This was a busy, but also kind of a slow week. We did not meet with a lot of investigators, but met with a TON of members and did a lot of proselyting.
When we met with GSY this week, we started teaching about the Plan of Salvation. Super cool lesson. Our beliefs about God's plan for us and what happens before and after this life are quite different. She was especially interested about the three kingdoms of glory. Her belief was that there is just heaven and hell. She was intrigued that there could be more to it than that. As we taught everything circled around to how much Heavenly Father loves us, so He created this PERFECT plan to help His children return to Him and gain full happiness. He gives us chances again and again to find this happiness. He does not give up on us and never wants to let us go. As we talked about this and really used the scriptures to teach, the Spirit was incredible and it turned into a great lesson.
This week we got SO MUCH FOOD. I think an angel told the members that the sister missionaries were starving, because the flood gates have opened. We were given fruit, rice, meat, donuts, and then Sister Lee's family sent two GIANT packages of snacks and food. Praises were sung.
One of the Elders in Jinju has been have some dental problems, so we went to the dentist this week. Turns out, yup-he's getting a root canal. It has been super weird being on the other side. We've decided to start a missionary root canal club. You know you want to join!
We had a bunch of meetings this week that we went to. First, we had Zone Meeting in Masan. It was really good. Sister Lee and I did the musical number with Sister Lee on hayageum, and me on the violin. I love violin. We then watched General Conference! It was SO GOOD. I found so many answers to my prayers and felt a lot of comfort. I remember my trainer, Sister Lee Handa, talking about how General Conference is healing time for missionaries. Yup. That's right. They were ALL perfect.
Funny and creepy story: While we were watching conference on Saturday, we heard a knock on the door and a "Hello?" It was a guy dressed up in a suit, who saw our free English signs and wanted to learn. He was super nice, but after about ten seconds we could tell that he really just wanted to talk to foreign girls. Crud. Some of the things he said were funny, but super creepy too. He did give the Elders his number and told us he would come for English class, although he also said he wanted to buy us a lot of food. Finally he left. We went back in and restarted conference, and then heard his voice again. He had brought us all gifts, Chevrolet merchandise with his name printed all over it. It was really nice of him, but when he handed me the gifts he stopped and said, "I am a rich man." How creepy can you get? Later he texted the Elders and said, "God bless you my Christian." It could go either way.
I think one of the biggest things that I felt this conference was just Heavenly Father's love for us. I know, pretty simple- but blows my mind all the same. I came into this conference mostly wanting to understand what I could do to be a better missionary, and how Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ felt about how I was doing. I definitely found it. I know that God loves us and answers our prayers. He is not going to let us despair. When we cry out to Him, He will be there to lift us up. The thing that blows my mind about the gospel is how simple it is. Granted, it is super hard to understand and there are always mysteries for us to study and find, but it all comes down to one thing. God loves us. The scripture comes into my mind from 1 John, "We love him, because he first loved us."
I love you all SO DARN MUCH.