This week was a bit of a less happy one, as one of the awesome investigators the elders were teaching began going through a super rough time! As a result, he decided not to be baptized anytime soon and no longer had time to meet, but said he would still attend church. Sister Ha and I were the first missionaries to meet him, by a bit of a coincidence we were at the church waiting for an investigator, as he wandered in and said he was looking to join a church. (It was pretty much a miracle... hahaha). We talked to him for a while before the elders came... Since that time he's come to church consistenly. We all love him so much---he's always smiling and cheerful, despite going through a rough time in his life.
Also, we received super sad news... one of the sisters in the ward was diagnosed last week with cancer. My companionship adopted her family when I first came to Cheomdan, and have been working closely with them to do missionary work. It's pretty heartbreaking news, as she's a single mother of three awesome girls... Yesterday we as missionaries decided to fast for her, her family, as well as the elder's investigator who is having a rough time.
One of my favorite scriptures is found in 2 Nephi 2:24, which says, "But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things." I love this because it is a reminder that the things we experience in life--both the tender blessings as well as the rough moments--are all wisely designed by God. He is a perfect being, and as a perfect being He does not make any mistakes. Everything has been done in order to help us become better. Knowing this brings me so much hope, especially during times when I feel sad or discouraged.
Love you all!