I realize that my English is going downhill since being with a companion that can only speak and understand Korean. I'll just apologize beforehand for this email!
On Wednesday and Friday we met with KML again! On Wednesday we were able to do a lesson with a member with her in a cafe. It was really good. The member had just been converted a few years ago, and shared some of her experiences as she became a member. Super fun! We talked with KML more about her baptism date and preparing for that, and it seems like she really wants to do it. We called her the next day, and she told us she had even talked to her mother about it, and had prayed by herself. She is doing awesome. We met with her again on Saturday, and went on a little hike (but more of a walk) up one of the little mountains by her house. It was so pretty. We got to some benches, sat down and taught her. We talked a lot about baptism and how she really felt about it. She told us she thought she would be ready by next Saturday, but we could tell she was still a little unsure. We think that we may need to give it another week or two, to make sure she is fully ready and understands. She is breezing through the commandments though!
We also met with GSY, the miracle woman, again this week. This time, we started and she jumped right into the Book of Mormon, instead of English! She has still been reading it, and had a lot of questions. She has a lot of faith in her own religion, and has found a lot of knowledge and peace from it. We feel that as she continues to read the Book of Mormon and prays about it, she will be able to recognize the Spirit and that it is true. Hopefully she will feel that! She is incredible. I just want to be her friend, even if she doesn't get baptized!
We have been ridiculously busy lately. For the last two weeks we have wanted to be able to at least visit a member or two, but we haven't had the time. Every moment is filled with an investigator or less-active, a meeting, English class, or traveling. It has been a struggle to even get home on time the past few days. I feel pretty bad sometimes for Sister Lee, being thrown right into the gravel of missionary work, but she is doing really well and has already progressed a lot. I am so grateful for her! She did tell me that she already asked President in her first email to split Jinju and Sacheon and put another pair of sisters in. Oh, the time we could have! As we have been working hard though, we have already seen so many miracles and a ton of tender mercies. An investigator from last year that was too busy to meet called us and wanted to start up again. Even things like members bringing us fruit or asking how they can help.
I know I've already said this several times, but I really am serving in the most beautiful area in the mission. I know Jeju is a paradise, but Namhae is pretty nice. On Saturday our bus turned and suddenly started taking a different route, leading along curving mountain paths overlooking the ocean. Seriously the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Our less-active came to church! It has been a really long time. She stayed the whole time, and really loved going to gospel principles. She said that she learned a lot and felt happy. Whoo hoo! She is progressing so much! It really was one of those "THIS is why I came on a mission" moments. Our members are helping us so much too right now. While I feel like we never have enough time to really serve them, we are trying our hardest and trying to show them that we care and are working hard.
I love this gospel so darn much. When we were teaching our less-active again this week, we could see that she didn't fully understand the Plan of Salvation and had a lot of questions about what would happen to her family after this life. After teaching her and helping her, I could see peace and happiness just fill her. This gospel is incredible. I am so grateful to teach the truth, and to represent the One who made it possible. I know this is true!
I love you SO DARN MUCH.