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Week 45- Transfers and Jesus Christ

Hello Dearest Family and Friends-
You would not guess where I have been transferred! It is called the Hawaii of Korea. Yep, I have been sent to JEJU Island! So fun! I am follow up training Sister Stewart! She is so great. She is from Spokane, Washington! So fun. We have talked about Washington and our love for that state. Jeju was my trainer’s, Ashley Benbrook, first area! So, it is fun to have it be my last area. I am so excited and grateful and I know this is where I am supposed to be. Everyone kept telling me that I was going to serve on Jeju and that I was a Jeju missionary. I still am not sure what the means but I have become a JEJU missionary. I am excited to see what this new transfer will unfold. Jeju will be my last area! So, that is really fun! I have only ever heard of good things about Jeju. So, I am happy.
On the plane to Jeju! It only takes 30 minutes!
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Jeju!
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Sorry, we don’t have much time but I wanted to share the article from this months Liahona/Ensign. It is called “Encircled in His Gentle Arms” By President Uchtdorf. Read it! So good! We have been really focusing a lot on Christ, well we always talk about Christ but we are expounding even more so, and so this message is perfect. Christ can heal us and help us through anything. He is the one that has suffered all and knows all! I like this part: “Though none of us will ever have to experience the depth of what our Lord suffered, we each will have our own dark and bitter hours-times when our sorrow and grief may appear to be greater that we can bear. There will be times when the weight and remorse of our sins will press mercilessly upon us. Even so, if we will lift our hearts to the Lord during those times, surely He will know and understand. He who suffered so selflessly for us in the garden and on the cross will not leave us comfortless now. He will strengthen, encourage, and bless us. He will encircle us in His gentle arms. He will be more than an angel. He will bring us blessed comfort, healing and forgiveness. For he is our Redeemer. Our deliverer. Our merciful Savior and blessed God”. I want you all to think about what the Lord, our Savior, has done for you. He has done it all. Please embrace him in your life and you will be embraced back and feel the love, mercy, and warmth that radiates from him.
He knows how we feel and what we go through. I am so grateful for him and love him. I LOVE HIM and he Loves each of us.
Love You all!
Love, Sister Orme (From Jeju!)
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Week 35- Christ’s Atonement

Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
What a great week. Well, actually every week is a great week! I am a missionary and it is the greatest thing in the world!
It is getting colder and I don’t like it but I am super excited to wear scarves again! I love wearing scarves!
We were so busy this week. I love being busy! We are working hard and I love it. I love my companion. She is seriously the best. She is so kind, selfless, loving, funny, hard working, spiritual, serving, and everything else and more. She is amazing. I could not wish for a better trainee. I have been very blessed as a missionary because every single companion I have had, has been the greatest and the best!!!!! I am so blessed! So blessed.
Patbingsoo! Delicious!
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My companion, Sister Kim!
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We taught our family investigators this last friday. We taught them the atonement and I wanted to highlight some thoughts that I had about it. I studied it a lot this week because I really wanted this family to understand why it is so important that Christ died for us. For those who do not know what the atonement is will now know what it is and how you can apply it to your life. We thought of a really good way to explain the atoenment to people who don’t know what it is. So, here we go. Imagine you’re hand being completly dirty with mud, you can’t wipe it off, you can’t pick it off, or anything besides using this really special soap to wash it off. You can only use this soap because it will completely wipe the mud away. After you use this soap, your hand is clean and new. The atonement is the same way. Your hand is your life. The mud is your sins, worries, any sadness and injustices you have felt, anything that burdens you. The soap is Jesus Christ’s Atonement. His atonement is the only way that all things can be made right. You can feel clean and completly new, and fresh like your newly washed hand.
We then asked some questions. Why would someone die for you? What reasons would they have to do such a thing? If you died for someone, what would your reason be? The Savior died for us, why would he do that? Why would anyone do that kind of thing? Those children were amazing and knew exactly where we were getting to. The reason the Savior did it and why anyone would do a thing like that is because of one word: LOVE. The Savior loved us so much that he died for us, so we could have the opportunity to feel the cleansing power of his sacrifice. What an amazing thing that he did for us.
Many people think that the atonement is so complicated. But the reasons are so simple. It was all about love. Despite the reason being so simple, it is one of those most important gifts we have ever received. The power of the atonement is real and I know that as we use it, we can feel the heavy burden be lifted off of our shoulders. We can become clean and new.
I love this gospel and I am so happy that it is always a happy message. It brings hope and light to people’s lives.
And of course, as always, I love being a missionary!!!!
You are all the greatest! Thank you for all the love, support and prayers. It really means a lot to me.
Love you!!!!!! 사랑해요!!!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 21- Pictures!

Hello Dearest Friends and Family-
News to the mainland! We have survived the really intense and powerful typhoon. We had a raging typhoon hit our area. We were so worried about what we would do for missionary work. The sprinkles/hot sun were waaaay too much for us. But seriously, we had warnings of a typhoon and a lot of stores were closed. Apparently the typhoon suddenly changed direction and didn’t hit Korea. It did rain a lot this week though. It is monsoon season right now so it rains a lot! But so far we haven’t had any flooding yet, which is nice. It so humid and hot though. It has been this way for the last few weeks since I have been here. We basically sweat all day and we are sticky. Kind of gross but we just kind of deal with it.
Chicken Feet! Yum!
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Elder Moon
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Well, I can seriously eat ANYTHING now. This week was not super adventurous but we ate raw fish. It was cut very fine and was super long and stringy. Then we had a soup with a whole fish cooked in it. Eye balls and all. It wasn’t bad.
We went on a branch picnic last, last Saturday. It was soooo fun!

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Sister Johnson and I in our grandma pants
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It was a really good week! We got 3 new investigators this week! We are doing the 30/30 program with them. 30 minutes English and 30 minutes Gospel. Sister Johnson, on our second visit with the 3 of them, decided to ask if they had any questions for us. One of them asked why there were so many churches and why were there so many different beliefs…..ohh. Such a good question that we can TOTALLY answer. So we went into the first lesson. The spirit guided us so well, it was seriously all the Lord. We talked about how when Christ came to this earth he established his gospel. We compared this to a puzzle. There are all of these different things that make up the gospel but when Christ left and his apostles were killed people took parts of his gospel but didn’t have everything. there is something missing in each church. Then we went into the Joseph Smith story. It was sooooo powerful. So good. It was intense and you could feel the spirit so strongly. We then bore our testimonies and then they all had to leave because they needed to go pick up kids and make dinner. Seriously, such a good lesson!
We made rootbeer and I was wearing a ridiculously awesome outfit. Grandma pants and grandma shirt combined. Wooh. Lookin good. haha.
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Definitely Typhoon weather, right?
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Miryang sky!
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This week I read 3 Nephi 19:25. So good. Continues with my Christ’s light study. Here is the scripture: “And it came to pass that Jesus blessed them as they did pray unto him; and his countenance did smile upon them, and the light of his countenance did shine upon them and behold they were as white as the countenance and also the garments of Jesus; and behold the whiteness thereof did exceed all the whiteness, yea, even there could be nothing upon earth so white as the whiteness thereof.” Wow, if we could shine a light that bright, in reality people would actually be blinded, but if we could shine the light of Christ that bright people will be drawn to us. People who have even the smallest amount, which is everyone, then they can be drawn to. It is amazing the influence Christ had on people. Even though Christ is not on the earth now, we can definitely be representatives of him and put his light into our own hearts. After we put the light in our hearts we can share. Sister Gilbert always talked about giving out and sharing that light within you. Don’t be scared to shine or show it or give it! We are given the responsibility to do so. “How great is this work” !!! It is the best. I know I say it every week but I want everyone to know, that I LOVE MISSIONARY WORK! It is the most fulfilling thing ever. You don’t even have to serve a full time mission to do missionary work. There are so many different ways you can do it. Find those ways and do! The gospel is about doing! There is no such thing as idleness in the gospel. The work is hastening and we are here to help that work move forward. Go out and do!
I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOO MUCH!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 20- “Ye Are my Disciples; and ye are a Light unto this People”…

Hello Dearest Family and Friends-

I first want to tell you all that I love you all so much!
So, these past two weeks in Miryang have been sooooooooooooooo adventurous. Sister Johnson and the Elders don’t know why it has become so since I have came. This week we had another food adventure…..I can seriously eat anything now. Nothing is going to ever scare me. Korea has done a good job with that. Well, this animal we actually own at my home in California…yep. I ate Chicken Feet this week. So, weird. Basically they are just cartilage. They look sooooo weird! The Elders were just waiting for me to eat it. We were at an old grandma members home and the Elders were like have you tried the chicken yet? In korean to me so I had to answer so the grandma would know that it was delicious. I ate it and was like what the? what is this? It looked like chicken skin to me because it was covered in sauce so you couldn’t really tell and they after I was done eating it they said Welcome to Korea you just ate chicken feet! So awesome! It is not as bad as I thought chicken feet would be. But still not very delicious and there is no meat. I am just grateful there were no nails on the chicken feet.
The Elders
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The Elders and us on an adventure last Monday
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Anywho, we celebrated the 4th of July in our own way. It was fun and we dressed up in red, white, and blue. We drew some flags and carried them around with us and took photos with them. So fun! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!!!!!
Celebrating the 4th!
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I was studying a lot about being disciples and being lights to others this week. The scripture above is 3 Nephi 15:12. Another scripture I want to share is 3 Nephi 18:24 “Therefore, Hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up…”. I love these scriptures. As disciples and representatives of Christ we must hold up our light to others. That light is Christ. As disciples it is our duty to show that light and to share it. I love how we can be that light and hope with people. Make sure that your light never dims which is your foundation in Christ. He is the most surest foundation and if you have it based on him your light will NEVER die. He is the only way.
I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOOOOO MUCH! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!
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

Week 12- Happy Mother’s Day

Hello Family and friends!

It was so amazing to be able to talk to my family today! I love them dearly! Thank you to all the mothers and the soon-to-be mothers of the world! You are all the best! Remember to teach your children things of the eternities. The Stripling Warriors were not protected by their swords or their armor but by what their mother’s taught them!

At the ward mission leaders house!
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I am super sad this week because it is the last week I have with my companion Sister Benbrook. She has been the greatest and we have learned so much from each other! I am so grateful for her and for what she has taught me. This week is the last week of training! Then I get follow up trained next transfer.

Mint chocolate milk, and mango banana milk. Yum!
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I am sorry I don’t have much time but I want everyone to think about where their foundation is founded in. Think about it. What builds your foundation? Are those things solid or unstable? What makes them that way? Are they temporary or eternal? Your foundation’s strength depends on what you build it on. The most solid of foundations are always built on Christ! Read Helaman 5:12. Building a foundation of Christ will allow us to overcome anything!!!! Many people fall away because their foundation is set on temporal things. Christ is solid through and through. He is always there for you! LET CHRIST FILL YOUR LIVES!

Love, Sister Orme