So anyways. This past week has been pretty good. We met a new investigator who we are doing the English program with. We visited some members. They fed us lots of food. :P Um. We just... met people :P Nothing too crazy. We also did a lot of preparations for a branch activity that we had this Saturday, which was pretty cool :P Our activity was called "Jeju Summer Time" and was a picture scavenger hunt, so people had all these things they had to take pictures of and with. It was pretty fun, though we were worried it wouldn't go off well. First, because even though there was SUNSHINE it started to pour rain about an hour before the meeting was supposed to start. Sigh. So we said a prayer, and eventually it stopped, and people actually came (more than I thought would), and it turned out to be a really good activity. The picture taking part was really fun, and back at the church we gave out some prizes and such. We also did a musical number, in which I played a violin we lended from someone. That person said we could just keep the violin for Jeju missionaries, so that was pretty cool :)
Sunday was pretty normal. Church, meetings, etc. We went out and proselyted for an hour and a half or so, and it was one of those days in which no one really wanted to talk to us. :P But that's okay, because I've noticed that God tends to take care of us little missionaries really well. It seems to me that often after we have had a bad day or had some rather unsuccessful proselyting time, something good happens, little tender mercies. And such it was. Just as we arrived home, our branch president's wife called and said they were almost at our house and they had some grapes to give us :D And guys. Korean grapes are SO SO good. So we were quite happy :)
The reason I didn't email on Monday like normal is because we had a very special "P-Day"/Zone Conference. You remember how a few months ago we did a zone conference that included climbing a mountain? Apparently at that time, the Jeju zone didn't get to do that because it rained, and so Pres. Barrow still wanted to hike with the Jeju zone, so... we did :P So we climbed Hallasan, which is South Korea's highest mountain. We woke up at 5 so that we could meet up with the mission pres. and drive to the trailhead by 7:00. We only stopped 3 times along the way up for short talks by the mission president's assistants and his wife, but it took us about 4 hours to get to the top. It is a mark of how much we walk as missionaries that for most of the way, my legs weren't that tired :P It was only about 20 minutes from the top that I started to feel the burn :P But the weather was almost perfect for hiking, there was some cloud cover and it has been cooling down the past few days, so we weren't burning :P
At the top, there's this really cool lake thingy. At this time of year, it is kind of small, but it was still really pretty, and we were quite pleased to be at the top :) It was a bit hazy, so we couldn't see the island edge that well, but if you looked carefully, you could see where the land ends and some islands not far off the coast. It was really fun, and there were lots of ROCKS. :P The rocks were pretty okay on the way up, but on the way down they hurt my feet super bad because my tennis shoes have absolutely NO support or cushion, so I felt every rock quite clearly :P I think I bruised the bottom of my feet :P But that's okay. Because at the bottom of the mountain we could buy a piece of paper that said we had gone to the top, so it was totally worth it. I really wanted that piece of paper :P
So today my legs are rather sore and my feet still hurt, but we slept SUPER soundly last night, so. Still good :) It was a lot of fun, and we had some really good discussions about the Book of Mormon, our focus for the transfer. So much good stuff.
Anyways. I love you all so much! I hope you have a great week <3 <3 <3 <3