This past week has passed so quickly! I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22!
|I'm feeling 22!!|
This past week was my 22nd birthday. The sisters that I live with are so cute :) They locked me in my room to exercise by myself while they decorated our apartment and made breakfast. They made homemade pancakes and bacon and had bought a bunch of birthday hats, balloons, and birthday banners to put up around our apartment. We had a great time dancing around as we ate breakfast before getting ready for the day.
Later that morning our recent convert Lee NamHaeng texted us and asked if we wanted to get 설빙 (Korean version of shaved ice) later that day with her. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. We hadn't told her that it was my birthday, but she just randomly wanted to go out with us. The Elders also tagged along with us as we ate together. She is so awesome! She has been progressing a lot the past week after getting baptized! She feels like an old member already.
Later that day we did some street contacting and had dinner together with the other team of elders that is serving in our ward. We got Shabu Shabu before heading to an appointment with a potential investigator. The lesson was a little funky, but it turned out okay. We haven't been able to set up a return appointment with her, but hopefully this week we'll be able to meet again.
We got to see more tender mercies this week also. Sister SohUoo (9 years old) and SohYoon (13 years old) got baptized! They are the sweetest things on the planet. Teaching them has been a great learning experience. It has been fun to teach them from the beginning and see their light grow as they learned about the gospel.
Another tender mercy was being able to visit the temple! It has been such a long time since we last went since the policy changed on how often we go. I think it is down to 2 times a year, which is a real bummer. It was so awesome to go through again and feel the spirit of the temple.
After visiting the temple we went with our zone and played basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, while others played board games and ate pizza together. It was so much fun! My companion injured her hand playing volleyball and now has a gigantic bruise the size of the entire back of her hand. Sister Turner got upset when she saw it a few days ago and had strict orders for her to rest it. She hasn't been able to do that very well because she played for a bunch of the musical numbers at the fireside yesterday. That was also super awesome! They were so many musical talents that were shared. The spirit was amazing and a few people from our English class came. They also had a couple recent converts bear their testimonies. It was great!
Missionary work is amazing. Seeing the Lord's tender mercies everyday has been the best for the past year almost. I can't imagine life without this wonderful gospel. I hope that you can all see the Lord's love you each of you. I love you all. Have a great week!