Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Birthday

This week was our branch conference and we didn't hit our goal of 70 people but 50 people was still a nice change of pace. And I am pretty sure that all of 속초 (Sokcho) knew about the conference. 

I became the branch president this week. President called me on Thursday and asked if I would take the assignment, made for a pretty stressful weekend. The 2nd counselor in the 선교부 회장단 (mission presidency) came up to me before ward conference and put his arm around me and told me that it was gonna be okay and that this was a big opportunity. I told him to pray really hard for me and he laughed. After the meeting President Christensen and I and the district presidency were talking about how we were gonna make the branch conference work best and president turned to me and asked "President, what do you think?" Whoa, that was a humbling experience. 

I have never been afraid of the phone before but now I am terrified. Branch administration words are hard and new and I am trying to learn as fast as I can. Elder 안경일 the senior couple leaves in a week and I am gonna miss him so much. He is like my grandpa and was such a good branch president. 

Well that's all I got ta say about that. I got your package and wore your red tie today and I love the chocolate, I missed it. 


Elder Josh Black


  1. You are going to be great, Elder Black. We'll be praying for you.

  2. Congratulations on your new calling/assignment. You'll be great at it! Keeping you in my prayers.