So I was looking at the calendar, and tomorrow I have exactly two months left on my mission. Aaahh!
So the big news: we had a baptism yesterday!!!!! Here are some pictures...
You'll notice it's just the girl getting baptized - we got a call from the brother the night before the baptism, and he said that he didn't feel like he was ready yet. He feels like he not quite sure about how much faith he has and so he's going to continue to come to church and learn more.
It was a little bit shocking but not 100% percent unexpected I guess. His sister definitely seemed more interested. But the important thing is if 진산b (Bro. Jinsan) doesn't feel ready and still feels like he needs more time is to let him have more time. And hes' planning on continuing to come out to church, and that's kind of the big thing isn't it?
Their mother came out to the baptismal service as well, which was really cool. Afterwards, we had some refreshments, and members were doing a good job talking with her, and she seemed to enjoy the time with everyone. We've got really good members here, haha.
Oh, and her uncle (who originally referred her and her family) came to the service as well. I think he'll continue to help out both 이예진s (Sis. I Yeojin) and 이진산b (Bro. I Jinsan) as they learn more progress in the gospel.
The baptismal service went really smoothly - everyone did their part well, the members were really supportive, and we didn't have any problems. While we were waiting for Sister 예진 and Elder Boome to change out of their wet clothes, we had a time for the members to write little notes to say "congratulations" to 이예진s, and that went well too. It just felt like everyone was thinking about her and was happy for her.
The baptismal service was a little stressful of course, but it went well and it's all over now, haha. Our next step is to work with 이진산b a little bit more and see what we can do to help him.
Sorry for the short email this week as well, but most of this week was spend doing baptismal preparation, and then doing the actual baptismal service!
Next week we're super busy as well with SPM, going to a meeting down in 부산 (Busan), and then another Zone Training Meeting. Not that being busy is a bad thing!
Until next week!
- Elder Luke