This week, some really cool things happened: Junegun Kang was confirmed a member of the church yesterday; we had two new investigators at church; 5 or 6 people were at church that hadn't been out in a while. It just made me so happy seeing all of those people! Gosh, it just makes me smile so big! The Gospel helps people so much, and yesterday (at church) I got to see that first hand. So fun!!!
Additionally, two times this past week we met with two high school-aged friends who initially didn't look like much more than "foreigner friend" interest, but as we met, things went a lot better than I expected, and they actually accepted an invitation to be baptized!!! And then they volunteered to come to church! What a wonderful surprise!! Since becoming a missionary, so many amazing things have been happening in my life. I can't help to think that before my mission I really didn't think to look around me and recognize the little blessings in my life from the Lord. I am so aware, though, now that the Lord is constantly blessing us, even in the smallest ways. He really does bless us--whether we are missionaries or not. He blesses us because He loves us! I wish I would have really recognized this reality earlier, but I am happy that at least I know it now. :)
I love you guys! Stay tuned for a fun story next week ... I promise.