Our investigators are as different as night and day, however they are both great! One of ours, a sister, is so kind and patient with us. Our lessons with her always go flawlessly and I leave the room feeling like my Korean is top of the world. However, with one of the lessons with our other investigator, we came in and realized that he was "drunk". Of course our investigators here at the MTC are our teachers but it was still ridiculous. We had a hard time communicating with him and we barely even had an opening prayer. The next time we met with him we asked him about the commitment from the last lesson and he told us that he couldn't remember anything we had taught him. Fabulous. We struggled to try and teach him but before we really got anything in our time was up. I guess we'll have to be ready for anything with him, although he has a huge thirst for knowledge and feeling a connection with God. He accepts everything we teach him and feels good when he actually keeps the commitments. We'll just have to learn how to get the Spirit in the lessons. It is wonderful when we can see the investigators feeling the Spirit. I love teaching and feeling that Spirit myself. I know that God guides us, even now, as we prepare our lessons and teach.
We had to say goodbye to our dear Korean Elders. It was a sad day. However, we just got a HUGE group of missionaries that are going to Korea. There are about 26 of them. 22 are Elders and there are 4 Sisters. We are very excited to get to know them. I was able to host again yesterday. It was so fun! It is sad to watch the missionaries leaving their families but I love being able to help them and show them around the MTC. One of the sisters I hosted was from Hawaii and was very shy and nervous. I could tell that she was having a hard time. It felt awesome to help her and when I dropped her off at her classroom I felt like I was leaving a younger sister.
We had TRC the other day, which was nerve wracking, but went very well. The sisters we taught were so nice. One of them was a convert from Korea and the other recently returned from a mission there.
The other day we had an interesting experience. Sister Allred, Sister Phillips and Sister Kerr and I went outside to teach each other and sat down at a bench under a plum tree. Several times other missionaries came up and talked to us and wanted to practice teaching, so we were already a little scattered. Then, a little wet package dropped from above us and landed on Sister Kerr's scriptures. As we looked up we saw a little bird directly above us, chirping innocently. This was only the beginning. At one point we were all separated and taught by a mass of missionaries when Sister Phillips sat on a plum which squished all over her legs a left a giant blood-like stain on her skirt. I also sat on one but only had a few splatters which I was able to get out later. Then Sister Allred told us in Korean during a lesson that she was a garden and a fish and Sister Kerr introduced herself as God. We can never seem to escape teaching a little false doctrine. Things like this just continued for the rest of the day.
Today we get to go to the temple! I am super stoked. I know it will be a wonderful day.
Ahh, no time. Anyway, I love you all so much and I am so grateful for all you have sent me and done for me! I love being a missionary and having a part in this work.