This week has been a blast! I've finally reached the point, yesterday, where I no longer feel totally overwhelmed by everything--missionary life, cultural differences, the language... it's a great feeling. :)
Let's see... this week was transfer week! Only one Elder in my district of eight got transferred. It's crazy to think how quickly the last 6 weeks have gone by! I'm beginning to realize what everyone says! Missions go by in the blink of an eye. I'm trying to do my best everyday, utilize my time effectively, and keep the end in mind. Though I just barely came out here, before I know it, I will be going home.
My companion got called as a Sister Training Leader! It's super exciting, but it also means that now our companionship is super busy. She has a lot of conference calls and meetings to attend. I know she will do great--she's the best trainer I could have hoped for. Shout out to Sister Ha! (하여정 자매님)
I also went on a few splits this week due to the transfer changes! It was an invaluable experience to learn from other missionaries. One was a Sister Whiting--she just finished her 3rd transfer, but I look up to her so much! President called her last week to train one of the new sisters coming in--a huge responsibility, especially being in a foreign place like this! She's a stunning example of faith, obedience, and constant positivity. Love her so much!
A couple weeks ago I finished reading the Book of Mormon! (I seriously LOVE that book so much!) After finishing I decided to move onto the New Testament. It's been an incredible experience studying about Christ's ministry in Jerusalem. One thing that stood out to me, in close relation to my experiences these last two weeks in the mission field, is best described in the scripture Ether 12:18, which says, "And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God." Christ wrought so many miracles during His time on the Earth. Yet each time, He reminded those He healed that it was due to their faith that they received miracles. Like those during Christ's time, we too can witness miracles in our lives! Yet we must first be willing to exercise great faith. It's not only AFTER we exercise our faith that miracles will come. I realized that especially as a missionary, I must ALWAYS be exercising my faith, especially when I desire miracles. And it's during those times of great faith that I have received miracles in my life. God really does love His children. I know this to be true!
Hope you all do well this week!