This week was so good! (I just realized I say that for every week. haha sorry) But anyways, it really was great. We met some new people and have some new investigators so we are excited about that. Oh by the way last week was transfers. nothing changed though for me since i'm training sis lynn. Transfer #9 out of 11. weird.
random classic highlights from the week: - each saturday we do a service activity and pick up trash along the streets by our church. while we were doing it, we saw a huge dead rat in the street and sister lynn picked it up by the tail and threw it by me and sis yang. hahaha we were freaking out. dying of lauhter. so funny and so gross. food we ate this week: teeeny tiny fishes in a bowl. like a half an inch big and you just eat a whole scoop of them. they have their eyes and bodies and all. so gross. but we had to eat it. these sea shell things (like the white kind at lake powell) filled with muscel things inside - but not muscells. so bizarre. but i ate it. haha chicken soup with dates in it. not good. :/
정주윤 (jeong joo yoon) got confirmed yesterday which was really good. She is really happy and is doing great. She told me she has been reading the Book of Mormon every day. A chapter each day. It's a little confusing and hard for her to understand but it helps when we follow up and review what she read with her and explain things. Imagine me trying to explain Laman and Lemuel tying up Nephi on the Ship in Korean. not really sure but somehow I was able to explain. hahah. Sometimes we read together and learn things together. She is great. She finds out this week if she is accepted into the ESL program at BYU!!! I'm praying hard core. i want her to get in so bad. Either way Heavenly Father will do what is best for her.
We met with 이유진 who is our new investigator. She is the Elder's investigator's girlfriend. (Bro. Shin). We are doing the family English program with her and our first lesson went well. She has no concept of God so we talked mostly about our Heavenly Father and how we can strengthen our relationship with Him through prayer. I think the lesson went ok. She is a little hard to teach because she acts kind of immature, but we're just trying to help her and love her the best we can. We are meeting again with her again tomorrow. In our lesson she's like um um what do you think is the meaning of love? like falling in love? sister lynn and i were like ummmm. and i was like i haven't thought about that for a year because i'm just doing missionary work. haha weird.
Our other new investigator is 인영, or Kaya. She is so cute. She is in her 30's and has 2 cute girls ages 2 and 4. She is actually a huge miracle because she has tons of interest and so much potential. She actually lived in Utah a few years ago. After she and her husband were married, they went to the University of Utah and lived there and did the English Secondary language program. They lived in the married housing and made some LDS friends and really liked it. They even went to the married student ward a few times with their LDS friends. So she actually knows quite a bit about our church and is looking for guidance in raising her cute girls. Her husband works for Samsung and she said she basically never sees him. She feels like she is raising them alone and she wants religion that can help her know how to raise them and teach them what is right. She's basically crying for the gospel. I automatically thought of PMG where it says "people are looking for the gospel... they just don't know where to find it." (or something along the lines of that). So yeah. We are doing the Family English Program, but it seems that she has a lot more gospel interest than English interest. She wants her whole family to come to church. If she can just get her husband to come. She actually wants to move back to Utah someday becasue she was so impressed with the people and their kindness there and feels like it would be a safe place to raise her children. We talked to her a lot about Eternal families and the blessings of the gospel in our lives. I'm sooo excited to teach her. She is awesome! LOVE HER.
This week I studied a few big topics, but one was in Jacob 5- the allegory of the olive tree- and I focused on the "laboring in the vineyard" part. As I studied the allegory of the olive tree I found some important things: If we labor dilligently with all our might, we will be blessed and have joy in our lives- and the joy that comes from serving. Another thing I kept recognizing was that the Lord always says that He is laboring with us. Even though sometimes we feel like we are alone- we are never alone. He is always with us- working with us and we just have to rely on Him. I'm so thankful that I get to "labor in His vineyard" with Him. I know that the chance to be in Korea serving the Lord as a missionary is a major opportunity and a gift to me and I am just so thankful.
r: good luck at your track meet in boise!!! i went to that meet 2 years ago. watch for my BYU peeps!!! good luck!!! you will have a blast!! love you d: hope you're doing good. how's jr high? basketball? what are you up to? snowboarding? lvoe you! e: good job in basketball!!! i love the pics!!! you are so awesome!! :) lvoe you! j: i'm glad you found the ipod! how were baptisms at the temple? i miss the bountiful temple! a: visitng rach sounds so fun!!! and scrapbooking with issy sounds so fun! love you! i: dad told me you went and did a work out at the church. you are a baller. you are so cool. i love you. i think a cougar would beat a ute AND an aggie if they fought. what do you think? love you!