This week was also pretty crazy, and almost more busy than last week. It was good, though! A lot of firsts. I don't think I'll be able to write close to half of what we did.
This week we had to apply for Sister Kim's visa to the Reunion island again, so we went up to Seoul to go to the French Embassy. Yup. Pretty crazy. Seoul is big. Sister Kim is originally from Seoul, though, so we were able to get around pretty smoothly. It was cool to go to the French Embassy too, although the people there were pretty scary. We were so stressed about them accepting Sister Kim's application. I guess last time they pushed it back at her and wouldn't take it. It seems like it'll go through though! It was kind of hard proselyting in Seoul. There were SO many people but they all looked really sad. Sister Kim says everyone puts on that face in Seoul, especially as they go to work. It was pretty intimidating, but we talked to some nice people while we were there.
HBY is doing pretty well, but is still having a hard time with the Book of Mormon. She loves reading bits of the Bible, but hasn't had any big experiences with the Book of Mormon yet. We are working on that. She has been coming to church though and really loves it. The members are incredible with helping her. Branch President even took her into his office with some of the other girls for an interview or something. We were a little giddy.
Goodness, I love these people so much. I feel like they are spoiling me, when I haven't done ANYTHING to deserve it. One of the sisters invited us to her home for dinner yesterday, and had some ingredients prepared for us to make kimchi. She said that since I am going home soon I need to have as many Korean experiences as possible. They are so nice.
We met several new potential investigators this week. Some of them didn't have interest, while others did. We will try to keep meeting them and helping them progress. We also met one grandma that has seen us before on the street, and has some interest. We are going to meet her this week to help her make her kimchi for the next year. One thing that I have realized as I have been getting older as a missionary, is all of the different opportunities we can use to do missionary work. Especially with offering our service. One of my favorite things is when a storm is starting to come, so we can hurriedly help a hobbled grandmother selling produce on the street carry it under shelter. Or pushing a grandmother's heavy cart full of boxes with her up a hill. I think I always walk away with a more grateful heart than the ones we serve. I find joy in so much of this work: as I see others progress, as I serve, as I feel the Spirit with those I love, even as others reject me but I know that I've done my best.
I love you!