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Week 39

Hello Dearest Family and Friends-
This week was a very interesting week. Sadly we had a family drop us but we also saw a lot of miracles this week. A less active family that the ward and missionaries have been working on forever are coming back to church together. The wife and husband’s relationship hasn’t been the greatest in a while but they are progressing a lot and doing a lot more things together, which is a huge miracle because there has been a lot of heartbreaking things that have happened to this family. But they are working on it together and are seeing that relationships are important and that coming to church will help their family heal.
The daughter of the family we went to see their ceramics with.
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The cool traditional restaurant.
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Another Miracle. We have been working with this less active woman and her investigator daughter. The daughter was not able to participate in the lesson but we were able to teach this dear sister, who I absolutely love and hope to stay in contact with. She read chapter 1 of the Book of Mormon like we asked her too and she did! What is even more amazing is that she wanted to read more but because we told her to read one chapter she held off. Oh no! We told her if she wanted to read more that was totally fine! We just wanted her to read at least one chapter. That was funny. But she loved the first chapter and she says she is starting to see truth come out of the Book of Mormon as she reads. She has been meeting the missionaries for a long time and we have finally reached this step with her. If she sees the importance of the gospel, she will also see that it is important for her family. It is hard because she is a single parent and has to work a lot to support her children and their schooling. But I do believe that as she continues to feel truth and feel the spirit she will see why she needs to come back to church. She hasn’t come to church in over 10 years. Some things happened that made her completely forget about the gospel and why she was going and so she stopped. I think as we keep working with her, she will get to understand more. She works on Sundays and starts work at 10 am which is when church starts. Now we need to work on her faith and build it up so she can start coming back to church. The Lord is so amazing and I am very grateful that this was able to happen. We have been working so hard with them and I feel soon they will start seeing the true importance of the gospel.
Another picture of my companion Sister Kim and the littler girl Kim Ga In. She is so cute!
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On Saturday we had a really fun adventure with a potential investigator’s family. They have been coming to english class for the past few weeks. They are amazing! And also super Buddhist. They are really into Buddhism but they are probably some of the kindest people ever. I love them already! It is a daughter and mother, and her husband. Her husband is a world famous ceramics maker. I am not sure what to call him. They took us to this really fun, traditional restaurant, then to their house. They have a huge display of his artwork around their house. It was super fun and then we drank tea with them. It was fun being there with them and getting to know them more. They were super kind and gave us super expensive and beautiful ceramic cups made by the husband. I didn’t take a picture yet because it is still wrapped. They never give out gifts of his work so it was a huge privilege to receive one. He even made his own kiln, which is super cool! They are an amazing family. I hope eventually some day they will have interest in the gospel. I think they do but mostly just a curiousity of what we are and who we are right now. We will see.
I know the gospel is true. I know that through the Book of Mormon we can feel truth and have all of our questions, and worries answered. I was reading in this study book for the Book of Mormon. It is so good! There is a quote in there by Emma Smith. She was talking about Joseph Smith translating the Book of Mormon from the gold plates. Joseph Smith was pretty illiterate at that time in his life, he couldn’t even write a simple and coherent letter to anyone or read. But he was able to read and translate the Book of Mormon. If he didn’t know a word he would spell it out. Apparently he didn’t even know how to say Sariah but Emma would help him pronounce it. Then when he would spell things out and if she spelled things wrong, he would correct her and continue. He couldn’t even see her writing but was able to do that. Joseph Smith truly translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. How could someone so illiterate be able to do such a thing. He couldn’t even write a simple letter to anyone but he was able to translate ancient scripture through the power of the Lord. I know that this book comes from God and is for us and our day. The Book of Mormon is evidence of God’s love for us. If God didn’t love us why would he give us a book to help and direct us. He knows us and knows what we need. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the Lord and help the people around me. I have realized more and more that I don’t have much left and that I am coming up on being on a mission for 11 months (same as Creedy) on tuesday. I cannot believe how fast time has gone! I hope I can continue to make the best of it.
LOVE YOU ALL TONS! Work hard this week in bringing someone closer to Christ. You are all amazing and I thank you for the love and support you give me.
Love Sister Orme

Week 15- Tonsilytis and 3 days and the Hospital

Hello EVERYONE!!! 안녕하새요!!!!
So, this week was an adventure. My companion had tonsilytis and an absyst on her tonsils. it was crazy! We had to stay in the hospital for 3 days. It wasnt too bad actually. I got to study a lot and recieved a lot of revelation while I was there. So that was a bonus. Sister Yokum is doing well. We do have to go back to the hospital on wednesday for a check up. Eventually she has to get her tonsils removed but we are trying to help her last until she leaves for home. She leaves in September so she doesn’t have much longer so we don’t want her to leave early. We are doing things more slowly she can rest more and heal better. We don’t want to her to live at the hospital for the rest of her mission. But all is good over here! We are both happy, healthy (well at least a lot better then last week for my companion), and whole!
There isn’t really much else to say for this week. We weren’t not able to do much because Sister Yokum was so sick but we have received a lot of new investigators and people to teach which is AWESOME and amazing!!
A lot of people have been asking about the 49 day fast! I wanted to explain it a little more.
Each companionship fasts for a day and all of the missioniaries everyday study in the morning and at night the thing that was assigned for that day. We have every day’s study plan set up for us already so all we have to do is open our scriptures or our PMG to whatever is needed. It is amazing and is working miracles in our whole mission!!!!
Sorry, I have to go but know that I love you all TONS!!! keep working your hardest! the LORD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU! As you turn your hearts toward him and Christ will become more like him!
Love you!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 13- A Week of Amazing Miracles

Hello Family and Friends!

So, I have not left Shinjeong (신정)! Sister Benbrook was transferred to Masan (마산). She is follow up training one of the Korean sisters that left with me and I am with Sister Benbrook’s MTC companion! Her name is Sister Yokum. She is 23 and from San Diego! She is great! Today is our first day together. I will send pictures next week of her and I. I will miss Sister Benbrook but I know that the Lord wants Sister Yokum to be with me now. I am excited to see what happens!

This week has been absolutely amazing! We have had a week full of miracles!

One of our investigator’s mom came home while we were about to leave. She asked us to stay and sit with her. At first we were a little nervous because we thought she was going to preach to us or something. But then we had the most amazing conversation in the whole world!! She thanked us over and over again for teaching her daughter. She wants her daughter to learn about Christ. She said we have the light of Christ in us and she can see it! This is the first time anyone has ever said that to us before! She recognized us as servants of the LORD!!!!! She spoke of Christ and bore her testimony of him and she got teary eyed about it. She is just amazing! We taught the whole restoration to her and she kept nodding her head during it. We spoke with power and the spirit. I shared the first vision and the spirit was so strong in the room. It was enveloping our whole being. I have never felt the spirit so strong during a lesson before. It was wonderful. She gave us her phone number and we invited her to church next Sunday and she totally wants to come. She said to just call her about it. We are hoping to teach her too. She said we can meet and I am soooo excited! She is just amazing! I can’t believe it. We wanted to ask her if she would get baptized but we felt like we should wait a little bit. We will see what happens! We are so happy and so excited!

What is also amazing is that our investigator’s mom was not the only person this week that recognized us as servants of the Lord. We were on the bus and this women started talking to us. She said we were so beautiful and had a light around us. The light of Christ was in our eyes. She thanked us for what we were doing and was grateful for what we were doing for the people of Korea. It was amazing to see that other people noticed our light. We gave her a pamphlet, unfortunately we didn’t get her number but she was totally reading the pamphlet about the restoration. I pray that woman calls us soon!!!! We met her on Saturday so hopefully something will happen in the next few days! I’m praying so hard it will happen.

This last week our district went Book of Mormon proselyting (전도). Sister Benbrook and I met this super amazing lady! She was soooo interested in our message and the Book of Mormon. We taught her the first lesson and gave her a BofM. She was so surprised that it was in Korean! She had heard of our church and of the BofM and was always curious about it. She is sooo golden. She is super solid in Christ as well. We testified of Christ to her and she agreed with everything. She said she has been waiting for something more and is trying the best she can to be a follower of Christ. We testified to her that this is what she needs and this will answer all of her questions and more. What is even more amazing is that she doesn’t live here. She is in another town called Heundae. I am not sure how to spell it in Korean or English, but we gave her number to those sisters there and she wants to meet to learn more. As she walked away from us she was reading the BofM. We talked to her for sooooo long! It was amazing.

The Busan Mission is seriously seeing miracles EVERYWHERE!!!! The mission is growing. We believe it is because our mission is doing a 49 day fast and it is working miracles! Our mission president might just extend it because it is helping so much! We started seeing the miracles when it started. It is so amazing to see how many miracles can occur when the mission strives to grow to together with one purpose in mind. It is amazing to see what prayer, fasting, diligence, reading, and serving do. It creates miracles!!!!!

Miracles are everywhere! They can be small or big but regardless they are a miracle. I invite you all to look for the miracles of everyday, regardless of what it is. You will start to see what Heavenly Father is blessing you with. Heavenly Father is the best!!!!!!

I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! I could not imagine being anywhere else. This gospel is the true gospel. There is no other way but through Christ. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our friend, and our Brother. He has done everything for us and we should do the same in the return.

The work is hastening. We can FEEL it. I feel it everyday! The Lord’s work is hastening and so is Satan. Do not let Satan become a part of your life. Choose Christ! He is the way and the truth. We can overcome all things through him. We can conquer all! Remember Helaman 5:12. I shared this last week, but I invite you all to apply this principle. Christ. He is our Redeemer and our Rock.

I LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Sister Orme 옴 자매