Hello Everyone! I can’t believe it but I have only 4 more days until I leave for Korea. WAHH????!!! I can’t believe it at all! it is crazy to be. I have had an amazing time at the MTC and will always remember and cherish the memories and what I have learned here. It could not have been better. I am ready for Korea and I am excited to go!
Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
This week was a good week. We found some old records at the church of people the missionaries use to teach. People that had baptismal dates but for some weird reason stopped. We saw these records as gold! We called all of them. Some of them want to meet! We are sooooo excited. We met with one of them this week. She has known the missionaries for about 10 years or so and she is 30 years old. We are so excited and we are meeting again this week. She is excited to meet with us to. Never underestimate old records. What is even more amazing is she has just returned a few months ago from living in Seoul for a long time. She asked us how we knew and we said we were just as surprised as her and now we are meeting. I will keep you updated on her. She is awesome and I feel like we can really help her. I believe this is the time for her to really fully grasp the gospel.
Also we had two lessons on Sunday that were amazing. We did not teach at all what we had planned. The first lesson we planned on talking about the restoration and then we ended up talking about faith instead. This young women really wants to understand and learn. We talked about how faith can help her understand the gospel and learn what it means for her. We both bore powerful testimonies and she wants to meet again. She is so cute and I know the gospel will bless her life.
Our next lesson was later that day. With a less active mom and her investigator daughter. We were planning on finishing the plan of salvation by talking about the atonement. they didn’t do their commitment, then I felt like we needed to ask them why we give them commitments. Wow, what a powerful lesson. Sister Johnson and I were able to share our whole souls with them. I felt inspired to share them my own story of the book of mormon and how I came to know it was true. We promised them that when they start reading and following our commitments they will see a difference. The spirit was so strong and i was crying so much. They were listening so intently. They felt our sincerity. They don’t have a lot of time but I promised them that if they made time to do what the Lord wanted, they will have time for everything. We told them how precious this book was before them and said that only good will ever come out of it. It was soooo powerful and completely led by the spirit. I know the Lord helped us know what we needed to say and how we should say it. We recommited them to read and they said they would, with a strong, firm yes. I hope they will think about what we shared and apply it.
I know this gospel is true. I am so grateful to be a missionary. I am so grateful for this gospel. I love Korea and it’s people. I could not imagine being anywhere else. God has been really blessing me. I am trying to repay him but I know I never can. But I do know that God notices our efforts and that is enough for him. Never let your life be stained with iniquity or negativity, It will only bring you down. The Lord always uplifts and carries. Satan only hardens and brings you down. Which one would you rather have? I choose God. I know He is always there for us. I know He cares and loves us. He wants us to live with him again. Read the April Priesthood Session talk by Elder Donald L. Hallstrom “What manner of Men?”. It is addressed to the men but there is something in there for everyone. What manner of man/woman are you? Who are you and what is your potential? We are God’s Children. As we strive to become what Heavenly Father wants us to become we will see our potential and our greatness. We will see our strengths and our weaknesses but God will make your weakness become strengths.
I love you all so much! You are all the best!
Love, Sister Orme
Mine and Creed’s last picture together. Love him!
Here are my flight plans: Leave Feb 24 for the SLC airport at 11:06 AM for Seattle, WA (!!!!!), arrive in Seattle at 12:20 PM and leave at1:10 pm (this is where I can talk to family…so let’s set up a conference call..i would love to hear dad/mom and all the sibs if possible), then we arrive in Tokyo at 4:55 PM on the 25th of Feb, then fly from Tokyo at 6:25 to Busan and we arrive at 8:55.
Woooooohh! It’a going to be a super loooooong trip!
I just want to thank everyone for the love and support you all give me. I have felt the prayers and know I am ready to serve in Korea.
Well, I don’t have much time but I will share my thoughts of the last few days from my journal. It has been such a spectacular week…You will know why….
Here is my Journal Entry:
Butterfield, Watson, and I had a really good lesson with Choi Chamanim. We talked about the law of chastity and tithing. She didn’t have trouble with the law of chastity but she did with tithing. During that lesson it was about 10 minutes of chastity and 50 minutes tithing. Even most of the lesson on tithing was silence. We waited for the spirit to teach. The spirit was so strong in that room. Choi Chamanim even cried and gave a super sincere prayer during the lesson. She didn’t want to at first but then Watson Chagnonim persisted. We felt really good about that lesson. Afterwards, we asked Sister Sagers if she heard about the lesson. She said she did and that Sister Lee told her we were ready for the field and are prepared to teach with real power. Wow, I really appreciated that because I felt a little inadequate to go to Korea.
Another lesson we had yesterday was a practice lesson using all of the fundamentals. Hence, all 5 of us: Elder Shields, Elder Leftwich, Elder Butterfield, Elder Watson, and I Had to teach one person. Sister Sagers was an investigator by the name of Sister Oh. Our first lesson didn’t go well because we were all crazy so we started over. The second lesson was powerful! The spirit was really strong as well. Afterwards, Sister Sagers told us that was amazing and that she is so happy because she now knows for herself that we are ready. We got to know the investigator and we asked inspired questions. We asked questions that really pertained to her which made it powerful. I really needed those lessons because it really confirmed to me that no matter how inadequate I feel, the Lord knows me and trusts in me. I know that if i try my hardest, the Lord will guide me, strengthen me, and will fill in any gaps that I lack. I know the Lord is with me no matter where i go. I know he loves me. I know he is preparing me to teach certain people. Sister Lee told me the other day to treat everyone as if you were friends in the pre-mortal life and you promised to find them. You promised that you would help them find the gospel and come back to him. I am excited for that. I know it is true. I also promised to the Lord that I will give my full self to him to be the best tool i can be. We are all here for a reason and I know that i am supposed to be here, right now, being prepared to leave for Korea. we have 4 more days and I will give it my all. I am very grateful for this MTC experience because i have learned so much more than I could of anywhere else. I know I have changed, for the better, since being here. I know there is still more to change and I am excited for that.
I am seriously so excited and feel so ready to teach in Korea. I know that if I have the spirit with me, I will be able to bless the lives of others. I can’t wait!!!!
I love you all so much!!!!! I love this gospel and know that is true with all my heart and soul. Be missionaries yourselves! Share what you love! You will be blessed for it. Trust me. With the Lord, NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE. He makes YOU POSSIBLE.
Love, Sister Orme
p.s. my next email will be from KOREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^ <—Korean happy face