This week felt super fast. I don't know why. Thinking back, it didn't feel like we did very much. Most all of our potential investigators and people haven't been answering calls or texts and appointments have been canceled. We met with two older men who mainly just have English interest.
The sister missionaries in our ward are both having a bit of a hard time, so their relationship isn't great. One isn't super obedient I guess and one is a brand new missionary. So we made a transfer plan for our ward with some things I assigned them each to do and want to do some more proselyting together. Our plan is in different areas, like getting a better relationship with the ward, so we are writing a note to each family, maybe starting a missionary activity once a month where they can invite their friends. Less actives, I asked for a list of ones they want to focus on. Then we will decide how to focus. English class, I asked the Americans to come up with homework we can give our students and stuff. We play basketball once a week. That is where the others met the recent convert. So we play with him, his son, and their friends and whoever else comes.
We had stake conference. Elder Gang of the presidency of the seventy came. The most memorable part of his talk was the part focused on the children. He talked about penguins. And he said each time the sound the made when the walk. That was funny, but the funniest part was that the translator than had to try to make the sound each time he was translating. Everybody laughed. He maybe was a little embarrassed but kept focused and translated well. The moral of the story was that they all jump into the water together to avoid getting eaten by leopard seals. So we as members, if we are united as families, wards and stakes we can avoid the dangers of this world. Good message but also funny.
A little about my companion. He is a violin major, so he is super good. He has a crazy nice violin and case and everything. He is super fun. I am enjoying being with him. He is actually technically an American and a Korean, but doesn't speak English very well. We usually speak Korean.
My spiritual thought this week is that losing yourself is really what is needed for joy. I think of different missionaries I know or people in life I know or have heard about, and when they feel like the church or missionary work or whatever it is doesn't fulfill their needs, they always become unhappy because they are focused on themselves. But when we just accept the need for obedience, for commandments and submit our will to God, doing what is good and right becomes joyous. I definitely am not great at that, but it is something I feel strongly about, and the type of person I am committed to become.
This gospel is true!
Hurrah for Israel!