Bipolar weather

This week the weather has been a little bipolar.  One hour it’s sunny and nice and then the next hour it’s raining!  I thought there was a lot of rain coming down, but people have told me that it’s nothing compared to Monsoon season.  Someone tried to explain monsoon season by acting as if they were pouring a jug of water out…yah can’t wait .  Haha, no, but I am actually pretty excited for the rainy season.  It looks gorgeous when it rains.
A picture of a Korean-looking street
Yesterday, we had a miracle while fasting where we were walking around the street and we saw our English class coordinator who wasn’t at church yesterday. Since he’s had times where he has been less-active we were worried about him, so we started asking him inspired questions and learned that he is struggling with his faith, so we shared our testimonies with him how God does love him and is willing to help him through hard times. It’s amazing how you can see people change right in front of your eyes when they are touched by the Spirit. The Lord helped and comforted him a lot. I love that the Lord guides us to those in need when we ask and actively seek for the opportunities.
Here’s a picture of a member who made a huge painting of this picture of Christ!  It looked amazing in person.  Even better than the original.  She’s so talented.
So I learned recently why Koreans make the two finger peace sign in every picture. There’s a couple of different reasons. The main one is that it actually is a “V” for Victory. It’s like expressing that everything is going awesome! Victory! It references Korea’s past history and how they are now flourishing economically as a country.
Another reason is that it’s prettier to have a “V” shaped face (I’m not sure why, but that’s what Koreans think) so lots of the girls like doing peace signs next to their face because it helps with that appearance.

The third reason people do it is because it’s just what people do. Koreans are really proud of their culture, and peace signs are a part of that. Whenever I took pictures with the Koreans in the MTC, they would ask if we could “do something Korean,” and then they would flash peace signs, so it’s kind of become a habit for me. Koreans like it, but I’m going to try to not do it in every picture. I promise!

Fun mission fact: We go out tracting and talking to people a lot.  We actually have to keep track of how many people we talk to in a day (whether it’s about the Gospel or not).  By the end of the week we usually try to aim for 100 people that we had conversations with.

Anyway, have a spectacular week.  Love you!
Sister Stastny