Hello Dear Friends and Family!!!
So, this week has been a mixture of ups and downs but it has been fantastic regardless of the downs. The down was we dropped an investigator this week. Hwangtesook (황태숙) and her son Jordan. They were not progressing and only using us as English teachers. I have not been this sad in a long time. Sister Benbrook and I were sooo heart broken but we knew that everything was going to be alright. We felt so uplifted and inspired of the Lord to do so. We knew it was right in our hearts even though our heads were telling us no. We were doing a family english program with them that is only supposed to happen for 6 weeks and if they are progressing you start only teaching them the gospel if they want to. They are not normal investigators because even if they don’t keep commitments within the 6 weeks we can’t drop them. But they had been doing this program since December and it was only supposed to be 6 weeks. They love learning about Jesus and they know how good they feel when we are around. We are still in the in between though. We might still be teaching them. We can’t teach them English anymore but we can teach them the Gospel. So we will see. She wants us to keep teaching them the gospel but in English. Sister Benbrook thinks we will do it. I will keep you updated. But all is well!!!! We are so happy.
We legitimately have no more investigators. They either got baptized or disapeared. So, we are working a lot of less active work and a lot new finding skills to find more investigators. It is awesome!!! The other day we got 69 contacts!!!!! It was fantastic! There is someone there that wants to listen to us. We are so happy and excited!
I wanted to let you know how amazing my Mission President is. President and Sister Gilbert are the most amazing people in the whole world! They uplift us and guide us! They will be leaving in about 2 transfers which is sad but ok. They are just fantastic!!!
So, this week we finally got our washer fixed. It was broken for about 4 weeks or more. We had to wash our clothes in the sink! Hahah. The adventures of missionary life. We were finally able to wash our beds!!!! So gross but our sink is not big enough to fit our blankets. We are soooooooo happy! It wasn’t bad having to wash our clothes in the sink it just took forever and took up a lot of precious time. But all is good! Haha. ^^
So, fun CULTURE TIME! The Koreans have very thin chopsticks and pride themselves in it. I had no problem being able to use them. Which is super nice!
If you have cold hands you won’t bear children well, apparently. Hahah. Sister Benbrook’s hands are always cold and that is what the Koreans tell her.
Also, like Russians, sitting down on the ground won’t help with being able to bear children as well! Hahah
You have to match the chopsticks and spoon otherwise your future spouse will be ugly!
Magpies= good luck if you see one.
You can’t walk on the door threshold because there is a ghost/spirit that lives there and he will get angry at you.
General Conference!! Was so amazing!!!!!! It was so inspiring and sooo amazing. I forgot my notes but the insights I gained were so for me. I recieved a lot of inspiration on what to do for less actives, members, and also finding new investigators. Also, what I need to implement in my future family. I love General Conference. Seriously, Heavenly Father knows what we need. By the way, we had our less active that we teach every week finally come to something churchy!!!! She came to GC on Saturday for the 1 and 1/2 sessions. Sooooo awesome! She hasn’t come to church but we will invite her for next sunday.
The reason for my title is from the story of the Stripling Warriors. They are soooo amazing!!!!! I suggest you read about it! Alma 56 and 57….SO GOOD!!!!! I have been recieving sooo much inspiration from the Book of Mormon. It is so true and I love it!!!
I love this gospel and love being a part of it! I am so amazed every day how much it blesses my life and the lives of others. Heavenly Father is creating soooo many miracles for us. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!! I love it, I love it, I love it! I don’t know where my life would be with out it. The Book of Mormon is the most true book in the whole world. People do truly come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by reading it. Reading it strengthens you and empowers you to fight the vileness of Satan. He has NO POWER over you as you come closer to Christ. Read it, ponder it, and pray about it. You will receive answers, comfort, love, power, and the Holy Ghost. Heavenly Father has provided a guide book for our own adventure of life. As we use it as a guide and a map back to our Heavenly Father, you will be blessed. I know that to be true. I seal this short version of my strong and continuously growing testimony, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
I LOVE YOU ALLLLL!!!!! EXPECT MIRACLES!!!!
Love, Sister Orme
Hello Family and Friends!!!!
Time is zipping by!
So we have one more week and Ohjeeyoon will be baptized!! Sorry I would put the korean name but I am using a different computer. It is harder to type. We had a lesson on sunday about baptism, the holy ghost, the word of wisdom and the law of chastity. It went SUPER well. Her dad went to the hospital suddenly last week and is super sick, instead of turning away from the Lord she turned to the Lord. She prayed super hard the whole time. She is so ready and prepared to be baptized. We are super excited for her and can’t wait! She is absolutely amazing. And she got engaged!!! She is super excited about that as well. Her boyfriend was super kind and helpful to her and her father especially when he was really sick. He is catholic but I think eventually his heart will soften to the gospel. ^^
This last sunday we met a brother by the name of Brother Roman. He served a mission in 1978-1980. Eventually in his mission the peak they reached per month for baptisms was 350 or so. Give or take a few. What? Isn’t that insane? it was a huge spike. He said that if they felt the spirit then they were baptized. They were not under any rules or regulations for baptism so you could just get baptised if you felt good about their message. He was really inspiring and gave us a lot of advice. A lot of it we are starting to implement. We are using the Book of Mormon more which is drawing more people.
Today we went to kyongju. It is soooo coool! It is a famous city that we will for sure go to when we come back! There are Buddhist temples there and it is absolutely beautiful there. I will send pictures next week. Sorry I can’t this week. This computer is super old and we usually go to a Samsung store to send emails. It is soo amazing and beautiful. I can’t wait to send you pictures.
We have recieved a lot of contacts this week, which is super awesome!!! We are so happy and hopefully we will get more. We are working hard and hastening the work as much as possible. The Lord has watched over and has blessed us a ton this week!!! He has been everywhere with us and we can feel his angels surrounding us. I love being a missionary! It is seriously the best thing in the whole wide world!
Wow, can you believe it is my birthday soon?? In 2 days…April 2nd here I come! Wow, I can’t believe I will be the BIG 22. AAAHHH! So crazy. I don’t feel it though because everyone around me is younger. I feel like I am one of them. hahaha.
Here is the address. Sorry I haven’t sent it! This is our mission office address. I am not allowed to send my real address over email becuase of protection things. But this is where all mail goes.
Dongrae Post Office P.O. Box 73. Busan 607-600
I will be able to get mail from my district leader or when we have meetings. So, you all can send me anything and everything you want ahhah.
I am sooo excited for General Conferance in two weeks. Remember to have questions or concerns, etc and bring it to Conference. They will be answers.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!! It is so great being a missionary. I love it and cannot wait for what is next. Everday is an amazing and awesome day in the service of the Lord. He is always there for us and is ever so mindful of us. This gospel is true and the Book of Mormon is true. I know it with all my heart.
Love, Sister Orme