This last P-day...I bought a violin! Yup. It was actually a really good deal. The violin is a decent one, and they gave it to me for a good price with the shoulder rest and some extra strings for free. The woman was super nice. It has been so nice having it. I have been playing it during meal and free time, and it is WONDERFUL. Sister Lee and I have been doing some music together with her hayageum. Actually, this Wednesday we are doing a musical number for Zone Meeting. Pretty stoked!
On Tuesday we spent the WHOLE DAY cleaning the church with a member from the stake. It was actually kind of the bomb. It felt really good to get dirty and do some hard, physical work. We did a lot outside clearing out the landscaping, cleaned the carpets and waxed the floors, cleaned the windows, and just wiped things down. It was good to work with the member and serve the ward some more too.
We did do a lot of proselyting this week, and it was really good! We found a couple of good potentials and saw a bunch of other blessings. When we ate dinner with our Jinju Bishop's family this week, his wife gave us a referral which turned into a big group of high school students to teach. We met them on Sunday and did the 30/30 minute English program. It was SUPER good. They were really fun to meet with, and seemed to really love it. A lot of it was a "let's ooh and aah at whatever the American says" sort of thing, but we had some really good conversations and developed a good relationship with them. When we got to the gospel part of it, they seemed super interested and were ready to learn and discuss. We are excited to keep teaching them!
GSY is doing pretty good! She went to Hong Kong this week with her boyfriend, and came back with a lot of pictures and some little gifts for us. She is so cool. She read Moroni 10 too, and really liked it. We know that if she continues to read the Book of Mormon and sincerely pray about it, she will recognize the truthfulness of our message. I love her so darn much.
We were not able to meet with KML this week, but we talked with her on the phone quite a bit and she has been reading the Book of Mormon again!
Our new focus for this transfer in the mission is on Easter and ultimately us becoming more like Christ. I have been thinking about that a lot lately. Every day as I repent and try to be better, it is the thing that lights up everything I do, and gives me hope. I want to be like my Brother, Jesus Christ. President Barrow said in this transfer's newsletter, "He is asking that we follow His example...to have Christ's image in our countenance is to acquire the Savior's likeness in behavior, to be a copy or reflection of the Master's life. That is what really makes a missionary, what is in his or her heart and soul...Christ-like and God-like attributes shine in the eyes, and in the countenance." I want that. The idea that we can truly become like Him, even to the point that we shine with His light, just kind of makes me giddy. Each day, each mistake, while sometimes hard, is part of the journey. So I am going to study His life; how He taught, walked, and served, and go out and try to live it.
I love you so much!!!