With all the long days here it's not uncommon to go through bouts of confidence in regards to Korean, followed by utter discouragement, several times a day. It's so challenging, but so worth it. I am incredibly proud of my companion, Sister Peseta and would like to give her a shout-out for her efforts this last week! We've been trying so hard to learn as much as we can--she has grown leaps and bounds! She can now read quite well and has memorized several phrases that she uses during our lessons. It's amazing how much you are able to accomplish when you recognize you can not be successful on your own. With the Lord's help, me, my companion, and the rest of my district, have been able to do so much with the Lord strengthening us! One of my favorite scriptures I found this week is in Alma 26:12. I've come to know this quite well since becoming a missionary. It says, "Yea, I know that I am nothing, as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things." All I have and all I am, I owe to my Father in Heaven. And I know it is only through Him that I will not only be able to make it through the MTC and the rest of my mission, but have any accomplishment at all.
I've also come to realize this last week just how closely intertwined my heart is with music! It's been strange not having my Pandora playing throughout the day. Any opportunity I have to listen to music brings me such joy!! My companion and I often find ourselves in the piano room playing through the hymns, with the excuse of practicing for sacrament meeting. Music truly does bring the spirit. I also delight in singing the hymns in Korean--sometimes my companion sing together during language study so we can simultaneously practice reading. I also enjoy participating in the MTC choir, conducted by Brother Egget! During practice he often stops us to teach us more about the savior. Practices are definitely the highlight of my Tuesdays.
I've attached a few photos I snapped these last couple weeks... I apologize for not getting any out sooner!
I hope you are all doing well! I love you all dearly!!