It was awesome having my companion back! And man, did we hit the ground running! We met with quite a few potential investigators this week. One is a bit of a miracle... a super sweet and cheerful lady who lives in the countryside (kind of...). She was cleaning her teenage son's room and lifted up a stack of papers to throw away and out slipped one of our English flyers! She was a bit intrigued that someone would be advertising for free English, and said she normally doesn't call people. But she has a STRONG desire to learn English and felt like she needed to call! We met with her the next day and she is just awesome! She wants to continue to meet, and seems open to learning about our church. Super cool!
Also, yesterday we met with our investigator 박서라 and set a baptismal date! She's the one who called two or so weeks ago, saying she wanted to come to church that day. (We had met her at a bus stop and she had previously studied with missionaries.) Since then she's developed a strong desire to be baptized!! She loves studying the scriptures with us and says she's able to understand them pretty well! She wants to be baptized this Sunday!
Also, this week it was great to see Sister Ontoria again! And it's been crazy living with five sisters in our small apartment... there's only one bathroom! Hahahha... All is working out well enough. Also, I'm am loving being in a tripanionship. And it's pretty special since the other two sisters are both Korean... at times I feel like a Korean as well! Also, it's a blessing because my Korean has been progressing a lot faster! Woohoo!
This last week I finally finished reading the New Testament! A verse that stood out to me is found in 2 Corinthians 4:18, which says, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." I just love the perspective in this verse... so often in life we get caught up in the things which we see. The things which are tangible--such things as wealth, achievements, shiny toys... but with time these things will all pass away. However, it is the things which are not seen that are eternal; things like love, family and friend relationships, faith, testimony, and especially the Atonement... these things are eternal! These things are what truly matter in this life. I hope that we will continue to focus our efforts and attention on these eternally important things!!
Have a wonderful week!