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Week 56- Last Week of the Mission

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!
Our Baptism!!! ^^

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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!
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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

Week 28- Crazy Accents or maybe somewhat Crazy people……love em!

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 is the middle of nowhere. Korea is so great! 
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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! 
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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.
 
Korea is sooo beautiful!
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The flowers we got.
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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

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