Our investigator, Sister Kim, has come a long way, and we've seen a lot of changes in her life! I've been so blessed to be a small part of her conversion and helping to bring her to Christ. :)
Yesterday, there were 13 investigators from our district in church! 5 of them were our investigators! We were so happy! Its been miracle after miracle here in this ward, and we've had the great privilege to be here to witness it!
Okay, moving on to the other stuffs^^
Our awesome DL had been very nervous all week about interviewing our investigator for baptism. So we practiced with him. Its his first time interviewing someone in Korean. :)
We went to visit Less actives a few days ago, when we went into one of the apartments we saw a couple in front of us going up the stairs, the lady looked at us for a moment but didn't say anything. We went to go to #205, on the second floor, and as we followed behind the couple, we saw them go inside a door and close it. Door #205. XD Well. We rang the doorbell. They didn't answer. We think the LA moved and a different family moved in. XD
Anyway, after cleaning the font we went to go to the church building by the American base for the baptismal interview. (This area covers 2 buildings) As we rode the bus we saw the Elders, who we were going to meet at the church, and they ended up getting on the same bus. The bus we were on, #20, comes like, every 3 minutes, but the Elders happened to get on the exact same bus we were on haha. Oh life.
we had District meeting. We learned about one of my favorite parts of teaching! HTBT (How To Begin Teaching) the most important part of making a first meeting conductive to the converting spirit of the Lord! So we learned. Our mission president asks that we do a role-play as a part of every DM, but we had to go, so we didn't have a lot of time. So our DL told us that he would chose one team to demonstrate HTBT for them. Guess which team (of the 3 teams) was chosen? Yepppp the sisters ;) It was fun. When we finished the DL was like, "Yep! That's why I chose the sisters!"
So we went to go visit a member, and we got there a little early, so my companion asked if we could take a picture on the rock path of this river. She wanted to do a jumping shot. I wasn't quite into the whole jumping thing, seeing as we were standing on rocks in a river, so she jumped alone. My companion wears tennis shoes because of ankle problems, but she ties those shoes very lightly. So my companion jumped.
One of her shoes decided it would like to be a boat instead.
It was alright, I grabbed it before it floated away, but the best part was that we got a picture of it because the camera was on a timer! Haha it was great! :)
While we were teaching, the member who was with us also brought her son who is the same age as our investigator. When I spoke, I got through 2 sentences and he turned to his mom and asked "Is she Korean?" and his mom said "Of course! Her name tag says so! Her name is Baek Sool Be." (My Korean name) To which he responded "But her eyes are blue" and his mom said "She was born that way because her mother prayed a lot" and then he said "Mom, you didn't pray a lot." Super adorable! :) At another point in the lesson we were introducing the Book of Mormon and asked "If you want to learn math, what do you need?" (Expecting: Math book!) To which he responded "The Book of Mormon!" Hehe super adorable. :)
night at about it came to our attention we hadn't gotten flowers for our investigator. Her baptism was the next day, and most stores were closed. So, we went to a place with lots of shops and looked around, but couldn't find any, so after much deliberation (and ruling out stealing flowers from the local park) we decided we would just go home and not worry to much because they were probably all closed. Then, on the way home, my companion looked out the window and said "Oh Flower shop!!!" So we got off the bus and ran to the flower shop that we pass every day (why didn't we remember that there was a flower shop 7 minutes from our house, I don't know!) and went inside. It was late, we needed to go home, but there was no one in the store. So we called the number twice, and no one answered, so we just planned in the store and waited a while. Then, 18 minutes before we had to go home we called again, the lady answered and said she was out on a delivery and would be back . So, we waited, then she came, we bought the flowers, and RANNNNNN home, arriving 3 minutes in time. It was quite the adventure!
And that was my week! It was a lot of fun, a lot of work, and a lot of miracles!
I'm so happy I get to serve here. I hope I'm here in this ward for a long time and continue to exercise faith to see even more miracles and joy!
Love you all! I hope this week is great for all of you! Pics to follow! :)