So I am sitting in the mission office emailing because I am being emergency transfered to South Busan--an area called Daeshin. One of the sisters has to go home because she is sick or something and so I am taking her place. When President called the other night, he started by saying, "since nothing has been normal in your mission so far, we are going to have an emergency transfer and you are going to Daeshin." My new companion is Korean sister. I don't know too much about her except that she is like 26 or 27. So one of the youngest missionaries with one of the oldest! Crazy! So this will be an adventure! I am so sad to leave Shinjong--all the members, less actives, investigators, etc. that I have gained good relationships with, and of course my companions, but I know that the Lord wants me in Daeshin right now! It will be good to have a new start--no one knows how good my Korean is, or what mistakes I made in Shinjong--I know I will learn so so much! Funny that I am getting transfered exactly 2 transfers worth of time (12 weeks) after i got here!
We had a good week in addition to that too! Costco was super fun last Monday. It looks a lot like Costco at home--with a lot of the same stuff too! We bought muffins, cheese, cereal, a little candy, etc. that all looks very familiar. I took a box of Lucky Charms and a thing of peanut butter with me so I will still have that!
We met with lots of less actives last week. One of my favorite things is meeting with less actives because I love helping remind them of the faith they once had. Sometimes it is hard, and you have to dig really deep,but it is all part of the challenge! I just bear my little heart out and tell them that I have faith in them. I have felt the love of Jesus Christ in my life and know that he loves them too. Even when they don't see their faith, the fact that they will meet with us is a step in the right direction. I am sure there will be more less actives in my new area too! Sadly, such is the church.
Thursday, we went and helped one of the members clean her house. She is probably about 26 or so. She served a mission at Temple Square, and now is married has a little girl. She just had a miscarriage, and was really sick before then. It was fun to talk to her about Salt Lake and Temple square. It was also so neat to see her faith, and trusting in Heavenly Father. She said the first thing she did was pray to Heavenly Father saying, "help me to believe what I know I believe." I thought that was so sweet. People have the same trials here in Korea as in America. And the gospel can help everywhere. Such a testimony builder!
Sunday, we went to church (of course). I bore my testimony and thanked the ward for being such great examples to me. I told them how I can see the love they have for one another, and for the missionaries and that I am so grateful for their example. I love them, and will miss them! All the missionaries also sang "Oh How Lovely Was the Morning" while my companion played the violin. It was awesome!
Sunday afternoon, we went to a wedding for the Relief Society president's daughter who is less active. Imagine Korean traditional wedding, with all the bowing and a bunch of other stuff I couldn't understand, and then the announcer guy (they don't have a priest, just some guy that talks about what they are doing...I don't get it.) broke in to song. Yes he was wearing white pants and a orange blazer with sparkly buttons and a big flower. I had to work really hard on not laughing. Then a girl sang the "Beauty and the Beast" song, but all the words kind of ran together because she was singing in English that she didn't know how to speak. It was fairly entertaining too!
Last night we went to the area next to ours because they don't have sisters there and they have a few female investigators. The branch president was super nice, and gave us like 3 people that they want us (well my comps and their new companion--a girl who is going to Seattle but doesn't have her visa yet. She is from within the mission boundaries) to teach! What a miracle!
Well I guess that is about it for now. I am excited to tell you everything that will happen next week! Apparently we are having a general authority speak to us on Thursday too! So fun!!!
I love you all!!!!!!!