This week was so happy :) I'm really excited to tell you about it! miracles. miracles. miracles.
We decorated a Christmas tree with Daeun and her family on Monday, watched the new A Savior is Born video and listened to Christmas music. It got us in the Christmas spirit so strong!
And then the miracles started flowing in, and the ones I want to share most come from Saturday and Sunday :)
Sister Uhl and I left the house, and were on our way to visit a less active member. We didn't have any other set appointments for the day and felt a little bit aimless.. so in the middle of a prayer I felt like I needed to set a goal for us, and let Heavenly Father know. We were going to make sure that day that two people were coming to church tomorrow. When we finished praying Sister Uhl looked at me and said, "okay. let's do it." So off we went!
Everyone we met on the street, we invited to church. And every investigators we stopped by to visit we invited to church! Christmas makes everyone super happy so even though a lot of people said they were busy we got to share A Savior is Born with them and they loved it. (funny story, I guess on Saturday every foreigner ever comes into downtown GwangJu so we saw at least 50 this weekend which is more than I probably ever have on my whole mission- super fun to speak English!)
We grabbed dinner with Sister DelaPena and Sister Ontario and then had two hours left in the night, still to find two people to bring to church.
We prayed. And felt like we needed to go our Uzbekistan mom Alla.
We prayed again before we got to their restaurant and told the Lord we remembered our goal and we knew He had guided us. We talked, shared a short message, Sister Uhl shared an awesome testimony and then we invited her to church. She was a little hesitant. And I was about to get ready to go, when I found myself turned around talking to her husband and asking his permission for her to come. Not only did he say yes, but he told her to go! Then he said he would go with her! And then we were singing hymns and praying together!
It was the most amazing thing to see them walking into church together promptly at 9:30 Sunday morning, and to know that God had it all in His plan for them. Please keep them in your prayers, that they would continue to come and to find joy in the gospel :)
Heavenly Father knows the desires of our hearts. He loves us- He loves everyone. And Christ makes it possible for all people to feel that love endlessly. I can't express how lucky I feel to be here, how much closer I feel to Christ and Heavenly Father, and that I know they see each person for what they can become in all the infinite potential.
"But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
Please keep praying for Gangnam Lee! She made some awesome Kimchi this weekend and is set to get baptized this week or next, depending on how her back is doing. Also pray for our new friend HyunJeong who is set to be baptized on the 27th! She's a miracle I'll let you about next time!
Love you so much! be merry prepping for Christmas! Talk to you again soon!