Our new investigator that we met two times last week is AWESOME. She really is the best. Her name is "PYJ". We met her again at the church on Friday, and talked with her for a while in English. She is so cute. We had asked her last week to read the first five chapters of the Book of Mormon, and when we followed up on it on Friday she told us, "Yes, I read it. It was scary!" We were a little worried and asked her why it was scary and she told us, "Nephi killed that man!" I was just so impressed that she knew Nephi's name. She told us though that Sam is her favorite because he has the easiest name. We talked about what she read and how she can apply it, and also talked about prophets with her. It was really good. The next day she wanted to meet us at a big mall building with a friend. We were able to get one of our members to come along too. It was really loud, but felt very comfortable and we had a decent conversation. Her friend was very nice, and shared a lot. We committed them both to pray and to read the Book of Mormon, with her friend starting the introduction. Her friend lives in Daegu, so we might not be able to really keep meeting her, but we might be able to refer her over to some Daegu sisters. Anyway, "PYJ" is the bomb.
We met another investigator for the first time this week. She is definitely a first for me. She is from Peru and doesn't really speak much Korean or English. Luckily, one of our area elder's first language is spanish. So technically "A" (the Peruvian woman) is their investigator, but we still teach her with them. So I am learning Spanish! She is SO nice. She wants to study English with us, but also has some gospel interest. I guess she has an uncle that is a member of the church, so she knows a little bit about it. The first lesson was kind of interesting, with her and the spanish speakers talking most of the time, and the other elder and I just trying to communicate with what we could, but it was good! Our spanish speaking elder is teaching Sister Han and I now. Mi nombres Hermana Stapley! Heh heh. I'll be fluent next week. (Kidding...sorry Mom.)
This transfer we are working on self-mastery in our mission. I love this focus. I love the knowledge that we can progress, and from day to day that we can change and become better people. In Mosiah 3 where it talks about the natural man, it says, "unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord..." As we turn to the one who is the Master of self mastery, it is through His sacrifice that we can change and conquer our weaknesses. We can become like Him. I know this is true.
Sorry, this is a short one! I love you all so much! You are awesome!