Archive | May 2015
Hello most wonderful, amazing, supportive, and the best family and friends in the whole wide world!!!
We had our baptism this week!!!!! Our wonderful Ahn Jeh Rin is baptized and she is so happy. We actually spent almost all day today with her and she is doing wonderfully. It was a wonderful baptism filled with the spirit. It felt so good and she only had to get baptized once! Our last investigator had to get baptized twice because her clothes/foot came out of the water. ^^ It was amazing and we are proud and super happy for you!
Today we hiked the famous Halla Mountain today! It was sooooooo fun! The hardest part was going down. My legs hurt so bad, I am more scared for tomorrow though. I will be hobbling like a grandma all day!
Well, everyone. It is my last week. To be honest, I am not sure what to say. I cannot believe the time. It has been too fast. I have learned so much and now I have to start the next chapter of my life. It is a weird feeling. I am SUPER excited to come home but at the same time I DON’T want to leave. It is bitter/sweet. I will miss so many things about being a missionary and about living in Korea. I will miss being a super star on the street because I am a foreigner, I will miss Koreans saying/yelling “Hello” to me, I will miss doing everything on the floor (which I will just continue to do but it is different because i alone will do it at home), I will miss old grandmas telling me I am beautiful, I will miss serving the people of Korea, I will miss the food, I will miss all of it! Needless to say. I WILL MISS EVERYTHING about Korea and being a missionary. Being a missionary has been one of the greatest things I have done so far. I have seen the progression and growth that has helped me come closer to my savior and heavenly father, it has also helped me become a better version of myself. I have learned so much in being able to be a better daughter, sibling, friend, future wife, and future mother. I cannot express in words, pictures, or feelings about how much I value this experience and could not have wished for a better experience. I know that I will remember this time forever.
Since, I have been a missionary I know more about the gospel and why it is so important. No one knows until they have a taste of it. They just have to follow through to see the blessings. I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father for cutting me down and building me up. He has shaped me and I know no one else can. I have never seen so many weaknesses but then also so many strengths. I am not a perfect person but I know for sure that the only way to become a better version of ourselves is through Christ. Christ did everything for us and he has enabled us to learn, grow, change, restart, and has given us hope for a better future.
This church is true. I feel it and I know it. I have done all to get that unshakable knowledge and faith. I hope you all can do the same. Learn for yourself if the gospel is true. YOU can only do it. No one can do it for you. I am so grateful to be able to declare to the world my testimony and the truthfulness of the gospel. There is no better opportunity.
THIS CHURCH IS TRUE. Nothing will be able to change that fact.
Not one ounce of the effort I have given to this work will be wasted. I know that this is helping me become what Heavenly Father wants me to become. I am happy because I have the gospel in my life. It has been one of the biggest blessings I have ever been given. I know it will continue to bless me forever and into the eternities.
You are all the best!!!! Thank you for all of your love, support, prayers, everything. I have felt it and have gained a lot of strength from it. You are amazing!!
I love you all!!
Love, Sister Orme
Hello Amazing Family and Friends!!!!
I am so excited to email you about this week. It was amazing. First off, next week we will have a baptism on sunday for our wonderful investigator Ahn Jeh Rin. She is sooooo excited and ready to receive this amazing blessing and promise. We are very happy for her and she is so happy. I am excited to tell you all about it.
So, the reason why I am emailing late is because yesterday we had Zone conference with President Barrow, Sister Barrow and the AP’s. It was an amazing meeting!!!!!!!! I loved it soooo much. We had a musical number and I sang a solo!!! What? Yes, I did. I can’t believe it either. Also, since it is my last Zone conference I had to give a goodbye testimony. I felt the spirit so strong and I am so grateful to serve a mission. I couldn’t believe that I was up there talking. It is crazy to me that I only have 2 more weeks left. I am excited to give it my all for the rest of these 2 weeks. I want to make sure that the Lord knows that I am on his side and will work until I can’t anymore. I want him to trust me even when time is short. I am grateful for him and for this opportunity to serve.
We went to this beautiful place on Jeju island. I will tell you more later.
We talked about the sacrament. I love the sacrament. I want you all to look at the sacrament prayers in D&C 20:77+79. Read them and ponder them. Think about the significance and what promises we receive and make during this sacred and most amazing ordinance. Sorry, I cannot write much due to time. But I will share some of my thoughts and some of the things we learned. Sometimes the most important part of the sacrament is what you do beforehand. What you do beforehand determines how the sacrament and its meaning to you will reveal itself. If you are distracted, rushing, talking, etc you cannot recognize what you can do to fully apply the sacrament to your life. But on the other hand, if you are quiet, pondering, re-dedicating yourself to the Lord, the sacrament will mean a lot more to you. As we partake of the sacrament we are in return giving our full selves to the Lord. We are giving him our broken heart and contrite spirit. We are giving our all to him. When we do so, we allow the spirit to open our hearts, repent, become clean, renewed and energized. We receive a lot of blessings for preparing for the sacrament. I hope you all can ponder on the significance the sacrament can be for you. It is not a passive ordinance, it is an ordinance that is active and something that you need to think about all the time. I hope you will change your attitude about the sacrament. Study it, learn about it, pray about it, make it an active weekly and throughout the week practice. You will be blessed more than you can imagine.
I love you all tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Sister Orme
Hello Wonderful Family and Friends-
Well, I had the amazing privilege to speak with my family! I love my family so much! I am so grateful for this gospel that allows families to be together forever!
I want to thank my mom, my sister-in-laws and all of the other amazing and astounding mothers out there! You are the best and are doing an amazing job. It is a sacred duty that Heavenly Father has bestowed upon us women. I know from my mom, I have learned a lot and will always and forever be grateful for her example to me. She is an astounding woman and no one could be a better mother for me. I LOVE HER SOOO MUCH!
I know that when you are having a hard time remember that the Lord loves you and supports you in all that you do. There is no greater privilege than motherhood. It is the best and highest privilege. I don’t know exactly how hard it is but I know it is a difficult but an amazing task. I know that almost everything that a child learns comes from the parents. Be the best mother you can be, be the best mother-in-law, sister-in-law, wife, woman you can be. You never know who is watching and what kind of example you are setting for others. My mom is not the only one who has had great influence in my life. I am grateful for all women who have helped me become a better woman myself.
Remember that the stripling warriors knew the gospel was true and that they need not fear because their mothers taught them right. I know you can do it! I know that you can do your best in teaching your children. I don’t quite fully understand the whole responsiblity but I do know that because of my loving parents I was able to learn and grow a lot.
I know that being a mother is the greatest. Love every moment! I know you will be rewarded and blessed beyond what you can imagine. I love you all tons!!!
I want to give you all a challenge to remember all the women in your lives that have influenced you and helped you. Let those people know. I know that women are a more powerful influence for good than they think they are. We hold a wonderful and divine responsibility. I am grateful for Heavenly Father who has created such a wonderful plan. The gospel is perfect.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!
Love, Sister Orme
Hello Everyone! So I don’t have any time basically but today we went to this really amazing island off the coast of the main island of Jeju! It was soooooooo fun! We rode bikes around the whole island! It was a blast!!!!! Here are some pictures!
By the way I am doing so well! We had a miracle yesterday. A member from a Seoul came and brought a non-member friend to church and she wants to learn about the gospel! she loved church and wants to meet! we are sooooo excited! she is from china but knows both chinese and korean fluently and perfectly. So cool! I will tell you more next week during our skype call!!!! love you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Sister Orme
We made all of these carnations for our ward members. It is parents day this week so we made them for all of the parents. THEY LOVED THEM! they took forever but were really fun to make! ^^
Here we are!
Declaring God’s word!
Soooo pretty! The beach is amazing!!!
We became friends with this girl! We got her email and phone number! so fun! she spent the whole day with us!
So fun! and soooooooooooooooooo pretty! If our family comes to Jeju to travel we are for sure going to UDO!!!!
It was soooooo windy!!!
The whole group! That is our zone and district on Jeju. Only 6 people! It is sooo small! ^^