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Sister Johnson and I in our grandma pants
Definitely Typhoon weather, right?
Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
First off, my english is getting worse. So please forgive any mistakes. I have noticed in my journal and in my letters that I am sometimes not good at english anymore. I am trying to keep it up but for some reason it is going down hill without me. ^^
This week was amazing! There are a lot of miracles happening in Miryang right now. We, the missionaries, feel that the Lord is preparing this branch to become a ward! We have so many investigators popping up everywhere. Old records/old investigators are wanting to meet with us. We are searching and looking for less actives. We have been updating their records. There are some that want to meet! We are trying our hardest to get things going and the Lord is providing the rest. I cannot write all of the miracles but there were about 3-4 in the space of two hours on saturday. The rest of the week was basically the same but throughout the days. We are being blessed. I cannot thank the Lord enough for what He is doing for Miryang.
Found this beautiful shirt at a thriftshop. It has people on it. I love it but I don’t wear it during missionary work.
Well, this week especially on the 2nd and 3rd of August a year ago a lot things happened for our family. I was reminiscing on these events. August 2nd was mine and Creed’s year mark of receiving our mission calls. It was fun because I got to read what I thought that whole weekend. Then August 3rd we opened it at 1 am, then mom was packing and flying to Seattle, Grandpa passed away at 3pm and little Davis was born at 6pm . Wow, it was an amazing weekend full of every single emotion possible. ^^ I am grateful for being a missionary and being called to where the Lord needs me. I am grateful for the wonderful legacy that my grandparents have passed down. Especially since Grandpa Dance was our last living grandparent, I was reflecting a lot on all 4 of our grandparents. I CANNOT wait to meet Grandma Helen and Grandpa Jesse and get to know them more, and I am excited for our reunion with Grandma Jean and Grandpa David. I am grateful to them because they raised the most amazing and fantastic parents in the whole wide world!!!!!!!! Then little Davis, our nephew, joined the Orme family. Wow, I cannot believe he is now 1 years old! Where does the time go????? HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVIS!!! I am sad that he won’t really know who we are when Creedy and I get back. Don’t worry we will warm him up to his favorite aunt and uncle soon enough! ^^ I bore my testimony on fast sunday because I am grateful for the great plan of salvation that allows our families to live forever. I could not imagine life without my family. I am so grateful that I am able to share this happy message to others. I love you all soooooo much! Thank you so much for all that you do and for all of your support!
Today we went in a cable car! It was sooo fun!
Yes, that is the people shirt and yes, i wore it for pday. ^^ We are on the cable car!
We had such a fun pday! So we went into a cable car to go on to a huge mountain and we went hiking everywhere. We didn’t expect that! It was so cloudy and misty that our hair got completely wet. We also went to some rocks that have ice all over it in the middle of the summer. It starts in march and ends near the end of summer but unfortunately because of the rain there was no ice at all. but i want to go with our family. such a fun adventure!
It has been raining so much lately but it is soooooo hot! We sweat all day long even though it is raining. It is an adventure trying to make sure we have an outfit that will not show off our sweat too much. ^^ Is that too much information? Sorry. But welcome to humid and hot korea. ^^ Love it! You know, I love Korea. The people are just so wonderful and amazing here. Grandparents totally rule the world here. Sometimes they decide that their moter chairs are cars! Sometimes those things can go super fast! Who knew? I didn’t until I came to Korea. Sometimes you see people careening down the hill and around corners at full speed. So funny. I love it!
Beautiful part of Miryang
By the way. We got 2 new pamphlets and they are just for the Korea and Japan missions. We are testing them out to see how effective they are. We have used them once or twice so far and they went really well. One is about the missionaries and the other is about God. I have to show you who is on it. You would never believe it. I will send pictures next week. When I opened the pamphlets I was sooooo surprised and told everyone who it was. So fun. It is someone that we all kind of grew up with. We all know this person. Derek knows him especially well. 🙂 well, i won’t tell until next week.
By the way there is a Less active family that the whole branch is working on the come back to church. Because of some things that have happened they struggle with coming to church but they love everything about the gospel and love all of the church members but they feel unworthy to come to church because of what happened. We are all in their lives. One of their sons is going to Utah for school. Perfect. And their daughter wants to go to BYU provo. Perfect as well. We know that the gospel is blessing their life and they are getting their. We have full faith they will. I want everyone to know that you are always worth the saviors atoning sacrifice. The sacrament has cleanising power. The atonement has cleansing power that can heal our souls. It is never too late to come back into the fold. You can always come back. Heavenly Father and the Savior are always waiting with their arms out stretched for you to come to them. Be willing toput out your hand to! You will be blessed more than you know as you do so.
I love being a missionary! I LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!! Have a great week!
Love, Sister Orme
Hello Beloved Family and Friends-
Well, this week I hit my 7th month mark! Waahh! Soooo crazy. I cannot believe it at all.
I forgot to tell you another weird thing I have eaten. It is not too bad but wouldn’t mind not eating it again. Like most of my other eating adventures. ^^ I ate two whole crabs. They were cooked but still. Interesting… We were at a members house and I was trying to figure out how you eat them. Usually it is best to watch and observe the koreans on how they eat food. Our member just took one and ate the whole thing! I was sooo shocked. Pinchers and all. So, I decided to try it. Then I ate another one to make her happy. It was so fun, crunchy and interesting.
It is getting really hot and humid now. We are slowly becoming accustomed to just being sweaty all the time. It is so nasty but it is all in the work of the Lord! ^^ There really is nothing we can do about it, so we just get used to it.
This week we met an amazing 80 year old man! We wish he could be our investigator but he is male and lives in a different area. Soooooo sad. We were getting off the bus when we met him. He speaks perfect English. We started talking and he asked us who we were and then he was like “Well, can we sit down and talk about your church?” Sister Johnson and I were dumbfounded. We said yes. We sat down for about an hour. We taught him the whole Restoration and a few other things about the gospel. We bore our testimonies to him. He was so interested. He was so amazed that Joseph Smith got an answer. We gave him a Book of Mormon. He has such a thirst for knowledge even though he is really old. He wants to meet again and talk about the BofM. We are sooooo excited to meet him and talk more about the gospel. We are meeting him with the Elders and then after we will give his info to the Elders in his area. He is sooo amazing. We teach him tomorrow and we want to give him a baptismal date. He is so ready and so willing to listen and accept everything. He was so cute and kept telling how pure we looked and how we emanated goodness. I will keep you updated on what happens to him. We call him Gramps but not to his face. We just think he is so cute and we totally seems like a gramps. He is so sweet and kind. He listens and has many good and important questions. So ready!
We eat Patbingsoo (팥빙수) at this grandma’s house. The best patbingsoo ever and the cheapest. She also gives us free dokbulgi (떡볶이) i am not sure how to romanize it. But it is this rice cake thingys with fish cakes as well. Sooooo good. She gives it to us for free and basically unlimited. Sooo cute!
It was interesting because I always know when we will have a miracle. For some reason that morning I was really frustrated at NOTHING. But I kept feeling these really dark feeling and everything was soo annoying. I was wondering to myself why I was so frustrated. I rarely ever get frustrated but I was that morning. Then I was like well, I am a missionary and missionaries are happy regardless of what side of the bed I wake up on. So, I threw out all of those bad feelings and prayed to Heavenly Father that I would be happy. Instantly, I knew why I was having that attitude. Everytime Satan tries to make us unprepared for what will happen. I have realized this several times on my mission. Everytime that I have a bad feeling and it is for no reason, it is Satan trying to work on me so I don’t see the miracle that will happen. That is what made me happy that day because I knew there was going to be a miracle that day. After I changed my attitude Heavenly Father blesses you with being prepared for anything. And we were! Another miracle is that we were trying to get on a certain bus but we accidentally went to the wrong stop, so we took a different bus instead. The thing is we were meant to go to the wrong bus stop and take that bus because Gramps was on that bus. Heavenly Father put the 3 of us together to meet. He is soooo good and knows all. I know we had all of those experiences in the morning to be ready for him and to find him. The Lord always prepares us. I am grateful for how Heavenly Father teaches us and shows us the way to those who are ready and willing. He is the best!
I want to have everyone know that the Gospel is the most amazing thing in the world. It is blessing so many and I am so grateful for this opportunity to share it. I will always cherish these moments forever. I want to challenge everyone to think and pray for certain people to be put in your way to bless with the gospel. I am not asking you to proselyte or knock on doors. I am asking and imploring you to search within your friends to bless them. I know that whatever their response to the gospel is, you succeeded in sharing it. Look for the potential of righteousness in others even when you think they have none. EVERYONE NEEDS THE GOSPEL. It will bless you as well. Sharing the gospel is helping another child of God to come closer to him and to learn of him.
I love this gospel and I love missionary work. I could not imagine myself anywhere else. I LOVE YOU ALL!
The work is hastening and we are all apart of it. I am praying for you all and I know that as you try your hardest to share the gospel you will see miracles and blessings in your life.
Love, 옴 자매
P.S. I will send more pics next week!
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.
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!
Sister Johnson and I in our grandma pants
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.
Definitely Typhoon weather, right?
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