New coat grabs investigator"
October 20, 2013
Anywho, this week was solid. We were able to find some peeps, and elder Nemelka’s girlfriend's mom was here in Korea so we went out to lunch with her and it was way fun. Her kids go to Highland, and I know one cause he was on the tennis...
"Ghost girl and new wardrobe"
October 13, 2013
This week was super good, and Mansu is a good time. On Monday we had a family in our ward have their daughter get baptized, it's a family of 10 which is seriously unheard of here but they are a wayyy cool family and super nice and it was really co...
"Going hard in the Paint"
October 7, 2013
Well I am in my new place with my new main man Elder Warnick. He is from Orem, straight out of high school. He is really solid, just normal and we actually have a lot of the same random taste in weird stuff. Not sports and stuff, but weird music a...
"A 196 and off to the coast"
September 29, 2013
Well of course the biggest news of the week is I bowled a 196....played out of my mind. And then the other news is I am going to be transferring, going to whitewash train in the zone on the very West coast kind of far from everything so it should ...
"Bed bugs and street mattresses"
September 22, 2013
This week was pretty good, it was the Korean version of Thanksgiving so pretty busy and most people go to other places so they can’t meet but we still made it productive, so it was money. There is a guy in my last ward in songpa who me and bae foun...
"Wow . . . very miracle"
September 15, 2013
This week was pretty solid, nothing way crazy but had a really nice baptism so I’m pumped. We had Elder Ringwood come and give a money training. So that was really solid and nice to talk to him and he gave me a big hug from dad so that was nice to ...
"Bruising the Brunswicks in Korea"
September 8, 2013
Well this week was solid, played some more basketball which was a good time of course. And then we had our mission leadership meeting with president which was good, and Keetch got to sleep over the night before so we had fun. And the meeting was soli...
"3 normal guys - rare"
September 1, 2013
This week was good again. We finally got our main guy back from his summer construction job, but bad news is he isn’t chubby anymore. Still sort of sweaty but he lost a lot of weight so that’s a shame. Looks more handsome though on the reals so w...
"Law of Chastity is money in the bank."
August 25, 2013
This week was pretty good. We were able to find two guys and they were both pretty sicky. We have a guy literally in the building next to us and he is going to the best school in Korea and is applying for Cambridge and for Oxford and is just the man....
"Blessings falling in our laps"
August 18, 2013
This week was pretty solid, first news is me and Mills are staying together for a fourth transfer which is pretty nuts cause I haven’t heard of people staying together that long ever during my mission, so that’s pretty weird. But we are fine and ...
"mold"
August 11, 2013
Well this week was pretty busy which was really nice, and just sweaty and hot and moldy. But on Monday we went to the bath house with dong suk my dogg, and so we relaxed in there and it was nice cause he paid for it all for us, and I got a trim of a ...
"The life I live"
August 4, 2013
Well this week was fine, we didnt have our main man here because he is working and stuff but it's all good he is still on track to get baptized come September so we will see what happens and what not there, but it should be pretty solid. Things are g...
"Dropped Trou"
July 28, 2013
This week was decent for sure, still just beyond hot and humid but it’s good stuff, just rainy weather and that’s super annoying but it’s all good. This week we had President interviews and it was the first ones and they went really solid. We t...
"Curse words and crying/laughing"
July 21, 2013
Well sorry this week was again not the most exciting. It just pours everyday all day so we can’t go out too much, so we made a lot of calls and stuff and it was fine. We did get two guys who called back and they just went off on us with the worst l...
"I'm so happy here"
July 14, 2013
Well, this week wasn't anything too nuts to be honest. Our main guy is just busy and stuff so that’s sort of hard, but our chubby sweaty guy is doing really well and coming to church which is way solid, but he leaves for a month for a job so that...
"Pancakes on the 4th"
July 7, 2013
Well this week was pretty busy with stuff, so we got to have mission leadership council with President Morrise and he is the man. Ha he is soo excited to be here. Just a funny guy who is nice and his wife is the same so they are just good good people...
"New Mission, and Dog Market"
June 30, 2013
Well this week was pretty good. We got a lot done it feels like and there was the change and all that so it was good. We had our big conference with President where we said bye and everything and it was weird but not like the biggest deal in the worl...
"Got the giggles"
June 23, 2013
This week was pretty good and seemed to go by a lot faster than usual so that was kind of good I guess, but just living the life for sure. At the beginning of the week I called this lady off records and she was super down to meet so I was happy. So M...
"New South Mission - Here I Come"
June 16, 2013
Well this week was pretty good.  I guess biggest news, even though it’s not a shocker, is I’m in the new South Seoul mission for sure now. And I and Miller are staying together so it should be a good time. And Keetch is staying down south so...
"Coach Morris"
June 9, 2013
Well there actually were a decent amount of exciting things that happened this week so let me fill you in on the goods. We had our Mission Leadership Council on Tuesday with President which might be our last with him which is too bad.  But it wa...
"Poetry Slam"
June 2, 2013
Well this week was pretty good.  We had some appointments fall through, but what else is new I guess. We got a cool new investigator who is like a 30 year old woman who wanted to just discuss religion and didn’t want to argue and stuff so we d...
"Rondo is NOT top 5"
May 26, 2013
This week was a good week for sure. We were able to find new people and met a sick girl from UCLA who just laughs at everything I say so I feel hilarious and she wants to study the bible and what not so she is way cool. And we got another new guy to ...
"Sweating my face off"
May 19, 2013
Well this week was alright, we weren’t able to actually meet with as many people which was hard, but we did get a sicky new dad and his daughter to church, and another lady who is soo cool, probably like 30 and seems down to join the church for rea...
"I wake up happy"
May 5, 2013
That’s really fun about Elliot, I’m super excited.  Everything works out how it’s supposed to so he'll be good.  And that looks fun for the graduation and what not.   And that is super exciting about Adam and Jordan being so...
"Beginning to end"
April 28, 2013
Yo,  Well it was a great week. We had some solid English class and what not, I got to talk about dating in America and just random questions they have and they ask random things and one was how dangerous America was so I told some fun high scho...
"Autographs"
April 21, 2013
Sounds like things are going really good.  Well this week was pretty sicky, we got to go down to the gymnastics competition and so we bussed out with the team and it turns out that the gold medalist celebrity guy is on the team so we traveled wi...
"Olympic Chaperone"
April 14, 2013
We have some pretty crazy stuff going on yeesh. So this week I’m now with Elder Payne.  Elder Payne is going into Taejon in the middle of Korea from Wednesday to Saturday for a gymnastics competition that Russell M. Nelson said was fine so he ...
"Yowsers and Yikes"
April 7, 2013
This week was pretty good.  We just worked hard. We had some sweet English classes where I legit teach slang cause they are fluent and just want slang so I teach them the exact way I speak with saying "yikes" and "yowzers" and "my dogg" and "get...
"Happiest Moment of my life"
March 31, 2013
Well let me tell you about the baptism on Tuesday....so we are gearing up for it and I packed and sent my bags and everything and we were waiting and so it’s at 7 and we said to meet at 6 to make sure we are good. So he doesn’t answer his phone a...
"Looove those trials"
March 24, 2013
Well we got transfer calls and I’m going senior zone leader back to my first zone in one of the best areas, like the hub of Seoul right next to Gangnam and the world cup stadium. It'll be really sicky, and I’m replacing my main man Jones so he ho...
"Maybe a first in 16 months"
March 17, 2013
Well this week turned out really good. We were able to meet with our main man and here’s a fun fact, last week when he didn’t come to stake conference and I was super sad about it, it turns out he was waiting in front of our church, not at the st...
"Another violin request"
March 10, 2013
Well this last week was pretty solid but there were some little heartbreaks as well. Not as planned, but nothing ever is.  Our main man didn’t come to stake conference and our mission has the rule of having to go to church 3 times before getti...
"Hoping for 3 this month"
March 3, 2013
Things are going really good right now. We didn’t have either of our investigators show up to church which was frustrating but it was still a good week. Sister Washburn from our district left, which is sad cause she was cool, but we got a new Korea...
"Sleep Yelling in Korean"
February 24, 2013
Yeah, the upcoming mission split was a huge deal. We won’t know anything for a long time but it'll officially happen on July 1st, but we don’t know about which one we are in or anything so it’s bonkers. Of course I want to stay with President, ...
"Simpsons Valentines"
February 17, 2013
This week was pretty freaking good. We were able to meet with our main man, and had some pretty solid lessons, but most important was he finally came to church. He works from 10 at night to 10 in the morning, but came right after and we had a lunch a...
"Say some prayers... and mean 'em too"
February 11, 2013
Well we didn’t have a ton this week cause it was Solar, which is the new year so it’s like the 2nd biggest holiday here so it’s a 3 day thing on the weekend and only like 3 families came to church which is normal I guess but it’s all good. An...
"I understood it all"
February 3, 2013
Well this week went pretty good. We were not able to meet with my dogg from North Korea but that’s alright. We were able to meet with the other way cool guy two more times and he took the word of wisdom and tithing easy. Said it’s a responsibilit...
"I feel I'm the best missionary I've been"
January 27, 2013
Well this week was pretty good honestly. We have been just pounding the streets hard because that’s just the way you find people even if it’s not the most fun sometimes. So we met this way cool guy who is 43 and single and reads the bible, but ma...
"They remember the hugs"
January 20, 2013
Well I’ll start with my last few days in Dobong. It was super good and I was a little surprised by how much some people were gonna miss me.  But our couple investigators were sooo nice and then on my last night she was waiting outside our apar...
"Whitewash and a Greenie"
January 13, 2013
Well some exciting stuff I guess, I am going to be whitewash training ha. We got calls early and I’m going to Guemchon and it's a 4 man house with a kid who was in the MTC with me. We are both training and he has red hair and scares me a little, bu...
"Heartbreaker"
January 6, 2013
Well this week didn’t go as planned. We ended up meeting with our girl and with her fellowshipper and had dinner and it was soo sick. She really accepted everything so good it was nuts. Like loved it and got it all and wanted to follow the prophet ...
"Most full ever"
December 30, 2012
Well I really don’t have too much else to say just cause we talked a few days ago, even though it feels like it was a really long time ago. But things are good and we are working hard so we will see what happens with our baptism and everything. ...
"Sicky Christmas in Korea"
December 25, 2012
Hi, Well it was really nice to talk to you this morning, things sound like they are going really good back home so that is good to hear. This week was pretty sweet cause we had our Christmas party on Saturday and it was a hoot. Sang some english son...
"The font is too small"
December 16, 2012
Well this week as sort of busy so I guess that is pretty good. We had zone leader council on Tuesday and that was pretty sweet, just training and all that good stuff but they are more strict on the phone stuff so we can only call outside of our zo...
"Squid Jerky, and NO ear muffs"
December 9, 2012
I got the packages and all the stuff is really good so thank you a lot that’s way sicky our house looks good and I haven’t given out the ties yet but I will this week, they will be sweet. But that is way fun and the pictures of Halloween were ...
"Hitting my head on subways"
December 2, 2012
어마, That’s mom in Korean. Sup. But this week was alright, nothing really going on which is never fun but it’s alright I guess. Had temple day so I got to hang out with Clearwater cause our zones were together so it was pretty sweet. That was...
"Mosiah 27, and dominos"
November 25, 2012
This week was alright, got to have some thanksgiving so that was pretty sweet. We went to this senior couple's house and they had some military people over which turned out to be 6 women who were kinda scary. But Keetch and I played dominos with a co...
"New Man, and New Haircut"
November 18, 2012
This week was alright, pretty busy and got some new peeps and taught a lot of lessons so that was pretty cool. We had another day of kimchi making because the girl in our ward is in a volunteer thing so our zone went and me and Keetch wrapped up l...
"Iffy meat, and scriptural insights"
November 11, 2012
Yo yo, Well this week was alright, busy with non missionary stuff but it was still pretty good I guess. We had zone leader council which was nice and probably the 2nd most spiritual meeting behind the Ringwood meeting. But it was cool and for the...
"Spirit interrupts a good story"
November 4, 2012
Hey, Don't have a lot of time today so this can't be the tightest email ever...sorry. But this week was pretty good, we really just geared up for halloween party on Saturday because we were expecting to get a lot of people and some good friends of ...
"20 years old - No more ants"
October 28, 2012
Yiggity Yo,  Well im up in the ol' 도봉. Its pretty sweet up here, the area is cool and I would call it kind of like a suburb of Seoul but that just means like apartments and it's decently nice. So that's cool, and the house is pretty ni...
"Beautiful Boy"
October 21, 2012
Hey yo, This week was alright, not tons of exciting nonsense but it was fine for sure. We are still meeting plenty with our kind of baptism guy but his wife just isn't a fan and I don't know what to do with that and we have tried a lot but he isn't ...
"Sleep talking in Korean"
October 14, 2012
Well this week was alright. We were able to just meet with my man 박 and hang out with his son and wife and meet his mom and stuff so that's always good. He was listening to music and let me and it was donny osmond with like something don'...
"See the Ward swarm them"
October 7, 2012
Well this week was alright, got a good amount of stuff done this week I guess. So with my man 박우용 the baptismal guy, he feels like he is really stressed and wants to push back a week. Man it was rough to hear but as long as we don't make i...
"Choosuck, or more ping pong"
October 1, 2012
Sorry, I had to email on Tuesday again, it was choosuck this weekend which is like their thanksgiving and church is short and only like 20 people come and all the missionaries basically have like off days where we get together and do whatever and you...
"Pure Bliss, or Happy out in ol' Korea"
September 24, 2012
Sorry I’m emailing now, we had president interviews yesterday and it messed up everything so we had to today so I’m bummed I don’t get to chat a little bit it’s whatever. Well this was a pretty exciting week if I do say so myself. We first ...
"Running from 9 year olds"
September 16, 2012
Wel, I stayed, and Elder McCausland came here. He is from La Verkin, Utah down by St. George, and he is the man. He has been out for about a year and we are about on the same level with korean so it's a hoot. We have to try and figure out what people...
"Smoothie and Clippers"
September 9, 2012
This week was alright. We weren't able to meet with our peeps a whole lot..again. So that's always kinda disappointintg. But our english mom is still going along and trying to progress but I'm not sure.  We'll have to see if she will finally com...
"Typhoon"
September 2, 2012
Holla,  Well this week was pretty good. On Tuesday we had the biggest typhoon in the last few decades hit Korea and it didn't hit our area too hard but we couldn't go outside. It was pretty nuts, not gonna lie. Just roofs getting blown off...
"Charlie never cries"
August 26, 2012
Well this week was busy.  We had temple day on Tuesday, and that was good. And then we had zone conference on Wednesday.  It was really good, heard some good stuff. Talked to Sister Christensen after and she just feels like a frie...
"I love it, honestly"
August 19, 2012
This week was a tad frustrating because our investigators decided to go on surprise vacations ha, so we were only able to meet with my man 박병호 once. He's the older guy who invited us on vacation and came to church. He actually has 2 like t...
"Working the Streets"
August 12, 2012
This week was really pretty average, except for our contacts cause we spent a lot of time just talking to people on the street. Like hours and hours at a time and I'm just sweating bullets non stop but I always have a good time just talking to peop...
"Sweaty, but good"
August 5, 2012
Yo, Well we are staying together for another transfer. So this week we had a decent week, once again nothing too exciting but it was solid I guess. We weren't able to meet with our investigators a whole lot but it was fine cause this is like va...
"It's no vacation"
July 29, 2012
Yo, Well this week was the last of the transfer, so tonight we get our calls to see what happens and we really don't know what will happen so we will see. Can't really even guess but I guess next week I could be in the same spot, or with someone new...
"A Clip and a Trip"
July 22, 2012
Well this week was pretty good, we did teach a lot of lessons and our main focus as of late has been trying to just work with members and all that stuff so it was good to make some solid progress with that. But we got 3 new investigators which was wa...
"Just Come, and Do It."
July 15, 2012
Well I'm glad there wasn't any sad news this week.  For some reason I always think there is going to be some terrible news when I get on. ha. But this week was pretty good. We had our usual lessons and everything, and I got to go on splits with ...
"Bats on the subway"
July 8, 2012
Yo, Well, this week was pretty good, we had solid numbers but our investigators weren't too crazy impressive I guess, so that's never fun. But we did have our conference with the new president and his wife, and they both remembered me so I was glad ...
"The Charlie Shuffle"
July 1, 2012
Well, another week down I guess.  I was spoiled in Bundang, but I do like this area fine.  It's just super different.  I got to go on splits with the Zone Leaders, so that was for sure a highlight.  We had probably the best week s...
"Ants. Lots of them."
June 24, 2012
Well.....yeah. I'm up in Won Dong 완 당, it is at the very top of the country so I literally went from the bottom to the top. And my new companion is Elder Dyck (pernounced like Dike). He is from Sacramento and only has about 5 months left so he's ...
"New Comp or New Area?"
June 17, 2012
Well I am done with my 2nd transfer this Wednesday, and so tonight we get our calls for our transfers and I'll find out and then on Wednesday I will get my new companion or move. So next time I email you I will be in some new random place or with som...
"Hair Cut and Dunk Ball"
June 10, 2012
Well this week was decently busy with lessons and stuff which is always nice, so it was solid. Last week we got to go to a ward where they have an indoor basketball court and we lowered the hoops inside and it's a perfect dunk ball court an...
"I'm so happy"
June 3, 2012
Well this week was pretty sweet I guess, not like a ton happening but some decent stuff that turned out really well. So last week we went and met this 50 year old and so we met him and then we decided to walk down to the river cause he wanted to...
"Temples, and Taco Bell"
May 28, 2012
Hey there. This last week was again a pretty normal week I guess.  Not a ton of super exciting stuff but it was solid overall. We got to go to the temple last week and that's always good, cause there is a Taco Bell nearby, so I get some of ...
"K-Pop Opens Doors"
May 20, 2012
Yo,  This week was solid. Not a ton of exciting stuff, but we picked up some more investigators, and we did not give Kim Churl Hoe a baptismal date but he will decide by next sunday and it will be good so I'm way excited to see what happens and...
"Things Got Better When I Got Happier"
May 6, 2012
Family,  Well this week was not super eventful, but it was a goood week. We got to go to the temple on Tuesday which was pretty sick, and then we went to this way busy shopping street thing and I didn't buy anything, but it was pretty fun. ...
"More Culinary Adventures - My tongue went numb"
April 29, 2012
I'm in the last week of my 1st transfer, and I only have like 15 or 16 my whole mission so it went by fast I guess. But this week was a good week, not a ton happened but it was just a solid one I guess. We didn't have anything too crazy, but we ...
"Pig Spine and Violin"
April 22, 2012
'Sup. I guess I'm like 4 weeks in Korea and almost a month so that's pretty sicky. This week was pretty good, not a whole lot happening with new investigators or anything, but we met this guy who we call Mr. Han and he is like 50 or so and we have me...
"Kimchi really isn't too bad"
April 15, 2012
Well everything's pretty good here I guess. We had a normal week. I talked to a lot of people and stuff and had some lessons but we only have a few people who are progressing and could possibly get baptized. Mostly people just want to learn engl...
"Long time - No time at all"
April 8, 2012
Well I'm like 2 weeks in and it feels like I've been here for a long time and also like no time at all, so it's weird. I'm used to everything pretty much.  Rowe and I are doing good. In my talk the first Sunday I just introduced myself simply an...
"Foreigner or American or Giant"
April 2, 2012
  Well I'm here, ha. My trainer is Matt Rowe. Pretty exciting. I'm down in Youngdong which is like the southern part of my mission and it's just another big city and stuff so it's cool. We live in a little apartment on the 10th floor of a...
"Giddy Up - on the subway"
March 20, 2012
Well, I leave in 6 days now so giddy up. It's weird to be getting ready and packing everything and making sure I am completely ready, but it's a good feeling. Just got back from the temple for the last time and that was really nice, but everything is...
"Coincidence? I think not."
March 13, 2012
Well, it's been 2 months now and I haven't jumped out of a window or stabbed a sister missionary. Wahoo!  But no it's been pretty good so far, 2 weeks before I am out, so that's really exciting. Nothing really exciting happened this last week be...
"Laser Light Show"
March 6, 2012
  Well, I have less than 3 weeks now until I'm actually gone, so that's really exciting.  Everything has been going pretty good though, just the same old learning and reviewing stuff and making some progress. Last week on Tuesday night El...
"The Real Deal"
February 28, 2012
Hey,  Well I have less then a month before I'm out of here, which is nice to think about cause I'm dying to just go to Korea and do real work and not have to sit around allll day. But it's still OK here.  I am learning a ton whcih is good ...
"Over the MTC Hump"
February 21, 2012
Well everything is going pretty good so far and this week was definitely the craziest. We had an elder who is literally the sweetest, nicest most sincere person on this green earth sent home for previous stuff and it kinda wrecked our distr...
"Heartbreak at the Curbside"
February 14, 2012
  Hey, Well I'm getting to almost half way done now in the MTC, and everything is still about the same. I am doing fine, and the language is still coming along.  I'm really not too worried about it cause I'm getting it decent, and it's j...
"Staying in fighting trim"
February 7, 2012
  Hey yo. I'm in my 5th week here and coming up on the 4th week mark so that's solid. I've heard all about the Superbowl and I'm sure it was a good time. The older guys leave next Monday but we don't get new guys for a week after tha...
"Stop the singing"
January 31, 2012
Well I've started my 4th week in the MTC now. It is just decent. I would say again that I don't like hate it, but I'm not loving every second. I don't complain or anything though cause those kids are the worst that all they do is talk about stuff at ...
"Lord of the Court & Jeopardy"
January 24, 2012
This week has been good so far, and I'm at just about two weeks but it seems like I have been here forever. I think I like it fine, and I definitely don't hate it or anything like that but there are just so many meetings and it really is like a 16 ho...
"First Letter"
January 17, 2012
I'll just write one big one in the time I have. I am about to have one week under my belt and I'm running the show. Our district really is way good and I don't have a problem with anyone so I'm way happy. I've seen Handy and Brody and Matthew and Nic...