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Week 42- Let is Snow!

Hello my wonderful Family and Friends!
This morning we woke up to whole of Miryang covered in beautiful, clean, white and fresh snow! We were shocked! Apparently it doesn’t snow in Miryang but this past week there have been so many snowflakes falling from the sky but not enough to even make a pile. Last night it happened though. I love snow.

We took a picture on the roof of our villa.

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Snow is everywhere!

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Sadly, this might be my last week in Miryang. This thursday we have transfer calls and I have been here for 6 months already. Since training will be over, one of us has to leave. Time has flown and I cannot believe that training is already over. We can’t believe it.

A cute girl named, Ga In, that comes to our English class with her mom.
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This last week we got to go to the Prison with the Elders and teach their investigator with them. We talked about faith with the investigator. He is an amazing person. He writes down his testimonies for the elders and they are powerful and amazing. I could feel the spirit so strong in there. If only our investigators could be like him! All that someone needs to do is open the book of mormon and start reading. as they do so they are taking those first steps of being able to believe that this book is true. I know the BOOK OF MORMON is true with all my heart.
We also went to this really amazing restaurant named Hermosa. It was amazing! Taking the fam there. The Owner is 31 years old and he created the building design and everything himself. It is wonderful.
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The owner gave us a paper lantern to launch into the sky. We wrote wishes on it and released it. It was so fun!
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I was reading these verses this week. Well, actually this morning and I wanted to share them.
D&C 58: 2-4
2 For verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my commandments, whether
in life or in death; and he that is faithful in tribulation, the reward of the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
 3 Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God
concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
 4 For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall
be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.
We gave a young women lesson about overcoming our trials. I found these scriptures randomly and felt prompted to read them and share them. It is amazing how much the Lord knows us and how he wants to just give us all the blessings but we have to be ready to receive them. We have a crown of glory waiting for us if we endure. The Lord has a plan for us all and he knows how to make us better people. Endure to the end!
While reading these scriptures it reminded me of a talk by Elder M. Russell Ballard “Stay in the Boat and Hold On!”.

“Recently, a friend of mine took his son on a trip down the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, located in southeastern Utah. The canyon is famous for its 14 miles (23 km) of white-water rapids that can be particularly hazardous.

In preparation for their adventure, they had carefully reviewed the National Park Service website, which contains important information about personal preparedness and common, hidden hazards.

At the beginning of the trip, one of the experienced river guides reviewed important safety instructions, emphasizing three rules that would ensure the group’s safe travel through the rapids. “Rule number one: stay in the boat! Rule number two: always wear a life jacket! Rule number three: always hold on with both hands!” He then said again, with even more emphasis, “Above all, remember rule number one: stay in the boat!”

This adventure reminds me of our mortal journey. Most of us experience periods in our lives where the tranquil waters of life are appreciated. At other times, we encounter white-water rapids that are metaphorically comparable to those found in the 14-mile stretch through Cataract Canyon—challenges that may include physical and mental health issues, the death of a loved one, dashed dreams and hopes, and—for some—even a crisis of faith when faced with life’s problems, questions, and doubts.

The Lord in His goodness has provided help, including a boat, essential supplies such as life jackets, and experienced river guides who give guidance and safety instructions to help us make our way down the river of life to our final destination.

Let’s think about rule number one: stay in the boat!

President Brigham Young commonly employed “the Old Ship Zion” as a metaphor for The Church of Jesus Christ‍ of Latter-day Saints.

He said on one occasion: “We are in the midst of the ocean. A storm comes on, and, as sailors say, she labors very hard. ‘I am not going to stay here,’says one; ‘I don’t believe this is the “Ship Zion.”’ ‘But we are in the midst of the ocean.’ ‘I don’t care, I am not going to stay here.’ Off goes the coat, and he jumps overboard. Will he not be drowned? Yes. So with those who leave this Church. It is the ‘Old Ship Zion,’ let us stay in it.”1

On another occasion, President Young said that he also worried about people losing their way when they were being blessed—when life was good: “It is in calm weather, when the old ship of Zion is sailing with a gentle breeze, [and] when all is quiet on deck, that some of the brethren want to go out in the whaling boats to have … a swim, and some get drowned, others drifted away, and others again get back to the ship. Let us stick to the old ship and she will carry us [safely] into the harbor; you need not be concerned.”2

And finally, President Young reminded the Saints: “We are on the old ship Zion. … [God] is at the helm and will stay there. … All is right, sing Hallelujah,for the Lord is here. He dictates, guides and directs. If the people will have implicit confidence in their God, never forsake their covenants nor their God, He will guide us right.”3

Given the challenges we all face today, how do we stay on the Old Ship Zion?

Here is how. We need to experience a continuing conversion by increasing our faith in Jesus Christ and our faithfulness to His gospel throughout our lives—not just once but regularly. Alma asked, “And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren [and sisters], if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?”4

The experienced river guides today can be likened to the Church’s apostles and prophets and inspired local priesthood and auxiliary leaders. They help us arrive safely to our final destination.

Recently, I spoke at the new mission presidents’ seminar and counseled these leaders:

“Keep the eyes of the mission on the leaders of the Church. … We will not and … cannot lead [you] astray.

“And as you teach your missionaries to focus their eyes on us, teach them to never follow those who think they know more about how to administer the affairs of the Church than … Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ do” through the priesthood leaders who have the keys to preside.

“I have discovered in my ministry that those who have become lost [and] confused are typically those who have most often … forgotten that when the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve speak with a united voice, it is the voice of the Lord for that time. The Lord reminds us, ‘Whether by mineown voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same’ [D&C 1:38].”5

In other words, they leave the Old Ship Zion—they fall away; they apostatize. Tragically, they often experience short-term and eventually long-term unintended consequences, not only for themselves but also for their families.

Our local Church leaders, like seasoned river guides, have been tutored by life’s experiences; have been trained and mentored by apostles and prophets and other officers of the Church; and, most important, have been tutored by the Lord Himself.

On another occasion this year, I spoke to the young adults of the Church in the May CES devotional broadcast. I said:

“I have heard that some people think the Church leaders live in a ‘bubble.’ What they forget is that we are men and women of experience, and we have lived our lives in so many places and worked with many people from different backgrounds. Our current assignments literally take us around the globe,where we meet the political, religious, business, and humanitarian leaders of the world. Although we have visited [leaders in] the White House in Washington, D.C., and leaders of nations [and religions] throughout the world, we have also visited the most humble [families and people] on earth. …

“When you thoughtfully consider our lives and ministry, you will most likely agree that we see and experience the world in ways few others do. You will realize that we live less in a ‘bubble’ than most people. …

“… There is something about the individual and combined wisdom of the [Church leaders] that should provide some comfort. We have experienced it all, including the consequences of different public laws and policies, disappointments, tragedies, and deaths in our own families. We are not out of touch with your lives.”6

Along with rule number one as I’ve applied it, remember rules two and three: always wear a life jacket, and hold on with both hands. The words of the Lord are found in the scriptures and the teachings of the apostles and prophets. They provide us counsel and direction that, when followed, will act like a spiritual life jacket and will help us know how to hold on with both hands.

We need to become like the sons of Mosiah, who “waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth.” We can become men and women “of a sound understanding.” This can be accomplished only by our “search[ing] the scriptures diligently, that [we] might know the word of God.”7

In searching the scriptures and the words of past and current apostles and prophets, we should focus on studying, living, and loving the doctrine of Christ.

In addition to developing the habit of personal scripture reading, we need to be like the sons of Mosiah and give ourselves “to much prayer, and fasting.”8

It seems that these things which are not easily measured are of great importance. Stay focused on these simple things, and avoid becoming distracted.

As I have known people who have not stayed in the boat and have not held on with both hands during times of trials and troubles or who have not stayed in the boat during times of relative calm, I have observed that many of them have lost their focus on the central truths of the gospel—the reasons why they joined the Church in the first place; the reasons they remained fully committed and active in living gospel standards and blessing others through dedicated, consecrated service; and the ways in which the Church has been in their lives “a place of spiritual nourishment and growth.”9

Joseph Smith‍ taught this central truth: “The fundamental principles of our religion [are] the testimony of the apostles and prophets concerning Jesus Christ, … ‘that he died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended up into heaven;’ and all other things are only appendages to these,which pertain to our religion.”10

If we keep our focus on the Lord, we are promised a blessing beyond comparison: “Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ,having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.”11

Sometimes faithful Latter-day Saints and sincere investigators begin to focus on the “appendages” instead of on the fundamental principles. That is, Satan tempts us to become distracted from the simple and clear message of the restored gospel. Those so distracted often give up partaking of the sacrament‍ because they have become focused, even preoccupied, with less important practices or teachings.

Others may focus on the questions and doubts they experience. Of course, having questions and experiencing doubts are not incongruent with dedicated discipleship. Recently, the Council of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stated: “We understand that from time to time Church members will have questions about Church doctrine, history, or practice. Members are always free to ask such questions and earnestly seek greater understanding.”12

Remember, Joseph Smith himself had questions that began the Restoration. He was a seeker and, like Abraham, found the answers to life’s most important questions.

The important questions focus on what matters most—Heavenly Father’s plan and the Savior’s Atonement. Our search should lead us to become kind,gentle, loving, forgiving, patient, and dedicated disciples. We must be willing, as Paul taught, to “bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”13

To bear another’s burdens includes helping, supporting, and understanding everyone, including the sick, the infirm, the poor in spirit and body, the seeker and the troubled, and also other member-disciples—including Church leaders who have been called by the Lord to serve for a season.

Brothers and sisters, stay in the boat, use your life jackets, and hold on with both hands. Avoid distractions! And if any one of you have fallen out of the boat, we will seek you, find you, minister to you, and pull you safely back onto the Old Ship Zion, where God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are at the helm and will guide us right, to which I humbly testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

It is so good! I hope we all are able to stay on the boat and hold on. We will be blessed if we do!

This month is a special time to think about Christ, his birth and His Sacrifice. I hope we all remember who truly has sacrificed all and has done all for us. Please remember him during this season. He is the GIFT given to all mankind from a loving Heavenly Father. Here is a link to a video “He is the gift”.

http://www.mormon.org/christmas?cid=HPFR112814529

Soo amazing.

I love you all so much! Have a wonderful week! Remember Christ is the gift!

Love, Sister Orme

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Week 41- Kimchi Making Machine, and Pig’s Feet

Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
Well, as usual, it is always a wonderful week!
Everyone in the home ward/stake we will be receiving Sister Morrison in about two weeks! What a blessing it will be for her to enter into the Busan Mission. It is seriously the best! I am excited for her!
Something super funny that I have been doing as of late is accidently calling my companion mom. I don’t know why and this is the only companion that I have ever called mom. Just even a few minutes ago she handed me some papers and I said “Thank you Mom!”. We laughed super hard. I guess my cute, little trainee is my mom for the time being. Sorry Mom, you have sort of been temporarily replaced. 😉
Last weekend we had our Sisters pday. The pie turned out delicious! My companion and I did well. There were rolls, pumpkin pie, apple pie, mashed potatoes, rice, gravy and pork meat (substitute for turkey). And guess where we ate it? Mcdonalds! It was super fun and kind of embarrassing at the same time, well at least embarrassing for the two korean sisters. Then we bought some ice cream to go with the pie. It was so fun! I will send pictures in this email. Then we went black friday shopping. We got some really fun things that you will see later.
While we were shopping and Sister P-Day at McDonalds!
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The Less Active I keep talking about is really progressing well!
Today we are going to be spending time with Sister Johnson (my last companion) and her companion Sister Hill, who actually just came from my first area Shinjeong! So we talk about Shinjeong a lot. ^^ This is Sister Johnson’s second to last pday before she leaves for home and she wanted to spend it in Miryang. We are going to visit with our investigator who we haven’t met in a while since she has been busy but now she has more time so we will continue meeting with her! A miracle! It has been about 2 months of no contact! So, we are very happy and I wanted to see her before I left Miryang because we are really good friends too. And then we have exchanges today so I will go with Sister Hill and leave for their area. Sister Kim will stay here with Sister Johnson and there will be a ward party tonight for sister Johnson. I am sad to miss it but that is okay. Miryang has the best ward parties!
Sister Kim and I! We took some fun pictures as well but this one is the best for not getting blackmailed by others. ^^
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Miryang is doing great! We have been losing a lot of investigators so it has been interesting but we are working on trying to find more! We hope to get about 2 baptisms by the end of the year. I know we can do it! We just have to be a little more creative and work a little harder to keep finding those that have been prepared. I am grateful that we got an investigator back though! Out of everyone she is the most likely candidate for baptism. We are excited to see how things go.
Kimchi hands!
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On Thanksgiving day it was really fun! We had Zone meeting which is always fantastic. Right now, as Creed (Elder Orme) mentioned in his letter, we are really pushing for the video “He is the Gift” and sharing the message of Christ through social media. Please help with this effort. Our mission is also coming up with new mormon cards that is just for Christmas so they can look up that video. It is super amazing how Heavenly Father has given us this gift to share the gospel to the world. This is a perfect opportunity to share our faith and unite everyone in Christ. So, please do all that you can to promote this video and also make any other video the number 1 hit. Afterward we had service, which we clean toys. Then we had dinner with a member and the Elders. We had turkey legs! It was so delicious! Do you remember those huge turkey legs that you can eat at the fair?? That is what they bought for us. It was amazing. And they had chicken, pizza, and pig’s feet! So, I got to try pig’s feet. It is a little fatty but tastes just like pig meat. It was good.
This weekend we made KIMCHI! It was soooooooooo much fun and super labor intensive. We dressed the kimchi with the sauce. I thought that was kind of hard but apparently that is not the hardest part! The hardest part is making the sauce. There is a lot of work, spices and everything that goes into it and you have to make a ton! We almost finished a whole year’s worth of kimchi. We had to leave so we couldn’t finish. But it was so fun and a great experience.
There is a talk by Elder Todd R. Callister that I read this week about the Book of Mormon. It was so good!
I don’t have time to highlight, so here it is: The Book for Mormon- A book from God”
                                                                                          

‍”Years ago my great-great-grandfather picked up a copy of the Book of Mormon‍ for the first time. He opened it to the center and read a few pages. He then declared, “That book was either written by God or the devil, and I am going to find out who wrote it.” He read it through twice in the next 10 days and then declared, “The devil could not have written it—it must be from God.”1

That is the genius of the Book of Mormon—there is no middle ground. It is either the word of God as professed, or it is a total fraud. This book does not merely claim to be a moral treatise or theological commentary or collection of insightful writings. It claims to be the word of God—every sentence, every verse, every page. Joseph Smith‍ declared that an angel of God directed him to gold plates, which contained the writings of prophets in ancient America,and that he translated those plates by divine powers. If that story is true, then the Book of Mormon is holy scripture, just as it professes to be; if not, it is a sophisticated but, nonetheless, diabolical hoax.

C. S. Lewis spoke of a similar dilemma faced by someone who must choose whether to accept or reject the Savior’s divinity—where there is likewise no middle ground: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. … You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. … But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”2

Likewise, we must make a simple choice with the Book of Mormon: it is either of God or the devil. There is no other option. For a moment I invite you to take a test that will help you determine the true nature of this book. Ask yourself if the following scriptures from the Book of Mormon draw you closer to God or to the devil:

“Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:3).

Or these words of a loving father to his sons: “And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation” (Helaman 5:12).

Or these words of a prophet: “Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him” (Moroni 10:32).

Could these statements from the Book of Mormon have possibly been authored by the evil one? After the Savior cast out certain devils, the Pharisees claimed that He did so “by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.” The Savior responded that such a conclusion was nonsensical: “Every kingdom,” He said,“divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every … house divided against itself shall not stand.” And then His compelling climax: “And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?”‍ (Matthew 12:24–26; emphasis added).

If the foregoing scriptures from the Book of Mormon teach us to worship and love and serve the Savior (which they do), how can they be from the devil? If so, he would be divided against himself and thus be destroying his own kingdom, the very condition the Savior said could not exist. An honest,unbiased reading of the Book of Mormon will bring someone to the same conclusion as my great-great-grandfather, namely: “The devil could not have written it—it must be from God.”

But why is the Book of Mormon so essential if we already have the Bible‍ to teach us about Jesus Christ? Have you ever wondered why there are so many Christian‍ churches in the world today when they obtain their doctrines from essentially the same Bible? It is because they interpret the Bible differently. If they interpreted it the same, they would be the same church. This is not a condition the Lord desires, for the Apostle Paul declared that there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5). To help bring this oneness about, the Lord established a divine law of witnesses. Paul taught, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1).

The Bible is one witness of Jesus Christ; the Book of Mormon is another. Why is this second witness so crucial? The following illustration may help: How many straight lines can you draw through a single point on a piece of paper? The answer is infinite. For a moment, suppose that single point represents the Bible and that hundreds of those straight lines drawn through that point represent different interpretations of the Bible and that each of those interpretations represents a different church.

What happens, however, if on that piece of paper there is a second point representing the Book of Mormon? How many straight lines could you draw between these two reference points: the Bible and the Book of Mormon? Only one. Only one interpretation of Christ’s doctrines survives the testimony of these two witnesses.

Again and again the Book of Mormon acts as a confirming, clarifying, unifying witness of the doctrines taught in the Bible so that there is only “one Lord,one faith, one baptism.” For example, some people are confused as to whether baptism is essential for salvation even though the Savior declared to Nicodemus, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). The Book of Mormon, however,eliminates all doubt on that subject: “And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in his name, … or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God” (2 Nephi 9:23).

There exist various modes of baptisms in the world today even though the Bible tells us the manner in which the Savior, our great Exemplar, was baptized: “[He] went up straightway out of the water” (Matthew 3:16). Could He have come up out of the water unless He first went down into the water?Lest there be any discord on this subject, the Book of Mormon dispels it with this straightforward statement of doctrine as to the proper manner of baptism: “And then shall ye immerse them in the water” (3 Nephi 11:26).

Many believe that revelation ended with the Bible even though the Bible itself is a testimony of God’s revelatory pattern over 4,000 years of man’s existence. But one incorrect doctrine such as this is like a domino set in motion that causes the fall of other dominoes or, in this case, the fall of correct doctrines. A belief in the cessation of revelation causes the doctrine that “God is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Mormon 9:9) to fall; it causes the doctrine taught by Amos that “surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7) to fall; and it causes the doctrine that “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34) and thus speaks to all men of all ages to fall. But fortunately the Book of Mormon reenthrones the biblical truth of continuous revelation:

“And again, I speak unto you who deny the revelations of God, and say that they are done away, that there are no revelations. …

“Do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever … ?” (Mormon 9:7, 9).

In other words, if God, who is unchangeable, spoke in ancient times, He will likewise speak in modern times.

The list of doctrinal confirmations and clarifications goes on and on, but none is more powerful nor poignant than the Book of Mormon’s discourses on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Would you like to have emblazoned on your soul an undeniable witness that the Savior descended beneath your sins and that there is no sin, no mortal plight outside the merciful reach of His Atonement—that for each of your struggles He has a remedy of superior healing power? Then read the Book of Mormon. It will teach you and testify to you that Christ’s Atonement is infinite because it circumscribes and encompasses and transcends every finite frailty known to man. That is why the prophet Mormon declared, “Ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ”(Moroni 7:41).

No wonder the Book of Mormon proclaims with boldness, “And if ye shall believe in Christ ye will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ”(2 Nephi 33:10). Together with the Bible, the Book of Mormon is an indispensable witness of the doctrines of Christ and His divinity. Together with the Bible, it “teach[es] all men that they should do good” (2 Nephi 33:10). And together with the Bible, it brings us to “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” Thatis why the Book of Mormon is so crucial in our lives.

Some years ago I attended one of our worship services in Toronto, Canada. A 14-year-old girl was the speaker. She said that she had been discussing religion with one of her friends at school. Her friend said to her, “What religion do you belong to?”

She replied, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons.”

Her friend replied, “I know that church, and I know it’s not true.”

“How do you know?” came the reply.

“Because,” said her friend, “I have researched it.”

“Have you read the Book of Mormon?”

“No,” came the answer. “I haven’t.”

Then this sweet young girl responded, “Then you haven’t researched my church, because I have read every page of the Book of Mormon and I know it’s true.”

I too have read every page of the Book of Mormon, again and again, and I bear my solemn witness, like my great-great-grandfather, it is from God. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

I love the Book of Mormon and know it is true. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father loves us enough to give us so much guidance and gives us so many blessings. This Book testifies of Christ and He is the only way back to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
You are all the best! Work hard in spreading the gospel! Heavenly Father has given us the tools to do so. May we use them wisely!
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 39

Hello Dearest Family and Friends-
This week was a very interesting week. Sadly we had a family drop us but we also saw a lot of miracles this week. A less active family that the ward and missionaries have been working on forever are coming back to church together. The wife and husband’s relationship hasn’t been the greatest in a while but they are progressing a lot and doing a lot more things together, which is a huge miracle because there has been a lot of heartbreaking things that have happened to this family. But they are working on it together and are seeing that relationships are important and that coming to church will help their family heal.
The daughter of the family we went to see their ceramics with.
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The cool traditional restaurant.
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Another Miracle. We have been working with this less active woman and her investigator daughter. The daughter was not able to participate in the lesson but we were able to teach this dear sister, who I absolutely love and hope to stay in contact with. She read chapter 1 of the Book of Mormon like we asked her too and she did! What is even more amazing is that she wanted to read more but because we told her to read one chapter she held off. Oh no! We told her if she wanted to read more that was totally fine! We just wanted her to read at least one chapter. That was funny. But she loved the first chapter and she says she is starting to see truth come out of the Book of Mormon as she reads. She has been meeting the missionaries for a long time and we have finally reached this step with her. If she sees the importance of the gospel, she will also see that it is important for her family. It is hard because she is a single parent and has to work a lot to support her children and their schooling. But I do believe that as she continues to feel truth and feel the spirit she will see why she needs to come back to church. She hasn’t come to church in over 10 years. Some things happened that made her completely forget about the gospel and why she was going and so she stopped. I think as we keep working with her, she will get to understand more. She works on Sundays and starts work at 10 am which is when church starts. Now we need to work on her faith and build it up so she can start coming back to church. The Lord is so amazing and I am very grateful that this was able to happen. We have been working so hard with them and I feel soon they will start seeing the true importance of the gospel.
Another picture of my companion Sister Kim and the littler girl Kim Ga In. She is so cute!
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On Saturday we had a really fun adventure with a potential investigator’s family. They have been coming to english class for the past few weeks. They are amazing! And also super Buddhist. They are really into Buddhism but they are probably some of the kindest people ever. I love them already! It is a daughter and mother, and her husband. Her husband is a world famous ceramics maker. I am not sure what to call him. They took us to this really fun, traditional restaurant, then to their house. They have a huge display of his artwork around their house. It was super fun and then we drank tea with them. It was fun being there with them and getting to know them more. They were super kind and gave us super expensive and beautiful ceramic cups made by the husband. I didn’t take a picture yet because it is still wrapped. They never give out gifts of his work so it was a huge privilege to receive one. He even made his own kiln, which is super cool! They are an amazing family. I hope eventually some day they will have interest in the gospel. I think they do but mostly just a curiousity of what we are and who we are right now. We will see.
I know the gospel is true. I know that through the Book of Mormon we can feel truth and have all of our questions, and worries answered. I was reading in this study book for the Book of Mormon. It is so good! There is a quote in there by Emma Smith. She was talking about Joseph Smith translating the Book of Mormon from the gold plates. Joseph Smith was pretty illiterate at that time in his life, he couldn’t even write a simple and coherent letter to anyone or read. But he was able to read and translate the Book of Mormon. If he didn’t know a word he would spell it out. Apparently he didn’t even know how to say Sariah but Emma would help him pronounce it. Then when he would spell things out and if she spelled things wrong, he would correct her and continue. He couldn’t even see her writing but was able to do that. Joseph Smith truly translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. How could someone so illiterate be able to do such a thing. He couldn’t even write a simple letter to anyone but he was able to translate ancient scripture through the power of the Lord. I know that this book comes from God and is for us and our day. The Book of Mormon is evidence of God’s love for us. If God didn’t love us why would he give us a book to help and direct us. He knows us and knows what we need. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the Lord and help the people around me. I have realized more and more that I don’t have much left and that I am coming up on being on a mission for 11 months (same as Creedy) on tuesday. I cannot believe how fast time has gone! I hope I can continue to make the best of it.
LOVE YOU ALL TONS! Work hard this week in bringing someone closer to Christ. You are all amazing and I thank you for the love and support you give me.
Love Sister Orme

Week 37- Miracles!

Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
This week we had amazing miracles. 1. A Less active family we have been working on all came to church yesterday! The daughter and wife usually come but the father finally came! He promised the elders that they want to come for good. 2. The daughter promised us that she would read the book of mormon everyday. 3. Our investigator we had a hard time getting a hold of finally called and texted us back! She came to the halloween party and loved it. We will be meeting again with her this week. She is awesome! She was super busy.
The Halloween party was a blast!! It was so good. We had more investigators come than members. What a miracle! We had a haunted house part that was amazing! we got everyone so good. It was a psycho hospital theme. The 1st room was the secretaries office and two people were in there. One elder was crouched on the ground and would scream at people and my companion pretended to be dead on a desk and then she would pound the desk with her fist and stair at the people walking by. 2nd room was another elder who pretended to have a straight jacket and he had a beanie over his head and he acted crazy. 3rd room was the surgery room and two elders were in there. one elder was the doctor and the other was a patient. it was super good. Then we had a zombie elder show people into my room. I was in the 4th room and there was just me and a tv with a blue screen with a scary tv noise. I would creepily laugh to myself and stare at the tv and then stare at people. I had some of my hair covering my face. It was soooo good. People thought i was the scariest. Even the elders thought so. The light from the tv makes it creepy and eerie. It was sooo good. We had a pumpkin carving contest before that and then we all enjoyed snacks and candy. It was super fun and everyone loved it. The members loved it so much they want it done next year too. So they kept all of the decorations we made. we spent so much time and a lot of prep to make it really good. at the end we shared a spiritual message. it was a great turn out and we are grateful for all the work and planning that went into it. we made our branch proud!
The front of our haunted house.
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Last week we had transfer calls and of course we didn’t leave so we are good for another six weeks.
Today was transfer meeting and something that one of the senior couples had said I really liked and i wanted to share. She shared a story of a woman who was in pain all day long because of something in her back. She had a long surgery to get rid of it but then it just became worse. she had surgery again. The pain was stopped a little but it was still a lot . She said the only time that she ever felt peace from the pain was when she went to the temple. One time though after her 2nd surgery the pain was too much. She was at the temple and prayed to Heavenly Father not for relief from the pain but for gratitude. Immediately after she prayed the pain went completely away. Just a little is still there but she can function normally and do her normal things. What touched me is that she prayed for gratitude rather than relief. What an amazing example of being grateful in any circumstances. I am grateful for the talk. We have all been called to this earth and we all have things to overcome. May we all be grateful for everything!
Love you tons!!!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 36- Service and Love

Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
Sorry I wasn’t able to email yesterday. We had another 5k run with the whole mission! It was so fun! We even got shirts for it. I love it. Then we had a training meeting. We didn’t get home until around 540 and the elders had to use the church computer so we couldn’t email last night. They had less time today but we had some time to email. So, long story short, here i am.
Guess what we ate again last friday?????? Next week we will see who guesses right.
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We went looking for an old investigators house, and guess what we found? A garden instead! The house is completely gone!
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This last week we were super busy! We are trying to up our numbers and we have been doing everything that we can to find new investigators and talk to everyone on our phone, looking through old records, and getting everything all up-to-date. It has been crazy. We have called, and visited so many people. We have a lot of potential investigators and I am excited to start meeting with them.
After the 5k
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Korea has huge bugs! This caterpillar was huge!!!!!!
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We are also super busy this week because we are planning a big Halloween party for our branch. The branch is amazing and have really been helping us to get this party started and they are inviting friends and everyone to come. We want this party to not be just a branch party but a community party so it gives us, the missionaries in Miryang, a chance to meet new people and have them become investigators. We are excited. We are planning the haunted house and it is going to be really good! ahh! We are so excited and are really going to make it super scary. The theme is a Psycho Hospital. It is going to be the bomb! We are really pumped for this activity and we hope a lot of people come.
2 Big thoughts of the week.
First Thought: I was reading Jacob 5:71 this week. “And the Lord of the vineyard said unto them: Go to, and labor in the vineyard; with your might. For behold, this is the last time that i shall nourish my vineyard; for the end is night at hand, and the season speedily cometh; and if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up unto myself against the time which will soon come”. I really like this scripture because it reminds me of what we are doing here on a mission but also as member missionaries. We are working with the Lord to improve his vineyard. We shall see the fruits of our labors as we work with him.
Second Thought: This was this morning. I was thinking about missionary companionships. I was observing  a lot of companionships and thinking about reasons why they work/don’t work. I decided that it was all based off of service. I wonder if in those companionships that don’t work whether they serve each other enough? I was thinking about all of my companions so far and why things all work out and it is because we all served each other. Service adds more love to the relationship which then in turns helps them cope with their differences. I was thinking about how the Savior loved all, even those who spit on him, mocked him, hated him, hurt him, and then killed him. If he could love those kind of people, we can love anyone and everyone. I also realized that if we recognize that all of us are children of God, we act kinder and love more. I have never not liked someone. For some reason I have been given the gift of being able to genuinely like everyone I meet and associate with. I am grateful that I have been blessed with this. I do not say this to boast but I am just saying it because I never really fully realized that I had this gift for a while. I just don’t know and can’t understand how someone could hate another person. Of course, there are circumstances but forgiveness is key. Like the Savior, he forgave all, despite what they did to him. I am grateful that the Savior can be such a great example to us of love, service, kindness, and forgiveness. My question for you all is: Do you serve the ones you associate with? If not, start doing so now. If yes, keep it up! I challenge you all to serve someone that is the most hardest to serve. I know you will be blessed for doing so!
Delicious Bingsoo. We are for sure eating this when we get to Korea! ^^
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Another Picture. The only two companions I have left in the mission field. Of course my current companion and Sister Johnson. She leaves in December 😦
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Also, every night before we say our companionship prayer and individual prayer we say 3 things that we are grateful the other person did that day. I really like it and I believe it has made our companionship a lot closer but also more affective. We trust each other and we are able to work well with each other. I have another challenge for you all. With the people you live with, I suggest one thing. That you tell them why you are grateful for them everyday. I know it will soften hearts and add more love to any relationship. Husband/Wife, Parents/Children, Friends/Friends. I am really grateful for this because it boosts my confidence and I am also wanting to serve my more and more each day because I know it will make her happy.
So, service, love and gratitude! You can do it!
I love you all tons!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Sister Orme

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 34- General Conference

Hello Dearest Friends and Family!
What a great week filled with inspiring and uplifting talks. I want to write all of my thoughts and feelings for every talk but alas there is not a lot of time. I wanted to go over the themes that I thought were throughout the general conference. There is a lot.
-Be firm and Steadfast in Christ. As we become more firm in him we are able to use his atonement. Through his atonement everything is made right. We are healed and taken care of by the atonement. Oh how ever grateful am I for the sacrifice that Christ did for us. There is no way that we would be able to move along in life without the Atonement. I know that it heals, comforts, strengthens, and builds us up to become who Heavenly Father knows we can be.
-Have your eyes toward the Temple. The temple is an expression of God’s love for us. We are able to feel his hand in our lives more as we attend the temple. Temples are a blessing for us and is a place of refuge from the world. We feel peace and the Holy Ghost more powerful there than in any other place.
On thursday our ward had a picnic! We hiked up a mountain and ate food at the top. It was a blast! One of our investigators was able to come!
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It was beautiful! Family, we are going when we come to Miryang!
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At the top there is this old fashioned fire signal structure for war. It reminds me of Lord of the Rings. It was so amazing!
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-Be ready to stand and have courage to be firm. As the world is ever so changing it is important that we stand strong and firm in our beliefs. I know that this gospel has always and ever will be a blessing in my life and in the life of those around me. I see the blessings of it everyday. I see it as it touches people’s hearts as they become willing to follow the Lord because they know it is right. I like the quote by C.S. Lewis: “Courage is every form of virtue and the test of all things”. What a great quote. I love it and hope that every time there is a need for courage that we are able to use it and stand firm. The lord is always there for you.
-Know that God loves you and he wants to give you blessings. He will answer your prayers. I believe this to be very true. I saw it in my life this week. I had questions that desperately needed to be answered. Through my prayers, and through our leaders my questions were answered. I cannot describe the joy that I felt as I recieved those answers. I know that because God loves me, and loves each and every one of us, he wanted me to feel comfort and receive answers to my questions. I am forever grateful to the Lord. I know he is ever mindful of us. It is us that have to recognize his hand in our lives. Life is not easy but as we see the positive things that have happened in our life, those bad parts go away and seem less important. I know that this time is for us to grow and learn. We are being refined and becoming our full potential. I know everything happens for a reason. I know that as we strive to learn and grow from what life throws at us we will be able to come out stronger and more powerful then ever before.
-Prepare our testimony to become a strong testimony. We need to daily make our testimony stronger. We cannot uplift others if we are not uplifted ourselves. As we strengthen our testimony we are able to understand the reasons for all things and why this life is so important. We are here to prepare to meet God and also prepares ourselves to live with him again.
-Share our light with others. We share our light with others so they can be blessed as well. I hope and pray that every person I meet in this life sees that light within me. I strive to make them feel important and loved. As we add more light to our light, we are able to strengthen and share our light with others.
-Do family history work because we are eternal. Family History work is so important. I find it’s significance in the fact that we all can become an eternal family. I am grateful that the Lord has provided a way for us to be together as a family forever and to be able to see those loved ones, who have passed away, again. I know that we will see those who have passed away and we will be able to be with them again. I think of my grandparents on both my parent’s sides. I cannot wait to be able to see them again and rush into their arms again. I am grateful that there is no end to this life but it continues and it continues with our loved ones.
-Listen to the Lord’s Servants. As life gets harder and more difficult it is becoming more and more important to listen to the Lord’s servants. The Lord’s Servants have the voice of the Lord. “Whether it is by my own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the same” (Bible- Amos 3:7). The Lord speaks through his servants. They speak the word’s of the Lord. The Lord is giving us guidance and counsel. We will be protected and taken care of, if we heed their voices.
-Obedience. Why do we need to obey God’s Commandments? I think the Lord knows better than we do. I believe that to be true. As we remain obedient, we are able to recieve all the blessings that the Lord wants to give us. I know that as we strive to be as obedient as we can, we will be more blessed than we could ever imagine.
-Prayer and Scripture Study. Daily Prayer and Scripture study will be a shield of protection. I know that through prayer and scripture study we can receive answers to all of our questions. Our questions of the truth of this church can be answered by prayer and scripture study. We cannot know if this church is true, without these things.
-Distractions and Choices. The world is becoming ever more distracting as there is more technology and things to be busy and distracted with. What is the most important? Are we making choices that help us for good or for bad? There are always good choices but what is the best choice? I am always reminded daily of what is the best choice as we plan our day. I know that as we choose good choices our life will be blessed and we will be happy.
I have had so many questions answered and confirmed to me this week because of General Conference. I am grateful for the inspiration of church leaders because I know that the Lord loves us so much that he wants us to feel comfort and wants us to receive answers to our questions. In the Women’s Conference I loved watching the cute little koreans and I couldn’t feel more amazed and happy that I have been called to teach the Korean people. They are so special to me. I know this is where I am supposed to be.
Here is a link to Conference if you want to listen and/or read. I know that everyone who listens will be blessed. You can listen and/or read it in any language!
I was reading an article in a church magazine called The Liahona. There was a story in there that I really liked. The main person in this story is a man. His wife was a member of this church and he supported her and sometime would come. He loved bringing the missionaries over to bash them with questions and tell them how wrong they were. He thought he was close to getting to be with his family all sunday rather then it being filled with religion. One night as the missionaries were talking to him, he was bashing them so much that the missionaries said they couldn’t teach him because he wasn’t willing to listen. That same night he looked at the Book of Mormon on the table and said to himself “This book is either going to change my life or I will have just wasted a few minutes trying to find out”. As he was reading he felt the power of this book and believed it to be true. It had changed his life and the life of his family. He eventually joined the church and his been a blessing ever since then.
I know this church is true! I am so grateful for missionary work. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I am grateful for the power, strength, and comfort that come out from reading the Book of Mormon.
I LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!
Love, Sister Orme
One more thing. This talk is great for people who are wondering why we do missionary work!
Love you all!

Week 33- Care for the Flock

Hello Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
I am so grateful for all the love and support you all show me. I love it and I love you all!
This week, of course, another fantastic week in the service of the Lord. We were super busy which is always a good thing. My korean is seriously improving so much. My companion and I are somehow able to communicate with each other and I think it is all because of the Lord. Sometimes it is hard because sometimes I won’t have a clue what she is saying but then she is happy and fine with breaking it down more simply or using a dictionary on our phone or testing it out in english. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t but it always ends up with laughter or talking about something else. ^^ I am grateful that we are able to communicate with each other and  that we both have one purpose and that is serving the Lord.
We have General Conference this weekend. I am excited to hear the inspirational words of our leaders.
I was thinking a lot this week about agency. But I was also thinking about how people use it for good and for bad. I was reading an article “Keeping the Faith in a world of Confusion” by Bishop Gerald Causse. It talks about how we need to continully seek the word, accept unanswered questions, seek the testimony of the spirit, follow and seek the words of apostles and prophets, and then lastly nourish your faith. We have several investigators who ask the really tough questions that are usually answered if they have enough faith to trust God that everything is alright and trust they are under his watchful care. Then they can believe and they will realize that those questions don’t matter. I love their questions because I am up for the challenge. Sometimes people don’t realize that it is them that have to find out their own questions by their own personal work. My companion and I can receive a lot of revelation for them but it is their choice to act upon what we say. We all do. We have to study, work and then get the answer after all we can do. He said “In our search for truth, we can be tempted to want to understand everything right away. However, the intelligence of God is so infinite that ‘it is impossible that man should find out all his ways’. We must accept living for a time without answers to all our questions”. I know that maybe right now all of our questions won’t be answered but as long as we nourish our faith and continually seek for truth and the guidance of the spirit, we will see what truly matters, the knowledge that the Lord has a plan for each one of us and that He wants the best for us. He knows what we need.
Look at what we ate this week! Spam! And it actually was amazing! This is my second time eating it. The first time was at Grandpa’s house but that was gross. This was suppperrr Good!
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We did a service project picking dates on saturday. It was super fun! I am representing the Orme fam! And yes, it is a selfy. I admit to it. 😉
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Another thing I found this week in a old ensign was a quote by President Thomas S. Monson: “Ours is the responsibility to care for the flock, for the precious sheep, these tender lambs, are everywhere to be found– at home in our families, in the homes of our extended families, and waiting for us in our Church callings. Jesus is our Exemplar. Said he, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep’ (John 10:14). We have a shepherding responsibility. May we each step up to serve.” I really like this quote because it again reminded me why missionary work and member missionary work is so important. We are helping gather the Lord’s flock, his sheep. Since I have been a missionary I sense the urgency of why it is so important to help out people to come back or join the fold. It seems like my only goal and drive is to help people realize that this gospel will bless their life more than they can imagine. I am so grateful to be a missionary and to be apart of the Lord’s work. I know that he wants everyone back. We are here to help him and assist him in this great work. I am so happy to be here in Korea. I know this is where I am supposed to be. I am grateful for my past companions, and my current companion. I have learned and I am learning so much.
Keep working hard everyone! Remember the Lord is always on our side, and does He ever so desire that we wish to be on his side! I am happy to tell you that being on his side has never brought so much strength, happiness, joy, growth, and everything good and wonderful. He truly loves each and everyone of us. He wants all of us to come back to him.
I love you all! I love MISSIONARY WORK! and I Love the Lord!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 32- My trainee!

Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
Well, this week was fantastic! I have a cute little trainee under my wing. I am grateful and humbled by this opportunity that the Lord has given me. Her name is Sister Kim Da Jin. Yes, she is korean! My first korean companion and she is my trainee. We are basically the same person. 🙂 It is awesome. We both want to work hard, we are clean, and best of all we want to serve the Lord with all our hearts. She is good at English but not at the same time. One thing that I am extra grateful for is all of sudden this week, I can understand most of everything that people say! The week before I still could catch a few things here and there but not all. The Lord has seriously blessed me. I know that as I continue to be humble the Lord will help increase my understanding. So, despite my cute little companion not having perfect english we are able to communicate just perfectly fine! We laughed about that exact thing the other day. We were talking about how for some reason we have been able to almost completly be able to understand each other despite not being very fluent in both english and korean. She understands a lot but can’t speak super well. Oh I love it! My Korean is really progressing. Such a blessing. She works so hard and wants to be the best. I love it. She is just solid and is a really good teacher! We work so well with each other. Now, I am not afraid to talk to anyone! I know that if there is something important that I need to understand the Lord will help me. Missionaries: DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK! I used to be but as I have come to know more and more that as we speak we will be blessed!
My cute little trainee! ^^
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My first two companions: Sister Benbrook and Sister Yokum. This was their last week.
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This week was amazing. I kept being reminded that we need to be humble, meek and lowly of heart as we go about doing the work of the Lord. I know that I am trying but it is always a good reminder because we can’t be completely who Heavenly Father wants us to be if we are selfish, prideful and lack lowliness in our hearts. As we pray, read the scriptures, go to church, and do what Heavenly Father wants us to do we will be able to be humble, meek and lowly. I know what my purpose is and right now I am a missionary. I am helping others come unto Christ to feel the joy and healing power of the atonement by repenting, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost and helping them endure to the end. One thing that I do know is that the Gospel heals wounds, and helps bring families together. It is all because of our Savior, Jesus Christ! I love him and know that he died for all of us that we may be able to be forgiven and live with our Heavenly Father again.
I love you all soooooooooooo much!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 31- Big Big News!

Hello Dearest Family and Friends-

Well, sorry I emailed late but we didn’t have time yesterday because we had alot of meetings for transfers. Sister Johnson and I got a call on thursday about the happenings for transfers. President Barrow called us. Sister Johnson is going to Tongyong, which is still in my zone! So super fun! I will still be able to see her. She only has two more transfers left! Wah! President Barrow also extended another calling to me. I am going to be a TRAINER!  He asked if I would accept it, of course I said yes, but in my mind I was saying “Wow! No! Not ready!”. I am deeply humbled and feel very privileged to accept this calling to train a brand new missionary. I am nervous because I am still really young in the mission and I don’t understand all of what people say still. Actually quite a good amount if they speak in a heavy accent. Which, because it is country, almost everyone does! So, I will be staying here in Miryang for at least two more transfers. Tomorrow we meet other new missionaries and thursday we find out who our new companion is. I feel very inadequate because I am still so young in the mission but I know that the Lord trusts me, otherwise he would not have called me to be a trainer. Anywho, we have been very busy cleaning and doing things for my trainee and getting Sister Johnson taken care of to move to Tongyong. I have decided that since the Lord trusts me, I don’t have to worry one bit. I decided I was not going to be scared and ever since I chose to not fear, I haven’t feared. The Lord is always ever mindful of us and knows who we are and what we are capable of. Even when we don’t think so. Trust in the Lord! He is always there for you! So, next week I will tell you this exciting news of what happens this week. My mind is still blown but I am slowly sinking everything in. ^^

I always say it, but I can never stop saying it. I LOVE MISSIONARY WORK! Miryang is booming with miracles and we have really good investigators who are willing and ready to listen, and follow the Lord. Of, course they have struggles but they are working on it. I feel like my new little, cute trainee will bring a lot of good things to Miryang. I know it! This last week we had 14 lessons and even 3 appointments were canceled! It is amazing what the Lord is helping us accomplish! I am constantly grateful for the Lord and how he helps us.

By the way, because there are so many Elders coming in, many people are white wash training! It is amazing. Sadly, 9 sisters left and there are only 6 coming in. I am excited for Sister Morrison to come in. I might not be able to train her group though, but maybe. Not sure. Maybe follow up train. We will see. 2 out of the 9 Sisters that left were my trainer and my follow up trainer, Sister Benbrook and Sister Yokum. 😦 I am very sad to see them go but now they are off to another mission. By the end of this year all of my companions will have left except for my trainee. It is sad. But all is good because I will get to see them again! ^^

Well, the Lord is the greatest and I love serving him. Have a great week this week and help hasten the Lord’s work by sharing the gospel to a friend! I LOVE YOU ALL!

Love, Sister Orme

Pictures (not attached)

1. Our awesome investigator! JonMinJeh. She met with the missionaries 4 years ago and she was an old record. We called her and just a month before she had come back from Seoul because she finished university. It was a blessing to find her. She is so ready and willing but needs to keep working on getting there. She is so close! ^^ I love her dearly and she has a great desire to change and grow.

2. Our District. All of the missionaries from Dogeh received a present from an investigator and it is a selfie extender pole thing. It is so fun! So that is why the photo is angled that way.
3. Elder Ralphs birthday. We surprised him with ice cream and then also planned a surprise party with the branch. They loved it and had never done one before. He loved it all!