This week was incredible. I'm not sure where to start. While there are always downs, we saw a lot of miracles and met so many good people. We were able to meet some less-actives or investigators, that we haven't been able to see for a while. It was incredible how things worked out. There were a ton of people that showed up to English class as well this week, including several new people.
There has been a lot of loud stuff going on with the Korean president troubles lately, but it hasn't been too bad. There are often protests in some of the places we usually go to proselyte, with loud banging and music. We just try to avoid it all.
Adventure of the week: During exchanges, we decided we wanted to eat 산낙지, which being interpreted (language of the scriptures) is live octopus. Yup. I can hear Tristan's voice right now "We likes it raw and wrrriggling..." It was actually pretty good. We were a little worried because we had heard stories of people dying when the tentacle's suckers get stuck in their throat, so we made sure to dip them in a lot of oil and to chew them really well. It was fun just to play with them as they moved around.
Okay, now for one of the miracles. Last transfer Sister Rix and I met a girl on the street that was SUPER excited to meet us, and she later came to the church when some members were there and talked with a lot of them. She especially had a lot of English interest. However, she was really busy with tests and studying, so she didn't have any time to meet for a long time, but then finally took her last test this last week. So we met her! It was really good. While she discusses really well, at first she didn't seem to have a ton of interest. However, the more we talked the more she really liked things, and we started to find her needs. She especially has a lot of interest in knowing that she is a daughter of God and that she is beautiful. We committed her to come to church the next day, and she did! It was awesome. We had a lesson with her and one of the young women (who is basically a super-missionary already) and she seemed to really like everything we talked about. We ended up teaching bits of all the lessons, and while she had a lot of questions, she understood everything pretty well. We already set up another appointment with her for this week, and she is also going to be doing a musical with the young women for the Christmas party, so we will see her every Saturday for the practice too. We are so happy! The members did a wonderful job in welcoming her and helping her. One of our happy moments was as we were walking by the church after our first lesson, and she said, "Look! It's our church!" And Sister Stapley wept.
There have been several other people we found and talked to this week and others that we have set up appointments with. I know that our schedules always change, but looking at our schedule for this next week, it looks like it will be a busy one.
We are getting really excited for the new Christmas initiative. I am sure you have already heard, but it is "I am the Light". I was asked to talk about it in the last Zone Conference, and as I was studying I could feel the Spirit so strongly. I love looking at the book of John in the New Testament, and seeing all the contrasts that he uses between light and darkness the entire book. He really knew the Savior, and testified of Him on every page, through his words but also his metaphors. Christ is the Light of the world, and of everything. I like the part in D&C 93, where John testifies of how Christ is in everything, and of everything. It is true.
I love you so much!!!