This was SUCH a good week. We worked a lot and it felt SO good. Maybe part of it was that it was the hottest this week. The feeling of hard work was amped up by four. We met some incredible people. I guess if you cook people enough their hearts start to open.
We met with GG again this week! It was really good. We talked a lot about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and specifically focused a lot on baptism. When we asked if she would follow Christ's example and prepare to be baptized, she told us that she wasn't sure yet, but wanted to follow Christ. Even after the lesson, she stayed with us and listened during our area meeting with the Elders and wanted to see the baptismal font. We'll see!
Quote of the week: from PYJ- "I miss you too." Goodness, I just want to help her.
There was a baptism this week! KMJ, one of the Elder's investigators, was baptized. We donned him "Miracle Boy" after the first week we met him. It's been about three weeks since the Elders found him. He is so cool! We were able to be in a lesson with him and the Elders during Family Home Evening, and he cried. Of course, I lost it too. Anyway, he is one of the coolest people I have met on my mission. And he is only in high school!
While we weren't able to meet with any of our less-actives this week, we visited some more members and did some really fun role plays with them. After we finished with one of them, the couple gave us some really good feedback and then told us that they had a friend that is going back home to South Africa soon, but that they are going to meet with her this next week and want us to come and eat with them. We have had a lot of experiences this week with meeting foreigners and some that really have interest in the gospel. It is exciting! We have a couple appointments already set up for this next week. And others, like the Iraqi woman, that we are keeping in contact with and are just looking for a time to meet.
Goodness, I love missionary work. It is sure tough, but the miracles are endless! I am grateful that I am able to see them. There was a man that we met this week while sticker boarding that seemed so sad. We could see it in his eyes. There was no light. He asked us why God gives us trials and hard things in life. He listened and asked more questions as we talked, and would stop and think deeply when we asked him questions. While he said that he hates religion, he texted us later that night and asked some more questions. We will be meeting with him and the Elders again today. I am so grateful for this gospel and the light and joy that it brings into our lives. I have seen that light increase in Kim Min Jae's eyes, and I am grateful for the chance that we can bring it to others as well. I love it!
I love you!