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Hello Dearest Friends and Family!
Sorry, I didn’t email yesterday! We had a huge pday with the mission because it was Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving yesterday! It was a blast! We ran a 5k and played all kinds of sports, ate food and had fun together! It was the most thing ever! Super exhausting though! It was dreadfully hot but sooooooo fun!
So this last week usually is really hard to get appointments because of the holiday but we found out the secret! Banana bread. We are not above bribery if we are able to meet with our investigators. We told them that we had a treat for them and just wanted to give it to them. Score! We had a good amount of lessons this week considering the holiday coming up. It was the best! We were even able to meet with an investigator twice! So awesome. I love bribery. Well, at least if it involves banana bread. There is no such thing as banana bread here, so people LOVE IT!
Last pday. we like to share the gospel!
We got so much free food this week! It is the best! Even from people we have never met before! I love Koreans. They are so kind and giving. This one lady was selling stuff and just gave us a ton of her goods for free! We got free kim (dried seaweed, yum!), fruit, rice cakes, and all kinds of other stuff. We are good for years! ^^
Sorry I don’t have a lot of time because we have a second pday today but it is really short and it is for emailing and food shopping.
Tonight we have a food appointment with members for Chuseok. Yesterday was the real day but the holiday is a total of 3 days. I am excited and I know there is going to be some delicious food. Oh, i love korean food soooooooo much!
This last week we had district meeting. Our topic was bearing testimony frequently from the pmg. I was assigned a 10-12 minute talk and then we had other talks and activities about bearing testimony. (by the way these meetings are all in korean!) the spirit was so powerful, not because of me but because of the whole meeting. I talked about bearing simple testimony. We have a sister who is being trained right now, 2 elders who are still learning korean and me and then some older missionaries who know the language more. I bore my testimony that regardless of where you are in the stage of your mission you still can bear your testimony with power. Sometimes the most simplest of testimonies are the most powerful ones. I loved it because it all gave us hope that no matter where we are in our lives as long as we bear testimony frequently and simply we can touch other people’s lives. First building your testimony comes from your desires, then you start learning about the gospel, then you are start understanding those principles and then you share it. As you do those steps your testimony is able to grow. When I first began my mission, I didn’t know a lot of Korean. But now I know more but I have seen throughout my mission that when I bear the most simplest of testimonies they have been the most powerful. I know that as you are start bearing your testimonies frequently, the truths of the gospel will become more and more instilled in your heart. So, go and share! Share with everyone! I know you can do it! you will recieve blessings from it.
I LOVE YOU TONS!!!!
love Sister Orme
Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
So, I completely forgot to mention that last monday marked my 6 month in Korea!!! Super crazy. Time is flying to fast and I cannot believe it is already September!!! Where did the time go?
Some amazing news. One of our investigators, who was an old investigator, came to church!!!! She hasn’t gone to church in a while, well about 4 years. She seemed to like it and she was happy. Everyone welcomed her in and she just loved it. Everyone was excited to see her and remembered her from a while ago. She was super happy. We overheard her speaking to one of our members and she said she wasn’t able to come to church the following sunday but she will the next! Woohoo! I am so happy for here. She is seriously so close and I am excited to see her continue to progress.
This week we visited one our old grandmas in the branch. Her name is Kim Par Sok. She is adorable and so kind, and sooooo old. We made her banana bread in the shape of a heart and she LOVED it. She couldn’t get over it. I love her so much. I will get a picture with her soon. She lives super far away and we had to leave but she forced us to eat food. We were about to go eat with an investigator so it was somewhat terrible. She gave me soooo much rice so when she turned around I would slowly put rice back in the bowl. Then a few minutes later, karma exists, she puts a huuuuge scoop back into my bowl. Sister Johnson and I were cracking up! We concluded that karma definitely exists. hehe. But we ate all of her food and it was sooooo delicious. She made us food because she loves us. Many of the ways that koreans show their love is by feeding you. We were so full! But she is the greatest and so wonderful. I love her tons.
The sunset last night!
So, there were 3 hilarious great but funny people we have met. We have concluded that we have met the most funniest people here in Miryang. So, imagine a korean missionary or any foreign missionary that is somewhat good at English when they come out of the MTC. You know Utah has pretty standard English. Not an accent at all so that missionary can understand them. But then put that missionary in the swamps of Louisiana. They won’t know a thing that they are saying right? Well, that is us right now but instead of English it is Korean! Hard. ^^ The accent here is crazy. I love it though.
1st person: We met this grandma on the street and she asked us for our phone number and kept saying we were so beautiful. We still are not sure what her interest is but we met her and I had no clue what she was saying. But she was soo kind! She bought us ice cream and bread. She was slightly crazy but she was so nice. I love it. We like her and want to meet with her again.
2nd person. We called this student’s number to see if she was interested in English. Her father answers the phone with a hard accent. He told us to come over now and we said we could come over later. So we come over later and he lives in the middle of nowhere. Literally nowhere. We are waiting at his house and he says he is coming. He pulls up in a tractor and with a huge cigarrette dangly from his mouth. It was hilarious and I am sad we didn’t get a picture of it. So we sit and talk with him and he is super kind but we can’t really understand him. I get a few words here and there but not all of it. So funny. He then points at me and says that all I do is smile and nod. We all laugh because it is true. Then last night as we were walking around proselyting all of a sudden we hear this loud yelling and we have no clue what is happeining but there is a man from our english class yelling “Ja ja ja!” There isn’t really an english translation but it somewhat means like “now now” or “here here”! He hands us these fake flowers. What? We see him everywhere and he is hilarious. Yep, we have adventures here in Miryang.
Yesterday, we went proselyting with the branch. We just handed out copies of the book of mormon. It went well! We gave out a good amount and they were super excited to do it. It was somewhat hard but it was really good for everyone. We wrote our testimonies in it and handed them out to people.
So, I finished the Book of Mormon this week! I want to highlight Moroni 8. I like this chapter because it highlights that the whole don’t need a physician but the sick do. The gospel is for people that need it, which means everyone. I love that Children, since they are already whole, don’t need to be baptized because they are already perfect. I am grateful that children under the age of accountability are still protected under the Lord’s promise. This really hits home especially since mom’s brother grant died when he was a baby. They are both sad experiences but also we should rejoice in the fact that we will be with them forever. The gospel is so perfect. The plan of salvation is perfect. I am grateful that I can live with my family forever. I am grateful that the Lord has provided a way for us to never be separated. I am grateful that I can teach about this to others. People are not perfect but the Lord is. We are made perfect though him. I love the gospel with all my heart! This is the best work and the gospel is the greatest blessing ever!
I love you all tons! You are all the best!
Love, Sister Orme