Okay, so we had transfers yesterday, which is why I'm a day late! It was awesome though! And I get to stay in Gyeongsan!!!
First, birthday stuff! Thank you SO much for the package Mom and Dad! It made me so happy. That tree thing is SUPER cool, and your letters really mean the world to me. Thank you so much!
The Iast Monday after P-day ended we had Family Home Evening. It was super fun with OJW and LJS teaching us the cup song. After that, one of the sisters brought a cake, and they did a little party for me! They are seriously the SWEETEST. These members are so kind and loving. THEY really are the best gift. Friday was wonderful. Sister Lee and the Elders in my area are the best. Sister Lee gave me so much chocolate I am pretty sure I am going to gain a couple pounds. It was a pretty normal day, but in the evening as we were sitting down to do some Weekly Planning, our little front door buzzer thing rang. Sister Lee answered and said something in Korean like, "Package?" She hung up and told me we needed to go downstairs and out of the building to recieve a package. We went down, and there were the Elders with a cute little gift! They are all so awesome! I am going to miss our area. Also, Sister Allred and Sister Phillips called, and I was able to talk to them both for a while. It was wonderful! A great birthday!
On Thursday night, we had transfer calls. We waited nervously, and when the call came, Sister Lee was called to an area in Busan (or actually two areas) as Sister Training Leader. So cool! She will be awesome. I get to stay in Gyeongsan! I AM SO HAPPY. I was praying I would be able to stay. Also, my new companion is Sister Cunningham. She has about four months left, and speaks Korean pretty well, and is really fun! She likes exercise (thank goodness) and seems like she is a hard worker! When we got back from the transfer meeting last night, we hurried straight from the train station to the meetinghouse with her luggage, came in, and started Family Home Evening. Sister Cunningham was dead tired, but jumped right in and was really trying to connect with the members! I am so excited! With the Elders, the trainer is leaving and a native Korean is coming in. Switching roles! It will be so good.
It has been kind of sad with Sister Lee leaving, and especially because she has been here for so long (six months!). She has been an incredible trainer, and I am going to miss her so much! She is going to be so awesome as a Sister Training Leader, though.
On Sunday, we had three investigators come to church! Definitely a record for us. OJW came, of course, and is as sweet as ever, and we also had the mom and daughter, PCH and YSE, that came to activity last week come. THEY WOULD BE THE GREATEST MEMBERS. They are so kind and just genuinely good people. They stayed the whole time, and talked with us and the members quite a bit. While I could tell it was a little difficult for them to understand everything going on, I think they learned a lot. The mom was flipping through the Gospel Principles book during class, and seemed pretty interested. They said they will try to come again next week! We will definitely try to get a lesson in with a member when we see them.
Also, Sunday night we had a big "Meet the Mormons" movie night for the Stake. HSH and OJW came to that. They seemed to like it! It is such a good movie anyway. Admittedly, I cried during the part where the mother is sending her son away on a mission.
While it has already been a little hard not having a native Korean as a companion, I like feeling like I have more responsibility. Sister Lee definitely tried to push me, but she also liked to be in charge. Now I feel a lot more pressure to make decisions and to really do what I can for the area. I am excited for the work to be done! I feel more like a real missionary than ever.
I love you all so much! I think about you all so much and I have been comforted so many times, knowing that the Lord is protecting and guiding you.
P.S. Not many pictures this week. I will send more next time!